Clubs

Before School

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is held every Friday, 7.30am – 8.10am in Room A3.  A free healthy breakfast and good company available.  All students and staff are welcome.

Lunchtime Clubs

At Gleneagles we believe in having a variety of organised lunchtime activities available to students. So no matter what interests and skills our students have, there is something for everyone to participate in.

  • The Fitness Centre, open four lunchtimes a week gives senior students access to exercise equipment found in a modern gym
  • Music facilities – students take advantage of the music space being available for practise.
  • The library is open and full every day with students working, reading and on computers.
  • Book Club
  • Digital Media Centre with 25 Apple computers is also open most lunchtime for those students with an interest in film, animation or photography. Students have access to digital still and video cameras, industry standard software to manipulate the captured images and create their own digital films.
  • Student Activities & Leadership (SALT) run a range of activities that change every term and may include Wii games, rubric cube challenges, indoor soccer competitions and chess club as well as lending out sports equipment that can be used outside.

After School

Homework Club

One night a week Gleneagles operates a ‘homework club’ with tutors and school staff available to assist students with their homework or class work.  On the strength of this, our program has continued to grow with 10% of the student population that is over 100 students attend Homework club each week!

Chess Club

The game of Chess has fascinated humans for almost 2000 years.  It is an exercise  which develops mental abilities used throughout life:  concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving, pattern recognition, strategic planning and creativity, to name a few.

Through chess we learn how to analyse a situation by focusing on important factors and by eliminating distractions.  We learn to devise creative solutions and put a plan into action.

It is through the Chess Club that students have the opportunity to further develop many these skills and become avid Chess players. Students also have the opportunity to play in interschool tournaments.

Alyssa’s Story – Book Club

Book Club has given me a great chance to express my thoughts and opinions of the books I read. It has given me a great opportunity to read more, learn about new books and provided me with a wider range of books to read. In Book Club we go on excursions, such as going to the city to meet authors, which also gives us a chance to buy new books. A current event in Book Club is the ‘Reader’s Cup’ which is where we compete against other teams at a quiz night, answering questions about certain books we have read. Then we present our findings of the books in any creative way we like. An upcoming event will be a visit to the cinemas to watch a film related to a book the majority of us have read. This club has really helped me with my reading and choices of books to read. I am having a great time in Book Club and enjoy attending our weekly meetings.

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