Elementary Extra-curricular Activities

Cooking

Cooking is a terrific life skill for students of all ages to learn and encourages students to make healthy choices.  Students will work in a supervised area to learn some basic food knowledge and preparation techniques.  We will create small, easy dishes that hopefully students can help parents re-create at home.  We will learn some new recipes that promote healthy and yummy choices too!

Cook/Food Preparations

Cooking is a terrific life skill for students of all ages to learn and encourages students to make healthy choices.  Students will work in a supervised area to learn some basic food knowledge and preparation techniques.  We will create small, easy dishes that hopefully students can help parents re-create at home.  We will learn some new recipes that promote healthy and yummy choices too!

DragonBots & Computational Thinking

DragonBots Robotics and Computational Thinking ECA is a year-long club which focuses on Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics. This club challenges students to think like scientists and engineers as they work together in teams to build, test, and programme an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms EV3. In Semester 2, 2019, we are aiming to plan a competitive event based on First Lego League (with other international schools in the region) where students combine coding and design skills to create innovative solutions to real-world problems using Lego Mindstorms equipment.

*Note: the maximum number of participants in this year-long ECA is 18. Of these 18, 9 can indicate that they are serious about competing in a competitive event and are willing to commit to the year and other possible lunchtime sessions. For the other 9 students, the second semester is optional – if they are enjoying the challenge and activities, they are able to stay, if they feel like they would like to move on to something else in Semester 2, they have that option as well.

Drama Production

Journey to the East
 
A young student of a mixed cultural background (east and west) is taken on a journey of self discovery revealing their family’s history in Suzhou, China.
 
This humorous and emotional story explores and challenges preconceptions of cultural differences. It shows the joy of truly knowing yourself.
 
We are seeking creative artists to bring the narrative to life.

Floor Hockey

This is a version of ice hockey that is played on a floor. This activity will be a combination of hockey skills development and team games.

Grades 3-5 Choir

Love Singing?  - Come and join the Elementary Choir led by our Choirmaster: Ms Rodica Burghelea. We will be learning 2 and 3 part songs to perform together at concerts and assemblies in all styles of music.

  • Time:  Tuesday (After school) - 3:45-4:45pm
  • Location:  BS 206 (Music Room)

Requirements:

  • This ensemble is available for students in Grade 3, 4, and 5  and requires SIGN-UP
  • If you signup you must be committed to attending for the entire year.

Let's Dance

Do you love music, dancing and having fun? This is your activity. We'll listen to music, watch dance videos and create our own dance together!

JISSA Football

This year JISSA has new schools in the assosciation which means more games! There will be two Saturday tournaments as well as several after school fixtures during the week. The organization is also adding a more competitive component that will compliment the friendly all-encompassing philosophy that underpins JISSA.

JuniorBots & Computational Thinking

JuniorBots Robotics and Computational Thinking ECA is a 10 week introduction to foundational concepts of programming and robotics. At this level, students will be cultivating the habits of mind which allow coders and engineers to be successful: logical and sequential thinking, creativity and curiosity, and following an active problem solving process (debugging). Students will apply these skills to interesting coding and robotics-based activities such as BeeBots, Lego Robotics, Hour of Code activities, Kodable, Sphero, and much more.

*Note: the Semester 1 ECA is exactly the same as Semester 2 ECA, therefore it's not appropriate for a student to do both semesters.

Junk Creations

Help the Earth! Children will be able to reuse old or discarded materials or objects('junk') to make something new. Someone else's 'junk', could be someone else's 'treasure'!

K4E (Kids for Education)

This year, our service group "K4E" will offer two after-school activities,

Leadership and Gardening. These activities will run during semester one on Tuesdays and in semester two on Fridays.

  • Gardening: Hands-on activities like growing plants, designing the garden, exploring nature, learning about healthy food, conversations about the environment and conservation as well as to continue with our ongoing projects this year, the compost and the greenhouse.
  • Leadership: K4E leadership helps empower the children to make decisions to take positive action towards the community and the natural environment. We will work very closely with the school community to make the world around us a better place.

Orchestral Ensemble

Do you learn an Orchestral instrument and would like to take your musicianship to the next level. Join our Orchestral Ensemble led by Band Leader / Conductor: Mr Matthew Thackray.

Our Orchestral Ensemble will be learning a variety of repertoire in many different styles and will perform together at Concerts and Assemblies throughout the year.

Requirements:

  • This ensemble is available for students in Grade 2, 3, 4, and 5 and requires SIGN-UP
  • Students must own their own instrument and be having lessons/tuition with a teacher  
  • If you signup for the Orchestral Ensemble you must be committed to attending for the entire year.

Students who play the following may join: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Basoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn, Percussion, Guitar.

Time: Thursday (After School) 3:45-4:45pm
Location: BS 203 (Orchestra Room)

 

Recycle Craft

Don’t throw it away – lets re-use it. Working closely with the Junk Creations team we will cut down on our waste and create some wonderful crafts and artwork.

Stop Motion Movies

Learn how to create your very own stop-motion movie. Students can work individually or in small groups and are only limited by their imaginations. A magical rainbow unicorn? A talking ice cream cone? Incredible parkour moves? These are all characters and ideas brought to life by previous students. We will watch and analyze animations to learn the elements of storytelling, and then map out our stories before creating our movies using iPads. Finally, students will share their movies with their peers and provide feedback to strengthen their skills and knowledge.

Tag Rugby

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team? Do you want to be part of the beautiful game that is rugby? Well now is your chance! Are you ready for a fun, fast-paced game where you can improve your coordination, catching and all-round speed and agility? Come along and try Tag Rugby. Learn to pass and run like the pros as well as the beginning part of tackling. Come and enjoy socialising with other up and coming rugby enthusiasts! Open to boys and girls in Grade 4 and 5.

Toy Making

A chance for students to learn how to sew, develop their sewing ability and to learn lots of new stitches. Following this students will design and make their own soft toy.

Weaving

This beginners course is an exploration in fiber arts. Simple weaving techniques will be taught to create patterns and wall hangings with various wool, different styles of looms, and other materials. 

Zentangle

Zentangle is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing and repeating structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple doodles and patterns. You can use your designs to create your own cards and pictures.  Learning Zentangle is great for people who like to 'doodle' and for those who love to use art to relax.