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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 Registration Form on this site to register your child’s interest in extracurricular programs.

Art Club

For lovers of art and art-making!

Art Club Studio Times:

Junior Art Club (K-2 Thursdays at lunchtime in the Visual Arts Room with Ms Williams)

Senior Art Club (3-6 Wednesdays at lunchtime in 5/6KM with Ms Matar and Ms Macky)

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


Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm, starting term 2, 2022. This clinic is facilitated by a professional coach from No1 Draft Pick Basketball Academy and participants receive a free basketball when they sign up for a term (10 weeks).

Registration for Term 2, 2022 NOW OPEN.


No 1 Draft Pick Basketball Academy

Number One Draft Pic Basketball Logo

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:

Monday 8:40 – 9:15am (venue TBC)


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, KS Room)
Senior Choir (Thursday, 8:40am, 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 3-6. 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
Tuesdays 3:20 to 4:20pm in Ms Aiello’s room

Bring headphones


Ms Aiello and Mr Wallin

Dance Groups

Get your groove on!

Rehearsal Times:

Junior Dance K-2 (Tuesdays during recess time) in the hall
Senior Dance 3-6 (Mondays during recess time) in the hall


Ms Maddy Ryan


Please register your interest in debating via the registration form.

Day and Time:

To be confirmed


Ms Tracy Considine


All students in Years 3 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 (3-4) Drama: Lunchtime on Thursdays in the hall
Senior (5-6) Drama: Lunchtime on Tuesdays in the hall


Mrs Parkes & Ms Chung (Junior)
Ms Sevenoaks & Ms Holt (Senior)

Dungeons and Dragons

For lovers of tabletop role playing games in years 5 & 6.

Day and Time:

Mondays at lunchtime in Mr Lay’s room

D&D Coordinator:

Mr Rob Lay

Green Thumbs Garden Club

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

Green Thumbs Times:

Friday mornings from 8:30am to 9:10am in the community garden.

Green Thumbs Coordinators:

Ms Murray, Mr Wallin & Ms Tzodoulis

Knitting & Textiles

Details TBA. Please register your interest via the registration form.

Korean Dance

Learn traditional Korean dance with Ms Lee. This dance ensemble is open to all students.

Day and Time:

Wednesdays at lunchtime in the hall


Ms Sang hee Lee (Korean Teacher)

Library Monitors

For Years 3 to 6.

Day and Time:

Wednesdays during second half lunch in the library


Ms Linda Askin

Public Speaking

Open to students run years 3-6 and facilitated by Ms Silva.

Day and Time:

Thursdays during lunchtime in the Korean Room (A Block)

Philosophy for Kids

Before and after school philosophy classes are starting in Term 2, 2022. These are discussion-based classes where students freely express their opinions about the deep and quirky questions of life.

The classes help to develop: critical and creative thinking – problem solving and decision making – independence and confidence – communication and teamwork – a thirst for learning. The classes are facilitated by Peter Gyulay who has a BA(Hon) in Philosophy, an MA(Ed) and a certificate in Philosophy in Schools. He has been involved in children’s education for 10 years.

More information about the classes: https://www.thinktalktransform.com
To register your interest: https://forms.gle/rbj76Ygu1bpqukmB6

Cost: $15 per class

Spanish Language

Day and Time:

Tuesdays 3:20pm-4:20pm, Visual Arts Room in C Block
Starting Term 2, 2022.

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.

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 and Ms Kenny coordinate the program.

Day and Time:

Mondays at lunchtime 11:20am-12:10pm in 5/6KM’s classroom upstairs in C Block

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 (Monday, 8:30am)
Senior Strings (Wednesdays, 7:50am)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Strings Coordinator:

Ms Rhea Sullivan BMus MMus


Open to students K-2 and facilitated by Ms Midori.

Day and Time:

Mondays during lunch in the hall.