Enrichment & Extension


Please visit our Music page to find out more detailed information around the opportunities we offer at Casebrook.

Casebrook Writers Group

Casebrook Writing boosts writing confidence and skill. This is an intensive 14 week programme of exciting writing activities that a small selected group of students complete online. These groups are established in classrooms and we also run an extra group during enrichment times.

Extension Speech Writing Group

Selected students work with an expert in public speaking and speech writing to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Extension Writing Group

Selected students work with a senior teacher in writing to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Rotary Speech Competition

Top students selected from the Casebrook Speech competition represent our school in a Christchurch-wide public speaking and speech writing competition, run by the Rotary organisation.

Cultural Group – Kapa Haka

Every Friday students work with Matua Willie and Whaea Tanya to learn Waiata and Haka. Student have the opportunity to perform at school assembly, community day and cultural festival.

Cultural Group – Pasifika

Students are exposed to music and dances from different pacific islands, including Samoan, Niuan and Tongan.

Creativity Plus

An annual event near the end of each year. Creativity plus is an exhibition and musical performance evening to highlight the creativity of the children of our school. Every child contributes at least one piece of work for exhibition in the hall and these are complemented by performances by several of the musical and dance groups from Casebrook.

Art Extension

Art Extension allows selected students to participate in varied art experiences that may involved art projects for our school grounds, like sculptures, murals as well as smaller projects for themselves.


An option available on Tuesday afternoons for the winter term. The students participate in a variety of activities including making up kitset projects. They learn how to identify electronic components and how to solder. For those who wish to further pursue electronics at Casebrook Intermediate it is offered to year 8 students as a Hard Materials Technology option.

CO2 cars

CO2 cars are carbon dioxide powered model cars. The children make either dragsters built for speed or scale model cars styled from scaled drawings. Near the end of each year we hold a student run race event in the school hall. Winners are decided in a range of categories that include fastest cars and audience favorites.

Otago Problem Solving

Problem Challenge is a mathematics problem solving competition aimed primarily at Intermediate School children.

Edible Gardens

A keen group of gardeners meet every Friday afternoon. We propagate, sow, plant, tend our gardens and harvest our delicious fruit and vegetables.

Landscape Design

A hugely successful program. This is an extension project from the Technology areas. Children develop designs and skills for landscape development and features around the school. Directly contributing to the school environment, enhancing and adding value to our shared external spaces.

Fabric Extension

An extension opportunity for students to design and create our own individual projects and cooperate together to create large school enhancements.

Food Extension

Allows students to develop their food skills and knowledge and participate in exciting competitions.

Casebrook Singers

The Casebrook Singers is a pop choir that is open to all who love to move and sing. This group meet every week and love to perform at a variety
 of events throughout the year.

South Island Sport Tournaments

This is a great opportunity for all the schools in the South Island to demonstrate their skills against the best. Indoor and Outdoor rotate from year to year. We are looking forward to this years Tournament in August. We will be entering teams in each sport and hope that we can once again bring home the top prize.


Casebrook basketball teams playing at the Bishopdale YMCA competition (10 weeks), Term 2 and 3 every Friday evening between 4.00pm to 7.30pm.


Casebrook has four netball teams participating in the Hagley competitions. Two Year 7 and two Year 8 teams have been selected and are committed to weekly training sessions and practices and have been displaying a high skill set.


This year Casebrook looked sharp on the cricket pitch. For the first time in years placing in the top eight out of all Canterbury Schools. The best part was most of the team were year seven students. The team are looking forward to seeing how far they can go next year.

Rugby League

Rugby League at Casebrook is a real strength. We pride ourselves with putting together a strong competitive team. Once again this year the team won the Canterbury Champs. League has been a huge success at our school for a while now, in fact we have only lost the one game in three years.


Our volleyball teams have a proud tradition of success at Intermediate school tournaments. They often train before school every week.


Casebrook enters a mixed hockey team in a weekly Hagley winter sport competition, involving Intermediate schools in Christchurch. It is one of our main winter sports options, and is a great chance for the students to learn the necessary skill sets.


Casebrook enters both Boys and Girls football in a weekly Hagley winter sport competition, involving Intermediate schools in Christchurch.

Water Polo

Our water polo team trains every week and takes part in a weekly Friday night competition. They also travel to Dunedin for the annual South Island Water Polo tournament.

Leadership and Mentorship

Casebrook runs a number of leadership and mentoring programmes through our youth workers. We operate a boys group named Tama Tu Ora, a girls group named Mana Wahine on Wednesday afternoons. These programmes are complemented by a Box-fit group called Oriori Tinana and a Thursday after school group called Te Pihi Ora.

Girls Self Defence

This programme is run three times during the year during our sport programmes.


Digi Club

Digi Club meets on a Friday in the art room. This group explores a variety technology options such as robotics, movie making, stop motion animation, 3D printing and using student designed programmes with Makey Makey.


Casebrook offers a number of different styles of dance. All our groups perform regularly. Currently we run Hip Hop, Korean and a Specialist dance group.

C3 - Coding Club

Our coding club meet on a Friday afternoon during school time. This is an exciting new opportunity for many of our students interested in coding and the opportunities to create online.

Future Problem Solving

We run a FPS group on Wednesday afternoons. This is an extension opportunity for our creative thinkers and problem solvers.