Elementary After-School Activities

New! Please scroll down for the Trimester 3 activities schedule and descriptions.

Spring Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 3 April.

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 directly 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. Some activities are run by Russian-speaking instructors.  As these activities are very much ‘hands-on,’ non-Russian speaking students will still be able to participate.  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.

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.


MONDAY ACTIVITIES:

Film Club (PS2 to G1) – Film Club continues for Trimester 3 for our PS2 to G1 students. During this activity, students will watch a range of fun short films and animations and discuss them afterwards. If you are familiar with the “Story Time” activity, we will have a similar format, but with Films! Lights, camera, action!

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

Hip-Hop Dance – Monday (KG to G2) – Ms Irina is back for Trimester 3! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy Hip-Hop themed exercise class for kids.

Росси́я – Russian Culture Club (KG 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.

Polska – Polish Culture Club (KG 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.

Jump Rope (G1 to G5)Students can learn and practice different jumps with individual ropes. We will also learn group jumping with 1 large rope, double dutch, and use music and videos!

Elementary Choir (G2 to G5) – Ms Alicia continues with Elementary Choir for the 2016/2017 school year! During the second trimester, Students will participate in the Spring Ball with a special performance. Additional performances throughout the year include the Spring Ball, and Arts in the Park. New students will not be accepted. Current students MUST re-register to continue this activity and participate in the performances.

Coding Club: Scratch and Beyond! (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.

Mindful Coloring (G3 to G5) – Students will focus on complicated designs to relax and enjoy artwork. This activity will feature captivating illustrations in a wide variety of patterns. Color flowers, decorated cups, geometric shapes, animals, trees, fruit, butterflies, fish, waves and more! Within minutes you will feel yourself becoming calmer and your mind will clear.

Playground Design (G4 to G6) – This is a community service activity where students will design and create structures or games for the pre-school play ground. We will use recycled materials to make interesting items for the pre-schoolers to play with.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Imagination Station (PS2 to G1)Time to unplug and unwind!  This is a free play activity where we’ll spend half the time indoors and half the time outdoors on the EC playground. Students can build social and language skills as they play in a safe, creative, and happy environment.

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

Gymnastics – Tuesday (PS2 to G2) – Ms Alexandra is back again for Trimester 3! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

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.

Yoga (KG to G2) – Yoga is both ancient and modern. Yoga is both a state of mind and a means to attaining it. At the heart of all styles and approaches to yoga is the recognition that we are more than just a body and a collection of thoughts in the mind. This very popular activity is the perfect way to recharge after a busy day. Ms Violet is back for Trimester 3 to lead students through this mindful exercise technique. This is the only Yoga activity for Trimester 3! Space is limited.

Card Games (G1 to G3) – This popular activity is back for a third time this school year! Explore lesser known, family oriented card games! Explore math without realizing you’re learning! Most importantly, have fun playing exciting card games after a busy day at school!

Taekwondo (G2 to G3) – Space is limited in this popular activity! Ms Madina returns for Trimester 3. Due to popular demand, G2 and G3 now have their own activity. Sign up to continue learning the art and technique of this Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

Snack Attack (G3 to G5) – Ms Hulkar will assemble the ingredients in advance, but students will learn to prepare, and enjoy, a variety of delicious snacks! Registration priority will be given to those who have not yet had Snack Attack for an activity this year. Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Slackline (G3 to G12) – Have you seen Mr Jamie afterschool walking along the tightrope? This is your last 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. This activity will not continue next year.

Football – Tuesday (G4 to G5) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 3 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on participation and skills development. 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. Space is limited.


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

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

Football – Wednesday (PS2 to G1) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 3 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students in these grade levels will focus on basic skills, teamwork, and having fun! 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. Space is limited.

Pottery (KG to G2) – Students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of experienced secondary students and a local master. Please note, KG Students will be registered for this activity only on a space available basis.

Gymnastics (G1 to G3) – Ms Alexandra is back again for Trimester 3! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

4-Corners Soccer (G1 to G3) – Mr Oddvar introduces an 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.

