Elementary After-School Activities

UPDATE: Registration for Trimester 2 is now closed. Late registration forms are available in the front office. Late registrations will be processed once all other schedules have been processed.

Winter Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 15 January 2018. Please scroll down for activity schedule and full descriptions.


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 (PS2 to G1) – Ms Irina is back for another trimester 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.

Football (KG to G2) – 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!

Snack Attack (G1 to G3) – Ms Hulkar will assemble the ingredients in advance, but students will learn to prepare, and enjoy, a variety of delicious snacks. Enjoy some play time while your snack is cooking! Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Mindful Coloring (G2 to G5) – 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.

Philosophy Club (G2 to G5) – The Philosophy club is for G2 to G5 students who will meet once a week to discuss common philosophical ideas with guided philosophical prompts for further discussion. Students will explore their thoughts through reflection with art and coloring.

Performance Choir (G2 to G8) – Performance Choir prepares students to participate in Spring Ball and Arts in the Park performances! Attendance is mandatory, so make sure you show up every week prepared to have fun and learn some great repertoire! More information on performance schedules and extra rehearsal requirements will be released later in the Trimester.

Language Learning Apps & Games (G4 to G5) – This activity is designed to provide extra and time and space for students that need or want to work on an additional language skills!  We will be using various apps to learn new languages, to build vocabulary.

Robotics (G4 to G5) – Learn to build and control a robot and see what goes right and wrong. Learn what robots can and can’t do. Science, technology, engineering and maths all rolled into one as you build and programme! Robots! What’s not to love? Space is very limited. Serious students only.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

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 G1) – Ms Alexandra is back for Trimester 2!! 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.

Lego Creator (G1 to G5) – Use your imagination in creating and designing with Lego blocks and Lego Bionicles. Using instructions to create detailed models or get creative and share your unique creations with the whole class!

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!

Birthday Band (G3 to G5) – Do you know how to play an instrument? Do you know how to sing? Do you want to have fun playing music with other people? If so, join the Birthday Band with Mr. Murphy!

Football Skills Development (G4 to G6) – Students will focus on advanced techniques and skills development in a fun football-camp style atmosphere with Mr Yuri. 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 for all weather conditions.


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

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

Dance & Aerobics – Wednesday (PS2 to G1) – Ms Irina is back for Trimester 2 for more 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.

Football (G1 to G3) – 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!

Gymnastics – Wednesday (G2 to G3) – Ms Alexandra is back again for 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. Enjoy some play time while your snack is cooking! Please note, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or intolerances in this activity.

Sculpture & Pottery (G3 to G5) – 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!

Chess Club (G3 to G8) – Due to popular demand, we are extending Chess Club to Grade 8 so younger students can learn from more advanced secondary students. If you already know how to play chess, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your skills with TIS chessmaster Mr Bakhodir.

Animation Studio (G4 to G5)NEW for the first time at TIS, we are pleased to offer an exciting Animation activity for Trimester 2! From the Tashkent Ilkhom Theater, join masters Denis and Xristina as they instruct students in the fine art of stop motion animation. There will be a performance at the end of the Trimester for parents to see what interesting animations students have created. Space is very limited. Serious students only.


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

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

Football (PS2 to G1) – 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!

Russian Language Learners (KG to G5) – Join the Russian Language Learners and learn Russian in a fun after school activity atmosphere with games and songs! This activity is not for native speakers. Native speakers should join Russian Mother Tongue.

Oʻzbekcha – Uzbek Mother Tongue (KG 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 (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. Activity is for native Russian speakers only. If you want to learn Russian, please join the Russian Language Learners activity.

한국 – Korean Mother Tongue (KG 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 (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. Activity will be instructed in Chinese.

Polska – Polish Mother Tongue (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. Activity will be instructed in Polish.

Español – Spanish Club (KG to G8)NEW for the first time at TIS! This hybrid activity is for both native speakers and INTERMEDIATE Spanish language learners. This activity will explore the culture of the language of the Spanish speaking world. Secondary students and parent volunteers will lead this activity providing a culturally and linguistically enriching experience for all!

Girl Power! (G2 to G4)NEW for the first time at TIS! The Girl Empowerment Group is a fun opportunity for girls to practice friendship skills, team-build, and boost self-esteem! Goals of the group: 1) To provide a safe and fun environment to practice pro-social behaviors, 2) To increase healthy friendship skills and supportive relationships, 3) To increase skills and options to address bullying: physical, verbal, and indirect, 4) To increase self-worth and feelings of empowerment!  Please note this activity is for girls only.

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.

MakerSpace (G4 to G8) – Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces and fablabs, are creative “do it yourself” spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Create through software, electronics, crafts, hardware supplies, tools, and more. Your only limit is your imagination! New for Trimester 2, introducing the MakerSpace 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!

Story Time (PS2 to G1) – Join Ms Shakhnoza 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!

Sculpture & Pottery (G1 to G3) – 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!

Student Council (G1 to G5) – Represent your classmates and make a difference in the community! Join Ms Jan each week to discuss important issues, plan events, fundraisers, and solve problems.

Dance & Aerobics – Friday (G2 to G3) – Ms Irina is back for more 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.

Coding (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.

Football Skills Development (G4 to G5) – Students will focus on advanced techniques and skills development in a fun football-camp style atmosphere with Mr Yuri. 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 for all weather conditions.

Bulletin Board Design (G4 to G7) – Help the teachers design and create interesting wall displays! In this activity you will interview teachers who would like help making their bulletin boards useful and attractive. Then you will draw, cut, color and arrange the items for the board to make the classroom informative and colorful.