Cross-Curricular Programme

The Cross-Curricular Programme has been developed to provide QMC Junior School students with the opportunity to pursue their personal interests while reinforcing the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and Approaches to Learning – research skills, social skills, thinking skills, communication skills and self-management skills.

The programme’s offering is broad and allows students of all ages to extend their potential beyond the classroom.

Places are limited and are issued on a first-come basis

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Chess Club (Years 4-6)

Students of all levels are welcome to have fun, learn, and master this wonderful game

The Chess Club sessions are a mix of interactive learning and game-play, following the official FIDE Educational Chess guidelines. The coach is a Certified FIDE Chess Instructor, and each session is designed to be engaging for all students, regardless of their level.

Every student receives a ChessKid online account where they can continue to play with their club mates, or they can choose to engage in a variety of challenges. Students are encouraged to bring an A5 notebook to class to keep track of their games and replay them at home if they wish.

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 4-6
COST: $140
ROOM: Library

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Hip Hop with Caitlin (Years 3-4)

Get ready to boogie with Caitlin! If you’ve got energy to burn and love to move, you’re in the right place!

Caitlin is a professional dancer and dance teacher ready to help you on your dance journey. Whether you’ve never done hip hop or if you’re a pro, there will be something for everyone.

In our sessions you will learn a range of exciting hip hop routines using the latest choreography and music. By the end of the term, you'll be part of a fantastic mini-performance, showcasing your dance skills to the world!

Grab your sneakers and let's get ready to groove on the dance floor!

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 3-4
COST: $140
ROOM: C9

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Creative Craft (Years 4-6)

It's time to get creative with craft!

Join Julia for some creative time making fun and inspiring craft objects. This activity is certainly going to be a popular one. Get your hands gluey and let your creativity flourish!

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 4-6
COST: $140 per term
LOCATION: W6

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Physical Stories (Years 1-3)

Every week, Joanne presents a new story in an energetic, interactive programme.

Joanne uses a range of drama and performance skills, movement and dance, kids' yoga, songs, music, props and reflection time, to build on children’s concentration, confidence and collaboration skills.

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-3
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: W16

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Drama and Music Senior (Years 5-6)

Early introduction to Drama and Music

This class aims to bring a sense of playing to singing and performance. The children will learn skills in voice and drama through singing in a playful and safe environment. The classes will involve warm-ups for the voice and theatre games that encourage students to express themselves.
The main goals for this course are:
Learning techniques for singing, mental and physical awareness . Strong listening to yourself, musicianship and musicality, and most importantly to have fun!

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 5-6
COST: $140
ROOM: C10

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Football Academy (Year 1-6)

Children thrive in our fun-filled, high quality football sessions. Creating a learning environment, which boosts confidence and self-esteem, is paramount. Your child will be coached to engage confidently in a wide range of football skills preparing them for years of positive and competent football participation.
Children are always actively involved and genuinely love everything about our sessions. Our Coaches are foundation phase experts who will have a positive effect on your child's life. All of our Football Kicks sessions are presented in a fun, structured and active way to engage your tamaiti.
We look forward to working with your amazing child!

WHEN: Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-6
COST: $140
ROOM: Old Gym

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Hip Hop with Caitlin (Years 5-6)

Get ready to boogie with Caitlin! If you’ve got energy to burn and love to move, you’re in the right place!

Caitlin is a professional dancer and dance teacher ready to help you on your dance journey. Whether you’ve never done hip hop or if you’re a pro, there will be something for everyone.

In our sessions you will learn a range of exciting hip hop routines using the latest choreography and music. By the end of the term, you'll be part of a fantastic mini-performance, showcasing your dance skills to the world!

Grab your sneakers and let's get ready to groove on the dance floor!

WHEN: Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 5-6
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: C9

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Creative Craft (Years 1-3)

It's time to get creative with craft!

Join Julia for some creative time making fun and inspiring craft objects. This activity is certainly going to be a popular one. Get your hands gluey and let your creativity flourish!

WHEN: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-3
COST: $140 per term
LOCATION: W6

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Service and Leadership Club

Service & Leadership Club (Years 5-6)

Service and Leadership Club

This term, we'll be introducing students to what service and leadership within QMC, and the wider community can look like and mean to different people. We will also learn more about our partner charity for term 1, the kind of work they do and brainstorm how we can support them best. We will then work together to organise school wide fundraiser where students will learn more about the process of bringing their ideas into life. In week 8, with the support of the senior school, students will get the opportunity to lead this event.

WHEN: Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 5-6
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: W14

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Chinese Culture Club (Years 1-6)

Calling students born in the Year of the Dog to those born in the Year of the Snake.

Explore the Chinese New Year, learn to write Chinese characters delve into Chinese folklore, create a variety of traditional Chinese arts and crafts and MORE!

WHEN: Wednesday 12:45-1:30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-6
COST: Free of charge
ROOM: W19

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Art Expression (Years 3-6)

The hugely popular Art Expression is one of the most in-demand cross-curricular activities on offer.

Art Expression expands on a student’s techniques and produces artwork that would make Warhol go ‘wow’ and Monet call for 'more'.

WHEN: Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 3-6
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: W6

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Dance Club (Years 1-3)

Dance with Miss Bree in Dance Club, skills are not required, however, passion is essential!

Explore a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Grasp basic positions and learn choreography together. Each Wednesday, bring your best dancing feet and groovy moves to express yourself through movement and dance!

WHEN: Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-3
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: C9

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STEM Club (Years 5-6)

This club inspires students to GENERATE CURIOSITY and EVOKE CREATIVITY – resulting in the creation of the 'secret sauce' that is STEM.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths = STEM

“Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math.” - Ainissa Ramirez, Science Evangelist.

WHEN: Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 5-6
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: A3

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Art Club (Years 1-2)

The hugely popular Art Club

Each Thursday, students in Years 1 and 2 will get their art smock on and let their creative juices flow. Art Club is renowned for producing artwork worthy of wall space in your home.

WHEN: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-2
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: W18

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Coding with Lego (Years 5-6)

Coding with Lego allows students to develop coding skills.


Join Mr Markwell in this fun activity, work in a team, expand problem-solving skills and boost creativity.

WHEN: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 5-6
COST: $140 per term
LOCATION: A3 (Dr Markwell’s classroom)

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Innovative Problem Solving (Years 3-4)

Come and challenge your brain!

A variety of fun coding and puzzles that encourage the development of problem solving skills, including Bee Bot coding, Sphero Indi coding and pixel coding art.

WHEN: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 3-4
COST: $140 per Term
ROOM: W14

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Mini Mindfulness (Years 3-6)

Join Ms Purcell for an hour of health and relaxation as you practise the skill of mindfulness through yoga.

Explore breath control, simple meditation, and become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. Bring your own Yoga mat.

WHEN: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 3-6
COST: $140 per term
ROOM: C9

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Spanish Lessons (Years 1-4)

Ligera – Cámara – Acción

Spanish lessons aim to provide insight into the Spanish language, regardless of previous experience, knowledge or age.

WHEN: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
DURATION: Week 2 to Week 9
AGE: Years 1-4
COST: $140 per Term
ROOM: W17

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*Charges

All Cross-Curricular Activities are charged per term to your QMC Account. The Trybooking system will list the event as ‘free’, this is because the fee will not be taken by the booking system, rather charged to your QMC account.

In order to cover the upfront costs associated with conducting the Cross-Curricular activities, refunds are not available if your child is not able to attend any of the days.

If you would like your child to attend After School Care following the completion of their club from 4:30pm - 5:30pm please book this via afterschoolcare@qmc.school.nz. This will an additional $13 per day.

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