Before, during and after school activities

Students playing chess

Turner School has a range of onsite activities for students including:

Turner School Age Care (K-6)

Turner School Age Care provides before school (7.30–9am), after school (3–6pm) and school holiday care for children attending Turner School (K-6). Child Care Benefit and Rebate is available to eligible families.

Contact Jamie on 02 62473452 (after 2.30pm on school days) or visit the YWCA website for more information.

Turner Preschool Care

Turner Preschool Care provides after preschool care for children attending Turner Preschool. Child Care Benefit and Rebate is available to eligible families.

Contact 0417 436 853

Turner Trebles choirs

Tobias Cole directs the two Turner Trebles choirs – boys (8am Monday) and girls (8am Tuesday) in the Senior Hall. If your child enjoys singing and wants to develop his/her voice and musical skills in a choir directed by one of Canberra's leading singers and conductors contact Tobias on 0437 375 976.

Turner After School Chess

Tuesday afternoons from 3pm to 4:30pm.  Qualified Master Level coaches.  All ages and all skill levels invited.
Play, learn and enjoy! Contact Shaun Press on 0488954938 or

Canberra Youth Theatre

Canberra Youth Theatre runs after school Drama in Primary Schools workshops for year 5/6 students (Wednesday) and years 2-4 students (Thursday) in the Senior Hall.

Contact 02 6248 5057 or visit the Canberra Youth Theatre website for more information.

K-6 Piano lessons

Karthyani Krishnan offers piano lessons at Turner School before school, during the school day and after school for students from kindergarten to year 6.

Contact Karthyani Krishnan on 0401 405241

Celtic Arts - guitar and violin lessons

Celtic Arts Agency offers guitar and violin lessons at Turner School during the school day for students from year 1 to year 6. The Agency has a philosophy of providing a broad musical education which includes sight reading, ear playing, theory, improvisation, rhythm, varied musical styles and general musicianship. We provide a friendly, non-judgmental environment in which to stimulate students.

Contact Sharon Casey on 0404 217 528 or .

Free Rangers

Learn practical skills and get your hands dirty be in the outdoors in the fresh air.  Monday and Thursdays 3-6pm. Kindergarten to year 6.

Ph: 0405467173 or visit

Fun Languages

Fun Languages for Children - Creating Global Citizens -  Learn Mandarin.

Please contact Eloisa on 0448 481 480 or  Email

IN SCHOOL CLUBS - Lunch and Recess

Ukulele Project - Wednesday mornings at 8:15am in the big hall on Condamine Street. We finish before the start of day bell.
Anyone is welcome - from beginner to brilliant. 
We have students, parents, staff and community all having fun together.  You can bring your own ukulele and if you don’t have one, you can borrow one for the session. Hope to see you there!  Led by Allison Edmonds

Year 5/6 Djembe group - Wednesday lunchtime and is open to year 5/6 students. Limited spots due to the number of djembes and will open to other year groups only if we have spaces. For any drumming adults, if you have your own full-sized djembe, you are welcome to come join us from 11-11:50am on Wednesday morning in the music room.  Led by Allison Edmonds and Effie Logan

Years 3 to 6 Chess club - Mondays at lunchtime from  11-11:50am in the Senior Hall.  Led by Rima Kemp.

Year 5/6 Coding Club - Georgia’s classroom – C5. Fridays from lunch eating time, BYO class Chromebook.  Led by Georgia Stephens, Phil and Ivan.

Earthlings - for anyone who loves our environment, enjoys problem solving, likes working in teams and wants to make a difference for our school. We work together to find solutions to problems and make our community a better place for everyone. Join Laura and Flick in the library every Wednesday recess at 1:30pm. Together, we will do great things!  Led by Laura Langston and Felicity O’Flynn.

Senior Choir - Tuesday during the first half of lunch in the music room and all children in years 3-6 are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for students who love to sing in a choir setting  and wish to build on their repertoire of songs in preparation for performances such as assemblies, community events, Limelight and Northside Spectacular. We hope to see many familiar and new faces join us this year. Led by Julie Mayhew and Jocelyn James

Junior Choir - Sessions will be on Wednesdays during the first half of lunch and all children in K-2 are welcome to attend. They will build a repertoire of songs over the year, many of which will be performed at assemblies, to the preschool classes and at the fete. We hope to see many familiar and new faces join us this year. Led by Jess Engele and Kayla Gifford

Turner’s Pedals to the Petal club - Every recess Monday and Friday join Flick in the garden to dig, plant, weed, clean and repair. We grow plants, fix bikes, enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Come along to get your hands dirty and have some no-pressure fun. When: 1:30pm (recess) Monday and Friday. Where: Kitchen garden, next to the train yard. Meet at the gate. Led by Felicity O’Flynn