Term 1 CCA calendar (18 September - 24 November 2017)
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Day of week
Name of CCAInstructor(s)Time (pm)Location (room number)
Year groups
Max no of studentsBrief description (if CCA name is not self-explanatory)Compulsory fee ($)Cancelled session
Make-up / End date
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(SR) = Student-run
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MondayFusion 360Gemma South1.30-2.00510110-1110Learn to use Fusion 360, excellent for outputting to the laser cutter or 3D printer.20013 Nov (No Boundaries)27 Nov
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MondayMindfulness and MovementKim Ward12.35-1.25G1042-315Students will learn breathing and relaxation techniques as well as balances and movement associated with well-being and mindfulness. We will engage in a combination of activites during each session, developing a repertoire of techniques that students can draw upon in their every day school or home lives. 200
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MondayThe Knitting BasketHeidi Metzler & Sarah McDavid12.40-1.2511064-610Knitting circles encourage friendships and community all while reducing stress, and improving fine motor and spatial skills.200
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MondayTouch TypingKylie Harrison1.00-1.252101630For Y6 students only. Now that you have your new laptop, come along and learn to touch type with greater speed accuracy.200
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Monday(SR) CraftasticYun Jin Lee, Tsz Wing Chau3.30-4.3023014-610Making cool arts and crafts out of ordinary things in your home.300
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TuesdayCostume Creation to support the Primary Production (24 Oct - 20 March)NIcole O'Brien, Gillian Whittaker3.30-5.00 Whitebox Theatre/Dance StudioY9-1330Starting 24 October through to 20 March. Students enrolled are expected to participate throughout both terms (one enrolment, one payment only).20013 Nov (No Boundaries)continues until 20 March
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TuesdayTheatre Make-up to support the Primary Production (24 Oct - 20 March)Leanne Sercombe, Sally Nolan3.30-5.00 Whitebox Theatre/Dance StudioY9-1330Starting 24 October through to 20 March. Students enrolled are expected to participate throughout both terms (one enrolment, one payment only).20013 Nov (No Boundaries)continues until 20 March
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TuesdayGardening Club 4-5Jo Grainger, Jason Edwards1.00-1.25LG/F 2ASD4-515Designing, maintaining and developing the student gardening areas200
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TuesdayJunior Model United NationsJill Walgren & Claire Neale1.30-2.1544067-1040JrMUN develops skills in researching, public speaking and global awareness. The conferences we attend are simulations of the United Nations. Students are assigned a country, a committee and topics. These sessions will prepare you for the conferences that we attend during the year. Students will have an opportunity to attend local conferences; there will be additional costs involved for such events. This is a year long CCA200year-long CCA
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TuesdayLaw Society Alan Kirk3.30-4.3035031330The CCA will be a ‘critical literacy’ course that will not only prepare the students for the LNAT test, which many universities set as a requirement for entry to Law course in the UK - or the LSAT for the USA, but also to prepare the students for the sorts of texts, issues and discussions they will engage with in courses such as PPE.
The CCA will also provide an introduction to the British Legal System and how it functions for the ‘uninitiated'.
20013 Nov (No Boundaries)
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TuesdayMath SAT PrepPaul Renie1.30-2.15220210-1320Students will learn mathematical and test taking strategies related to the maths section of the SAT. They will have the opportunity to try numerous past exam questions each week in the CCA.20013 Nov (No Boundaries)28 Nov
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TuesdayRunning Development Club (10 Oct - 12 Dec)Kate Saunders3.30-4.15Entry Courtyard3-616This club will run from 10 October to 12 December, to prepare students for The Race training and competition.200continues until 12 Dec
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Tuesday Y4 -Y6 Inline SkatingGeorge Tibbetts3.30-4.30G/F Foyer4-620Come and learn the basics of inline skating. Activities will cater to beginners and progress to more complex maneuvers as skills develop. Students will need to bring their own skates and protective gear. This includes helmet, knee pads and elbow pads.200
17 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov
28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec
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Tuesday(SR) Number NinjaSaanvi Yerewar, Kriti Dhodhi, Shreya Rajesh3.30-4.1521013-58Learn math in a fun and practical way! Topics include measures, place value system, shapes, and time.20014 Nov (Y9 camp)28 Nov
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Tuesday(SR) Python ProgrammingKevin Xin, Jerry Lin, Ira Cheng1.30-2.0032077-1315Programming is a fun and useful skill, having many applications in various fields (science, business, education). This CCA aims to expose students to programming in computer science through the basics of Python programming. Students will learn the fundamentals, and then move onto a project based on the interests of students. This CCA takes place Tuesdays AND Fridays at lunch. Students enrolled are expected to attend both sessions (one payment only).20014 Nov (No Boundaries)28 Nov
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WednesdayBattle of the BooksMaura Corcoran1.40-2.1035027-930Students compete against teams from other schools in literature based trivia.20015 Nov (HK Hustle, Y8&9 camps)
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WednesdayBook Club (BC@DC)Wendy Urquhart12.35-1.2521072-420Welcome to Book Club (BC at DC)!
The BC@DC provides an exciting opportunity to share and enjoy books with peers from Years 2-4!! The club will enable students to develop reading along with comprehension skills, as books are shared and discussed. The club is student-driven and will involve hands-on tasks that support learning and promote enjoyment.
