Out of School Activities & Sport


At Elmwood Normal School, we acknowledge that learning continues outside school hours and the value of community based learning opportunities, as you will see by the programmes outlined below.  Unfortunately programmes have to be limited according to the private tutor’s space available at that time.

In support of these learning opportunities, the school provides, where possible, a facility for individual tutors who may approach the school.  The school has no other responsibility for this extra-curricula activity.  Enrolment in any programme, along with any financial arrangement, is only between the parent/caregiver and the private tutor.

ART AFTER SCHOOL with Jo Loughnan – Term 2 2019

NOTE : Term 2 art classes will not be  starting until WEEK 3 as I will be out of the country until then.  I will not have phone/internet coverage while I am away.  I will respond to any messages when I return.

On Monday 13th May art classes will start in Room 9 from 3pm to 4.30pm.

All classes are strongly based on drawing skills using pastels, dye, charcoal, chalk and paint. We cover a fun range of subject matter and complete a piece of art each session.  Lessons are suitable for 6 year olds and up, everything is included in the cost as well as afternoon tea.

In Term 2 we will be drawing: elephants, a housescape, parrots, a still life, horses, peacocks and fantails.   The cost for the term excluding the first 2 weeks and Queens Birthday is $126.00 ( 7 out of a 10 week term).

To book in please contact Jo by email   joloughnan@xtra.co.nz

Hayley is back at Elmwood this year, working with our classes during school time on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. She is also teaching privately with After School Dance taking place on Wednesday afternoons from 3-3:45pm in the Elmwood Auditorium.

If you would like for your child to have the opportunity to take part in the After School Dance class with Hayley, please email her on:  hayleypinklady@yahoo.com.au

Term One After School Dance class begins in week 1, Wednesday 1 May at 3-3:45pm in the Elmwood Auditorium

Our market is dominated by IT. Big names include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk. Both these business people gained their success through their knowledge of coding and used it to create programs used by billions of people worldwide. In today’s world, it’s essential for young people to learn how to create software not just consume it. Coding NZ’s classes empower students with the tools they need and help give them the best chance at being successful in our increasingly digital age within their chosen fields (art, literature, science etc.) They’ll carry these skills for life. Extend your child’s awareness and horizons: Sign up now at codingnz.com/signup
Group 1:  Wednesday 3.15pm to 4.15pm in Room 2 
Group 2:  Friday 3.15pm to 4.15pm in Room 2 



Fun French Beginners’ Classes Years 2-6:  Fun French Beginners’ Classes Years 2-6: An 8 session taster French course is being offered again at Elmwood this term, and beyond. The major emphasis is on communicating orally through the interactive use of fun games, song, role-play and ‘real life’ activities. For more information, please email admin@Lpa.co.nz or contact us on 022 358 2211. C’est si bon!

MANDARIN CLASSES – Starting Monday 11 February 2019

Imagine your child fluent in Mandarin, give your child a head start and join Mandarin Stars
Mandarin Stars will be offering modern, engaging & creative immersion based Mandarin Language lessons for beginner learners at Elmwood Normal School on Monday mornings, 8 am – 9 am.
Our lessons focus on developing strong speaking and listening skills through games, singing, dancing, drama, story time, craft and using our specialised workbooks.
We are now taking bookings for Term 1 and OFFER A FREE TRIAL LESSON FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS.  Contact us at enrol.christchurch@mandarinstars.co.nz or check our website for more information about our timetable, teachers and classes.  www.mandarinstars.co.nz

Extra-curricular Mandarin language program at Elmwood Normal School
The Mandarin language program at Elmwood Normal School has been delivered by Mandarin Stars www.mandarinstars.co.nz since 2013 and is focused on developing practical listening and speaking skills in Mandarin. The program is developed to enhance a love for learning Mandarin, an enthusiasm to learn languages, a sense of pride in learning a new language (and culture) and also a natural ear and pronunciation of Mandarin. In doing so, we believe that we lay the foundations for developing long term fluency in Mandarin and also a genuine passion and love for learning Mandarin Chinese for the future.


Speak Spanish – Spanish Language Institute
Our Spanish Club is fun! We introduce the target language through total immersion using songs, dancing, stories, games, passive and active activities. This means children will learn Spanish in a real and relevant environment carefully planned for their developmental stage.

We have spaces available for children who would like to start in 2019 at Elmwood School and at our institute. Fees, details and enrolment on our website. Gracias!

Level 2: Mondays 3.00 to 4.00pm at the school Library (enrol on our website) – starts week 2/3 of the term

Beginners: Fridays 3.00 to 4.00pm at the school Library (enrol on our website)  – starts week 2/3 of the term

www.speakspanish.co.nz 0800 ESPANOL (0800 3772665) 76 Peterborough Street, City Centre.

Spanish Immersion Holiday Program during School Holidays

We offer a Spanish Immersion Holiday Program during the first week of the holidays each term.

Have a look at the detailed information on the programs, fees and photos.

Spanish Immersion Holiday Program during School Holidays
We offer a Spanish Immersion Holiday Program at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School during the first week of the holidays each term.
Have a look at the detailed information on the programs, fees and photos…
*Jan 15th to 19th
*April 16th to 20th
*Jul 09th to 13th
*Jan 15th to 19th
*April 16th to 20th
*Jul 09th to 13th
*Oct 1st to 5th


HSOB/Burnside Hockey FUNSTICKS Programme 2019
Year 1 And Year 2 Boys and Girls come and join the fun: learn new skills, be part of a team and have fun!!!

Funsticks is a 12 week programme.  Funsticks is on Saturday Mornings at Burnside High Turf from 9am – 10am.  Greers Rd, Starting Saturday 4th May

Email jackiewhite@xtra.co.nz.  And visit the website http://www.hsobburnside.co.nz/