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After School Activities Senior School Schedule
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Badminton 1Group 1 level for grades 5 - 7 Badminton is a good sport for the general mental and physical development of a child. They can play single using technique and tactic. They can play double to become a team.
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Badminton 2Group 2 level for grades 8-12. Badminton is a good sport for the general mental and physical development of a child. They can either play single using technique and tactic, or they can play double to become a team.
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Ballet group 4This class is for students in Grades 3 & 4 following the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance.
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Ballet group 5This class is for older students
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BasketballThis class is a mixed and open activity for students from 6-12 grade. The student can participate in 5vs.5 games or practice techniques that they still need to improve in.
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Drama 6 - 8Students are expected to develop acting skills through a series of exercises and games, working towards a short production in the spring.
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International Award (Duke of Edinburgh's)Launched by the Duke of Edinburgh 60 years ago, the Award has grown to become one of the world’s leading youth achievement programmes. Aimed at equipping young people for life, the Award challenges participants based on their own abilities, and pushes them to find their limits and recognise their achievements.

Now in its fourth year at ISD, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DoE) has seen more than 60 students progress through the Bronze and Silver levels, with trips taking place in the Eiffel region, and elsewhere.

Visit ISD’s Duke of Edinburgh Award website for more information. http://doe.isdedu.de/
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FencingThe fencing club is organised for grade 4-6 students with no or little experience in fencing. The children learn the basic actions, strategy and rules of olympic fencing (with the weapons: foil and epée). The lessons involve a lot of games developing different skills (stamina, speed, concentration, etc...). After some practice the children have the possibilty to test their fencing skills through friendly matches.
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Fitness TrainingStart and improve your own individual fitness workout. No matter if you are an athlet or just want to get in shape this ASA gives you an introduction and guidance in all kind of fitness training. 
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GolfYou can look forward to sport out-of-doors and early successes, combined with high standards, developing your concentration and your strength. You can take part in interesting and fun competitions between you and your friends. Find out what your technique, rhythm and accuracy can make a little golf ball do! See how well you progress in just a short while - golf is one of the world's most challenging and glorious forms of sport.
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Hip Hop Each lesson starts with a warm up. Students are taught the steps to a dance, this is done at different tempos and group formations. During the year we work on the development of rhythm & musicality and spatial perception. This all leads up to a performance where students learn synchronicity, expression and stage presence.
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ISDance (Hip Hop Competition group)Auditions will be held during the trial weeks for students wanting to get into this group. ISDance will take part in dance competitions during the school year.
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Japanese drumshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTtFHtJwUn0&list=FLdjnhA6MmI64Q2YKTXm9BVQ&index=5
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ISD SrS Jazz Big BandThe ISD Senior Jazz Big Band is for accomplished musicians in grades 9-12 (There are chances for younger students to audition). The band rehearses Thursday afternoons, and plays through out the school year at ISD events and the wider community. It is a wonderful collaboration of students and teachers in the realm of early swing jazz, bebop, fusion and funk.
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JudoJudo is principally about you and your opponent. There is no equipment apart from your partner, so treat your partner with respect! Judo exercises the whole body. These days, judo is heavily influenced by modern competition rules and therefore has a strong technical element. Judo is more than just physical exercise: it is also a philosophy for personal development. The two basic principles in judo are: 1. mutual help and understanding with the aim of both judoka feeling good and making progress, and 2. the best possible use of body and mind. The aim is for these principles to shape your whole attitude, and for you to make them come alive in every move you make on the judo mat. We endeavour to incorporate classical judo values such as respect, self-control and friendship into our varied programme of physical training.There are two groups: one for students aged 5-6, and one for older students. The first group offers an introduction to judo, as children of this age do not yet have some of the required motor skills and first have to learn them. Proper judo training can begin at about age 7. With our weekly classes we try to provide an introduction to the sport of judo.
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LR PE / Learning readinessLRPE is an early morning exercise session for students to wake up their brains and prepare for the academics of the school day. Research has shown that after elvating the heart rate for 20mins or more the brain produces hormones as GABA and BDNF which facilitate better memory retention, problem-solving skills, and cognitive functions thus preparing the students for difficult subjects during the day. Evidence has been found that an exercise session in the morning is more effective than an hour of tutoring, and it benefits the cardiovascular health at the same time! The exercises done during these sessions vary from yoga to adventure type climbing, swinging and jumping to team sports, fitness related exercises and exercises to stimulate the connection between the two brain halves.
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Mandarin LanguageThe given chinese classes are most suitable for students that would like to challenge themselves with another language or maintaining practice in their Chinese skills. The classes cover beginning, intermediate levels of speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The Students are able to learn how to write Chinese characters, and how to communicate using the Chinese language.
