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KG2Exploring TechnologyMondayGF0082April, Lynne15Introduction to coding is an exciting opportunity for your child to explore the foundations of 'Code' through various mediums and tools. They will use a variety of ipad apps and interactive resources to explore how and why code works.
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KG2Maker SpaceMondayGF005 2Ellie, Amanda15Students will explore recycled materials and innovate new creations using the 'hands on, minds on' strategy. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills and developing artistic creativity, while also enhancing learning skills like critical thinking, communication and problem solving.
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KG2Story ClubWednesdayGF0122Paloma, Farah15Story Club is an opportunity for students to engage with stories in imaginative and collaborative ways whilst also developing their creative and language skills. Students will explore how to retell stories through puppetry, drama and more.
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KG2Dance and MovementWednesdayBlack Box Theatre2Danielle, Sarah K15
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G1-G2Arabic B (Arabic karaoke songs )WednesdaySF0602No sign ups20Students will sing an Arabic songs in a fun and intersting way!
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G1-G2ArtWednesdayGF0112Emma C, Sara15Students will be exploring different artistic styles and techniques. Through what they have learnt they will develop their own ideas and create projects.
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G1-G2Coding ECAWednesdayMac Lab SF 0282Rebekah /Students will be exploring various introductory coding elements and developing their problem solving skills.
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G1-G2Drama MondayBlack Box Theatre1Erin and Toni20Students will explore various improvisational activities and perform a small show concluding the ECA
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G1-G2Choir Wednesday After SchoolFF022 (First Floor)1Anastasia15Sing together to prepare for this year's performing opportunities and learn to warm up our vocals, just like professional singers! Full commitment is essential, as this ECA will have in school as well as out of school performance opportunities. Closer to performance dates, extra morning and break practices will be added.
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G1-G2Quran recitaion Wednesday 7 30- 8 10amSF 0621Mustahsen Tariq10Students will practice recitation of the Holy Quran, juz 30 and reflect on the stories of the Prophets of Allah.
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G1-G2Mindfulness Meditation & YogaWednesdayGF 0121/2Kate + Parent15Students will learn a variety of belly breathing/mindfullness techniques standing and seated positions.
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G1-G2Board gamesMondayLibrary1Anne Marie + Sandra20Students will learn to play a selection of well-loved games, as well as experience some new ones in a friendly and guided environment, where they will learn the rules and etiquette of games. It would be lovely for them to take this knowledge home and encourage the family to enjoy some Games evenings together!
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G1-G2My Health Sports and FitnessMondayIndoor Sports Hall2Ivana / Shun25Activities to develop hand-eye coordination and timing while using a football, basketball, tennis ball. These skills also transfer to striking with a different tools i.e. hockey stick, racquet and a simple bat.
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G1-G2My Health Sports and FitnessWednesdayIndoor Sports Hall2Stephen + kate25Activities to develop hand-eye coordination and timing while using a football, basketball, tennis ball. These skills also transfer to striking with a different tools i.e. hockey stick, racquet and a simple bat.
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G1-G2Science ECAMonday
2nd Floor Science Lab
2Leigh- Ann / Sam /18Hands on, fun and exciting science activities and experiments.
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G1-G2Just DanceMonday GF0121Maya D + Andrea15Dancing to old and new hits, develop social and gross motor skills as well as the sense of rythm, increase joyment and fun!
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G1-G2Language Enrichment (ELL)Wednesday Lunchtime FF0271Mariam + Huma15Invitation - ELL team to work alongside teachers (email parents suggesting that they participate in this ECA)
(invitation only - we recommend that ......goes to the ELL)
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G3 Gifted and Talented Math tbcWednesday lunchtimeFF0203NicoleInvitation
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G4-G5Gifted and Talented Math tbcMonday morning1AmiraInvitiation- Literacy for G + T students
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G3-G5Gifted and Talented Language tbcTuesday morningSF 0022Laura QInvitiation- Literacy for G + T students - looking at reading / writing links to extend student skills, thinking and enjoyment.
Science / maths /
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G3-G5GolfWednesdayFirst Floor Golf 1 / 2Alan and Tom Mc12-15Students will learn to the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Also available for more experienced golfers.
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G4-7MasterchefWednesdayFood Tech Room2Kairavi, steph, deborah, Menna24Students will learn the art of following a recipe, preparing different kinds of food and food presentation skills.
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G3-G5Arabic For FunWednesdaySF0332Rasha mesto / Magid Ibrahim15Students will learn Arabic through a variety of fun activities ( role plays, art, cooking, dance) to have opportunity to engage with Arabic culture.
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G3-G5ArtMondayff0232Panayota & Emma J20Students will familiarize with mixed techniques and will enhance their artistic skills creating various projects.
