Elementary After-School Activities

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Late registration forms are available in the main office. Late registrations will be considered only after all other registrations have been processed.

Fall Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 4 September.

Tashkent International School offers elementary students a wide range of after-school activities throughout the school year. The activities are divided into three terms, or trimesters – fall, winter and spring. Some activities such as choir and student councils will run for the whole year. Other activities are only offered for one or two trimesters. New sign-up forms must be completed every trimester.

Please note registration requests do not guarantee a slot. Classes are limited in size. Slots are distributed equitably among all students according to number of activities requested. You may be placed on a waiting list for the most popular activities. Some activities may also have to be canceled due to low demand.

All elementary students participating in an after school activity (ASA) should gather in the House Garden at 3:30pm. Activity instructors will come collect students. Please make sure that students are picked up on-time when the activity ends at 4:30 p.m. If your child cannot participate in a lesson on any given day, please inform the office in advance.

Supervision is not provided for students not participating in an ASA. Students not participating in an ASA must be picked up at 3:30pm, even if a sibling is participating in another activity. If you wish to play with your child on campus after school, you are very welcome to do so as long as you actively supervise your child.

Once students have chosen an activity, they are expected to attend this activity for the full trimester; it is not possible for students to change activities once they have started. Any student who misses two sessions of the same activity in a row without a valid reason will be dismissed from the activity for the remainder of the trimester. Students are expected to maintain the same behavior standards for activities as they do in the classroom.

There will be no activities on early dismissal days, such as parent conferences, or on days when there is no school. Throughout the school year, we may have to cancel an activity for reasons beyond our control (i.e. illness of the instructor or inclement weather). Notifications for activity cancellations will be by email.

Preschool parents – Based on administration, instructor and parent feedback, PS2 students are limited to two ASA’s per week according to available space. After school activities will not be offered to PS1 students.

For questions, please contact the Activities Coordinator, Andrew Maul, at drewm@tashschool.org


MONDAY ACTIVITIES:

Arts and Crafts – Monday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

Dance & Aerobics – Friday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Irina is back for another great year of Dance and Fun! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy exercise class just for kids.

Imagination Station (KG to G2) – Time to unplug and unwind!  This is a free play activity where we’ll spend half the time indoors and half the time outdoors in the park. Students can build social and language skills as they play in a safe, creative, and happy environment.

Philosophy Club (KG to G2) – The Philosophy club is for KG to G2 students who will meet once a week to discuss common philosophical ideas with guided philosophical prompts for further discussion. Questions are posed and children are encouraged to decide what they think and express ideas and solutions to common themes. Students will explore their thoughts through reflection with art and coloring.

Elementary Choir (G2 to G5) – Ms Alicia is back with Elementary Choir for the 2017/2018 school year! During the Fall trimester Students will participate in UN Day celebrations and prepare for the Winter Concert and Elementary Drama Productions with special performances. Additional performances throughout the year include the Spring Ball, and Arts in the Park.

Snack Attack (G2 to G5) – Ms Hulkar will assemble the ingredients in advance, but students will learn to prepare, and enjoy, a variety of delicious snacks! Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Elementary Basketball League (G3 to G5) This activity will focus on developing skills, strategy, fitness and of course FUN. These teams will be led by TIS coaches and supervised by the Athletics Department.  The season will end with a tournament involving local schools.

Ultimate Frisbee (G3 to G6) – Ultimate Frisbee is a great game that combines aspects of several popular sports (football, soccer, basketball) and unites them in a game governed by the principles of fair play and fun!

Elementary Drama Production (G4 to G5) Do you remember the rats or the aliens from years past?  This is your chance to act, sing, dance and perform your way into another memorable original TIS Drama Production.  Mr Durin is hard at work creating a special script JUST FOR YOU! Students who sign up for this activity must register for both the Monday and Friday sessions.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Gymnastics – Tuesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Alexandra is back again for another great year! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

Arts and Crafts – Tuesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

Swan Lake – Ballet Class (KG to G5) – Our Swan lake ballet class is an informal ballet lesson for both girls and boys. Students will be introduced to the concepts of body, energy, space, & time as well as be encouraged to take direction from the instructor and share turns with peers. Later, we’ll work on beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary. This activity will take place in the mini Black Box theater space.

4-Corners Soccer (G2 to G4) – Mr Oddvar partners with Mr Yuri this year to continue this exciting football skills game with FOUR goals instead of two! Increase your coordination and develop your football skills with this exciting hybrid-football game. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately. Proper footwear is required.

Homework Club (G2 to G5) – Serious study time to focus on finishing your homework. Finishing your homework at school means you can have more play time later!

Turbo Touch (G3 to G5) – Play it! Love it! From New Zealand, Turbo Touch is the perfect social sport to keep you active and on-game. It’s not just for experienced athletes though, even if you don’t know a touchline from a centre circle, Turbo Touch is easy to pick up but impossible to stop!

Origami (G3 to G5) – Origami is a fun paper folding activity with links to ancient Japanese culture and tradition.  This activity is for those who love origami and for those who want to learn something new!


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Dance & Aerobics – Wednesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Irina is back for another great year of Dance and Fun! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy exercise class just for kids.

Arts and Crafts – Wednesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

Uzbek Folk Games (G1 to G5) – Our Uzbek faculty members bring you this new and unique activity where you will learn fun and exciting Uzbek Folk games and songs. Come learn about Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and play games at the same time with a curriculum developed by UNESCO.