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Math Club - Grades 6 - 12 There are two reasons for being involved with the Mathematics Club:
1. Simply to enjoy some challenging mathematics problems, and
2. To prepare for the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Federation (ISMTF) Mathematics Competitions.
The mathematics problems will be taken from various mathematics competition papers and from harder class exercises. Students don’t necessarily have to be brilliant at Mathematics, but being interested, persistent and prepare to think of “different” ways to solve problems are helpful attributes.
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PhotographyThe Purpose of this course is to teach children to enjoy image making and to develop their creativity through the exciting world of photography. Throughout the workshop, there will be numerous fun to do exercises with various types of of exciting equipment, with the purpose of broadening the student's visual culture and creativity. They will learn how to pre-visualize their ideas and how to convert them into images. The planning and thinking process is very important in photography and a considerable time will be devoted to this topic.
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RoboticsThis course is an introduction to the exciting world of robotics and some basic mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. The aim is to develop an understanding of different input devices, motion, dynamics and control. The course begins with an introduction to Lego Mindstorms and develops further into (an intermediate level) the programming of SumoBots using c++.
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Tennis with Mr Hood and Mr Godsmark (also Necis)Intermediate to advanced players train indoors weekly (Sunday afternoons) at TSG Lohausen for 1.5 hours. Drills, games and friendly competition help develop an appreciation and enjoyment of the game. Students in grades 6 - 10 are welcome, although some players "continue on" beyond grade 10. Players interested in NECIS tennis should definitley consider participating in the ASA program. Coach Hood and Coach Godsmark are former competitive tennis players/trainers who have experience working with players at the highest levels of the sport.
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Tennis with Mr OberdieckThe main emphasis of this multi-faceted training programme is encouraging various types of movement, enabling students to acquire a wide range of co-ordination skills. Students learn how to use the racquet and ball in a fun way. We use slower-bouncing training balls and smaller tennis courts, so that beginners can quickly engage in rallies over the net and understand the nature of the game. Finally, we work on speed and reaction exercises.
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Track and Field (Grades 6 - 12)
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VolleyballTo enable younger children to learn the basics of volleyball and begin to play in a competative environment.
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After School Activities Elementary School Schedule
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Art ClubIntroduction to basic concepts of drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and related activities and projects
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Astronomy ClubWant to learn about the stars, planets, asteroids and black holes? Then come and join us on an adventure as we learn about the solar system and all its wonders!
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Badminton 1Group 1 level for grades 5 - 7 Badminton is a good sport for the general mental and physical development of a child. They can play single using technique and tactic. They can play double to become a team.
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Ballet group 1This class follows the syllabus for younger dancers of the Royal Academy of Dance which is artistically and developmentally appropriate for young children. Core dance skills, physical fitness and creativity are developed through fun activities and excercises.
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Ballet group 2This class continues to follow the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance at Primaty Level.
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Ballet group 3This class continues to follow the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance developing further the fundemental skills of ballet.
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Basketball beginners group (Grades 1-2)This ASA is designed to teach kids the fundamental skills for Basketball. By playing lead up games/exercises we try to share the love of Basketball.
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Basketball beginners group (Grades 3 - 5)This Class is focused on teaching main techniques to develop further basketball skills. Students learn in game related exercises to shoot, dribble and pass the ball to get an idea of the general basketball game.
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Chess /Games and lego clubTeach and practice basic chess skills, teach backgammon, play various board games and LEGO projects to use teamwork
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Circus SkillsThis club enables children to develop co-ordination, confidence and performance skills through learning a variety of circus items and skills. Props include: diabolos, flowersticks, juggling scarves/balls, unicycles, balance and mime props.
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ES Drama Club Ashleigh DoyleThis year the ES Drama club will be open to students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. We will be trying different acting and performance styles, expressing ourselves through movement, playing different characters and learning about the world of theatre. The club will put on a drama performance at the end of year ASA Showcase which promises to be lots of fun! Everyone is welcome, if you have acted before or if you are completely new to it!
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EAL Storytime and Conversation Club
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FencingThe fencing club is organised for grade 4-6 students with no or little experience in fencing. The children learn the basic actions, strategy and rules of olympic fencing (with the weapons: foil and epée). The lessons involve a lot of games developing different skills (stamina, speed, concentration, etc...). After some practice the children have the possibilty to test their fencing skills through friendly matches.
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GolfYou can look forward to sport out-of-doors and early successes, combined with high standards, developing your concentration and your strength. You can take part in interesting and fun competitions between you and your friends. Find out what your technique, rhythm and accuracy can make a little golf ball do! See how well you progress in just a short while - golf is one of the world's most challenging and glorious forms of sport.
