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“The programme of extra-curricular activities is excellent.” ISI Report

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Contents Extra-Curricular at Cobham Hall How to Sign Up for Clubs and Activities Art Club (Lower School) Art Prep Evening Art Scholars’ Art Club Athletics Club Badminton Club Benesonantes (Chamber Choir) Carnegie Shadowing The Carson Club Choir Classics Club Clay Club Computing Club Cookery Club Creative Writing 2

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Dance Drama Club - Junior Drama, Voice & Communication The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Games Club Hockey Club - Junior Timetable Pull-Out Hockey Club - Senior Horse-Riding Library Assistants Matches Media Team Model United Nations (MUN) Musical Instruments & Singing Netball Club - Junior Netball Club - Senior Orchestra Photography Prep Evening Photography Club Rounders Club - Junior Rounders Club - Senior The School Play Shakespeare’s Schools’ Festival Southern Schools’ Book Awards Staff & Sixth Form Book Club Swimming Club Tennis Club Trampolining Club Tennis Coaching University Challenge Not Seen Anything for You?

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Extra-Curricular at Cobham Hall As part of our aim to provide girls with the opportunity to develop every aspect of their character, we are proud of the breadth of our extra-curricular programme. We’re equally proud of the uptake, with many girls eager to take part in a wide range of activities. Many of our girls rank highly in music as well as a variety of sports disciplines such as triathlon, equestrianism and cross-country. Where possible, and where we feel a student is demonstrating exceptional ability, we work with external venues to further support students’ interests and talents. All of our clubs and activities serve a purpose, whether that’s developing skills of communication, teamwork, negotiation, and resilience; working towards competing; aiming to improve life at school; or to simply have fun and relax before, during and after the school day. At the end of every Summer Term, girls are awarded ‘Colours’, presented for excellence in, participation in, and dedication to extra-curricular activities. Colours are awarded in Art, Music, Drama and Sport, and are split into Lower School (Red), Middle School (Green), and Sixth Form (Yellow). In order to be awarded Colours, a student must have met the following criteria: • Shown continued participation in an extra-curricular club or activity over a sustained period of time. This will be more than one term. • Shown commitment, responsibility and a positive attitude over a sustained period of time. • Shown a high level of personal performance in the relevant area. • Demonstrated a willingness to serve the best interests of the School when required to do so, for example, representing the School in sports teams. 4


How to Sign Up for Clubs and Activities At the start of the Autumn Term, there will be opportunity during Tutorials to discuss the activities you would like to join. For many, and throughout the rest of the year, it’s a case of speaking to the member of staff running the club to confirm your intention to join. It is expected that girls take part in at least three extra-curricular activities and this booklet is intended to help plan which ones to choose. A pull-out termly timetable can be found in the centre of the booklet. The following pages provide an alphabetical list summarising each of the Clubs and Activities available throughout the School. This includes which term the club runs, when it meets and what time. For activities that carry an additional charge, an indication of cost is given where possible. If you are a new student joining Cobham Hall and the club or activity you wish to join has an additional charge, then a Parent or Guardian will need to fill in and return the ‘Extra-Curricular Subjects and Activities Request Form’. This can be found in your Welcome Pack. If you are a current student who has already had permission granted by a Parent/Guardian to take part in a chargeable activity, then this will continue until the required notice is given. The notice period given only applies if a student wishes to leave a club part-way through the school year. Please note, activities outlined within this booklet are subject to availability and may change throughout the year depending upon demand. New clubs may be added throughout the year, or removed, as required. Please refer to the website for latest timetables, confirmed prior to each half-term. 5


Art Club (Lower School)

Run by Art Scholars, this club allows Lower School girls to spend time on creative activity and develop skills. The Club supports and encourages collaborative work amongst different year groups, and work towards participation in various competitions. Open to: Years 7 and 8 Meets: Every Thursday, 1.45pm - 2.20pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Lockheart during the year. Further Information: Mrs Walsh - walshk@cobhamhall.com

Art Prep Evening

Opportunity to do Coursework/Prep making use of the studio and resources, supervised by an Art Teacher. Open to: Years 10 and 11 Meets: Every Tuesday, 4.30pm-5.50pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Walsh during the year. Further Information: Mrs Walsh - walshk@cobhamhall.com 6


