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2016 -17 Activities

Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY

01865 762802

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Introduction At Rye St Antony our extra-curricular programme forms a central aspect of school life. We offer a broad range of clubs and societies led by staff and pupils alike. Pupils may also like to participate in activities run by visiting teachers and coaches or join clubs run by external groups who run their clubs at Rye using our excellent facilities such as East Oxford School of Ballet and Oxford Fencing Club. We hold our Activities Fair at the beginning of every Michaelmas Term and this is a chance to hear about and sign up for the societies and clubs we have on offer. All senior pupils are encouraged to join in or to try something new and we expect each pupil to participate in at least two lunchtime or after-school activities each week. Most of the programme is offered for free; some activities do incur a charge and there is a symbol in the listing to indicate this. We hope that all pupils will find something within the programme that they will enjoy and that will influence and inspire them far beyond their school days. We have a growing programme of activities which reflect the evolving interests of the staff and pupil body. There is something to suit every pupil ranging from sport, music and current affairs to drama, debating and art and we are always open to suggestions to expand this provision. Participation in clubs helps to build confidence and creativity, helping our pupils develop into well rounded individuals. We also publish a full schedule of extra-curricular activities on the Parent Portal and on the website at the beginning of term.

Contents Senior School

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Art and Drama

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Music

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Sport

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Prep and Pre-Prep

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Religious Life

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Boarders’ Clubs

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External Clubs

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Most of the clubs listed are free. Activities which incur a charge are marked with this symbol.

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Senior School A Book A Month Lunchtime or after school

Anytime

Term

All year

Year group

Pupils and staff

Contact

Mrs Florence Benfeghoul

This club gathers nine people together to read nine books in nine months. On the first day of each new month, every member of the group has to pass on a book to the next reader on the list. Groups are set up to cater for differentiated reading levels. At the end of the school year, every group meets to discuss the books. Everybody leaves with a free book!

Board Game Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

There is nothing better than sitting around a table with your friends and enjoying a good board game! Everybody knows the classics: Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, but what about the lesser known games? What about those that aren’t just about luck? Those that involve a bit of strategy or skill? This club will play through a number of new and exciting board games; old classics and new concepts. Throughout the year we will try out a variety of styles and take part in competitions. All senior pupils are encouraged to come, either to play a game they love or to try something new. It promises to be an exciting adventure into table-top gaming!

Carnegie Medal Shadowing Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunch time from March to June

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 8 - 10

Contact

Mrs Florence Benfeghoul

Students ‘shadow’ the judging process for the CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Award. They read, discuss and review the books on each shortlist selected by CILIP’s panel of Librarian judges and engage in reading related activity online.

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Senior School Child Care Course with First Aid Lunchtime or after school

After school Plus a one day first aid course run on a Saturday.

Term

Michaelmas

Year group

Year 9

Contact

Miss Helen Tomlinson

£

This is an excellent additional course offered to pupils in Year 9 by an external trainer. The 16-hour course, run over 5 weeks, provides girls with the necessary training for babysitting and a recognised first aid qualification. A practical babysitting assignment is undertaken on completion of the taught course.

Club d’activités en Français Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Florence Pujos

Le club d’activités en Français welcomes pupils from Year 7 onward and takes place every week at lunch time. The aim is to undertake activities whilst speaking French. We engage in a variety of different activities each week. For example we play games such as “ le jeu des sept familles”, “le lotto”, “le jeu de l’oie”, we do some “chasse aux trésors” and we also cook “ croque-monsieur”, “crêpes” or “madeleines”. It is also an opportunity to discover some French traditions such as “la galette des rois”, to do some cheese tasting and to learn some traditional French songs. Whatever your level of French is, come and join le Club d’activités en Français. This club will be a great way to improve and practise your French in a fun and informal way while playing games and doing activities you like.

Conversation Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mrs Elizabeth Roberts Mrs Jacquie Low

This club runs each week at lunchtime. It is an informal group, meeting for English conversation. It is especially aimed at girls who are learning English as an additional language, although native English speakers also come along to join in the fun and to make new friends. We play games and chat about a given topic. Laughter, competition and biscuits feature every week, while speaking and listening skills are improved.

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Senior School Creative Writing Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7- 13

Contact

Ms Nicole DeRushie

Dissection Club

£

Lunchtime or after school

After school, at various points in the school year

Term

All year

Year group

Years 9 - 13

Contact

Mr David Williams Mr Ian Forrester

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Lunchtime or after school

Any pupil from Years 7-13 may join Creative Writing Club. English does not have to be your first language. Every week, club members try different writing activities; some are led by staff, but pupils often lead sessions as well. Each activity helps stretch writing muscles, and shows how fun and challenging creative writing can be. Pupils come to be inspired, to share their work, and improve their skills

Lunchtime and various weekends throughout the year

Term Michaelmas Lunchtime Hilary Lunchtime and 2 training days on weekends Trinity Various weekends Year group

Bronze Silver Gold

Contact

Miss Celia Peck

Dissection of plant and animal tissue is a key exercise in furthering our understanding of how biological systems work. In Dissection Club we get the chance to explore many different systems including flowering plants, the heart, kidney, brain and eyes of mammals and whole animal systems.

