After School Activities
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 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.
ES After School Swimming Program
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.