20018 Oct (primary Parent-Teacher Conf), 25 Oct (Y5 camp)29 Nov, 6 Dec
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WednesdayCompany ProgrammeEmma Neuprez3.30-5.0023018-1225JA Company Programme (JA CP) provides an entrepreneurial learning experience for young people. The programme seeks to nurture a new generation of entrepreneurial, innovative and civic-minded talents for Hong Kong. Participants will have hands-on experience of running a real business. Students will work together to design and sell a product or service offering that can make Hong Kong a better place. Partnering with an established e-commerce platform, we encourage the student entrepreneurs to set up their online shops, and gain hands-on experience of e-commerce and digital marketing to have a real taste of the megatrends. This club will run until February to meet the JA deadlines. No student will be able to join after the first few meetings.20015 Nov (No Boundaries)continues until the Christmas break, then will continue in Term 2 until Feb/March
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WednesdayGardening Club 2-3Jason Boon, Anna Seward1.00-1.25LG/F 2ASD2-310Designing, maintaining and developing the student gardening areas.20018 Oct (primary Parent-Teacher Conf)29 Nov
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WednesdayMindfulness and MovementAnnette Garnett3.30-4.3032077-1315The programme helps the students' inner development, developing skills like increasing focus and attention, empathy and increasing effective work production. 20015 Nov (HK Hustle, camps, No Boundaries)29 Nov, 6 Dec
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WednesdaySTEAMAlan Forster1.30-2.20B43027-1315STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts & Mathemathics) - Would you like to apply your science and maths learnings to build something, test it, play with it, improve it and figure out how it works? Would you like to take what you are learning in Science that one step further through activities that include robotics, computer programmes, design and construction?20015 Nov (HK Hustle, camps, No Boundaries)29 Nov
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Wednesday(SR) JugglingDennis Law, Manfred Chung, Danny Kim, Max Reponen3.30-4.15Drama Studio1-1316This CCA is all about fun! Students will learn the basics of juggling, do tricks, and learn how to perform. Juggling, beyond impressing friends, is a great way to improve motor skills and coordination, and boost confidence in performing.20018 Oct (primary Parent-Teacher Conf), 15 Nov (No Boundaries)29 Nov, 6 Dec
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ThursdayChinese DebatingDanny Shih3.30-5.00A31057-1215Debating has always been an important way for people to settle conflicts and discuss important issues in a peaceful and rational manner in the modern society. Grow: Through participating our CCA, students are able to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. At the same time, it also helps them to develop their ability of Chinese speaking, team work, research and organizational skills in order to structure strong arguments. Dream and Discover: If you are dreaming about being a good debater or even becoming a KOL in the future, please come to join us to discover you potential in Chinese debating. No student will be able to join after the first few meetings.2002 Nov (secondary Three-Way Conference), 16 Nov (HK Hustle, camps, No Boundaries)23 Nov
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ThursdayNEAMC trainingRob Street1.30-2.00 (Y8-10), 3.30-4pm (Y11-13)22078-1350Maths competition training, with an emphasis on preparation for NEAMC in Seoul in early March. Years 8-10 train at lunchtime, yrs 11+ train after school. The sessions are mostly student run and focus on developing the skills frequently seen in this kind of maths competition. Any student hoping to go to NEAMC must attend this CCA.20016 Nov (camps, No Boundaries)
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ThursdaySpanish ClubElaine Leung3.20-4.2031027-1330This CCA is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish and interested in Spanish-speaking cultures and learning Spanish in a fun way. The objective of the CCA is to invite the students to explore the basics of Spanish and offer insights into Spanish-speaking cultures. Through a communicative approach this CCA should quickly enable participants to engage in simple conversations and understand a variety of interactive situations. Hopefully by the end of the CCA, participants will be able to use the Spanish language at a level of elementary proficiency where they can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.20019 Oct, 2 Nov (secondary Three-Way Conference)30 Nov, 7 Dec
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Thursday(SR) DC Aviation ClubRuben Japp, William Toy3.30-4.0022014-610Students will learn all about aviation, including the history of aviation, aviation laws in HK, safety features of a plane, and how to recognise various aircrafts.20019 Oct, 16 Nov (No Boundaries)30 Nov, 7 Dec
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Thursday(SR) Model United NationsAashman Vyas, Jennifer Allardice1.45-2.20220110-1325Model United Nations (MUN) is a global student activity in which students learn about diplomacy and international relations, and public speaking and effective communication. Students will participate in MUN conferences throughout the year. There will be additional costs involved for such events.20016 Nov (No Boundaries)30 Nov
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Thursday(SR) World Scholar's CupShanaya Kumar, Aeden Reyes3.30-4.30220210-1112The World Scholar's Cup is an academic decathlon which includes three main activities - debate, the Scholars bowl and the SCholars challenge, all of which follow a syllabus that covers six topics: Science, History, Art, Language and Literature, Social Studies, and a Special Area. Scholars from around the world study the same syllabus over the course of 4-8 weeks and compete against each other in these trhee main events. For more information visit the World Scholar's official website: http://www.scholarscup.org/20016 Nov (No Boundaries)30 Nov
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Friday(SR) K-Pop Cover Dance ClassTae Eun Kim, Meredith Feehan, Sarah Rodrigues1.40-2.10Dance Studio / Whitebox Theatre9-1210Learn about the ever-growing Korean pop music cultture through Korean pop choreographies. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Dance and have fun!20020 Oct (CPD), 17 Nov (No Boundaries)1 Dec, 8 Dec
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Friday(SR) Python ProgrammingKevin Xin, Jerry Lin, Ira Cheng1.30-2.0032077-1315Programming is a fun and useful skill, having many applications in various fields (science, business, education). This CCA aims to expose students to programming in computer science through the basics of Python programming. Students will learn the fundamentals, and then move onto a project based on the interests of students. This CCA takes place Tuesdays AND Fridays at lunch. Students enrolled are expected to attend both sessions (one payment only).20020 Oct (CPD), 17 Nov (No Boundaries)1 Dec
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