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G3-G5Board GamesWednesdayPYP Library2Laura Trim + Louise20Students will learn to play a selection of well-loved games, as well as experience some new ones in a friendly and guided environment, where they will learn the rules and etiquette of games. It would be lovely for them to take this knowledge home and encourage the family to enjoy some Games evenings together!
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G3-G5GIS Treble Choir
Monday & Wednesday Recess & Sunday (Lunchtime)
Music room GF024 (Sun FF025)
2Adebayo / Caroline25The students will enhance your vocal skills, expand your range and precision, discover new songs and learn how to warm up your voice before you begin to sing just like the professionals! Full commitment is essential, as this ECA will have in school as well as out of school performance opportunities. Students are required to attend three rehearsals a week. Once during Lunchtime and twice during snack. Come, join and give it a try. Sign-up and audition. GIS Treble Choir has already signed up in a choir competition and choir festival.
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G3-G5Quran recitaion Tuesday (7:15-8 10 am)SF 0661Noma Naeem10Students will learn and practice recitation of Surahs of Quran, Juz 30.
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G4-G5CodingMonday
Mac Lab
Phase 1 - SF 028
2Emma SJ /Conor24Students will be interact with various robotic platforms. They will develop their coding and problem solving skills.
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G3-G5ScienceWednesday
2nd Floor Science Lab
2Cathy / Aranyani Hands on, fun and exciting science activities and experiments.
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G3-G5Football Training (monday Morning)Monday MorningMain sports Pitch5Barry, Alan, Shonagh, Shunsuke50The F and S squads will traing every Monday morning. This will comprise of improving ball skills and athletic ability (agility
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G4-G7Table TennisMonday
First Floor Drama area
1Liam 16table tennis fun with Mr Liam. Learn the rules and play against your peers.
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G4-G5Dance SquadMondayDance Studio2Janice/Emma Taaffe20Working towards the UDOL School Championships in April, this provides a change to collaborate and choreograph a dance to compete against other schools in Dubai.
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G3-G5Language Enrichment (ELL)Wednesday lunchtimeSF0341Huma / Mariam15Invitation for ELL students. Focus on building speaking, listening, reading, and writing language skills for those students who are still acquiring English. Work with homeroom teachers to incorporate inquiry and to recommend that students join.
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G3-G5Athletics / Running ClubThursday 7:15am - OctoberMain football pitch2Tayla / Barry / Shonaghn/aJoin us to learn new running techniques. Throughout the year we will be looking at developing our skills in short and long distance running.
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G4-G5PYP InnAct Program (tbc)
Meetings times selected with participating students.
SF 0601Javier15InnAct is a program exclusive to GIS that puts students in the entrepreneurial position to innovate and take action. In this exciting year-long program, students will identify real-world problems, partner with local companies to solve them, and put their innovative ideas into action. Students that are interested will need to be ready to submit an innovative business idea or plan to a team of professionals that will determine if the idea is feasible. Selected groups or individuals will then be selected for the program. Further information will be released to students and parents on a further date. (Students already in the program will remain in the program)

For questions regarding the GIS InnAct Program, please contact the program coordinator, Javier Lucero atj.lucero_gis@gemsedu.com
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G3-G5GymnasticsWednesday 7:15-8amIndoor Sports Hall2/3Michelle + Cristina20
(Online application and invitation Required)
InnAct is a program exclusive to GIS that puts students in the entrepreneurial position to innovate and take action. In this exciting year-long program, students will identify real-world problems, partner with local companies to solve them, and put their innovative ideas into action. Students in PYP and MYP will be informe
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G5 Student CouncilMonday 1:10-1:55pm1Shonagh
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G5House Color Captains/Co CaptainsMonday 1:10-1:55pmSF 0601JavierIn this ECA, students who have been democratically elected by their peers, will meet to discuss and plan school spirit events, service learning projects and ways to contribute positively to the school community.
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G5-G8Junior Rock BandMonday
P2 Secondary Music Area
2Bob Norris/ Paul12
Let's ROCK! Students will learn basics of: how to play a selected instrument (such as drum kit, electric bass, electric guitar, keyboard and vocals), how to set up equipment (such as amplifiers, microphones), how to create a song from scratch (nothing), how to perform and cover (arrange) songs from other artists, and how to use recording software and equipment (such as Garageband, microphones, etc). Performances will happen towards the end of the first term (Nov/Dec, dates TBA), and in the Spring of 2020.
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G5-G9Beginner Concert BandMonday afternoonP2 FF0631Adebayo25Get together, improve and/or learn new skills. Students will be placed in a band according ability on their instrument. A school band consists of woodwind instruments, brass instruments and percussion instruments. Some experience preferred, but not necessary.
