After School Activities 2017 – 2018:

Each quarter a variety of After School Activities (ASA) are offered for your child to participate in. ASA run from 2:05 PM to 3:00 PM. Students must sign up for the activities of their choice. Mrs Lynn Chanakira, the PYP ES ASA coordinator, communicates information about activities on offer prior to the start of each quarter. Moreover, prior to the start of the activities for each quarter, information about the instructors and venues is shared with parents, students and staff members.

Most of the activities have no fee involved, but some are provided by outside coaches and facilitators at a nominal fee. Payments for ASA are made directly to the coach / facilitator within the first two weeks of the quarter. While we value academic achievement, we are also very mindful of developing and nurturing the whole child. With this in mind, activities vary from sports, visual arts, crafts, language & cultural, musical, cooking, engineering, robotics, to science experiments, just to name a few. Activities are based around the interests of our students and the expertise of our community.

PYP ES After School Activity Calendar 2017 – 2018:

Quarter 1 Activities: Begin 28.08.17. – End 05.10.17.

Quarter 1 Activities: Begin 23.10.17. – End 14.12.17.

Quarter 1 Activities: Begin 15.01.18. – End 15.03.18.

Quarter 1 Activities: Begin 26.03.18. – End 31.05.18.

PYP ES Color House Days and Spirit Friday

Three time per year, all PYP students participate in activities designed to offer them the opportunities to engage in some healthy form of competitive sporting activities in their color house teams (red, blue, green and yellow), opportunities to apply their skills and new knowledge from a range acquired during their PE lessons as well as to share some organized fun time with their peers across all PYP grade levels. Students are assigned to color houses and issued with their color house t-shirts at the beginning of each academic year. Closely linked to Color House Days is Spirit Friday. Each Friday students can earn spirit points for their color house by wearing their color house t-shirts or HIS promotional items. The class with the most spirit points for the month is awarded the Spirit Warthog at our Fabulous Friday assembly.

PYP ES Swimming lessons

PYP ES swimming lessons as part of our PE programme will run from October 2017 to April 2018 for Grades 3 – 5 swimmers and non-swimmers. Classes will have one period of swimming per week and both Ms. Chanakira and Mr. Godzongere will be at the pool for Grades 3 & 4 and Mr. Riber for Grade 5 as assistants to the swim coach. As a heads up and to give parents the opportunity to prepare for ES swim lessons, please note that girls should wear a one piece swim suit and boys should wear swimming shorts or speedos. Swimming caps ($5.00) and goggles ($5.00) can be purchased from our PE department via Ms. Chanakira or Mr. Godzongere. Swimming days for grades 3, 4 and 5 will be as follows:

Grade 3A & 3B: Monday

Grade 4A & 4B: Tuesday

Grade 5A & 5B: Tuesday

ES After School Swimming Program: September 2017 – April 2018

Our PYP ES after school swim program is tailored to further the development of swimmers aged 8 and above to be able to swim competitively with the assistance of our highly qualified swimming coach. Team members are selected after try-outs and will eventually compete with local school swim teams either here at HIS or at other venues. All swimmers are invited to attend the tryouts and we will try our best to accommodate the different swim abilities at all levels. Once selected for the swimming team, the expectation is that the team members will commit to attending training sessions as a priority. We anticipate starting the after school swim program in October and will run until April 2017. More information about the competitive swim trials will be communicated to all parents closer to the time detailing the dates and times of the try-outs as well as the days and times of the training sessions for the swim team members.