Art Therapy (G3 to G5) – Ms Alexandra is back again for Trimester 3! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

Elementary Student Newspaper (G3 to G5) – Newspapers are a vital tool all of the world for reporting the news and current events. Develop and use your journalism skills to report on school events and general news right here at TIS! Learn writing and editing in a fun environment led by Ms Larisa in the Elementary Computer Lab.

Chess Club (G3 to G6) – Due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer Chess club for Grade 3 to Grade 6 for the spring trimester. If you already know how to play chess, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your skills with TIS Chess superstars at the intermediate and advanced levels. Mr Bakhodir will lead this activity with special assistance from skilled secondary students. For trimester 3 we will meet in the Elementary Library.

Jewelry Making (G3 to G5) – Get bejeweled! For Trimester 3 come in from the cold and express yourself and your individual fashion sense with this exciting and creative opportunity to create your own jewelry. We are joined by Ms Ziola who will instruct you in the fine craft of traditional jewelry making.


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

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

Dance & Aerobics – Thursday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Violet is back for Trimester 3! 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.

한국 – Korean Culture Club (KG to G5) – Korean Culture Club extends for a third trimester as part of our expanded Mother Tongue Program. Korean Culture Club or “KCC” offers a curriculum developed by two of our Korean secondary students. 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.

Snack Attack (G1 to G2) – Ms Hulkar will assemble the ingredients in advance, but students will learn to prepare, and enjoy, a variety of delicious snacks! Please note, we cannot accommodate food allergies or intolerance in this activity. Registration priority will be given to those who have not yet had Snack Attack for an activity this year. Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Math Buddies (G1 to G5)Having issues with mathematics in school, or do you just want to learn something new and improve your skills? Do you need help with your math homework? Then feel free to join this club! This activity is a community service project by high school students supervised by teachers in the elementary library.

Global Citizens (G2 to G12) – What does it mean to be Global Citizen? What are the responsibilities and duties that come with being a member of an international community? Learn about the lives and cultures of children around the world. Share your own story and connect with other global citizens. This activity will be split by grade level depending on the number of registrations.

Gymnastics (G3 to G5) – Ms Alexandra is back again for Trimester 3! Students will participate in a variety of fun, age appropriate exercises and movements, set to music, to develop flexibility, coordination and balance.

Gardening Club (G3 to G5)Garden Club is back with an opportunity to landscape and create the garden surrounding the new elementary building!  Plants for food, plants for decoration, plants for enjoyment.  Build a greenhouse!

Garageband (G5 to G12) – Have you ever heard of Garageband? Do you like creating music? GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside the computer! Create music with a full orchestra of musical instruments. Music student or not, you can join us learn a lot from it, meet us every Thursday in lab A. This activity is a community service project led by high school students and supervised in the secondary computer lab.


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Arts and Crafts – Friday (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 Violet is back for Trimester 3! 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.

Hip-Hop Dance – Friday (KG to G2) – Ms Irina is back for Trimester 3! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy Hip-Hop themed exercise class for kids.

中国 – Chinese Culture Club (KG 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. If you are interested in volunteering to help instruct this activity, please contact the activities coordinator.

Maker Spaces (G1 to G2) – 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. Ms Hackett from Grade 2 will be your guide!

Football – Friday (G2 to G3) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 3 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on participation, teamwork, and basic skills. 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. Space is limited.

Pottery (G3 to G5) – Students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of experienced secondary students and a local master.

Maker Spaces (G3 to G5) – 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!

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!

Taekwondo (G4 to G5) – Space is limited in this popular activity! Ms Madina returns for Trimester 3. Sign up to continue learning the art and technique of this Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.


SATURDAY ACTIVITIES:

TIS Elementary Baseball (PS2 to G5) – Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. I don’t care if I never get back!! Baseball is back for Spring 2017! Join TIS teachers and parent volunteers as we play ball! Students will be divided up into upper and lower age levels. Lower elementary will play from 9:00am until 10:00am, and upper elementary will play from 9:00am until 10:30am. Fun for the whole family! Sign up now.