£ The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a nationally run scheme aimed at 14-25 Year olds. The school currently organises expeditions at Bronze and Silver level in the summer term and with Gold expeditions run through the local operating authority during school holidays.

Year 9 Year 10 upwards age 16 upwards

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Senior School Food for Thought Lunchtime or after school

TBC

Term

TBA

Year group

Years 7 and 8

Contact

Mrs Vanessa Matthews Mrs Melanie Sherwood

£ The Food and Nutrition Department will be offering a series of food related sessions throughout the year. Open to girls in Years 7 and 8, exploring ideas such as foraging, preventing waste, chocolate creations, preserving, presentation, clean eating and molecular gastronomy.

Languages Film Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mrs Jane Ganly

The club provides an excellent opportunity to watch films in a foreign language. This enhances comprehension skills and provides an insight into the culture of the country whilst being enjoyable too. Pupils are often amazed at how much they can understand and this boosts confidence in the language.

Mindfulness Club Lunchtime or after school

After school Club on Monday 4pm

Term

All year

Year group

Years 10 - 13

Contact

Mrs Florence Benfeghoul

Learn to manage your life in a calmer and more effective manner and fulfil your potential. Improve your concentration and focus, deal with stress skilfully and build self-awareness through practices. The club has no religious affiliation, and is open to all students. We meet once a week for nine sessions. “Anyone can be happy by simply training their brain” Matthieu Ricard.

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Senior School Minecraft Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime on Monday

Term

All year

Year group

Senior School

Contact

Mrs Fiona Mullaney

Pupils will have an opportunity to experience the world of ‘Minecraft’. This popular club is predominantly run by enthusiastic pupils who design tasks for others to complete. Minecraft is great fun and can also develop team working skills. The game is run on the School’s system, ensuring pupil safety.

Photo Soc Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

From Year 9 upwards

Contact

Mr David Williams

Looking at pictures + taking pictures + group critique + the great photographers + learning more about your camera + discovering the language of images + drawing with light + digital and film + colour and black and white + computer and darkroom = taking better photographs with PhotoSoc. Digital photography – you will need a camera, but to start with even a phone camera will do.

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Senior School Psychology Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 10 & 11

Contact

Miss Laura Self

An exciting introduction to this fascinating A-level subject for Year 10 and 11 pupils. A chance to discuss current psychological theories and ideas, with the option to complete small scale research projects.

ryeters Lunchtime or after school

Anytime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mrs Jo Creber

All girls in the senior school have the opportunity to submit their own writing to our blog, ryeters. Writing for the blog allows the pupils to share their poetry, prose and non-fiction with a wider audience, and receive feedback on their writing. Entries are submitted to Mrs Creber for publication at ryeters. wordpress.com

Science Society Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mr David Williams

Science Society exists to extend your knowledge, interest and enjoyment of science. Most weeks there is a practical experience, sometimes a debate or discussion, a video or something else. You can either enjoy meetings as they are or go deeper into the science behind what we do. It’s not all bangs and flashes, but there are some surprises‌

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Senior School Small Animal Care Lunchtime or after school

Every lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 2 - 13

Contact

Mr David Williams Mrs Julie Lossnitzer

Our growing menagerie of small animals needs daily care, and the science staff welcome assistance from interested pupils. Whether it is feeding the gecko, checking the water quality in the fish tank, watering the snails, cleaning out the stick insectarium or teaching the rats a new trick, there is always something to do.

Spanish Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Ghislaine Ouahyb

In our “Club de español” our aim is to provide educational opportunities outside the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture. The club also provides the opportunity to meet with other Spanish speaking pupils interested in practising English and Spanish, as well as other international students.

Young Enterprise Lunchtime or after school

After school

Term

All year

Year group

Year 12

Contact

Mrs Rachael Morphew

Young Enterprise is a national project where pupils find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business. This is a year- long project with direct support from a Business Adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise to the team. Pupils make all the decisions about their company, from raising the initial share capital through to designing their product or service to selling directly to customers and ultimately winding up the company and paying their taxes. Just the thing for our entrepreneurs of the future!

