New Brighton Clubhouse
A place where amazing things Get Done!
The New Brighton Clubhouse is the community hub for the New Brighton Community in Calgary, which is located in the New Brighton neighbourhood. 1st Class After Class – New Brighton Clubhouse serve all the families of the Auburn Bay, New Brighton Community and have children from the New Brighton School, St. Marguerite School, Dr. Martha Cohen School and FFCA. This location offers a Before and After School program and Kindergarten program.
At 1st Class After Class – New Brighton Clubhouse, we believe it is our mission to make every child feel happy, safe and free to explore and learn, which we achieve through a programming designed specifically to meet the needs of each child, we provide tons of opportunities to engage in STEM, play, physical activities, literacy, clubs, and more. Our Kindergarten program offers programming that is designed to complement what they are learning in their classroom while still Playing, Growing, Learning & Having fun with weekly themes based on their interests.
It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.
Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.
Before & After Grade 1-6
Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.
With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.
Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.
Our programs use a research based curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids.
OSC Program Director
Ms. Phairun is the Director of our New Brighton Clubhouse OSC and kindergarten program. She holds her Child Development Worker Certificate in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Makeup/Prosthetics. She returned to the childcare industry after finishing school in make-up artistry and is wildly creative. Ms. Phairun has been with 1st Class After Class since 2017 and has brought a her unique creative and leadership skill to the NBCC program.
Ms. Phairun says one of the many reasons she enjoys working for 1st Class is "Everyday I get to provide new and exciting learning experiences for the children and develop strong positive relationships with the families". When Phairun isn’t dedicating her time to the program, you will find her at home with her two fur babies Dixie and Wilson, and the love of her life Mike!
Meet Mr. Brendon! Mr. Brendon is a Child development Assistant and also has a long history in coaching athletics. He grew up playing soccer during his youth and hockey throughout his early adulthood. He believes that sports gives a sense of discipline while also giving children a sense of belonging and confidence.
Mr. Brendon has a lot knowledge teaching through sports and has a thorough understanding of how children learn through sports. Mr. Brendon has also brought his love for music into the programs as he incorporates learning experiences through music and movement. When Mr. Brendon is not having fun with children in the program, he enjoys family time which involves hiking and camping. He also loves skiing, hockey and plays soccer in the city.