Opportunities and Experiences

We aim to offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences for our students.

Each of our teachers generously contributes to the corporate life of the school by taking on a number of extra groups and clubs throughout the week.



Club Description Description
Awa Performance Group Awa performance group will give the Awa students a chance to learn a range of action songs. We will incorporate action songs from around the Pacific, which will teach us new words in a range of languages.  The children will then get the opportunity to perform at Awa Assembly.
Boxing Club  Small groups will work on developing basic boxing skills and fitness. Through this we will build focus, confidence and resilience.
Drumming club Students will be learning basic drumming beats and get the chance to practise on the acoustic and electric drum kits. There will be a separate group for Awa and Moana. 
Glen’s Cafe Children will be running the school cafe and learning how to make barista made coffee (for staff + visitors), hot chocolates, smoothies, and toasted sandwiches for students. Students also work through managing a cafe and learning accounting skills, helping them to gain real life skills. 
School Band Students will be a part of our Glenavon Band, practicing and performing songs for our Singing Assembly’s and events around the school.
Speed Scrabble The speed scrabble club is a quiet space where children can come to have fun and challenge themselves. Speed scrabble is also known as  Bananagram which is a less formal version of scrabble. Compared to the original scrabble, speed scrabble is fast paced, exciting and super fun. You need to work fast, think fast and most importantly have fun!
Film & Television Academy Students are involved in filming and directing daily notices for Glenavon as well as developing camera skills and industry partners. Through this gateway program, students will visit Broadcasting studios as a way of celebrating their new learning.  
Chess Club Also known as ‘the game of kings’ and has been around for almost 1500 years. Students will learn to visualize and become more focused by anticipating several scenarios. It will enhance careful observation, improve memory and concentration and will get students to think rationally and develop patience.
Sign Language Students will engage with and learn about NZSL. Students will incorporate the use of their learning into daily school life and create ways they can promote the language in their classes and throughout the school!
Art Club Each term different syndicates will have the opportunity to join art club. Students will learn a variety of techniques and use media’s such as paint, watercolour, pastel and dye.
Yoga Students will be introduced to some basic yoga postures that they can add to their kete hauora to help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future.
Moana Sewing Club Students will learn how to set up a sewing machine and develop the skills to create something from scratch.
Student Leadership team Prefects and student council participate in leadership professional development and meet regularly to discuss and implement the Glenavon Mindset.
Year 8 Challenge Year 8 Students take part in leadership and team building activities.
Beginner Piano
Terms 1 -4
Year 3-8
Students who have some interest in piano, or some basic musical knowledge can come and practice scales, chords, and learn level 1 and 2 piano pieces. These lessons are in groups and are run in short play once a week.
Introduction to Piano
Term 4
Year 1-2
Younger children interested in learning the piano, can come and learn the skills required for basic theory and practical application. We will learn John Thompson introductory piano pieces. These lessons will be in a short play once a week.
Terms 1-4
Year 4-8
Students learn a variety of major and minor chords. They learn the Kiwilele repertoire and prepare for a performance with a number of other schools at the end of the year. These Ukulele sessions are run at lunchtime Lots of fun!
Singing Club
Year 1-3
Term 4
This is a new club for our younger students. They have the chance to join a small group and learn contemporary songs, melodies and harmonies. Children will prepare a range of songs and have the chance to perform them.
Year 3-8
Terms 1-4
Students learn and perform a range of contemporary pieces. They learn breathing and vocal exercises to help them sing with confidence. Students prepare for large choir performances with other schools, and have the chance to sing in the community and at school assemblies.