THE BENEFITS OF AN EXTENDED DAY
All prep schools offer a wide range of co-curricular activities but at KC we are particularly proud of the breadth and quality of our after school clubs and activities offer.
This is not only extended wrap-around-care, this is an extension of our exciting, fun and inspirational education. All our teachers offer a range of clubs aligned to their expertise and interests thus ensuring a passionate and skilled delivery of provision.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We host approximately 70 clubs each week with a huge diversity of choice from Young Authors, to Weaving, Fencing, Construction and Italian conversation. So many children stay until 6.00 pm, not because of their parents' commitments to work but because they choose to. Parents can be often greeted with an unhappy face from their children if they collect too early!
- Pupils joining after school clubs gather for an afternoon snack in the Dining Hall at 4.00pm.
- Session 1 runs from 4.10pm to 5.00pm and session 2 runs from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Students can chose different clubs for each session.
- Students taking the school bus home gather outside the School Office before boarding the school buses which depart at 5.15pm.
- Parents are able to register for after individual school activities online using the “Schools Buddy” app making it simple to track and add these to your diary.
- Clubs are updated each term relevant to the season and we are always looking for new opportunities to add to the programme.
A selection of our co-curricular clubs and activities can be seen below, expand for details.
KS2 Musical Theatre
Design and Lettering
Make and Create
Design, Calligraphy and Fashion
Textile, arts and crafts
|Community And Wellbeing
Stories and Poems
Advanced Practical Science
Computer / Science Coding
Italian for Beginners
Quiet Studying and Reading
Need to stay later? Try our supper club. If you have plans for the evening or need to work later than planned we have a flexible supper club or occasional boarding programme. Children can stay on with the boarding community after 6.00pm for an evening meal or for the night in our Sidney Cooper family Boarding House. If your child is staying for an evening meal/occasional boarding at Sidney Cooper House, they can make their way to the Boarding House after their 6:00 activity.
We love taking our pupils out on school trips enabling them to learn while they explore. This starts at an early age with pupils visiting the school’s working farm and from Year Three onwards they will be going on day outings to local points of interest from castles to forests or museums to the seaside.
In Year Five residential sports tours are introduced for all children and these take place each term. The tours are 1 or 2 overnight stays and will involve fixtures on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. This helps to develop independence and understanding of teamwork and decision making whilst the children and staff attending have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Our Year Five children are also all given the opportunity to enjoy a 3 night outdoor education experience in Northern France. This involves climbing, teambuilding, water based activities whilst enjoying the delights of nights under canvas.
In Year Six residential sports tours are introduced for all children and these take place each term. The tours are 1 or 2 overnight stays and will involve fixtures on a Thursday/Friday and Saturday. This helps to develop independence and understanding of teamwork and decision making whilst the children and staff attending have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Our Holiday Fun Club is only available to KC Foundation pupils and runs during half term breaks and the main holiday periods of Christmas, Easter and the Summer vacation. The club will involve a variety of activities age appropriate for each child, run by our own KC staff and will cover the extended school day.
Holiday Clubs are bookable online, and details are sent to parents by parent mail to register, giving you the opportunity to select the days and times you require care for.
An additional charge is made for the Holiday Club service. For more information please contact the School Office.
All children take part in drama activities within the curriculum and can choose to attend drama clubs or GREAT drama once a week.
We aim to provide an enjoyable environment where pupils can develop their creativity as well as their performance and evaluation skills. We encourage teamwork and cooperation as well as developing leadership and communication. Primarily, the emphasis is to have fun while improving confidence.
The children take part in:
Through art and design we aim to enhance our pupils lives through fun, inspiration, creativity and self-expression!
Our diverse curriculum ensures that our pupils progress through the school extending their knowledge, building on their skills, and becoming increasingly independent in their approach to art.
We recently opened our new Sydney Cooper art studio at the top of the school. The studio is flooded with light and has views over our wonderful grounds and the surrounding orchards. We use quality materials and a variety of easy to use techniques. Our experienced teachers, ensure that children of every ability can achieve success in art lessons.
Plenty of opportunities are also provided by our GREAT programme and after school clubs for children to extend and develop their skills and to experience a wider range of visual arts.
All children’s art and design is celebrated by displays in classrooms and other areas of the school and by the presentation of ‘Artist of the fortnight’ badges.
At school everyone participates in, and also appreciates, art and design.
Children are the innovators and inventors of the future, their creativity knows no bounds. At Kent College Junior School we see so much potential in our children and wish to give them the opportunity to be imaginative and creative in a huge range of ways. Design Technology is an amazing subject and contains a wide range of essential skills particularly for Primary age children. In this subject their creative and essential skill set is developed. We will work on practical skills working with a range of materials in a purpose built classroom that is filled with exciting resources. We will safely do woodwork, use textiles, create a huge number of exciting models and even use lego in lessons!
The children are actively encouraged to look at products and items they use and question how they could be improved upon. It really could be rocket science for our would be designers! It is essential at this imaginative age to foster the skills that children will need to go on and build successful models and creations that later on may even become patented designs.
The Children bounce into the classroom full of ideas and leave feeling accomplished and with the satisfaction of a job well done. These skills also enable children to face challenges in other areas of life with the same enthusiasm and can do attitude, helping them to be positive and resourceful in the face of difficulties.
Design Technology really is an essential subject in todays’ ever changing world, creativity, adaptability and enthusiasm are what life is all about.
Throughout the subject children are encouraged to think creatively and question what they know about a wide range of materials and processes.
|FARM AND RIDING
Pupils at Kent College are incredibly lucky to have access to the school’s full working farm, set in 50 acres (20 hectares) of land.
Moat Farm is a short walk from the main Senior school campus, and is open to all pupils from both the Junior and Senior schools. It is equally popular with students who want to be Young Farmers or are aiming to pursue a career such as veterinary science, or with those who simply love the experience of spending time with the wide array of farm animals. Moat Farm also has a riding school and arena, where pupils can learn to ride and to look after horses.