Choices Programme TERM 2 – 2019

At Ōrākei School we are committed to offering a full range of extracurricular opportunities for our students.  Here is a collection of extra-curricular activities we encourage you to join.

Cultural/The Arts

What When and Where With For Cost
Ōrākei APPA Choir

Join one of Auckland’s leading choir trainers and sing popular, fun songs. If you love to sing, this is for you. If selected, you will be participating in the Auckland massed Choir event at the town hall.

Terms 1-4

Monday 1.55 – 2.55


Chris Bevan

Jane Farrelly

Years 5 – 8 Free
Kapa Haka

This group performs for visiting groups and organisations in and out of our school as well as at school assemblies and on special occasions.  The students will take on leadership roles, e.g. mentoring junior group members as well as developing their knowledge of karanga, whai korero and tikanga when being welcomed onto a marae or school, as well as, welcoming people to Ōrākei School.


(7:50am – 8:45am)


Matua TA, Whaea Lisa and Mr Earl All ages Free
Lewis Eady Music School Lessons

Your child can learn an instrument with us at school.  Instruments available include: Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Ukelele, Vocals/Singing, Drum Kit, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder, Trumpet, Trombone & Violin.

Enrol your child online at

Time, place and day are dependent on the lessons the child receives Lewis Eady teachers All ages Costs apply
Crossword Club

Enjoy some downtime on Thursdays learning how to complete crosswords and word puzzles in K5. Crosswords will be provided but feel free to bring your own!

Thursday lunchtimes, K5 Emily Critcher Years 3-8 No cost
Chess Club

Playing chess to build a team for the Chess Power cluster chess tournament hosted at Orakei School. All abilities welcome.

Wednesdays Lunchtime, R1


Miss Good Years 3-6 Free
Dance Club Monday lunchtimes, K1 Miss Moore hosting. Led by

Vala, Zakia, Suela and Narmeen

Years 0-3 Free
Games Room

Scrabble? Dungeons and Dragons? Your own made up board game? Come along and play play play!!!

Please note that this programme takes over from Coding Club to ensure our students aren’t exceeding recommended screen time.

Tuesdays beginning
19th February in O Hub
 Ms Farrelly  Years 3-8 Free


What When/Where/What With For Cost
Lunchtime Sports

Keep an eye out for sports run by our house leaders throughout the week.  Come along and play and win points for your house

Ongoing House Leaders All ages Free

Trial for our school soccer team to compete at the Bay Suburbs or Eastern Zone tournaments.

Practice times to be confirmed. Competition dates:

24 May – Bay Suburbs

22 May – Eastern Zone girls

29 May – Yr 7 Boys

31 May – Yr 8 Boys

 Mr Jolly

Mr Botica

Years 5-8 Free. Parent support needed to transport the teams.

Trial for our school touch team and you will have the opportunity of playing against other primary school teams and at the Eastern Zone and Bay Suburbs touch tournaments.  

Yr 7/8 Wednesday/Friday


Yr 5/6

Thursday/Friday lunchtimes

Matt Rua

Mr Earl

Yr 5 – 8 Free. Parent support needed to transport the teams.
Kiwi Tennis at Orakei School

This term Ōrākei School is able to offer tennis coaching.  For detailed information you can visit the Kiwi Tennis website . Spaces are limited so it is on a “first come, first serve” basis, so please register using the kiwi tennis link.

Tuesday 7.30 – 8.30 am and Thursday Lunchtimes on the school tennis courts. Coaches from Kiwi Tennis Years 1 – 8 Tuesday sessions – Free for 20 students

Thursday Costs involved – prices available on the website

Junior School Sports

Come and learn to play touch rugby and t-ball.  These sessions will focus on developing a range of skills involving catching and passing, throwing and striking as well as teaching game sense.  All sessions will finish with a modified game

Thursday and Fridays Senior students Years 0 – 3 Free
Wynrs After School Football Coaching

Is your child keen to play soccer and improve their skills.  Wynrs are offering after school football coaching at Orakei School.  For more information or to register please email Joshua –


Back Courts

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Coaches from Wynrs Under 9 (born in 2008 or younger) Costs involved – email Joshua.