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In addition to the core primary curriculum, Canterbury offers an impressive array of extracurricular clubs and programs. These programs cater for all ages and interests and are designed to foster students’ abilities and love of music, the arts, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment and more. There is something for everyone because we want every single child to be happily engaged at school, find like-minded friends, explore interests, hone their talents, reach their potential and thrive.

Select from the list below to find out more about a specific program, or just scroll to browse everything on offer. Red asterisks (*) indicate the activity is operated on site by an external provider and requires registration and payment via the provider’s own website. Please follow the link in the description where applicable. For everything else, use the Application Form on this site to register your child’s interest in extracurricular programs.

Actors Studio

Running Terms 2-4. Monologue and scene study workshop. Perfect for those students preparing to audition for a performing arts high school or further their acting experience! Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6) only.

Actors Studio Times:

Wednesday lunchtime in the breakout room upstairs in A Block with Mr Searle and Ms Tzodouris

Art Club

For lovers of art and art-making!

Art Club Studio Times:

Senior Art Club (3-6) Thursday lunchtime in the Visual Arts room with Ms Williams

Arts and Crafts

For crafty makers and lovers of art and expression in Years 1 and 2!

Artmaking and crafting has historically been spaces and places of gathering as a society. What better way to promote friendship and connection than by coming together to express one’s creativity and imagination. In this club, students will explore all types of art and craft-making, from yarn manipulation to mobile constructing, and from mural creation to learning about sustainable art. Science says art will make children better thinkers. Science also says we become less imaginative and creative as we grow older, which is bad for invention and innovation. As the future keepers of our planet, children must learn to tap into their inner creator. No prior experience is needed, but an open mind is beneficial. Sign-up now as spaces are limited!

Arts and Crafts Times:

Thursday lunchtime in 1/2K’s classroom with Mr Alvarez

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.

Register here:

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

School Coordinator:

Mrs Meghan Ryan


Bankstown Basketball Association is providing a before school basketball program aimed to increase children’s participation in sport and in turn build a lifelong love of sport and a healthy lifestyle. It is our aim to be present within our community and provide a strong link between your child and the game of basketball.

Bruins Basketball will provide Basketball Australia qualified coaches with valid Working with Children Checks who are cleared to run clinics for all ages. Our sessions are normally 40 minutes, they are skills based, fun focused and build up to playing a game. Stage 2 and 3 only.

Basketball Times:

Tuesday 8:10-8:50am on the basketball court. Fees TBC.

Chess and Games Club

All students are eligible to join the Chess and Games Club with no experience necessary. A commitment to attending weekly sessions is required. Mr Rob Lay coordinates this program.

Chess Club Times:

Friday 8:40am in Mr Lay’s classroom with Mr Lay and Ms Nasser


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 in Ms Talati’s Room)
Senior Choir (Thursday 8:40am in the Creative Arts Room)

Choirs Coordinators:

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

Coding Club

For lovers of computer programming, mathematics and engineering in years 4-6. Coding Club will take place on Tuesdays straight after school from the beginning of Term 2 to the end of Term 3. We may open the program to younger grades depending on numbers.

Day and Time:

Terms 2 and 3 only
Tuesday 3:20pm to 4:20pm in Ms Aiello’s classroom

Bring headphones


Ms Aiello and Ms Matar


Get your groove on!

Rehearsal Times:

Senior Dance 3-6 (Friday during school sport) in the hall
Junior Dance K-2 (Tuesdays recess) in Ms Valastro’s classroom


Ms Considine (Senior Dance)
Ms Valastro (Junior Dance)


All students in Years K to 6 are eligible to join the Drama Club with no experience necessary. A commitment to attending weekly rehearsals is required. 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:

Junior (K-2) Drama: Monday 8:20am in the library
Senior (3-6) Drama: Lunchtime Tuesdays in the hall


Mrs Parkes (Junior)
Ms Sevenoaks (Senior)

Dungeons and Dragons

For lovers of tabletop role playing games in years 4 to 6.

Day and Time:

Thursday lunchtime in Mr Lay’s room

D&D Coordinator:

Mr Lay

French Language

Learn to speak French with Ms Nadia! For students in Years 1 to 6.

Day and Time:

Monday second half lunch in Ms Santarossa’s room in A Block

French Language Coordinator:

Ms Santarossa

Green Thumbs Garden Club

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

Green Thumbs Times:

Wednesday mornings from 8:20am to 8:50am in the community garden.

Green Thumbs Coordinator:

Mr Wallin, with Ms Tzodouris, Ms Murray and Ms Papasavvas

Korean Dance

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

Day and Time:

Monday at recess in the hall


Ms Lee (Korean Teacher) with Ms Koursaris

Library Monitors

For Years 4 to 6.

Day and Time:

Monday to Thursday during second half lunch in the library


Ms Parkes

Polymer Clay

For students who want to get creative and make jewellery and other keep sakes from polymer clay.  This clay comes in many colours and finished creations will be hardened in the oven. 

Currently open to Years 5 and 6. We’ll update you when it is open to students in other years. 

Day and Time:

Wednesday lunchtime in 3/4M (upstairs in C Block)


Ms Murray

Public Speaking

Open to students in Years K to 6. Students should be prepared to enter the Public Speaking competition in Term 3.


Ms Aitkin

Location and time:

Ms Aitkin’s room on Wednesdays at lunchtime from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Spanish Language

Day and Time:

Monday 11:20am to 12:10pm in Creative Arts Room (C Block)

Full of fun, movement, games, pretend play, and songs. Support material included. Cost is $240 for 10 lessons and you can use Creative Kids vouchers to get $100 off.

Starts Term 2.

Available to students in all years at Canterbury Public School, but classes are strictly limited to 10 places.

For more information and enrolment, visit the InSpanish website.


Carolina Posadas

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. Ms Considine coordinates the program.

Day and Time:

Monday lunchtime 11:20am-12:10pm in the Visual Arts classroom

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.

Watch this video to learn more about the String Program from some of our students and Rhea.

Ensembles & Rehearsal Times:

Stringlets (Wednesday, 8:50am to 9:20am)
Junior Strings (Thursday, 8:30am to 9:15am)
Senior Strings (Wednesday, 7:50am to 8:50am)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Strings Coordinator:

Ms Rhea Sullivan BMus MMus

School Coordinator:

Mrs Meghan Ryan


Open to students K-2, facilitated by Ms Midori and supervised by Ms Tzodouris

Day and Time:

Monday 8:30am in the hall