Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities at St John’s School
At St. John’s School, we provide a range of after school clubs and activities. These give our pupils further opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles, stay active, develop co-operation and team-work skills, to enjoy friendly competition, to learn to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat and to promote a love of sport! All children attending clubs are expected to show a high level of commitment and sportsmanship.
Mr Le Rossignol and Mr De La Haye run the Football Club with volunteer parents, for boys and girls in Years 4, 5 and 6. Training is held on Wednesdays after school in the autumn and spring terms. Teams are then selected from the training squad to represent the school in the Jersey Primary School Sport Association (JPSSA) Football League on selected Saturday mornings. Our home pitch and training venue is the St. John’s Rec.
Please see Mr Le Rossignol or contact the school for further information regarding the Football Club.
During the summer term, Mr Le Rossignol runs a lunchtime Kwik Cricket Club for girls and boys in years 5 and 6. The club takes place one lunchtime in the week and is held at St. John’s Rec. Places in the club are limited by the number of seats on the minibus and members of the Cricket Club are selected following a simple skills trial. Our cricket teams compete in the JPSSA Mixed Kwik Cricket League held at Les Quennevais Playing Fields on selected Tuesdays after school.
Please see Mr Le Rossignol or contact the school for further information regarding the Cricket Club.
Mrs Fairhead runs our netball club during the autumn and spring terms. The club caters for children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) and is coached by two very experienced members of our school community. Training takes place after school on Friday afternoons. Players are then selected from the training squad to represent the school in the JPSSA Netball League. Most fixtures are played after school and there is usually one weekend tournament in the Spring Term.
Please see Mrs Fairhead or contact the school for further information regarding the Netball Club.
We run a weekly after school Chess Club that is open to children from Year 2 to Year 6. The club is run by Mrs O'Brien with the invaluable support of parents who tutor, guide, manage and set up regular club tournaments.
Many of our chess players represent the School in island wide tournaments throughout the year and some also attend weekly sessions at the Island's Junior Chess Club, which offers an international coaching programme.
Anyone can play chess. It can equally challenge the minds of girls and boys of all abilities, athletic, non-athletic, rich and poor. It can teach children the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions. It can further teach how to concentrate, how to win and lose gracefully, how to think logically and efficiently, and how to make tough and abstract decisions. Chess is fun!
If you would like to join the School's Chess Club please see Mrs Love for an application form
Please see Mrs O’Brien or contact the school for further information regarding the Chess Club.
We are pleased to welcome independent dance teachers into school to run their own, private after school clubs. In recent years, children from years 2,3,4,5 and 6 have enjoyed learning Street Dance and Break Dance. Information will be sent out when opportunities for dance clubs arise. Please see Mr Le Rossignol or contact the school for further information regarding Dance Clubs.
Other tournaments and enrichment activities
As part of our curriculum, we are proud to provide our pupils with a variety of tournaments and activities to enrich their learning and experience of Physical Education. Our current opportunities include:
- JPSSA Cross Country Race
- Jersey Tag Rugby Tournament
- Cesarean Tennis Tournament
- JPSSA Athletics Competition at the FB Fields
- Beach safety and awareness workshop
- Y6 Sports Festival at Fort Regent
Y4 residential trip (Scout Hut)
Y5 residential trip (St. Aubin’s Fort)
- Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Powerboating & Orienteering
Y6 residential trip (Guerledan, France)
- Abseiling, Climbing, Canoeing, Cycling, Archery & Orienteering