At Michaela we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Michaela Guides and Future Leaders
Guide and FL meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Below is the schedule by year group:
Tuesday 8/1: Y8 and 9 Guides
Wednesday 9/1: Y7 Guides
Tuesday 15/1: Y8 FLs
Wednesday 16/1: Y7 FLs
Tuesday 22/1: Y10 FLs
Wednesday 23/1: Y9 FLs
Tuesday 30/1: Y11 FLs
Wednesday 31/1: Y7 Guides
Tuesday 5/2: Y8 and 9 Guides
Wednesday 6/2: Y7 FLs
Tuesday 12/2: Y10 FLs
Wednesday 13/2: Y9 FLs
Art Club – Pupils who are keen artists are able to explore an extended range of media, producing both skillful and original artworks.
Chess Club – The game of chess has fascinated and frustrated for millennia. Chess Club is open to anyone from absolute beginner to grand master. Pupils will learn both the basics of the game and tactics and strategies to compete with anyone who may challenge them.
Games Club – Games club is open to anyone who wants to play some of the familiar classics (Ludo, Snakes & Ladders) or something entirely new (Bananagrams, Dobble, 24 and Perudo, amongst others). Pupils will be taught how to play games they are new to, and there will also be the chance to compete in fun tournaments against teachers.
Hegarty Maths & Times Tables Rock Stars – Those pupils who are keen on sharpening up their maths skills have up to an hour every day after school in the Maths computer club. Pupils enjoy out competing each other with their times tables and in the number of topics they have completed on Hegarty Maths.
Mathletes Main Group – The Mathletes Main Group is for anyone who loves Maths. In the group pupils will have a chance to look at lots of challenging Maths puzzle and get plenty of preparation for the Junior Maths Challenge. On top of this, they will have the chance pit their wits against some of Britain’s greatest code-breakers by taking part in the weekly GCHQ puzzle.
Mathletes Elite Group – The Mathletes Elite Group is for anyone who is looking to really push themselves mathematically. In the group, pupils will have the chance to learn about Maths topics that do not feature on the normal GCSE curriculum, along with preparing themselves for the Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Mathematics and Engineering Masterclasses at the Royal Institute
Every year for the past few years, some Year 9 Michaela pupils have been lucky enough to attend Saturday masterclasses in either Mathematics or Engineering at the Royal Institution. These masterclasses are run by university lecturers and are an excellent opportunity to explore Mathematical topics and puzzles outside of the GCSE curriculum. There will be opportunities to be selected for the Engineering masterclasses in the spring, and for the Mathematics masterclasses in December 2018/January 2019.
Reading Club – For pupils who love reading but who struggle in this area, after school every day, there is an extra reading club with 30 minutes of reading aloud with a teacher.
Instrumental Lessons – Michaela currently offers one-to-one piano, violin, flute and guitar lessons at a subsidised rate. Pupils are taught by external professional musicians. Pupils can work towards ABRSM graded exams and may have opportunities to perform as soloists in our end of term Music Assemblies.
Choir – The school choir rehearses every Tuesday after school for one hour and performs three times a year at the end of term Assemblies. Previous repertoire has included the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
Instrumental ensemble – Once a term, specially selected instrumentalists come together to form an instrumental ensemble. The ensemble practices in individual lessons, sectionals and then full rehearsals to prepare for a termly performance of an important classical work. In the past these have included Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers and Swan Lake.
Netball – As part of our sports provision, Michaela has dedicated netball coaches who come to the school once a week to train with our KS3 pupils. On top of this, every Friday after school we have training in the yard for our year 7, year 9 and year 10 teams. Taking part in the netball teams is a great way to improve your teamwork skills and fitness whilst having a lot of fun. Please contact Ms Jones if you’re interested in taking part.
Football Team – The Stoics – Every Friday after school, our football teams (known as the Stoics) make their way down to Powerleague to train. We play matches against other schools and have an annual year 11 pupils versus staff match. It is very competitive to be a stoic. To join, you must be able to combine footballing prowess with an excellent attitude to your studies. Please contact Mr Kendall if you’re interested in taking part.