Art Scholars’ Art Club

The Club supports and encourages collaborative work amongst different year groups. Girls work towards competitions, which have earned national success. Open to: Art Scholars from all Year Groups Meets: Wednesday, Week B only, 4.30pm-5.30pm Term/s: Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Lockheart during the year. Further Information: Mrs Lockheart - lockhearta@cobhamhall.com

Athletics Club

Pupils will experience a variety of track and field events, including high jump, long jump, javelin, shotput, 100m, and 200m in preparation for Sports Day and the District Sports competition. Open to: All Years Meets: Every Tuesday, 1.35pm - 2.15pm Term/s: Spring B, Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 7


Badminton Club

Badminton Club provides girls with time to enjoy game play and focus on individual skills in both singles and doubles tournaments. Open to: All Years Meets: Every Tuesday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring A Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

Benesonantes (Chamber Choir)

Entry by invitation or auditon, Benesonantes sings at all major school events. They sing in, and for, the community and with local adult choirs. They also tour overseas and have performed in Poland and Hungary. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Tuesday and Friday, 8:00am Every Wednesday, 1.45pm - 2.10pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: Only for overseas tours. Costs would vary and be notified to Parents/Guardians in advance. Notice Period: No How to Join: Audition only Further Information: Miss Clements - clementsp@cobhamhall.com 8


Carnegie Shadowing

We will read and discuss books shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. We’ll choose our favourite books at the end of the shadowing period, comparing our choices with those of the judges. Open to: Years 7 to 10 Meets: Wednesday, Week B only, 1.45pm - 2.10pm Term/s: Spring B and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Geater during the year. Further Information: Mrs Geater - geaterp@cobhamhall.com

The Carson Club

Working towards improving the sustainability of the School, its community and wider environment. Looking at topical issues such as the war on plastic and climate change and contributing to the Round Square Environment pillar. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Wednesday, Week B only, 1:45pm - 2.15pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Keys during the year. Further Information: Mrs Keys - keysr@cobhamhall.com 9


Choir

Open to all pupils, the Choir works towards the Summer Concert and Carols by Candlelight. A mixture or styles and themes are regularly explored. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Thursday, 1:30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Miss Clements during the year. Further Information: Miss Clements - clementsp@cobhamhall.com

Classics Club

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Celebrating all aspects of the ancient world, in particular, that of the culture, history and literature of Greece and Rome. Activities have included learning classical Greek, performing ‘Julius Caesar’, and a Latin Spelling Bee. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: A programme of meetings and activities is published at the start of each term – check the Latin noticeboard. Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No. However, there may be a cost if an off-site activity is organised (usually one local trip is planned). Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Dr Marin during the year. Further Information: Dr Marin: marinp@cobhamhall.com


Clay Club

Pupils will learn a wide variety of techniques using clay and will make beautiful work, both artistic and functional. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Tuesday, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: £184 per year. This covers the cost of the materials and pupils are able to take home whatever they make. Notice Period: After the first two weeks, one term’s notice is required How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Walsh: walshk@cobhamhall.com

Computing Club

For those with a keen interest in Computing, the Club encourages learning and experimenting with different aspects Computing, including building robots, making games, experimenting with Raspberry Pis and more. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Monday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mr Eyers during the year. Further Information: Mr Eyers - eyersk@cobhamhall.com 11


Cookery Club

Cooking to a recipe and eating what you make. Open to: Year 7 to 11 Meets: Wednesday, Week B only, 4.30pm - 6.15pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: Approximately £16-£19 per term, dependent upon ingredients required Notice Period: No, but if you’ve paid for a term you must attend or your place will be reallocated How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs F West - westf@cobhamhall.com

Creative Writing Club

Girls attending Creative Writing Club are encouraged to develop their writing skills and enter regional or national competitions. Occasional informal outings are arranged to celebrate writing. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Tuesday, 1.40pm - 2.15pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Miss West during the year. Further Information: Miss J West - westj@cobhamhall.com 12