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Art and Drama The purpose-built art studios feature a range of facilities including a darkroom for photography, pottery studio for ceramics and fully equipped textiles and fine art studios. Expert advice and individual tuition from art staff is available throughout the academic year to provide stimulating additional project opportunities or guidance with academic or personal portfolios. The school’s extensive drama and performing arts facilities ensure all pupils have the chance to reach their creative potential, whatever their interests and ability. Rendall Hall, with its impressive stage and lighting provision, used for major productions, and the purpose-built drama studio, again with full facilities and staging, is a popular and flexible space. The school has modern, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment including a mixing desk which ensures that pupils’ creativity is fully supported and enabled to thrive. We produce a school production each year, and rehearsals for this take place after school as a club. Pupils are able to work towards exploring different themes and topics and to work as part of a team to create a final performance that is examined and graded as a LAMDA qualification.

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Art and Drama Clay Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

From Year 2 upwards

Contact

Mrs Jo Dixon

Exploring the wonderful world of clay! Experiment with form, surface texture and modelling using air drying clay. You will be encouraged to be imaginative and individual as you create your own pieces which you will complete with paint and varnish.

Digital Photography Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

From Year 7 upwards

Contact

Miss Sharon Brookes

An opportunity to develop your appreciation of photography by improving your skills in taking photographs and editing them. Personal cameras can be used, or the school will provide cameras to share. An opportunity will be provided to print your work in order to create a personal photography portfolio. .

Festive Decorations Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas and Hilary

Year group

Years 2 - 9

Contact

Miss Jennifer White

Come and learn how to be festive with textiles. In the Michaelmas Term you will be creating your own Christmas decorations with felt, adding gorgeous embellishments with beads, buttons and ribbons. In the Hilary Term you will learn how to make Easter bunnies and Easter eggs for a ‘Spring Tree’ using a wide variety of textile approaches. You will be encouraged to take home all of your lovely decorations at the end of each project.

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Art and Drama Speech and Drama Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 4 - 10

Contact

Miss Jannicke Stevens

ÂŁ Speech and Drama Club allows girls to work towards LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) examinations, and complete grades as part of a team. During the course, pupils develop speaking skills, an understanding of dramatic techniques and team skills. They are encouraged to explore a wide range of current affairs and themes that allow them to understand their world. Recent themes have included time travel, fairy tales, bullying, slavery and dreams and nightmares.

Young Art Oxford Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas and Hilary

Year group

Years 2 - 9

Contact

Miss Jennifer White

Young Art Oxford is an open Art Competition for all pupils up to Year 9 and is run in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It raises valuable funds for Cancer Research UK and we are given a theme in September to explore more fully. It is very often a fun, entertaining subject! In the club you will have the opportunity to use the main Art Room and all the materials and share your developing ideas with your friends.

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Music The Music Department at Rye is here to make music accessible and fun. Pupils are welcome to use the classrooms and practice rooms for a jam session or a sing song whenever they are available. However, the Music Department also provides the opportunity to make music as part of a larger group under the expert guidance of specialist music teachers. There are several extra-curricular music clubs which perform regularly, both in and out of school. These include Prep and Senior Choirs, Senior Orchestra, Senior Ensemble, and smaller groups which are formed in response to pupil demand.

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Music Chamber Music Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mr Chris Gill

The opportunity is offered for pupils to form small groups of instruments which are coached by music staff on a weekly basis, for example String Group, Guitar Group, Flute Choir and Jazz Band. These groups are invited to take part in school concerts and other events, for example the Tangerine Party and Prize Giving. This is also a good opportunity for Music GCSE pupils to rehearse and perform their ensemble performance pieces.

Music Theory Club Lunchtime or after school

After school

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mr Chris Gill

Improve your knowledge and understanding of music. Learn how to pass music theory examinations. Develop your composition skills. The main purpose of this club is to prepare for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade 5 Theory examination, which you must pass in order to enter practical examinations at Grade 6 and above, but anyone is welcome. You work at your own pace under the guidance of a music teacher.

Prep School Choir Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 1 - 6

Contact

Mr Chris Gill

Come and sing lots of fun songs in different styles. Develop your confidence and your ability to perform with others. Be a part of school events like the Prep School Concert and the Carol Service. There is even the possibility of going on tour for older pupils. No experience is required and there is no audition for entry – just come along.

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Music Senior Choir Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Mr Chris Gill

Come and sing an exciting range of songs in two and three parts, from gospel to pop, classical to musical theatre. Develop your confidence and your ability to perform with others. Be a part of school events like the Senior Concert and the Carol Service. There is even the possibility of going on tour. No experience is required and there is no audition for entry – just come along.

Senior Orchestra Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 7-13 (plus Prep School pupils by invitation)

Contact

Mr Chris Gill

If you play a musical instrument, whether violin, guitar, saxophone, drum kit or anything else, Senior Orchestra is for you. You will play enjoyable pieces in a variety of styles, including film/TV music, classical and pop. Develop your confidence and your ability to perform with others. Be a part of school events like the Senior Concert and the Carol Service. There is even the possibility of going on tour! You should be able to read some music and play your instrument to at least a basic standard; you will be given music that suits your ability.

