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Clubs & Activities

Extra Curricular Clubs

We run a wide variety of extra curricular clubs at Dalmain, which take place either before school, during lunch time or after school and are free of charge.

Children are invited to select a club at the start of each academic year, and we endeavour to place as many children as possible in their first choice of club.

As well as joining a club, all children are invited to join the school choir.

Click here for this year’s Clubs Timetable.  If your child is not enrolled in a club but would like to join one, please speak to someone in the school office.

Music Lessons

From Year 3, all children can learn to play a musical instrument.

The instrumental lessons we currently offer are: clarinet, flute, recorder, cornet, trumpet, tenor horn, baritone, harmonica, guitar, violin, ukulele, and djembe.

Payment for lessons is £135 per term for Saxophone, £95 per term for brass and £75 per term for all other instruments.  If your child is currently / has been on Free School Meals, then you could be entitled to subsidised music tuition. If you require further information, please contact the school office.

Instruments will be issued by school and will be accompanied by a loan agreement for the parent / carer to sign before lessons can begin. Upon signature of the agreement, the parent / carer agrees to take responsibility for the instrument which means paying for any damage incurred (excluding general wear and tear.) As stated in the agreement, one half term’s written notice is required if it is decided that music lessons are to cease.

Payment for tuition is required in advance at the start of every half term. Failure to pay could result in the space being offered to another child.

If a pupil would like to learn and instrument, they should speak to a member of the school office staff to enquire about any vacancies.

For the music dates for this term, click here

School Council

Dalmain’s School Council is comprised of two elected members from each class.

Rationale:

  • For all pupils’ social development
  • To ensure pupils have a voice in the running and improvement of the school
  • To give children an opportunity to develop independence and initiative
  • To cover cross-curricular aspects of the PHSCE, English and Maths curriculum
  • To develop thinking skills and to contribute to whole-school focus on problem solving
  • To develop pupils’ speaking and listening skills.

Activities of a School Councillor:

  • Participate in class discussions about issues for School Council
  • Represent the views of the class at School Council meetings
  • Participate in School Council meetings (usually Monday lunch time)
  • Take responsibility for action agreed at School Council meetings
  • Feed back to the class and the teacher about what has happened at the School Council meeting.

If pupils have an issue that they would like discussed at School Council, they can approach their class representatives who will speak on their behalf.

Eco Council

The Eco Council was set up to enable pupils to make active decisions on how to make the school more sustainable.  Every year two pupils are elected from each Key Stage 2 class to represent the views of their class on the Council.

This is our Eco Code, created by the Eco Council: