School Club

ISA COCURRICULUM

WE BELIEVE THAT THE HALLMARK OF A HIGH QUALITY SCHOOL IS A HIGH QUALITY COCURRICULAR PROGRAMME; ITS WIDE SPECTRUM OF ACTIVITIES WORKS IN TANDEM WITH THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM TO ENHANCE SCHOOL LIFE. A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMME IS ONE THAT OFFERS RICH EXPERIENCES, ENHANCES STUDENT WELLBEING AND PROVIDES LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.


RICH EXPERIENCES

It is important that cocurricular activities be diverse and meaningful as they are crucial to the successful development of well-rounded students.

Teachers, specialists, coaches, mentors and even experts from the community contribute to a rich programme of activities that serve to reinforce learning from the academic curriculum.

Student and teacher consultation ensures that the selection of these experiences is driven by interest and expertise.


WELLBEING

Cocurricular activities serve to enhance the ­five dimensions of wellbeing of our students.

1. Physical

Core areas of ­fitness such as strength, flexibility, endurance, power, speed and body composition will contribute to the nature of many activities.

2. Intellectual

Every activity requires students to think clearly, positively and analytically and to use tactics and strategies to succeed.

3. Social

At its core, a club is a group of people who interact and must learn to cooperate and be harmonious. Clubs develop skills that can lead to successful relationships at school and in everyday life.

4. Emotional

Students must learn to be gracious in victory, accepting of defeat and to control their emotions in a range of situations.

5. Spiritual

Cocurricular challenges build character and provide opportunities for students to show “heart” and persistence in adversity.


LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

All students will be given opportunities to develop leadership skills whenever possible as part of their selected activity. However, clubs will be structured with two formal leadership roles in mind:

1. Captain

Each club will nominate a captain who will support the teacher and supervisors.

2. Vice-Captain

This person will help organize students and liaise with the captain and teacher.


TYPES OF ACTIVITIES (Example)

For reference only

SPORT

ARTS

SPECIALIST

CRAFTS/HOBBIES

Football 

Table Tennis

Cross Fit

Hockey

Tennis

GOLF

Baseball

Badminton

Tai Chi/Kung Fu

Swimming

Choir

Piano

Music Club

Drama

Jazz Dance

Art Club

Instrumental

Videography

Photography

Ballet

Chinese Culture

Math

Debating

TED Talks Club

Robotics

Calligraphy

Chess

Science Club


Makers Lego

STEAM Science 

Scratch Coding

Meccano building

Creative cooking

Sewing & needlework



WHO FOR: The cocurriculum is for Y1-Y9. All students will take part in activities in their ­fields of interest or expertise.

WHERE: Most activities will be held at ISA school using facilities such as our multi-purpose room, hall, classrooms or even the Science lab. In some cases, activities will take place offsite.

RESOURCES: The school will often provide the physical resources required for activities; in certain cases, parents will be required to pay for specialized items.

ISA will draw on teachers, parents, external specialists and even professional partners from the Redtory community to offer dynamic activities to the student body.

SCHOOL CAMPS are cocurricular experiences. In our camp programme, students travel throughout Guangdong province for sleepaway excursions where they develop life skills and learn more about environments local cultures.

OLYMPIAD experiences, whether they be in Mathematics or IT, provide a forum where our students can shine! These can take place after school or on weekends.

CHOIR TOURS allow our young vocalists to bring their talents to venues in our backyard, or even farther afield.