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G5-G9Intermediate Concert Band Wednesday afternoonP2 FF0631Adebayo25Get together, improve and/or learn new skills. Students will be placed in a band according ability on their instrument. A school band consists of woodwind instruments, brass instruments and percussion instruments. Some experience preferred.
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MYP
Artwork to Support Medical Research - Student led
MondayP2 391Jaclin12A student-led innitiative to raise funds for the Harvard Foundation for Medical Research. Students produce artworks for sale and the proceeds go to the Foundation to support cancer research.
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MYPOpen StudioMondayP2 391Jaclin12Explore in-depth visual art techniques and experiment with new methods or work independently on individual artworks.
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G5-G9Beginner Concert BandMonday afternoonP2 FF0631Adebayo25Beginning band is for students that would like to learn how to play a concert band instrument. The concert band instruments consist of woodwind, brass, percussion instruments that the students will learn how to play throughout this course. If you are interested in learning a band instrument we would love to have you.
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G5-G9Intermediate Concert Band Wednesday afternoonP2 FF0631Adebayo25Intermediate band is for students who already have knowledge of their chosen instrument. Students will be able to perform in a large ensemble setting as well as advance their skill on their instrument.
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G5-G8Junior Rock BandMonday
Secondary Music Area
2Bob Norris/Paul / Dexter12
Students will learn basics of: how to play a selected instrument (such as drum kit, electric bass, electric guitar, keyboard and vocals), how to set up equipment (such as amplifiers, microphones), how to create a song from scratch (nothing), how to perform and cover (arrange) songs from other artists, and how to use recording software and equipment (such as Garageband, microphones, etc). Performances will happen towards the end of the first term (Nov/Dec, dates TBA), and in the Spring of 2020.
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G9-12Senior Rock Band Wednesday
Secondary Music Area
2Conor Dineen/Paul15
Get together to learn, play, and perform your favourite tunes. You can play ANY genre you like, not just rock! Pop? Hip-hop? Why not learn new instrument, recording, and songwriting techniques? Let's get you out there and make you a star! Performances will happen towards the end of the first term (Nov/Dec, dates TBA), and in the Spring of 2020.
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G8-9Senior Masterchef (G8 & G9)MondayKitchen2Laurie + Anita15Students will develop basic cooking skills to equip them with the skills to elect for Food Design in Grade 9 & 10. Students will be required to bring in ingredients required for each ECA.
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G3-G12Golf squad (100 AED each week)WednesdayHills/Meydan1Alan + Tom12Students will learn to the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Also available for more experienced golfers.
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G4 - 12 Karting Club (tbc)tbcOff site25+102nd term
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G6-12Achievement Centre Lunch Club
Sunday to Thursday (daily)
SF462Hannah K + GeorginaFor Achievement Centre students, not for registration. Students can invite a friend.
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G6-12GIS Vocals (Choir)
Sunday at Break and Lunch
P2 FF 561Paul / Rose / Alice20Let's get together and sing! GIS Vocals is open to everybody, both experienced and inexperienced alike. Music reading is not necessary and no audition required. Performances will happen towards the end of the first term (Nov/Dec, dates TBA), and in the Spring of 2020.
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G6+ Athletics / Running ClubTuesday (7:15am)Main Astro2Ryan Running club open to both experienced and inexperienced athletes looking to improve their short and long distance running.
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G6-G10MYP InnAct Program
Meetings times selected with participating students.
SF 0601Javier15InnAct is a program exclusive to GIS that puts students in the entrepreneurial position to innovate and take action. In this exciting year-long program, students will identify real-world problems, partner with local companies to solve them, and put their innovative ideas into action. Students that are interested will need to be ready to submit an innovative business idea or plan to a team of professionals that will determine if the idea is feasible. Selected groups or individuals will then be selected for the program. Further information will be released to students and parents on a further date. (Students already in the program will remain in the program)

For questions regarding the GIS InnAct Program, please contact the program coordinator, Javier Lucero atj.lucero_gis@gemsedu.com
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G6-G8Photography ClubMondayGF-072Josh16Students in Photography Club will develop and expand their skills in producing both artistic and commercial photographs using digital DSLR cameras or personal photographic equipment. This ECA helps to meet the basic expectations of 9th and 10th Media elective and guide students to DP Film. Students learn to take artistic digital photos following rules of composition, light, exposure, elements of art and principles of design which also enhances their ability to produce quality commercial work. Adapting and updating student’s skill set to the ever changing hardware technology is a constant goal of all the photography courses.
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G6-G10MYP Spanish CLubMondayP2 TF211DexterStudents will be able to get support on anything not understood in class, practice any aspect of the Spanish language, have the opportunity to watch Spanish tv/films, and discover aspects of Hispanic culture
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G-12DP Spanish ExtensionWednesdayP2 F22 1Javier VillarStudents will use this ECA to reinforce their language skills, especially the speaking ones to have solid foundations for their IA.
