Extra Curricular Activities



Extracurricular activities allow our students the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and clubs. Often these activities meet during lunch or after school hours and they are a great way to build lasting friendships among students. Extracurricular activities also help Saint Helen students gain valuable skills in time management, commitment and dedication, social skills, and self-confidence.

Our Students have the opportunity to participate in the following extracurricular activities:


i. St. Helen School Music Band and Choir Program

The program is open to all St. Helen school students from 1st through 8th grade.

It is an activity that requires self-discipline and willingness to follow directions.

All sessions are simultaneously held on location and virtually.

The Beginner Group’s session is held afterschool on Mondays 3:30-4:30PM.

The Violins Ensemble with Mr. Anthony is held after school on Tuesdays 3:30-4:30PM.

The Advanced Group is held after school on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM.

The Mixed Choir and Selected Band Group’s session is held after school on Thursdays 3:30-4:30PM.


  • Regular practice of at least 20 minutes a day is necessary for the student’s progress.
  • Students are required to care for and maintain their instruments and music folders.
  • Drummers are required to own a pair of drumsticks and drum brushes.
  • Woodwind players are required to own a set reed preferably size #2.
  • There will be three groups of students identified by a two-letter code shown below.
  • Please attend only the days shown below according to your code.
  • BG beginners (Mon.) AD advanced (Mon. + Wed.) CH = choir + adv. band mix (Thu.)
  • The AD group membership will be decided upon student’s musical skill and appropriate behavior.
  • A $____ rental fee for music instruments (depending on their value) will be asked at the school’s discretion to allow the instruments to be taken home for practice.
  • Practice sessions would approximately go from 3:30 to 4:30 with extra time for set up and clean up.
  • If a practice session falls on an early release day it would be rescheduled or cancelled.
  • Every practice session will begin with reciting of the Music Band Student Prayer (see enclosed.)



ii. Debate club

Saint Helen students participate in the debate competition that is held yearly at Saint Helen Catholic School between 5th through 8th grade.


iii. Soccer/Basketball Team.

Saint Helen School has a strong formidable soccer and Basketball teams. It is open to Middle school students. Our Students compete yearly with other Catholic Schools in the Archdioceses of Miami.


iv. Altar Servers 

Saint Helen students who received his/her First Holy Communion may be accepted as an altar server candidate.  Students attend training sessions and may be asked to serve at school, parish, and other special masses.


v. Arts Club/ Arts Enrichment Classes

The Art Club in Saint Helen School is new and open to all students, from Pre-K through 8th grade. Classes are offered after school for students interested in Arts. During the winter months, students will learn about the color wheel and artists while creating.

Saint Helen’s School offered classes after school for students Interested in the arts. Classes are being offered for grades 1st – 8th grade.

During the winter months, students will learn about the color wheel and artists while Creating!

vi. Spanish Competition

Every year during the springtime there is a vocabulary contest that is being offered throughout the Archdiocese of Miami. Last year we had one participant here in Saint Helen School that entered the contest.


School Schedule

Free Breakfast and Lunch Program:

School Hour (PreK – K):

7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

School Hours (1st – 8th grade):

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day (After School Care):
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School Uniform RisseBrothers


Title 1 Parent Training Academy Program (Saddle Up and Read)

Title 1 Parent Training Academy is a program that provides resources and training for parents to help their children succeed in school. 

"Saddle up and Read" is likely a playful way to encourage parents to join the training and get ready to support their children's reading skills.

The program offers parents workshops to instruct them on methods to assist their children's learning. The program's objectives are to:

(1) Explain the Title I Program.

(2) Improve parenting and literacy skills.

(3) Model instructional strategies that can be used at home to help students with reading/writing, math, and science.

The program consists of seven training sessions, including an orientation and an annual parent seminar, and is held Virtual at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Title I Parent Training Academy

School Mass

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Reading: Jer 20:10-13

I hear the whisperings of many:
“Terror on every side!
Denounce! let us denounce him!”
All those who were my friends
are on the watch for any misstep of mine.
“Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,
and take our vengeance on him.”
But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.
In their failure they will be put to utter shame,
to lasting, unforgettable confusion.
O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,
who probe mind and heart,
Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,
for to you, I have entrusted my cause.
Sing to the LORD,
praise the LORD,
For he has rescued the life of the poor


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Saint Helen Catholic School
3340 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Email: Secretary@Sainthelen.net

Phone: (954) 739-7094

Fax: (954) 739-0797