Elementary After-School Activities

Winter Trimester Activities end on Friday, 17 March. Please scroll down for current trimester activity descriptions and availability.

Spring Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 3 April. Registration for Spring will begin on Monday, 27 February at approximately 5:00pm Uzbekistan Time.

  • All parents will receive an email with a link to the electroinc registration form.
  • Registration for ASAs will only be accepted via electronic submission of the registration forms.
  • Registration will close at 9:00pm on Sunday, 5 March. Additional registrations will not be accepted after this time.

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.

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). If this happens we will do our best to either find a substitute teacher or inform you as quickly possible.

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:

Arts and Crafts (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 Trimester 2! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy 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.

FULL – Pottery (G1 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, due to popular demand, students are limited to only one pottery session per week.

FULL – Card Games (G1 to G3) – Explore lesser known, family oriented card games!  Explore math without realizing you’re learning!

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.

FULL – Coding: Scratch Jr. (G3 to G5) – New for Trimester 2! 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.

Brain Teasers (G4 to G6) – Solving brain teaser problems, math, puzzles, mysteries, and games! Join Mr Jasur from Grade 5 on this mind expanding journey of discovery.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

FULL – Story Time (PS2 to KG) – A relaxing afternoon listening to great stories!  We will also talk about our story and enjoy related games and crafts. This activity takes place in the ELC and is led jointly by Ms Gulnoza and Ms Laura Custance.

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

Yoga (PS2 to G1) – 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 2 to lead students through this mindful exercise technique.

FULL – 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. Led by Ms Kwak, Swan Lake Ballet is an exciting addition to the TIS ASA programme for Trimester 2!

Oʻzbekiston – Uzbek Culture Club (KG to G5) – Emphasizing Uzbek national culture, games, songs and language, this activity will be instructed entirely in Uzbek. 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 one of our Uzbek teachers and assisted by secondary Uzbek students.

FULL – Snack Attack (G2 to G3) – 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. Students will be limited to one session of snack attack per week to due this activity’s popularity.

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

Gymnastics – Tuesday (G3 to G4) – Ms Alexandra is back again 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.

FULL – Football – Tuesday (G3 to G5) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 2 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on participation and basic skill 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 for winter weather conditions.

FULL – Drawing Hands (G4 to G8) – We will learn a way to draw our own hands in a realistic way using line and value. Enhance your artistic skills!


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

FULL – Gymnastics (P21 to G1) – Ms Alexandra is back again 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.

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

FULL – Jewelry Making (G2 to G5) – Get bejeweled! For Trimetser 2 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.

FULL – Pottery (G1 to G3) – Students will create a number of different figurines and models under the guidance of experienced secondary students and a local master. Please note, due to popular demand, students are limited to only one pottery session per week.

FULL – Chess Club (G3 to G6) – Due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer Chess club for Grade 3 to Grade 6 for the winter 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 2 we will meet in the Elementary Library.

Poster Making (G3 to G5) – Do you enjoy marketing and advertising? Do you like art and design? This is an exciting chance to create educational posters for local elementary schools with this service oriented project led by Ms Sevara from Grade 4.

Knitting & Crocheting Club (G3 to G5) – Learn to Knit and Crochet! All materials will be provided by the school. Through the process of creating multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube, you will knit useful items. You will also learn to crochet through a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. Special thanks to Ms Rada from the Secondary Science Lab for leading this activity.

Yoga (G2 to G4) – 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 2 to lead students through this mindful exercise technique.


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

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

FULL – Dance & Aerobics (PS2 to G1) – Ms Irina is back for Trimester 2! Come prepared to burn off some steam as we combine elements of dance and fitness into this fast paced, high energy exercise class for kids.

한국 – Korean Culture Club (KG to G5) – Korean Culture Club extends for a second trimester as part of our expanded Mother Tongue Program. Korean Culture Club or “KCC” will now be offered from KG through G5 with 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.

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.

 Gymnastics (G2 to G3) – Ms Alexandra is back again 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.

FULL – Snack Attack (G2 to G3) – 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. Students will be limited to one session of snack attack per week to due this activity’s popularity.

Slackline (G3 to G12) – Have you seen Mr Jamie afterschool walking along the tightrope? Join to 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 due to winter weather conditions. Please note, this activity takes place outside. Students should be dressed appropriately for winter temperatures.

Philosophy Club (G3 to G5) – The Philosophy club is for G3 to G5 students who will meet once a week to discuss common philosophical ideas. Questions are posed and children are encouraged to decide what they think and express ideas and solutions to common themes.

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.

Sculpture (G4 to G5) – New for Trimester 2, Sculpture is an advanced activity for those students who are ready to move beyond pottery and explore new methods and techniques for creating art and design. Students will learn from a local master.

Buddies (G4 to G5) – The “Buddies” activity will bring the secondary and elementary students together through games and other variations of activities depending on the kids in the activity. Students who sign up for this activity will be paired with a mentor student from the secondary school. This activity is supervised by Ms Thornton from Grade 5.

FULL – Origami (G4 to G6) – 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!


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

FULL – Film Club (PS2 to G1) – We are pleased to introduce a Film Club for Trimester 2 especially 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 (PS2 to G1) – Ms Vika is back with all kinds of engaging, creative crafts for students to create!

FULL – Football – Tuesday (G1 to G2) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 2 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on participation and basic skill 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 for winter weather conditions.

Yoga (G1 to G3) – 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 2 to lead students through this mindful exercise technique.

Taekwondo (G2 to G5) – