school clubs

We offer a range of extra curricular clubs at Star of the Sea school.
Here are just a few of the clubs we offer.

Board Games

Here at Star of the Sea we strive for children to develop their learning through all different kinds of activities. Board game club is the opportunity for children to not only socialise and have fun, but further their cognitive development. Did you know - playing board games stimulates brain areas that are responsible for memory formation and complex thought processes for all ages? Engaging in play assists in practicing essential cognitive skills, such as decision making, higher level strategic thinking, and problem solving. Children also learn how to communicate effectively and have the opportunity to further develop their teamworking skills. Every Tuesday lunchtime children have the opportunity play an array of different modern board games to have fun and learn.


Chess club has been running for many years at Star of the Sea and is for children in Y5 and Y6 who already know the rules of chess. We play on Tuesday lunchtimes from 12.30 in Mrs Chidlow’s classroom. We have a tournament each term and during the spring term we take part in a national tournament: the Delancey Schools Chess Tournament. Many of our children have played at the megafinal which is usually held at the RGS and one of our children even made it through to the gigafinal in Manchester! We have started chess club again after a COVID break and the children are really keen to take part!

Coding Club

Coding club is a free club offered to Year Three pupils. It is facilitated by expert technical engineers from Newcastle Building Society. In coding club pupils experiment with different code to operate Sphero robots through different challenges.

Faith in Action

Faith in Action is a national award for children between Years 6 to 13. In Y6 children can be awarded a pin badge which can lead to Bronze, Silver and Gold awards in high school. The award is open to children of any faith and is essentially about putting your faith into action - living out your faith through service and reflection. We have 20 children taking part this year and are looking forward to earning credits, reflecting and eventually celebrating our successes together!


At Star of the Sea we offer football clubs throughout Key Stage 2 and opportunities for children to represent the school through playing friendly matches with local schools. We also enter competitions in Year 6 . These include the Bishop's Cup, the Northern Cross (which we are currently holders of) and the North Tyneside Schools' 7 a side league. This half term, there will be Girls' football club on a Wednesday lunchtime and this will be open to all girls in Key Stage 2.


Here at Star of the Sea we have a range of different ways children can expand their musical interest and widen their opportunities so that their learning does not just stop at the end of a music lesson. Violin tuition (running throughout the week).

- Rock Steady band practice (giving pupils the chance to learn guitar, keyboard, drums or vocals)

- Lunchtime singing club (Mondays at lunch time)

- Keyboard tuition (running throughout the week) Pupil voice has shown that children enjoy learning about music and value it in their lives, and one thing which the students wanted was to be able to sing and perform in assemblies. That's why we recently established our singing club, and have upcoming performances planned for the violin and Rock Steady students! Here at Star of the Sea we continue to strive for more musical opportunities for our students, so watch this space! North Tyneside Music Hub

At Star of the Sea we also work alongside North Tyneside Music Education Hub (NTMEH), who provide a range of support for schools including opportunities for children to perform at Tynemouth Festival or the Whitley Bay Playhouse. There are many free activities that your children can access through the NTMEH which will encourage and develop their instrumental playing – bands, orchestras, recorder club, ukulele ensembles and North Tyneside steel pan band are some examples. These usually take place at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend, at QA college or at other local schools. If you are interested in any further musical development for your child, follow the following link, which will take you to NTMEH website:

Physical Education

At Star of the Sea we offer a wide range of active experiences and clubs for our children. We usually have a number of before and after school sports clubs each week, for children in KS1 and KS2. We listen to our children’s wants and needs and our clubs have included; boxercise, judo, dance, ball sports, multi-skills, athletics, cricket, dodgeball, archery, rock-it ball and many more!


We have a very special club called the Rainbows club.

This is a club for children who have experienced bereavement of any type - this could be the loss of a loved one, separation of parents/carers or difficulties with a friendship.

What is said in these sessions is taken seriously and is confidential.

We are so lucky to have these sessions in school and they have run for many years.

Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Seatonville Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 9EG
Main office: 0191 643 2080 | Absences: 0191 643 2088

Part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales. Company registration no: 7841435
Registered office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH