After School Activities

As our mission statement indicates, Caledonian International school is a world class community of learners, aims to develop internationally minded students. We challenge ourselves, our students, and our community to become caring and knowledgeable life-long learners who inquire and take action to create a better world. The After School Activity [ASA] programme is designed to complement the academic programme of the school, providing students with the opportunities to either learn skills beyond the classroom, or develop those skills they have gained through the classroom.

As an IB World School, with our PYP already authorized and as we plan to implement the MYP as a candidate school, we strive to educate children holistically, helping and encouraging them to expand their creative experiences, live a healthy lifestyle and develop further academic skills.

The After School Activities programme at Caledonian International school is another means through which students can demonstrate and enhance both their Learner Profile attributes and further develop their some or all of their Approaches to Learning skills, which are as follows:

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills
  • Thinking skills

Our after school activities can be divided into three broad categories:

  • Active ASAs to be offered in Session One:  [Golf and Swimming will be combined pending the finish of the school pool roof – golf will be the beginning activity, then when the pool is ready swimming can begin]
  • Swimming;
  • Golf;
  • Creative ASAs;
  • Recycling Artists Club;
  • Readers Theatre [Drama] Club;
  • Educational ASAs;
  • Model United Nations [MUN];
  • Newshounds – CIS School Magazine;
  • Punjabi Culture Club;

Please note that the following activities will NOT ALL BE RUN AT THE SAME TIME, but are suggested as a guide only.  Activities will be run in a rotation [students can participate in an activity for a set time, and will then move on to another activity] with most activities being offered over 4 to 6 weeks in a session.  ASAs will be offered on two days per week: During Session Two the same activities will be run as for Session One.  Activity days will be Thursday 3-4pm and Saturdays 12nn-1pm. Students must chose another activity – they will not be permitted to take the same activity that they participated in during session one.

Parents will be required to arrange suitable transportation for their children after the activity.  ASAs will operate in blocks throughout the year, and do require students to be committed to their choice of activity.  Changes of activity will not be permitted once the initial choices have been made and activities commence.

All the activities run as part of the Caledonian International School ASA programme are supervised and led by our own classroom teachers.

Objectives Of Our ASA Clubs

MUN Objectives:

The objectives of the Model United Nations group is to:

  • Enable students to understand how the United Nations operates within its various agencies and committees;
  • To understand and appreciate the terminology of the United Nations and to be able to apply this in practice;
  • Allow students to engage in extensive research and animated debates to devise solutions to world problems;
  • Raise students’ awareness of human rights issues and to encourage them to appreciate different viewpoints;
  • Foster students’ debating and negotiation skills;
  • Provide an opportunity for CIS students to connect with students from other schools and from various cultural backgrounds to encourage an appreciation of different beliefs and cultures;
  • Develop students’ confidence in expressing their views in formal and informal contexts;
  • To work towards being able to observe and then fully participating in an MUN convention within India, and after some more experience to participate in an MUN abroad;
  • To develop in students the spirit of participation and “making a difference,” as well as developing self-confidence in both oral and presentation skills;
  • To make friends within the group and with other schools;

Swimming Club:

  • To offer opportunities for all members to develop their swimming skills and abilities;
  • To provide a pleasurable and successful learning environment which promotes the development of each swimmer to his/her own desired potential;
  • To promote swimming as opportunities for group participation and friendship;
  • As student skills improve, to promote competitive swimming as ‘sports for all’ with no restrictions as to age, gender, ability or race for participation;
  • To promote the enjoyment of swimming as a healthy sport and as a ‘skill for life;’
  • As student skills improve, to encourage and provide opportunities to take part in competitions;
  • To promote an atmosphere of responsibility and team commitment in which team members have a healthy respect for themselves, their teammates, coaches and the team as a whole.
  • To develop a strong sense of sportsmanship which deals equally with success and disappointment;
  • To develop a positive attitude and a strong work ethic which emphasises the values of determination, discipline, hard work and perseverance in achieving success;
  • To provide leadership and positive role models from older more skilled swimmers to younger swimmers;
  • To develop a base for conditioning and competence in all swimming strokes;
  • To review and improve the program every year every ASA cycle;
  • To develop mutual understanding amongst parents, coaches and swimmers on the need for co-operation, self-motivation, respect and team spirit in the pursuit of excellence;

