Primary: Pre-Prep to Year 6
The school motto is 'Let your Light Shine'. As a coeducational primary school, we provide a broad range of co-curricular activities so that each child can discover his/her gifts and talents and ultimately 'Let their Light Shine'.
The co-curricular programs on offer are extensive and provide opportunities to undertake new challenges and try new activities ranging across sport, music, visual art, drama and charitable activities. Interest, learning, enthusiasm and commitment are vital ingredients of involvement in these additional activities.
Some activities or clubs are organised and directed by the Primary School teachers and these activities are provided at no cost to the students. They include: ICT Gurus, Building Club, Lego Club, The Arcade, ICT Club, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Batter Up, Netty Nippers, Art Box and Hockey Hitters.
External groups provide after school activities which are user-pays. These include Clayfield Aquatics, Shaw Park Tennis, Speech & Drama, Delta Gymnastics, Brainways, AFL QLD- Auskick, Go Sports, Milo Cricket, Brisbane Roar and Rookie to Reds Rugby.
There is ample opportunity for students to be involved in the extensive Music program at Clayfield College, through membership of various choirs and ensemble groups, which provide many performance opportunities. For more information about the fantastic music program at Clayfield College, please visit musicatclayfield.weebly.com.
Instrumental Music Tuition
Individual instrumental music tuition is also on offer, where students can learn a variety of musical instruments, for example, piano and stringed instruments. Half hour lessons are provided weekly and rotate throughout the school day.
Outdoor Education Program
The Outdoor Education Program aims to provide challenges which extend each student beyond his or her perceived limits physically, emotionally and psychologically. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 engage in two or three day camps at either Camp Mapleton or Noosa North Shore where they move outside their comfort zones, participate in team building, make new friendships, develop leadership skills and practise decision-making and problem-solving, all of which develop independence in a safe and supportive framework. All outdoor education experiences are facilitated by experienced and accredited specialist staff, and supervised by College staff.
Established in 1938, the Andrews Cup Sports Association now comprises ten member schools sharing similar values and traditions which support active participation of primary school girls in healthy sporting pursuits. Girls in Years 2-6 compete in athletics, cross country, gymnastics, netball, softball, swimming, tennis and touch.
Andrews Cup Metropolitan Meets
Clayfield College girls in Years 2 – 6 also have the opportunity to participate in a range of Andrews Cup Metropolitan (Metro) Meets. The Andrews Cup Association provides an informal lead-in season to the formal Andrews Cup competition events. The Metro Meets focus on skill development, with increased opportunities for student participation and competition.
City District, Regional and State Sport
Students who excel in various sports have the opportunity to trial for City District teams. In 2016, Clayfield College Primary School is the organising school for the City District competitions. From these competitions, students may then be selected into Regional and State teams.
Students in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to go on the China Tour where they visit the cities of Beijing and Jinan. The group visits two schools, Fang Cao Di Primary School and Shandong Normal University Primary School, where the students engage in formal assemblies, and lessons like calligraphy, paper cutting, and Kung Fu. The Clayfield students perform Australian songs or dances and other presentations. A busy cultural itinerary is undertaken during the eight-day study tour which includes iconic attractions such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium.
Primary School students and their families have assisted some charities through fund raising efforts. It is important for children to be aware of, develop empathy for and learn ways to help those not as fortunate as themselves. Some of the charities that have been supported include Genes for Jeans Day, RSPCA, Mater Little Miracles, Epilepsy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.