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Gymnastics Group 1 Younger groupThis club will focus on developing fundamental skills in gymnastics using a variety of equipment and apparatus. Children will hone skills and learn how to perform in individual and group routines.
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Gymnastics Group 2 Older groupThis club will focus on developing and improving artistic gymnastics skills using a variety of equipment and apparatus. Children will create individual and group routines.
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Hip Hop Each lesson starts with a warm up. Students are taught the steps to a dance, this is done at different tempos and group formations. During the year we work on the development of rhythm & musicality and spatial perception. This all leads up to a performance where students learn synchronicity, expression and stage presence.
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Japanese Drums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTtFHtJwUn0&list=FLdjnhA6MmI64Q2YKTXm9BVQ&index=5
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Judo Judo is principally about you and your opponent. There is no equipment apart from your partner, so treat your partner with respect! Judo exercises the whole body. These days, judo is heavily influenced by modern competition rules and therefore has a strong technical element. Judo is more than just physical exercise: it is also a philosophy for personal development. The two basic principles in judo are: 1. mutual help and understanding with the aim of both judoka feeling good and making progress, and 2. the best possible use of body and mind. The aim is for these principles to shape your whole attitude, and for you to make them come alive in every move you make on the judo mat. We endeavour to incorporate classical judo values such as respect, self-control and friendship into our varied programme of physical training.There are two groups: one for students aged 5-6, and one for older students. The first group offers an introduction to judo, as children of this age do not yet have some of the required motor skills and first have to learn them. Proper judo training can begin at about age 7. With our weekly classes we try to provide an introduction to the sport of judo.
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Mandarin LanguageThe given Chinese classes are most suitable for students that would like to challenge themselves with another language or maintaining practice in their Chinese skills. The classes cover beginning, intermediate levels of speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The Students are able to learn how to write Chinese characters, and how to communicate using the Chinese language.
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Math Club - Grades 4 - 5 This club is designed as a forum for those students who love maths, and are keen for additional challenges. The students should be open to trying many additional, significant, challenging, and diverse math problems, using a variety of approaches. These problems will need to be solved either independently or collaboratively. A driving goal for this Math Club will be for ISD to enter an U12 Math Team into the ECIS Math Quest Competition. This is 3 days of very fun Math related activities, including an orienteering style 'math trail' city tour, individual challengess, and team challeneges. This year's competition will be in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Movement/Games
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Robotics for Grades 2-3This course will be a foundational introduction to the exciting world of robotics and simple machines. The aim of this ASA is to develop an understanding of both how do build robots, as well as guide children with the skills needed to program the robots to perform simple commands. This ASA will primarily use 'Lego WeDo', 'Lego Mindsotrms', and 'LittleBits' as the construction materials for these robots.
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Science Club How do slugs eat without teeth? Why are lemmons sour? In this club we will explore insects, plants, light, fluorescence, gravity, pH, and many other topics with scientific methods. We will deveolop experiments to make sense of the world and ultimately help children develop the skills they need to think like scientists. Knowledge is not required but curiosity is a must!
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Soccer Skills - Grades 1 - 2 To enable younger kids to learn the basics . fun .group bonding
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Soccer Skills - Grades 3 - 4 Improving the basics ,personal technique and tactical . group bonding and Fun
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Tennis with Mr OberdieckThe main emphasis of this multi-faceted training programme is encouraging various types of movement, enabling students to acquire a wide range of co-ordination skills. Students learn how to use the racquet and ball in a fun way. We use slower-bouncing training balls and smaller tennis courts, so that beginners can quickly engage in rallies over the net and understand the nature of the game. Finally, we work on speed and reaction exercises.
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Track and Field (Grades 3 - 5)This Track and Field ASA is about coaching skills and values to kids while having fun. It’s also about coaching before, during and after competitions. It is a particular and fundamental skill that supports a multitude of other activities. Kids will learn basic mechanics, simply coaching them through games and the movements while they run, they will use this essential skill in more ways than you will ever imagine. Track and Field stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping kids create an environment that promotes learning, encourages, a love of the sport, and motivation. Kids will have the opportunity to try pole-vaulting, high-jump, long-jump, shot-put, discus, running, hurdling and many more. The thrill of soaring through the air as you jump over a high bar, or the rush of energy they experience as they use their strength to hurl a discus, will keep a smile on their faces throughout the entire school day as they wait patiently to practice their new sport
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VolleyballTo enable younger children to learn the basics of volleyball and begin to play in a competative environment.
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