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G11-12DP French Ab Initio Support ClassMondayP2 TF221Alice WilliamsAb Initio students can use this ECA to support their French learning, go over grammar points, ask questions and develop their understanding
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G11-12DP Science exam and IA helpWednesday3Tanya / Amber / GustavoAllDP exam and IA help for chemistry, phycis and biology.
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G6-12MUNWednesdaySF071Vikas/Rafael
MUN Club: Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Students step into the shoes of world leaders to discuss and solve global problems. Apart from learning the conference procedures, it involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Students will later be attending the local conference hosted at GIS and within Dubai.
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G6-Arabic NativeMonday (Morning)TF16 + TF 171Amineh + AzzaTime will be used provide additional support / extra currucular activity for any student in Grade 6-10
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G6-World speaks ArabicMonday (Morning)TF 20 2Inas15Three courses for learning Arabic to non-native speakers (Parents and teachers), students can join with their parents too.
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G6-12World Scholar's CupMondaySF211Mike Norton16Entrance to the world-wide competition. This club will be of special interest to our G&T students.
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G6-Writing LabWednesdaySF221Rena20Students can come and develop their writing skills or seek assistance with any writing-based summatives.
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G12DP French ExtensionSundayP2 TF 231Tania Juricevic10Students will use this ECA to reinforce their language skills, especially the speaking ones to have solid foundations for their IA.
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G6-10Quran recitation club
Wednesday (7:15-8 10am)
TF 13 - MYP building 1Hossam Hassan10Grade 6-10 will be learning recitation of the Surahs of the Quran, juz 30.
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G8 - 12Gym/FitnessMonday + WednesdayFitness Suite1-2Gavin + Ryan10High intensity interval training, cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods to improve overall strenght and fitness.
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G6 +MathClub DPMondayP2 GF 111Raafa15Students will have the opportunity to ask for help should they need support to meet the day-to-day objectives covered in class. Students are encouraged to bring extension work attempted at home to these sessions.
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G6 + G7Grade 6+7 MathMonday1RomienStudents will have the opportunity to ask for help should they need support to meet the day-to-day objectives covered in class. Students are encouraged to bring extension work attempted at home to these sessions.
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G8 + G9Grade 8+9 MathMonday1DianaStudents will have the opportunity to ask for help should they need support to meet the day-to-day objectives covered in class. Students are encouraged to bring extension work attempted at home to these sessions.
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G6-10GIS Reading Club Wednesday2ndary Library1Joseph Fuller25This new club will meet weekly to spend quality time reading, using the resources in the library and discussion different books. This is a great chance for students to get in the habit of reading or to continue to build their love for text.
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G6-G12Environmental ClubMondayP2 GF 211Sarah Hopcroft10
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G5-G10Ted TalksWednesdayP2SF18
1 +Tanvi
Emer DolanThe TED Student Talks Program supports students as they discover, explore, and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED- style talks. Students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. The first part of the curriculum has students explore the ideas they're passionate about. By diving into activities that expand curiosity, participants will identify and discuss what matters most to them. As students journey through the curriculum, they'll be challenged to identify and shape the story only they can tell. Through guided brainstorms and active peer feedback exercises, students will craft their very own TED-style talk. By the end of their cycle, students will have recorded their very own talk and uploaded it to our YouTube channel, which can then be shared with their families, friends, communities and the world.
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G6-G10MYP STEMMondayMonique + SangitaStudents will learn about the environment, and are empowered to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects to improve their immediate environment.
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G6-8Volleyball (Girls and boys)Tuesday 7:15amMPH1Alison Wallace20Developmental Volleyball where we'll learn the basic skills and rules for game situations. We will play in two developmental tournaments on Saturdays during the term.
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G4-G12RAK Club- Random Acts of KindnessMondaySF 22Mairead20Our mission is to change schools and society, one act of kindness at a time. Make kindness the norm.
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MYPSound & Lights ECAThursday 7:15amGF0081Mike Kraher15
In our Sound & Lights ECA we will focus on everything that is needed to set up a proper stage. How to position microphones? How to control the gain of microphones? Where do speakers have to be and how do I connect all these things? What is a DMX channel and why is it so important to control lights? All these questions will be answered in this course and you might be the next person who is behind the control boards in the next assemblies.
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G 8/9/10
"The Pod" - For those who love podcasts!
"The Pod" members will listen every week to a new podcast in a relaxed group setting. Afterwards, we will discuss, debate(!) and share views/opinions with some guided questions. Podcasts will cover a variety of interesting topics ranging from the weird to the controversial!
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G6-G12Egyptian Folklore DanceWednesday 1Sarah Darwish20Students will learn to Dance folklore dances from the South to the North of Egypt, a chance to explore music, culture and language.
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SweepersMondayNatalie
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