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Castle Cove Public School

Castle Cove Public School


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Chess Club

Started over 7 years ago with 15 students we now have four different groups with over 80 students involved. From 8:15 to 9:15am on Wednesday mornings the students (Years 1-6) receive a lesson and play games. 

There are two beginner classes, one rookie and the most experienced group is called intermediate. Sydney Academy of Chess provide the four tutors as well as run our inschool tournaments. From these groups the top 30 players are selected and go on to play in an interschool competition. 

Apart from the obvious fun our students receive from playing chess there are also educational benefits such as improving concentration and focus, encouraging creative and lateral thinking as well as increasing self confidence.

Chess club 2018

Chess Club will be restarting on Wednesday 7th February.  It is open to all students in Years 1-6.  We currently have four classes, one of which is for beginners.  Classes are held every Wednesday 8.15am-9.15am in the school library.  Tutors are supplied by the Sydney Academy of chess.  If your child would like to join this popular club please follow this link to enrol and pay.  Please enter the class code: M0NZ21WQTI.  Visit the Sydney Academy of chess page and  enrol from there.