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Senior Sport Enjoyment is at the core of our Physical Education and Sport Philosophy. The PE department, together with the pupils at Rye St Antony, have identified the following main features of successful sports provision. As a result we are working towards fulfilling the following vision. Enjoyment through: • Working Together as a Team • Developing Skills and Techniques • Working hard to improve our Fitness • Maximising Physical Involvement • Being Competitive • Expressing Ourselves Through Freedom of Movement • Positive Mental Wellbeing Everything we do within Physical Education has this vision at its heart. Whether this is encouraging pupils to participate in a variety of sports clubs, putting on fixtures against other local schools, nominating pupils for trials or having high quality PE lessons that allow all to achieve. Our department caters for all pupils regardless of their ability. All are welcome and encouraged to attend any club they wish. We aim to provide five hours of high quality physical education, comprising at least three lunchtime sessions and at least one organised fixture for each year group a week.

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Senior Sport Badminton Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

This is an opportunity for pupils to learn to play the game and either play competitively or just for fun and relaxation.

Fitness Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 9- 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

This is an opportunity to use the fitness suite for personal fitness. Pupils can develop and implement their own individual programme of activity. Treadmills, Concept 2 Rowers, Cross Trainers and Bikes are all available to work on aerobic fitness, strength and conditioning.

Hockey Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Hockey Club is a weekly lunchtime club available to all pupils in the Senior School. Girls have the opportunity to practise and improve their skills as well as enjoy games in a competitive environment. This is a valuable time for team players to prepare for fixtures and for all pupils to put themselves forward for selection.

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Netball Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Netball club acts as an extension to the skills and techniques learned in lessons. There is still an underlying emphasis on skills being performed well; a more technical viewpoint however helps the development of players’ understanding of the game. There is a focus on team performance and girls become more independent in their decision-making on the court.

Recreational Swimming Club Lunchtime or after school

After School

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 3 - 13

Contact

Boarding House Staff

This fun swimming club runs every Friday from 4.15 – 5.15 during the Trinity Term. All girls are invited to join in and it’s a popular time to make use of the pool toys and enjoy being active with friends. Advice and support is available for anybody who would like to work on techniques, or have a go at games such as water polo.

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Recreational Tennis Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Recreational tennis club is a popular club which is open to all members of the senior school. Girls are invited to collect equipment from the PE department and enjoy being active with their friends. PE teachers are available during these sessions to help with skill development, modification of games, organisation of tournaments or just to play tennis with individuals.

Rounders Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Year 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

This club is available to Senior School pupils. The club provides pupils with an opportunity to practise and develop skills and to play in competitive games. School teams are selected from those that attend based on commitment and merit.

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Senior Sport Swimming Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Tennis Coaching Lunchtime or after school

After School

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 7-13

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Swimming is a very popular extra-curricular activity at Rye and many pupils like to take advantage of this lunchtime club during the Trinity Term. This session is primarily for team swimmers and for those girls keen to be selected for swimming galas. Training, relay practice, dives and turns are all regularly included in these sessions.

ÂŁ Tennis coaching is offered by an LTA-approved coach with the aim of skill development and fun. Pupils are grouped according to ability and, depending on their level, are coached to become more effective match participants. Younger years are taught through the medium of mini tennis and introduced to fundamental tennis skills through active involvement and modified games. Older and more experienced players work on technique and match play.

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Prep and Pre-Prep Pupils from Nursery to Year 6 are offered a wide and exciting range of age-appropriate activities. These are run by experienced teachers and take place both at lunchtimes and after school. It is our belief that it is hugely beneficial for young pupils to experience many different activities in order to help them develop their interests, skills and talents beyond the classroom. Our pupils are able to choose from a varied programme of academic, sporting, creative, musical and skills-based activities. Most of our clubs run on a termly basis in the Prep Department, although year-round activities are offered by our colleagues in the Senior Department. We ask that pupils in Years 1 and 2 choose one club per term and those in Years 3 and 4 select two. They are of course welcome to take up more if they so wish.

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Prep and Pre-Prep Construction Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime 12.45 – 1.15pm

Term

Hilary

Year group

Reception – Year 2 Maximum number:10

Contact

Mrs Kate DelaCour

Construction Club is aimed at anyone in Reception and Years 1 and 2 who love exploring imaginative and exciting construction opportunities as part of a group. A range of construction resources including Lego, Polydron and Duplo are available for you to use at this fun-filled club.

Craft Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Year 6

Contact

Mrs Catherine Eadle

Cycling Proficiency Lunchtime or after school

After school

Term

Trinity

Year group

Year 6

Contact

Miss Sarah Hoad

In Craft Club we enjoy making items using different crafting skills and techniques. We have fun learning new skills as well as improving the skills we already have. Some examples of things we have made ourselves are felt hearts, decoupage boxes, cross stitched Christmas cards, candles, scrapbook pages and The Three Little Pigs story spoons for Reception to use in role play (pictured below) Come along and get stuck in!