Golf:

  • To enable students to be able to identify and use a range of golfing equipment;
  • To enable students to understand the nature and design of the golf course;
  • To enable students to understand the importance of golfing safety;
  • To enable students to understand the importance of Golf rules and etiquette;
  • To become familiar with and practice a range of golfing warm-up and stretching activities;
  • To understand, practice and apply the correct technique of Putting;
  • To understand, practice and apply the correct technique of Chipping;
  • To understand, practice and apply the correct technique of Golf swinging;
  • To understand and apply Golf scoring;

Newshounds – School Magazine Club:

  • To understand the process of building a school magazine;
  • To critically evaluate other school magazines;
  • Develop organizational skills in terms of building a school magazine;
  • Develop communication skills in terms of seeking information on important events and issues at our school;
  • Developing skills in categorizing information for a school magazine;
  • Identifying design features that are important within a school magazine;
  • Using a range of technologies to help develop the content of a school magazine;
  • Develop skills of an “editor” and to be able to edit the contributions of others for the school magazine;

Reader’s Theatre – Drama Club:

A. Aim:

  1. This course aims to help students improve their communication skills in English, through the use of role-play, script-writing, and improvisation.

B. Goals:

1. Language Skills: Students will listen and read for details, and improve comprehensibility in speaking and writing, for the purpose of communicating to an audience in English.

Students will be able to:

  1. read drama scripts in English
  2. understand main ideas and details in different kinds of dramatic scripts
  3. improve listening comprehension of different types of spoken texts – for main ideas, details and speakers’ attitudes and emotions
  4. speak on a given topic for an extended period of time in an improvisation
  5. speak clearly enough (pronunciation, stress, intonation) to be understood by classmates and audience
  6. write dramatic scripts for different purposes and audiences
  7. formulate, express and defend individual ideas and opinions in an improvisation
  8. develop and use language learning strategies for all language skills

2. Critical Thinking Skills: Students will learn how to think critically in order to successfully participate in dramatic impromptu improvisations.

Students will be able to

  1. acquire thinking skills to make critical and rational judgments
  2. interpret input and understand inferences in a dramatic script or improvisation

3. Affective Skills: Students will learn how to manage affective factors that can inhibit or enhance their English language proficiency.

Students will be able to

  1. cope effectively and efficiently with change, extended speaking tasks, and unplanned, impromptu speaking
  2. develop positive attitudes toward constructive ideas and values that are transmitted and dramatized in oral and/or written forms
  3. develop confidence in their ability to speak English spontaneously

4. Performance Skills: Students will learn how to perform in English

Students will be able to

  1. perform in front of an audience in a complex culminating task
  2. manipulate body movements and facial expressions to convey appropriate emotion and meaning in dramatizations

5. Communication Skills: Students will develop communicative skills in English

Students will be able to

  1. formulate, express and defend individual ideas and opinions when working on dramatic productions
  2. speak and perform on a given topic for an extended period of time
  3. participate in pair and group dramatizations on a variety of topics
  4. acquire good speaking and listening habits to understand, enjoy, and appreciate dramatic texts
  5. understand extended input (from reading and listening to dramatic scripts) and respond (in speaking) appropriately
  6. communicate (through speech and writing) effectively, in both imaginary and everyday situations, to meet the demands of society
  7. develop the ability to express themselves imaginatively and creatively

Punjabi Culture Club:

  • To celebrate the local culture of the Punjab;
  • To examine Punjab literature both for enjoyment and to learn more about the culture;
  • To become aware of the connection between language and literature and how language affects our cultural identity;
  • To examine Punjab art and theatre to learn more about the culture of our local community;
  • To practice making local arts and crafts that are popular within Punjab culture;
  • To exhibit and perform some of the things learned through our interactions within the ASA;

Recycling Artist’s Club:

  • To encourage students to be critical in their appreciation of the concept of “art;”
  • To encourage the discussion of what it is that constitutes “art;”
  • To research and critically appreciate some examples of “recycled art;”
  • To identify recycled products within our community that are suitable for use as art resources;
  • To collect identified products and design an artwork made from recycled items;
  • To create a recycled art work;
  • Exhibit and explain to visitors the process of creating the recycled art work;