Clubs and Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities

All children at George Street Normal School experience a rich arts and cultural programme. In addition to the classroom delivery, co-curricular groups, that generally operate at lunch times, are formed as ages, staffing and numbers allow. Children are invited to participate in the following activities:

Junior Team Choir

Practices (Friday 12.30pm) in Kindle 1 during Term 2 and 3 and performances as arranged
Contact Teacher:  Ms Macgregor 
No Cost

Middle Team Choir Practices (Tuesday at 12.30 pm in Room 10 and performances as arranged, during Terms  3 and 4).
Contact Teacher: Mrs King
No cost




Trumpet, Cornet & Trombone lessons in Room 8A on Wednesday afternoons.
Contact Teacher: Dr E. Moore 027 289 6570 or email
Private tuition cost and instruments for hire.                       Cost:  Group lessons (3 max) $10 per lesson and $40 bond for plastic instruments.


Children in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to learn chess and play against each other.

Meets on Fridays at 12.45pm in Term 3,  upper level of Te Puna Ako.

Contact Teacher: Mr Hamilton
No cost

Years 3 - 6.  Practices Wednesday 12.30pm Term 2 & 3 
Contact Teacher: Mrs L Stanton

Drama Club

Children in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to play drama games, learn short scenes and put on mini performances, each Wednesday at 12:45pm in Room 8 in Term 3. 

Contact teacher: 

Ms Spain

Kapa Haka

Children in the senior classes have an opportunity to get involved with practices on Wednesday at 1:30pm.  Performances as arranged.
Contact Teacher: Mr Mulholland                                       

No cost

Pasifika Performance Practices Thursday at 1:30pm. Performances as arranged.
Contact Teacher: Ms C Spencer
No cost

Beginner Ukulele 

Practices on Mondays at 12:30pm during Term 2 and 3 in Room 13.  Years 4 - 6  Contact Teacher:  Mr Hamilton

Ukulele Jam

Practices on Thursdays at 12:30pm in Room 11 during Term 2 and 3.  Performances as arranged
Contact Teacher: Miss Greer
No cost

Piano/Keyboard Piano and keyboard lessons at times to be arranged
Contact Teacher: Mrs Martin and Mrs Officer, ph 467 5400
Private tuition cost
Saturday Morning Music Held at George Street Normal School on Saturday mornings during term time. A variety of instruments to choose from and hire ($80 per year). Lessons are 1 hour. 
Contact Teacher: Mrs Hobbs ph 477 2296   Cost $80.00 for the year

Spanish Classes

Spanish lessons for children in Years 2-6.  Meets on Tuesdays at 8:00am in the Learning Hub.  Contact:  Diana at  or phone 021 259 6612

Scooter Club


For children in the Junior Team.  Meets on Thursdays on the junior courts at 1:00pm.   Contact Teacher:                         Mrs Dakers                      Children to have their own scooter and a helmet.                 No cost

Science Club


Children are welcome to join this group for budding scientists.

Year 3-4 children will meet on Tuesdays or Fridays in Georgies at 12.45pm in the first part of Term 3. 

Year 5-6 children will meet during the last few weeks of Term 3 and the first few weeks of Term 4.

Contact teacher: Ms Nicolau

Enviro Kids


Meets by the jungle gym on Fridays when there is a project announced in the morning notices.                               Contact Teacher:  Ms M Greer                                           No cost

Gardening Club

This club is weather dependent.  It will be held on Thursdays in Term 3 at 12:45pm.  Meet outside Room 4.

Contact teacher:  Ms Brooks

Artists Alive


Year 3 and 4 children who love to draw, fold, paint and create artworks are welcome to join Artists Alive.  Meets on Tuesday at 1:00pm on the Senior Side in the Maker Space.

Year 5 and 6 children will meet on Thursday lunchtimes.  

Contact Teacher:  Ms Spain  

For children on the Junior side activities will happen on Wednesdays in Term 3 at 12:45.   

Contact Teacher:  Miss Mitchell 

No cost

Philosophy Club


Children in Years 2-6 will view short videos on science and technology topics and debate issues, challenging the viewpoints of others in a respectful way.  Meets on Tuesdays in Room 7 at 12.30pm in Term 3. 

Contact Teacher:  Ms Hunt                                      No cost

Construction Club


All children on the Senior Side are invited to use the school’s Lego or other materials in the Maker Space to design and build.  Meets on Thursdays or Fridays during Term 3 at 12.45pm in the Maker Space.

Contact teachers:

Mrs Smith

Miss Greer

All children on the Junior Side are invited to use the school’s Lego in Kindle 2 on Wednesdays in Term 3 at 12:45pm.   

Contact teacher: 

Mrs McCulley


Jump Jam


Meets at times to be advised beginning in Term 2.  For chlidren in Years 2 - 6.  

Contact Teachers: 

Ms Harper 

and Miss Dore



Children in Years 2-6 on the senior side will have the chance to develop the basic concepts of programming to create some animated computer games using tools such as Scratch, Lego Mindstorms and Sphero.

Meets on Mondays at 12:45pm in the upper level of Te Puna Ako in Term 3.

Contact Teacher: Mr Mulholland
No cost



If you like participating in STEAM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Arts/ Mathematics) challenges then you will enjoy being part of Epro8.  This club will happen on a Thursday from Week 4 on, in Term 3.

Contact Teacher: Mr Hamilton
No cost

La Petite Acadēmie      

It's French for Fun!

Fun French Beginners’ Classes Years 2-6:  The major emphasis is on communicating orally through the interactive use of fun games, song, role-play and ‘real life’ activities. Meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 in the Learning Hub.  For more information, please email  Megan at or contact us on 022 358 2211. C’est si bon!

George Street Normal School Annual Cultural Events

  • Speech Contest (Term 2)
  • Team/School Production (Term 4)

Team inquiries should be made firstly your child’s contact teacher.

All other inquiries should be made to:

Ms Claire Spencer
GSNS Cultural Coordinator
Telephone:  474 0825