Gain practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads. This course is open to pupils in Year 6 who are capable of cycling safely and will work towards gaining their Level 2 certificate to demonstrate that they can make independent decisions sensibly on the road. Pupils will gain an understanding of the highway code, road signs and instructions, and how to navigate themselves safely along the road and through junctions.

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Prep and Pre-Prep Festive Decorations Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 2 - 9

Contact

Miss Jennifer White

Come and learn how to be festive with textiles. In the Michaelmas Term you will be creating your own Christmas decorations with felt, adding gorgeous embellishments with beads, buttons and ribbons. In the Hilary Term you will learn how to make Easter bunnies and Easter eggs for a ‘Spring Tree’ using a wide variety of textile approaches. You will be encouraged to take home all of your of your lovely decorations at the end of each project.

Football Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Reception to Year 2

Contact

Ms Jo Reed Mrs Andrea Strauther

Have fun learning the basic skills of football. Learn how to kick, pass and dribble the ball, to score and save a goal. Be part of a team and have lots of fun.

Forest School Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 1 - 6

Contact

Ms Jo Reed

Learn while you play in the great outdoors in our Forest School site. All the activities are child-led and there are endless opportunities to problem solve and rise to a challenge. Pupils can build dens, climb trees, make water tunnels and play on the rope swings, play in the muddy kitchen, go on mini beast hunts, use tools and cook over an open fire. Pupils will learn how to use tools safely and to become ecologically aware.

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Hama Beads Lunchtime or after school

Thursday Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Reception, Years 1 and 2

Contact

Mrs Caroline Gowler

Fun, relaxed, creative activity in which you make and design patterns and shapes with plastic beads.

Hockey Club Lunchtime or after school

After School

Term

Michaelmas

Year group

Years 5 - 6

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Indoor Climbing Club Lunchtime or after school

After school

Term

TBC

Year group

Years 5 and 6 (others TBC)

Contact

Miss Sarah Hoad

Hockey club is designed to give an extra opportunity for pupils to participate in a sport which they learn during lesson time. Pupils who enjoy learning and trying out new skills in hockey will benefit from further practice and participation in this club. The club mainly focuses on game play and mini matches, where pupils can put to use their newly-acquired skills. The club also offers an opportunity for team selection and preparation.

£ Climbing course open to everybody, no prior experience of rock climbing needed. All the equipment will be provided and the girls will learn to climb and belay over the series of progressive sessions. The girls will be under the tutelage of a fully qualified Climbing Instructor at Oxford Brookes’ ‘Rock Solid’ climbing wall.

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Netball Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 5 and 6

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Netball Club is designed to give an extra opportunity for pupils to participate in a sport which they learn during lesson time. Pupils who enjoy learning and trying out new skills in netball will benefit from further practice and participation in this lunchtime club. The club mainly focuses on game play and mini matches, where pupils can put to use their newly-acquired skills. The club also offers an opportunity for team selection and preparation for matches.

Rounders Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 5 & 6

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Rounders Club is designed to give an extra opportunity for pupils to participate in an activity that they cover during lesson time. Pupils who enjoy learning and trying out new skills in rounders will benefit from further practice and participation in this club. The club mainly focuses on game play and tactics, where pupils can put to use their newlyacquired skills. The club also offers an opportunity for team selection and preparation for matches.

Skipping club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Reception to Year 6

Contact

Dr Clare Kirtley

Children are shown how to skip safely and encouraged to practise their skills in a variety of ways. As children become more confident, they are encouraged to investigate different types of skipping. Past challenges that children have set themselves have been to increase the speed of the rope, to increase the number of turns before stopping, to move forward whilst skipping and to skip forwards then backwards. Great fun has also been had playing group skipping games and teaching each other traditional skipping chants and rhymes. Skipping is a good way to increase cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility and coordination.

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Prep and Pre-Prep

Small Animal Care Lunchtime or after school

Every lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 2 - 13

Contact

Mr David Williams Mrs Julie Lossnitzer

Our growing menagerie of small animals needs daily care, and the science staff welcome assistance from interested pupils. Whether it is feeding the gecko, checking the water quality in the fish tank, watering the snails, cleaning out the stick insectarium or teaching the rats a new trick, there is always something to do.

Speech Bubbles Lunchtime or after school

After School

Term

Hilary & Trinity

Year group

Years 3 - 6

Contact

Miss Kitty Northcote

Speech and Drama Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All Year

Year group

Years 4 - 10

Contact

Miss Jannicke Stevens

The aim of this club is to develop each child’s speaking and listening skills as well as improving their self-confidence. Activities to help build these skills will include acting, playing games, debating, painting and using cameras to create mini documentaries.

