We believe it is important for children to find hobbies they are passionate about outside of school, and the CCA programme will give them exposure to a range of exciting activities.
Learners can choose from over 90 CCAs. From the more traditional choices such as choir, Model United Nations (MUN), netball, rugby, swimming and chess club to contemporary options like Dungeons & Dragons, golf, lego robotics, Irish dancing and race car engineering, there’s something for everyone!
Many of the CCAs are free unless it is taught by a specialist or some additional materials are needed. Some of the CCAs are offered during lunchtime or before school.
We consider every child at Nexus capable of taking on a leadership role. Through Primary Action Groups, Secondary Student Council and Eco-Committees children are encouraged to take action in planning and organising a variety of initiatives. They have worked on projects such as their own vertical garden, from prototype to a 2 metre high garden. Another group of learners is creating their own skate park!
Older learners are encouraged to lead a CCA as part of their CAS component for their IB Diploma or as contribution towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award. One of our most popular CCAs is The Culture of Food. In this CCA learners take charge of the kitchen and explore and recreate global cuisines and share the customs that accompany the food. The aim is to equip all participants with a range of recipes which can be cooked at university - budget meals, one pot meals, dinner party and celebration dishes, TV dinners, edible presents etc.