Gymnastics – Wednesday (G2 to G3) – Ms Alexandra is back again for another great year! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

Snack Attack (G2 to G5) – Ms Hulkar will assemble the ingredients in advance, but students will learn to prepare, and enjoy, a variety of delicious snacks! Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Chess Club (G3 to G5) – Back due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer Chess club again this year for Grade 3 to Grade 5 for the fall trimester. If you already know how to play chess, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your skills with TIS chessmaster Mr Bakhodir.

Slackline (G3 to G12) – Do you remember the activity last year with the tightrope between trees in the park? This is your chance to join and learn about how to rig a slackline (it’s not a tightrope!) and how to walk on it – maybe you’ll even be able to do some tricks! We usually meet in the Park, near the front entrance to the school campus, but we might have to move into the summer kitchen if it is raining or snowing. This activity will be led by Ms Violet and assisted by a secondary student who has received special training from last year’s instructor.

Sculpture & Pottery (G4 to G6) – Do you like playing with clay? Do you enjoy being creative? In this exciting activity, students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of an experienced local master. You will even be able to bring your creations home, or give them as gifts to your friends and family members!


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

Oʻzbekcha – Uzbek Mother Tongue (PS2 to G5) – This activity will be instructed by native Uzbek speakers. Keeping your mother tongue strong while English is developed has been proven to result in higher scores on achievement tests! The International Baccalaureate programme has identified continued development of mother tongue language as crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity. Activity will be instructed in Uzbek.

Росси́я – Russian Mother Tongue (PS2 to G5) – Emphasizing Russian national culture, games, songs and language, this activity will be instructed entirely in Russian. Keeping your mother tongue strong while English is developed has been proven to result in higher scores on achievement tests! The International Baccalaureate programme has identified continued development of mother tongue language as crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity. If you are a Russian national parent, and are interested in volunteering to help run this activity, please contact our activities coordinator.

한국 – Korean Mother Tongue (PS2 to G5) – Keeping your mother tongue strong while English is developed has been proven to result in higher scores on achievement tests! The International Baccalaureate programme has identified continued development of mother tongue language as crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity. Activity will be instructed in Korean.

中国 – Chinese Mother Tongue (PS2 to G5) – Emphasizing Chinese national culture, games, songs and language, this activity will be instructed entirely in Chinese. Keeping your mother tongue strong while English is developed has been proven to result in higher scores on achievement tests! The International Baccalaureate programme has identified continued development of mother tongue language as crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity. This activity will be led by one of our Chinese parents.

Polska – Polish Mother Tongue (PS2 to G5) – Emphasizing Polish national culture, games, songs and language, this activity will be instructed entirely in Polish. Keeping your mother tongue strong while English is developed has been proven to result in higher scores on achievement tests! The International Baccalaureate programme has identified continued development of mother tongue language as crucial for both cognitive development and maintaining cultural identity. This activity will be run by Ms Magda, along with secondary student volunteers. Activity will be instructed in Polish.

Arts and Crafts – Wednesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

Gymnastics – Thursday (G2 to G5) – Ms Alexandra is back again for another great year! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

Football Skills Development (G4 to G6) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for another year with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on advanced techniques and skills development in a fun football-camp style atmosphere. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Because this activity takes place outdoors, students should be prepared weather conditions.

Maker Spaces (G4 to G6) – Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, “do it yourself” spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Create through software, electronics, crafts, hardware supplies and tools, and more. Your only limit is your imagination. Elementary Librarian Ms Sayyora will be your guide!


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Arts and Crafts – Tuesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

Story Time (PS2 to G1) – Join Ms Gulnoza in the Early Learning Center for a relaxing after school activity full of fascinating stories and adventures for your imagination with special selections from the Elementary Library. After the story we will explore what we heard with discussion, and reflection.

Ball Games (PS2 to G1) All kinds of different games with one piece of equipment in common! Join Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan as he teaches basic football skills appropriate for this age level with fun and energy intensive ball games!

Mini Chefs Cooking Club (KG to G1) – We will do simple cooking as well as have a little bit of indoor playtime if there’s time leftover! Sometimes if the food requires baking, you won’t get to eat it till the following school day. Tell your tummy to be patient! Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Dance & Aerobics – Friday (G2 to G3) – Ms Irina is back for another great year of Dance and Fun! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy exercise class just for kids.

Sculpture & Pottery (G2 to G4) – Do you like playing with clay? Do you enjoy being creative? In this exciting activity, students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of an experienced local master. You will even be able to bring your creations home, or give them as gifts to your friends and family members!

Coding Club (G3 to G5) – Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, students can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. Instructor approval is required for Grade 3 students. Space is limited.

Elementary Drama Production (G4 to G5) Do you remember the rats or the aliens from years past?  This is your chance to act, sing, dance and perform your way into another memorable original TIS Drama Production.  Mr Durin is hard at work creating a special script JUST FOR YOU! Students who sign up for this activity must register for both the Monday and Friday sessions.

DestiNation Imagination (G4 to G7)TIS is pleased to bring you this new activity that teaches 21st century skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) principles to kindergarten through university level students worldwide through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. Students will learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation and learn skills needed to succeed in school, career and life, including teamwork, communication, project management, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, and self-confidence.