ÂŁ Speech and Drama Club allows girls to work towards LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) examinations, and complete grades as part of a team. During the course, pupils develop speaking skills, an understanding of dramatic techniques and team skills. They are encouraged to explore a wide range of current affairs and themes that allow them to understand their world. Recent themes have included time travel, fairy tales, bullying, slavery, dreams and nightmares, and terrorism.

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Prep and Pre-Prep

Swimming Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 3 - 6

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Tennis Coaching Lunchtime or after school

After School

Term

Trinity

Year group

Years 4 - 6

Contact

Miss Kate Mackenzie

Swimming club is designed to give an extra opportunity for pupils to participate in an activity that they cover during lesson time. Pupils who are keen to further their stroke development, improve fitness levels and prepare for swimming galas will benefit and certainly enjoy this lunchtime club. The club is open to all pupils from Years 3 - 6 but is aimed at team swimmers or aspiring team swimmers.

ÂŁ Tennis coaching is offered by an LTA-approved coach with the aim of skill development and fun. Pupils are grouped according to ability and, depending on their level, are coached to become more effective match participants. Younger years are taught through the medium of mini tennis and introduced to fundamental tennis skills through active involvement and modified games.

Young Art Oxford Club Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

Years 2 - 9

Contact

Miss Jennifer White

Young Art Oxford is an open Art Competition for all pupils up to Year 9 and is run in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It raises valuable funds for Cancer Research UK and we are given a theme in September to explore more fully. It is very often a fun, entertaining subject! In the club you will have the opportunity to use the main Art Room and all the materials and share your developing ideas with your friends.

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Prep and Pre-Prep

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Religious Life Religious Life is at the heart of the school and is present in all its activities. A range of opportunities exists for all pupils to discuss their faith, to learn about it and to use it in the wider community. Teacher and pupil-led groups provide a chance to develop self-awareness and an understanding of how we can help others.

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Religious Life Altar Servers Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All year

Year group

Years 2 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

The celebration of Mass, whether as a whole school community or on a Sunday for boarders, is the foundation of all that we strive to do at Rye. Integral to this is the role of pupils who assist in the preparation and celebration of all masses and services. In particular, the roles of altar servers, who assist the priest, and Eucharistic ministers, who play a key role in the distribution of the Eucharist, are vital. As a group, all ministers and servers can learn and support one another in this celebration and preparation. There are opportunities for learning about various elements of the Mass, and also a chance to meet with others who undertake the same role. Servers or ministers need to have completed their first Holy Communion, and anyone with experience of doing either task in their own parish is warmly welcome.

Anglican Confirmation Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Hilary & Trinity

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

At Rye, a number of Anglican pupils take the opportunity to prepare for Anglican Confirmation. For Anglicans Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself, the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. Rye offers the opportunity to complete the programme and be confirmed in school. The course runs throughout the year and involves a combination of taught lessons and reflective practice. Any interested pupils or parents should contact Dr Willis.

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Religious Life Catholic Confirmation Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Hilary & Trinity

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

The final initiation sacrament of the Catholic faith enables young Catholics to make for themselves promises made by their parents and godparents at their baptism. Rye offers the opportunity to complete the programme and take the sacrament all in school. The course runs throughout the year and involves a combination of taught lessons and reflective practice. Any interested pupils or parents should contact Dr Willis.

Christian Union Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

All Year

Year group

Years 7 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

Christian Union meetings offer a place for pupils to explore and celebrate their faith. Led by members of Sixth Form, the Christian Union aims to enable its members to access all aspects of their religious life.

First Holy Communion Lunchtime or after school

Lunchtime

Term

Hilary & Trinity

Year group

Years 2 - 13

Contact

Dr Sean Willis

The Eucharist forms the heart of the Catholic community. Here at Rye all pupils who have been previously baptised are offered the opportunity to continue their journey towards Christian adulthood from the age of 7. At Rye we follow an accredited programme of lessons which enable pupils to develop their understanding of this life-affirming event. Classes run from Christmas until June, and the sacrament is celebrated with a special Mass on St Antony’s Day in June. All pupils learn about and celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation, which is required before Holy Communion can be taken. Any interested pupils or parents should contact Dr Willis.

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Boarders’ Clubs and Activities During the week, boarders and day girls take part in a busy programme of lunchtime and after-school activities. This is extended on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings when boarders enjoy a bespoke range of additional clubs including sports, baking, power walking, crafts, swimming, music, and games. At weekends they have access to a year-round programme of planned trips. Our excellent location in Oxford allows boarders access to the rich history of the city, and with London less than an hour away, pupils enjoy organised trips to key tourist locations. Some recent examples from our programme include: Buckingham Palace • Thorpe Park • Crazy Golf • Ice Skating • River Cruise or Punting • Brighton Beach •

Oxford Colleges and Museums • Cinema • Stratford • Warwick Castle • Picnics • London Dungeons • Oxford Street • Bowling • West End Theatre Productions The younger girls take part in a busy and diverse programme of supervised trips whilst our more senior boarders have greater independence to organise their time between study and relaxation. There is a dedicated Sunday afternoon activities programme that includes quizzes, scavenger hunts and craft opportunities and there are numerous Friday or Saturday night ‘in-house’ social events, including pamper nights, talent shows, karaoke and social events with other schools.

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Boarders’ Clubs and Activities Baking Club Lunchtime or after school

Evening

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

All boarders

Contact

Boarding House Staff

Croft Climbing Club Lunchtime or after school

After school

Term

All year

Year group

Any Croft boarder

Contact

Miss Sarah Hoad

The club offers boarders the opportunity to learn to bake both sweet and savoury dishes using the school’s excellent Food Technology facilities.

£ Boarders are welcome to attend Climbing Club every Monday 4.15 pm-6.00 pm. They are accompanied by a member of boarding staff to an Under-16 climbing session which is run by the climbing centre at Oxford Brookes Sports Centre (Headington campus). Rye girls will attend this club alongside other pupils from other schools and the session is staffed by fully qualified instructors and is supervised at all times. This is a great opportunity for any girl: beginner, intermediate or advanced. The club runs on a termly basis, and girls are expected to commit to every Monday of the term for which they sign up.

Fitness Lunchtime or after school

Evening

Term

All year

Year group

Year 7 - 13

Contact

Boarding House Staff

In the evenings boarders have extra opportunities to use Rye’s fantastic fitness suite and sporting facilities. This is a perfect way to unwind after a long day and gives a great opportunity for girls to develop and maintain good physical and mental health.

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Boarders’ Clubs and Activities Music Club Lunchtime or after school

Evening

Term

All year

Year group

All boarders

Contact

Boarding House Staff

A weekly club where boarders come together to make music. Time can be spent here practising individually for ABRSM examinations, as well as for A level, GCSE, KS3, KS2 performances. Or perhaps you could put together an ensemble for fun with friends. All in the school’s Janet Ward Building.

Power Walking Club Lunchtime or after school

Saturday Mornings

Term

Michaelmas & Hilary

Year group

All boarders

Contact

Boarding House Staff

Power Walking is an inclusive club that welcomes boarders of all abilities. There is a different route each week exploring Oxford’s finest parks and walkways. It gives the boarders a chance to socialise whilst exercising in the fresh air.

Recreational Swim Lunchtime or after school

Evenings and weekends

Term

Trinity

Year group

All Boarders

Contact

Boarding House Staff

In Trinity Term boarders have regular access in the evenings and at weekends to our fantastic outdoor heated pool. These sessions provide boarders with the opportunity to swim for fitness or just play, relax and enjoy being with their friends.

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Boarders’ Clubs and Activities Sports Club Lunchtime or after school

Evenings

Term

All year

Year group

All boarders

Contact

Boarding House Staff

Sports Club is a weekly activity with a variety of sports to choose from each session. These include anything from football and badminton to dodge ball and ultimate frisbee. In the summer we encourage making the most of the good weather by offering rounders and other outdoor games. Sports Club is a great opportunity for girls to socialise with each other and enjoy a wide range of sports.

Sunday Activities Lunchtime or after school

Sunday Afternoon

Term

All year

Year group

Years 5 - 13

Contact

Miss Sarah Hoad

On Sunday afternoons boarders have the opportunity to join in a varied activity programme. We offer sessions on a rotation each week including led sports, arts and crafts, outdoor or indoor games. The activities provide a great social opportunity for boarders which promotes friendship and teamwork.

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External Clubs

We are lucky to have a number of external clubs that are based at Rye St Antony. These provide our pupils with an even broader programme of activities and the opportunity to socialise with members of the wider community. The following entries provide information about these on-site clubs. Included also is a list of links to local sports clubs. For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

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External Clubs Abbey Netball Club For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

East Oxford School of Ballet For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

£ Oxfordshire’s Abbey Netball Club is based in Headington with training and matches taking place at Rye St Antony. Find out more about our club and results this season at: www.abbeynetballoxford. weeble.com or get in contact by sending an email to abbeynetballoxford@ googlemail.com

£ Penny Cullerne Bown teaches Royal Academy of Dance ballet classes at Rye as part of her own school, the East Oxford School of Ballet (www.eastoxfordballet.co.uk). Classes are held 7 days per week at several venues around East Oxford and Headington; children may dance purely for pleasure, or may choose to prepare for the RAD examinations, held throughout the year. In addition to Ballet, Tap and Modern/Jazz classes are offered to support and enhance the classical training - and for fun! The EOSB presents regular performances, alternating informal Recitals with full-length story ballets. A GCSE Dance course runs on Sundays and there is an auditioned Youth Ballet Company programme. All teachers are qualified and experienced ex-dancers.

