Explore – Create – Perform

The extracurricular programs offered at Canterbury Public School are designed to foster students' abilities and love of music, the arts, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment and more.  We want as many students as possible to have access to the additional learning experiences we offer.

There are many opportunities for your child to learn a musical instrument, experience the pleasures of creating and performing for an audience, explore and develop their creative aptitudes, and build essential collaboration, communication and team work skills.


String Program

All students wishing to participate must be enrolled in weekly lessons during school term, either with a tutor at school or an external tutor of your choice (please pass external tutor's contact details on to Rhea so that she can inform them of the music we are covering). Students must also commit to weekly ensemble rehearsals as per below. See full T&C.

Ensembles & Rehearsal Times:

Junior Strings (Monday, 8:30am)

Senior Strings (Wednesdays, 7:50am)

Stringlets (Wednesday, 8:50am)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Strings Coordinator:

Ms Rhea Sullivan BMus MMus

Band Program

All students are eligible to join the Training Band from Year 3 and are not required to read music or play an instrument. However they do have to demonstrate their commitment by attending weekly rehearsals and tutorials, and practising music at home. School Bands Australia runs the band program at CPS.

Ensembles & Rehearsal Times:

Training Band (Wednesdays, 3:20pm)

Concert Band (Thursdays, 3:20pm)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Band Coordinator:

Mr Martin Davison

Drama Program

All students In Years 4, 5 and 6 are eligible to join the Drama Club with no experience necessary. A commitment is required by attending weekly rehearsals. Ms Karla Sevenoaks and Ms Pia Berdoukas coordinate this program. There will be a fee to cover costumes and festival registration as the drama group will be performing at regional and state festivals.

Rehearsal Times:

Lunchtimes on a Tuesday 11:20-12:10pm


Chess Club

All students are eligible to join the Chess Club with no experience necessary. A commitment is required by attending weekly sessions. Mr Daniel Longworth and Mrs Jenny Parkes coordinate this program.

Chess Club Times:

Monday 8:30 - 9:00am in the library


Coding Club

For lovers of computer programming, mathematics and engineering. Coordinated by Ms Aiello and Ms Holt, Coding Club will take place on Tuesdays straight after school from the beginning of Term 2 to the end of Term 3. Open to Years 4 to 6 initially. May open up to younger grades depending on numbers.

Day and Time:

Tuesdays 3:20pm in Ms Aiello's room.


Knitting (Wrap with Love)

Years 2 to 6, with parents and grandparents welcome too!  $10 to cover materials. Ms Jamaleh Gyulay is the coordinator.

There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm wraps to ward off hypothermia. In the past 23 years Wrap with Love has sent more than 400,000 blankets to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of hardworking and generous volunteers.

Day and Time:



StoryChasers (Student Newspaper)

Open to all students K-6 who love to write about...anything! We aim to publish at least one edition each term.

Day and Time:

Mondays at lunchtime 11:20am-12:10pm in 3/4KM (C Block near Ms Considine's office)



CPS has two choirs: Junior Choir for Years K-2 and Senior Choir for Years 3-6.

Choirs & Rehearsal Times:

Junior Choir (Friday, 8:40am, Kindergarten Rooms)

Senior Choir (Thursday, 8:40am, School Hall)

Choirs Coordinators:

Mrs Meghan Ryan (Senior Choir), Ms Amatullah Sheikh and Ms Anaita Talati (Junior Choir)

See T&C

Dance Groups

Get your groove on!

Rehearsal Times:

Junior Dance K-2 (Mondays, recess) in the hall

Senior Dance 3-6 (Wednesday, recess) in the hall

Dance Coordinator:

Ms Georgia Kalis

Art Club

For lovers of art and art-making!

Art Club Studio Times:

Junior Art Club (K-2 Tuesdays at lunchtime in 1/2G with Ms Gyulay)

Senior Art Club (3-6 Wednesdays at lunchtime in 3/4KM with Ms Matar)


Art Club Coordinators:

Mrs Rana Matar and Ms Jamaleh Gyulay

Green Thumbs Garden Club

Green Thumbs is a great way to learn all about growing food and sustainable living practices.

Green Thumbs Times:

Green Thumbs is now every Thursday morning at 8:30am in the garden

Green Thumbs Coordinators:

Ms Anna Murray and Ms Jo Meldrum

Dungeons and Dragons

For senior (Years 5 and 6) lovers of tabletop role playing games.

Day and Time:

Thursdays at lunchtime in Mr Longworth's room (support unit)

D&D Coordinator:

Mr Daniel Longworth

Library Monitors

For Years 3 to 6.

Day and Time:

TBC during school hours


Ms Linda Askin

Korean Dance

Learn traditional Korean dance with Ms Lee. This dance ensemble is open to students in Years 3-6.

Day and Time:

TBC during school hours


Ms Sang hee Lee (Korean Teacher)

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