On a typical day at St Anthony’s School, our girls have a choice of at least three extra-curricular activities to choose from.
There are also a wide range of peripatetic classes available including cello, guitar, piano and singing.
Click on the links below to find out more about what is on offer.
West Hampstead School of Dance has returned to Ivy House to provide after school ballet lessons for St. Anthony’s Girls, with Gillian Winn, the founder of the school and former ballerina teaching the classes.
‘We specialise solely in classical ballet and follow the RAD syllabus. Our aim is to deliver inspiring classes and encourage the love of dance. Those doing exams have all excelled, without exception, and our professionally staged children’s ballet productions are spectacular, incomparable in quality, style and content.’
Classes are offered for the lower classes (Rec – Yr 2) and Junior (Year 3- 6).
Children will be taught the rules of Chess and will play against opponents to develop this skill. This will help to develop their mental dexterity that is required for solving problems, analyse consequences, and formulate future tactics
Running the afterschool choir, we have Stephen Lanigan O’Keefe. Stephen is the Director of Music at UCS Junior Branch, where he directs two choirs of over 40 boys each as well as competition-winning instrumental ensembles. He is also part of the music ministry at St Mary’s Church, Hampstead.
A club for the girls to learn about algorithms, code and programming through age appropriate guided games and tasks with our Computer Scientist Teaching assistant, Ed.
Spencer Stage School offers an after school drama club for girls of all ages.
‘Spencer Stage School provides a safe environment in which anyone can express themselves, build confidence, make new friends and develop creativity. With the help of an experienced drama teacher, children will develop their performance skills and use role play, make believe, improvisations, mime and voice development in a safe and creative environment where they can express themselves freely.’
Children will sew and tend to plants in the St. Anthony’s School vegetable patch and learn about environmental sustainment in gardens as well as the wildlife we might see in our own local surroundings.
French club is taught by Club Petit Pierrot, the recognised French language teaching company.
Students are taught solely in French, using the immersion method. They combine this technique with fun, engaging activities to provide children with an appropriate learning environment full of opportunities for communication!
For further information on Cub Petit Pierrot, visit their website: http://clubpetitpierrot.co.uk/
Taught by Olivia, German club will allow all children to begin to learn the spoken and written form of the German language.
Join our gymnastic trained reception teacher Fiorella to develop your gymnastic skills in balance, control and coordination through floor routines.
We are delighted that Bernard Krichefski, an immensely experienced television drama producer, theatre director, playwright and screenwriter is providing coaching to pupils for the LAMDA exams in Performance (Acting). He also offers coaching in Verse and Prose speaking.
Learning Latin supports children’s literacy as it encourages children to make connections between Latin & English grammar and vocabulary. It also gives them a deeper cultural knowledge, helping them understand the etymology of common concepts and phrases.
Peripatetic lessons in Violin and Piano are available during the school day for those wishing to learn an instrument. Should your daughter wish to take lessons in an instrument other than those offered, please speak to the school office to register your interest.
This club will teach exciting science topics, to engage the children’s scientific minds whilst furthering their curriculum based knowledge.
Children will be guided through fun hand sewing projects to create finished pieces whilst encouraging their creativity, and in the younger children, the progression of their fine motor skills.
Taught by language company Speak Like A Native, this Spanish club will use the ‘Guided participation’ method, immersing children in a language in a similar way to how they acquire their mother tongue; through games/activities which enable children to focus on taking part rather than formal learning.
Classes are taught by Spencer Stage School, who are committed to providing excellent training whilst focusing on fun and confidence. They aim to equip pupils with a high level of technique whilst keeping the emphasis on fun! With Spencer Stage School, the girls can join in with shows, dance exams and other exciting opportunities if they wish to be involved. For further information on Spencer Stage School, visit their website.
Peaceful Play Yoga & Mindfulness lessons weave Yoga movements together with breathing exercises, relaxation and mindfulness. Children’s balance, physical awareness, posture and self-confidence all improve with regular Yoga practise. Pupils explore ways to recognise and manage big emotions, such as anxiety, frustration and fear as well as taking time out of the school day for stillness and relaxation.