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External Clubs Oxford Fencing Club For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

£ Oxford Fencing Club is a friendly club with a wide range of ages (from 8 upwards) and abilities. It is affiliated to the British Fencing Association. Fencers from other clubs who have current full membership of the BFA are very welcome as occasional visitors. The club meets in the sports centre at Rye St Antony. The club fences twice weekly: Tuesday 8:00pm–10:00pm and Friday 7:15pm–9:45pm.

Oxford Isis Korfball Club For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

£ Oxford Isis Korfball Club was set up in 2007 and has been showing the rest of the world ever since then how the game is played. With two mixed teams, regular games and plenty of social events we are always on the lookout for new recruits of all ages. Training takes place on a Monday at Rye St Antony. If you are even slightly interested in Korfball, all of us at Oxford Isis would love to meet you. Just drop us an email so we know you are coming or turn up at one of our Monday training sessions. For further information, please email: info@oxfordisis.co.uk

Trinity Oxford Netball Club For more information on external clubs please contact Miss Helen Tomlinson.

£ Trinity Oxford Netball Club is a thriving netball club with senior and junior teams playing in both the South Region and Oxfordshire netball leagues. We offer coaching, development and game play opportunities to all age groups from U11 to senior level. Seniors: Open South Region League, Div 2 and Oxfordshire Netball League Div 1. Juniors: U13 & U14 age groups will be competing to be within the Junior South Region league and U12, U13B & U16 will play within the Oxfordshire Junior League. If you wish to join our club, please contact: trinitynetball@hotmail.com

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External Clubs Club Links: Athletics Oxford City

www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com

Hockey Oxford Hockey

www.oxfordhockeyjuniors.org

Abingdon

www.abingdonac.org.uk

Oxford Hawks

Sue_Clark@ntlworld.com

Radley

www.radleyathleticsclub.co.uk

Bicester

www.bicesterac.co.uk

Abingdon

www.abingdonhockey.org.uk/ abingdon-avengers

Wycombe Phoenix

www.wycombephoenix.org

Thame

www.pitchero.com/clubs/ thamehockeyclub

Wallingford

wildcats@wallingfordhc.org.uk

Witney

juniors-coordinator@mail. witneyhockey.org.uk

Cricket Oxford Cricket

www.oxfordcricketclub.com/ index.php?section=youth

Oxford Downs

www.oxforddowns.com

Banbury

www.banburycricketclub.co.uk

Charlbury

www.charlburycricketclub.com

Cycling Oxford City Road Club

www.ocrc.co.uk

Oxonian CC, Oxford

davidphj@gmail.com

Zappi’s, Cherwell School go-ride@zappis.cc Witney Mountain Bike Dance Headington Ballet

witneymtb@gmail.com

www.eastoxfordballet.co.uk

Oxford paula@oxfordacademyofdance. co.uk Abingdon

enquiries@abingdondance.co.uk

Cowley

dance@dancerhythms.com

Cheney Ballet

Lorraine@loveballet.co.uk

Netball Abbey Netball (Oxford) abbeynetballoxford @googlemail.com Abingdon Vale

odbchair@hotmail.co.uk

Challow

yolandaowen@yahoo.co.uk / wendy.ilsley@tiscali.co.uk

Didcot didcotnetballclub@hotmail. co.uk Faringdon

Janice@simonross.biz

Kidlington kidlington.netball@hotmail. co.uk Wallingford

www.wallingfordnetball.co.uk

Rowing City of Oxford juniors@oxfordrowingclub. org.uk Falcon, Oxford

www.falconrcc.co.uk

Hinksey Sculling, Oxford www.hinkseysculling.org.uk

Gymnastics Cherwell, Oxford

www.cherwellgym.co.uk/ membership

Abingdon

www.abingdongymclub.co.uk

Abingdon

www.abingdonrc.org.uk

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External Clubs

Swimming City of Oxford

www.oxfordswim.com

Abingdon Vale

www.avsc.co.uk

Maxwell, Bucks

www.maxwellswimclub.org

Didcot Barramundi www.didcotbarramundi.com/ home Tennis Oxford City

www.oxfordcitytennis.org.uk

Norham Gardens

www.norham.org.uk

Oxford Sports

www.oxfordsportsltc.org

North Oxford

www.noltc.co.uk

My Club Coach

www.myclubcoach.co.uk

Triathlon Cherwell

www.teamcherwell.org/juniors

Bicester

jamesthechiro@hotmail.com

Thames Valley, Reading secretary@ thamesvalleytriathletes.co.uk

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Rye St Antony Activities Leaflet 2016 17  

Here we showcase the broad and exciting range of extra-curricular activities offered to pupils by Rye St Antony School.

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