Extracurricular

We hope that you share in our belief that secondary education is not only academic but a time to develop life skills and knowledge outside of the classroom.

There are many clubs to join, run by our enthusiastic teachers, including a wide range of sports, humanities, community and charitable projects. Our performing arts faculty stage spectacular annual whole shcool production is as good as many professional shows. Outside school we are actively involved in the annual Pill Music Festival.

Please click on the links to the left for more details on our extracurricular activities.

Lunchtime and After School Activities

Liven up your lunchtime and get involved after school with our wide range of extracurricular activities.

Read out Student Activities 2018-19 booklet to find out about the fantastic activities and clubs you can get involved with…..join in today!

If you would like more details on any of these activities please talk to the member of staff running the event or ask for information at Student Support. 

Music Lessons

Music Lessons at St Katherine’s are offered under the following policy, common to all North Somerset schools.

  • Lessons are provided by teachers from the North Somerset Music Service.  These teachers are booked 6 school weeks in advance of each billing period – Terms 1/2, 3/4, 5/6
  • For this reason we request payment in ADVANCE for all lessons.  Booking for the next session will not be made without payment
  • If a teacher misses a lesson for any reason, this will be made up within that term if possible.  If not, it is made up the next term
  • If a pupil misses a lesson for any reason, including illness/school trips, this cannot be made up
  • It is the pupil’s responsibility to check the times of lessons and arrive promptly with the correct equipment
  • The Head of Department will ensure that the correct number of lessons are delivered, in a professional manner.  Any known dates, such as INSET days, will be notified in advance
  • Reports are sent out twice a year to parents
  • Any queries about lessons should be put in writing (or email), to the Head of Department, who will contact you (hutchensj@stkaths.org.uk)
  • One double term is required for cancellation of lessons – this should be done either in writing or by email to the Head of Performing Arts (Mr Hutchens; hutchensj@stkaths.org.uk)
  • Lessons are provided for 33 weeks over the year

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a highly regarded national scheme.  It is open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 24 and offers participants the opportunity to become involved in lots of exciting activities.   The Award is split into three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold and comprises an overnight hiking expedition, as well as volunteering, skill and physical sections.  At St Katherine’s we currently have over 50 students from years 10 and 11 enrolled on the Bronze award, as well as students in the Sixth Form who are completing their Silver Awards.

On completion of each level students are awarded a certificate which is highly regarded by both employers and further education providers.

Mr Parsons is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre Manager and he is based at St Katherine’s where full training and support is provided for the Expedition section. Students complete a practise weekend, during which they have to plan and navigate a route to walk, as well as demonstrating good camp-craft skills. They will then have to complete a longer assessed expedition with less help from the leaders.

For further information on the Award, please see the official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website at www.dofe.org.

Your contact in school is Mr Parsons.

Student Council

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a highly regarded national scheme.  It is open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 24 and offers participants the opportunity to become involved in lots of exciting activities.   The Award is split into three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold and comprises an overnight hiking expedition, as well as volunteering, skill and physical sections.  At St Katherine’s we currently have over 50 students from years 10 and 11 enrolled on the Bronze award, as well as students in the Sixth Form who are completing their Silver Awards.

On completion of each level students are awarded a certificate which is highly regarded by both employers and further education providers.

Mr Parsons is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre Manager and he is based at St Katherine’s where full training and support is provided for the Expedition section. Students complete a practise weekend, during which they have to plan and navigate a route to walk, as well as demonstrating good camp-craft skills. They will then have to complete a longer assessed expedition with less help from the leaders.

For further information on the Award, please see the official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website at www.dofe.org.

Your contact in school is Mr Parsons.