Clubs and Enrichments
In addition to a full academic curriculum, Saints Peter and Paul School encourages student participation in extra-curricular interests which enhance their student experience.
Band – Students in 3rd-8th Grade may participate in instrumental Band. There is an additional fee for Band as well as a charge for instrument rental (through Taylor’s Music in West Chester). Each week, students have a small group lesson for their particular instrument and a band rehearsal. A Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert are held each year.
Choir – Beginning in 3rd grade, students may participate in in the Parish Children’s Choir. This Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and performs at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Reading Olympics – for Grades 4-8. The Goal of Reading Olympics is to increase the quality and quantity of books students read for enjoyment. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this reading event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved. Visit http://readingolympics.cciu.org/ to learn more about Reading Olympics in Chester County.
Irish Dance – lessons are conducted by McDade School of Irish Dance after school on Tuesdays from January through March each year. This is open to all students, including PreK students. There is an additional fee. The school students perform on St. Patrick’s Day (school observed) in the gym for their school mates and parents.
- Students in 8th grade put together an annual school magazine which includes stories, poems and art work from students in Grades K to 8. All students can purchase this magazine in the spring.
- Eighth Grade Students meet at lunch recess and after school to design and edit the magazine.
Girl and Boy Scouts:
- Cub/Boy Scouts does not have a group specific to Saints Peter and Paul School. Our Cub/Boy Scouts are aligned with East Goshen or Fern Hill Elementary Schools. However, the dens tend to be all Saints Peter and Paul School boys. Cub Scouts start in 1st grade. A form is usually sent home at the end of kindergarten to invite boys to an informational meeting.
- Girl Scouts are organized for each grade. A flyer is distributed at the beginning of the school year to gauge interest. A troop is formed for each grade and requires parent leaders/ volunteers. Girl Scouts start in Kindergarten.
“The Wake-Up Call at Saints Peter and Paul” Production Team:
- Middle School students produce and present the school news on the television station each day. Students fill the technical, photography and on-air talent roles.
- Younger grades participate by leading The Pledge of Allegiance and making other special announcements.
Each spring Saints Peter and Paul School presents a high caliber musical production. Tryouts occur in the winter for 6th, 7th and 8th grades and rehearsals are held beginning in January. Past productions include: Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, Seussical and Wicked. All are invited to attend the musical production, which is presented in the spring. The 2017 musical is Annie! and will be performed on March 30th, April 1st and April 2nd.
7th & 8th Grade Cluster Dances:
Saints Peter and Paul School partners with other area Catholic Elementary Schools to sponsor combined school dances on a rotational basis throughout the school year. Dance Dates for the 2016-2017 school year are: Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Jan 6, Feb 10, Mar 24, Apr 7 and May 12.
CYO Sports – Offered generally beginning in Grade 5 for all school and parish students. Cross County and Track and Field are offered to students beginning in Kindergarten. Each winter, CYO hosts a basketball clinic on Sunday afternoons for students in Grades 1-4. To learn more about CYO sports, please select the “CYO” tab on this website.
Below is a list of additional activities available:
- Student Council
- Soccer Shots
- Science Explorers
- National History Day
- Book Club
- Sewing Club
- Archdiocese Spelling Bee
- National Geographic Bee
- Intramural Sports: flag football, dodge ball.
- Peer Mentoring and “Study Buddies”
- Various Service Projects