Dance Lessons

We can offer individual lessons with an outside Dance teacher for ballet, modern and jazz. Other options may be possible on request. Open to: All Years Meets: Timetabled and student notified Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: Varies depending upon teacher and requirements. Parents will be notified prior to commencing lessons. Notice Period: A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

Drama Club - Junior

Cementing the skills learnt in lesson and developing them further. We will look closely at Improvisation, Scripted Performance & Physical Theatre. Open to: Years 7 and 8 Meets: Every Tuesday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Ms Gorman during the year. Further Information: Ms Gorman - gormanc@cobhamhall.com 13


Drama, Voice and Communication (leading to LAMDA Qualifications)

Participating in Drama, Voice and Communication lessons not only ignites a love for Drama, but also benefits many other areas of learning by boosting a student’s confidence as well as encouraging creative and analytical thinking. It also promotes excellent public speaking skills. Pupils, where appropriate, may be put forward for The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations. Pupils can take these examinations in a broad range of subjects as part of the LAMDA curriculum, these include Acting, Verse and Prose, Reading for Performance, Public Speaking and even Musical Theatre. Drama, Voice and Communication lessons can be taken individually, or shared (two pupils). Open to: Meets: Term/s: Additional Charge: (per term)

All Year Groups Timetabled and student notified Autumn, Spring and Summer Individual - £220.00 Shared (Two Pupils) - £138.00 Examinations carry an additional cost Notice Period: A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Ruby - rubyc@cobhamhall.com 14


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Join our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and give yourself the chance to do something completely new or improve on things you’re already doing. It will take you out of your comfort zone and into places where you can push yourself and have amazing new experiences in new environments. You’ll build confidence, resilience, skills for work and meet some new friends along the way. And what’s more you’ll have a brilliant time doing it! The Award encompasses four key sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and the Expedition. Those undertaking the Gold Award will also have to complete a Residential element. Open to: Meets:

Years 9 to 12 Timetabled lessons for Year 9 for the Bronze Award. Additional weekends vary (notified in advance) for training, practice expeditions and expeditions. For Sixth Form undertaking the Award, time is timetabled but again additional weekends will be required. Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: £110.00 (Bronze) (one-off fees) £150.00 (Silver) £25.00 (Gold) Notice Period: A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Hackwell - hackwellj@cobhamhall.com 15


Games Club

An opportunity for pupils to enjoy socialising and interacting through a variety of non-computer games. Open at lunchtimes it provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for those to make friends and enjoy their favourite board games. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1.40pm - 2.15pm Every Wednesday and Friday, 1.40pm - 2.10pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Miss Berry or Ms Konec during the year. Further Information: Miss Berry - berryd@cobhamhall.com

Hockey - Junior

A chance to have fun, as well as enjoy game play and learn new tactics and set plays with a top level coach. Open to: Years 7 and 8 Meets: Every Thursday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Autumn and Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 16


Extra-Curricular Timetable Pull-Out

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Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Practices Autumn A 2019 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8) 4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

Week B Monday

8.00am Benesonantes

Before School

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8) 4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Southern Schools' Book AwardsFrom 6.30pm Horse-Riding

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

Match Night

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

Activities in Italics are chargeable

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining


Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities Autumn B 2019 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8) 4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

Week B Monday

8.00am Benesonantes

Before School

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8) 4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Southern Schools' Book Awards

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 4.30pm - 6.00pm Shakespeare's School Festival (Year 9) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Activities in Italics are chargeable


Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Practices Spring A 2020 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.45pm - 2.10pm Photography Club (TBC)

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

Week B Monday

8.00am Benesonantes

Before School

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Badminton Club

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.45pm - 2.10pm Photography Club (TBC)

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening 4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening 4.30pm - 5.30pm Art Scholars' Art Club

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

Activities in Italics are chargeable

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining


Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Practices Spring B 2020 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

Wednesday

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Photography Club (TBC)

4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

Week B Monday

8.00am Benesonantes

Before School

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Netball Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Netball Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

Wednesday

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Photography Club (TBC)

4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Carnegie Shadowing

4.30pm - 5.30pm Art Scholars' Art Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Hockey Club - Junior (Years 7-8)

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 6.00pm School Play Auditions/Rehearsals 5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

Activities in Italics are chargeable

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining


Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Practices Summer A 2020 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Rounders Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Rounders Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Tennis Club

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

Friday

Week B Monday

8.00am Benesonantes

Before School

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Rounders Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Rounders Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Carnegie Shadowing

4.30pm - 5.30pm Art Scholars' Art Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Tennis Club

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

Activities in Italics are chargeable

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining


Week A Monday

Extra Curricular Clubs and Practices Summer B 2020 Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Rounders Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Rounders Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club 1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

4.30pm - 5.30pm Tennis Club

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining

Week B Monday

Before School

Lunchtime

After School

1.45pm - 2.10pm Library Assistants

4.30pm - 5.30pm Computing Club 4.30pm - 5.30pm Rounders Club - Junior (Years 7-8) 5.30pm - 6.30pm Rounders Club - Senior (Years 9-13)

Tuesday

8.00am Benesonantes

1.35pm - 2.15pm Athletics Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Drama Club - Junior (Years 7 & 8)

1.40pm - 2.15pm Creative Writing Club

4.30pm - 5.50pm Year 10 & 11 Art Prep Evening

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 6.00pm Clay Club 4.45pm - 5.45pm Swimming Club

Wednesday

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Year 12 & 13 Photography Prep Evening

1.45pm - 2.10pm Carnegie Shadowing

4.30pm - 5.30pm Art Scholars' Art Club

1.45pm - 2.10pm Benesonantes

4.30pm - 6.15pm Cookery Club

1.45pm - 2.15pm The Carson Club

From 6.30pm Horse-Riding Match Night

Thursday

8.00am Orchestra

1.40pm - 2.15pm Games Club

4.30pm - 5.30pm Tennis Club

1.45pm - 2.20pm Art Club (Lower School)

Friday

8.00am Benesonantes

Activities in Italics are chargeable

1.40pm - 2.10pm Games Club

4.45pm - 6.15pm Trampolining


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Hockey - Senior

A chance to have fun, as well as enjoy game play and learn more advanced tactics and set plays with a top level coach. Open to: Years 9 to 13 Meets: Every Thursday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm Term/s: Autumn and Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

Horse-Riding Lessons

Available for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders, lessons take place at Squirrells Riding School, Chatham. Girls must have safety equipment. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Wednesday evening, approx. from 6:30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: Pupils must attend a trial lesson to assess what level (per term) rider they are. This then dictates what time the lesson will start and the cost. Private tuition is available at an additional cost. Notice Period: Any changes or cancellations must be notified to the Squirrell’s Riding School and Cobham Hall 48 hours before the lesson. How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Slater - slaters@cobhamhall.com 17


Library Assistants

Pupils can help out the Librarian in the ILC, processing books, issuing books to other pupils, tidying the library and helping with competitions and events. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Monday, 1.45pm - 2.10pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Geater during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - geaterp@cobhamhall.com

Matches

Matches are played throughout the year against local Independent and Grammar schools, as well as in regional tournaments, for Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Rounders and Tennis. Open to: Girls who attend the relevant Sports Club Meets: Every Wednesday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm (May vary depending on fixture; notification will be given) Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Regular attendance at clubs Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 18


Media Team

Girls who join the Media Team will write articles, produce videos, or take photographs on school events and various aspects of life at Cobham Hall. Works produced may be used on the School website, magazine or social networks, providing girls with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work, and experience in writing for different audiences. There will be roles such as Reporter, Photojournalist, Junior Editor and Senior Editor to fill. Open to:

Girls in Years 7 to 13, and who have an interest in journalism, marketing, business, writing, photography, film or other related industries. Meets: Once per half term. A programme will be published at the start of the academic year. Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Reid during the year. Further Information: Mrs Reid - reidt@cobhamhall.com

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Model United Nations (MUN)

Girls attending Model United Nations Simulations will develop a range of skills including debating, research, confidence, public speaking, and negotiating. Girls have the opportunity to attend external conferences and run internal events as well. The Director (Miss Williams) appoints leaders of the club (known as a Secretary General, Deputies, and members of a Secretariat) to help with the running of the Club. Open to: Meets:

All Year Groups Various. Full programme of meetings and conferences is published at the start of the academic year. Meetings are usually after school for between an hour and an hour and a half. Conferences usually off-site with overnight stays Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: Only payable for off-site Conferences and can vary depending on location. Notice Period: None However, if pupils commit to trips and then pull out at the last minute they are liable for some or all of the cost if no replacement is found. How to Join: A Form is sent out at the start of the year, along with a schedule of trips with estimated costs. Permission from Parents/Guardians must be given, and pupils must attend meetings Further Information: Miss Williams - williamsa@cobhamhall.com 20


Musical Instruments & Singing (may lead to ABRSM qualifications)

Additional lessons in singing and/or a variety of musical instruments are available. Where appropriate, girls may be put forward for The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations. Open to: Meets: Term/s: Additional Charge: (per term)

All Year Groups Timetabled and student notified Autumn, Spring and Summer Musical Instruments and Singing - ÂŁ225 based on 30 half-hour sessions per year. Where an external tutor is engaged, prices may vary and Parents will be informed before lessons are arranged.

Additional fees are charged for ABRSM examinations. Notice Period: A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Miss Clements - clementsp@cobhamhall.com

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Netball Club - Junior

A popular, very well attended club where girls can practice attacking and defensive skills to aid game play. Girls have the opportunity to develop team play and tactics. Open to: Years 7 to 8 Meets: Every Monday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

Netball Club - Senior

Girls at Senior Netball Club have the opportunity to learn more advanced team play and tactics, as well as enjoy playing the game. Open to: Years 9 to 13 Meets: Every Monday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 22


Orchestra

Playing throughout the year, Orchestra is suitable for all levels of musician and plays a wide variety of styles. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Thursday, 8.00am Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Miss Clements during the year. Further Information: Miss Clements - clementsp@cobhamhall.com

Photography Prep Evening

Opportunity to do Coursework/Prep making use of the studio and resources, supervised by an Art Teacher. Open to: Years 12 and 13 Meets: Every Wednesday, 4.30pm-5.30pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Walsh during the year. Further Information: Mrs Lockheart - lockhearta@cobhamhall.com 23


Photography Club

Photography Club is theme-based and girls are encouraged to enter various competitions. The Club encourages girls to discover and develop camera skills and Photoshop skills. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Tuesday, 1.45pm-2.10pm (TBC) Term/s: Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Lockheart during the year. Further Information: Mrs Lockheart - lockhearta@cobhamhall.com

Rounders Club - Junior

Girls attending Rounders Club have plenty of opportunity to play to develop understanding of approaches used and develop tactical thinking and improve their batting and fielding skills along the way. Open to: Years 7 and 8 Meets: Every Monday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term/s: Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 24


Rounders Club - Senior

Girls attending Senior Rounders Club have plenty of opportunity to develop advanced tactical thinking and further improve their skills. Open to: Years 9 to 13 Meets: Every Monday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm Term/s: Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

The School Play - Auditions and Rehearsals

This club is in support of the School Play and is used for auditions and rehearsals, leading to a musical production in the Spring Term. This club is a collaboration between the Music and Drama departments. Open to: All Year Groups Meets: Every Thursday, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Term/s: Autumn B and Spring Additional Charge: No Notice Period: One month (if allocated a part) How to Join: Audition for School Play in Autumn Term Further Information: Ms Gorman - gormanc@cobhamhall.com Miss Clements - clementsp@cobhamhall.com 25


Shakespeare’s School Festival

Teacher directs a Shakespearean text as an ensemble piece. This performance will be presented at Cobham Hall and for the Drama Festival at the Woodville Theatre in Gravesend. Girls will have a workshop at a nearby theatre. Open to: Year 9 Meets: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Term/s: Autumn, until the end of November, with an additional performance at Cobham Hall at the end of November/early December. Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Teacher automatically enrols each Year 9 pupil Further Information: Ms Gorman - gormanc@cobhamhall.com

Southern Schools’ Book Awards (SSBA) Book Club

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We will read and discuss the shortlisted books, and vote for our favourite. Votes from participating schools are combined and an awards ceremony in Brighton celebrates the winner. Open to: Year 7 to 10 Meets: Wednesday, Week B only, 1.45pm - 2.10pm Term/s: Autumn Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Geater during the year. Further Information: Mrs Geater - geaterp@cobhamhall.com


Staff and Sixth Form Book Club

Members of the club meet once or twice a term to discuss books. A book is chosen by a Sixth Form student running the club and then discussion of it will take place a few weeks later. Open to: Years 12 and 13, and Staff Meets: Last Friday of each month Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Geater during the year. Further Information: Mrs Geater - geaterp@cobhamhall.com

Swimming Club

A top level coach leads the girls, aiming to improve their fitness and technique. All levels will be stretched and challenged. Open to: All Years Meets: Every Tuesday, 4.45pm - 5.45pm Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com 27


Tennis Club

Girls attending Tennis Club have time to improve basic and more advanced skills and have game play against a variety of levels and Year Groups. Open to: Meets: Term/s: Additional Charge: Notice Period: How to Join:

All Years Every Thursday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm Summer No No Speak to your Tutor at the start of the Autumn Term, or contact Mrs Hooper during the year. Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com

Trampolining Club

Our top level coach will help pupils improve their skills and technique across all levels. This can be simply for fun, or working towards competition. Open to: Meets: Term/s: Additional Charge: Notice Period:

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All Years Every Friday, 4.45pm - 6.15pm Autumn, Spring and Summer £73.50 per term A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com


Tennis Coaching

We are able to offer tennis coaching on an individual or shared basis, with lessons for either half an hour or an hour. Open to: Meets: Term/s: Additional Charge: (per term)

All Year Groups Timetabled and student notified Autumn, Spring and Summer Individual Lessons one lesson/week £40.00 per hour two lessons/week £38.00 per hour three lessons/week £36.00 per hour 10 x one hour lessons booked & paid in advance £350.00 (non-refundable) Paired Lessons (two students) £22.00 per hour/per student

Shared Lessons (three or more students) £17.50 per hour/per student Notice Period: A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Deputy Headmistress How to Join: Extra-Curricular Subjects Request Form Further Information: Mrs Hooper - hooperk@cobhamhall.com or Mr Simon Bradshaw - bradshaws@cobhamhall.com

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University Challenge

We want to encourage pupils to consider applying to Oxbridge and other top universities in the UK and abroad. We offer a personalised programme, which includes visits from Oxbridge colleges, workshops on external exams, critical thinking and pastoral aspects of what can be achieved after Cobham Hall. Open to: Years 11, 12 and 13 Meets: Friday lunchtimes with dates, including any visits, confirmed at the start of each half-term. Term/s: Autumn, Spring and Summer Additional Charge: No Notice Period: No How to Join: This club is by invitation only. Pupils will normally be expected to have obtained at least 6 Grade 8s at GCSE or equivalent. Contact Mrs Thompson at the start of the Autumn Term Further Information: Mrs Thompson - thompsonm@cobhamhall.com Dr Marin - marinp@cobhamhall.com

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Not Seen Anything for you? Your ideal club not here? Just ask! Get in touch with your Tutor, your Housemistress, or the Registrar if you are new to Cobham Hall. We have links with a variety of external tutors, coaches and venues to further support students’ interest and talents. It may be that where a club or activity is not offered, we may be able to arrange something. Alternatively, older girls are always encouraged to and supported to establish or run clubs to develop their leadership skills. If you’d like to start your own club - recent examples include discussion groups, volleyball, and baking - then speak to your Tutor, Housemistress or a relevant member of staff. Once you’ve got an outline of the club you want to offer, when and where you want to run it, you can speak to Mrs Barrett, Deputy Headmistress, to get the club added to the school calendar. Need help promoting it? As well as putting posters up around School, Mrs Reid can add a note about your new club to the Parents’ Newsletter (sent weekly during term time) or on the TV Screens around school.

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There’s more in you than you think

Cobham, Kent DA12 3BL, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1474 823371 enquiries@cobhamhall.com www.cobhamhall.com

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Profile for Cobham Hall

Extra Curricular Subjects and Activities  

An overview of the Extra-Curricular Subjects and Activities available during the 2018-19 academic year.

Extra Curricular Subjects and Activities  

An overview of the Extra-Curricular Subjects and Activities available during the 2018-19 academic year.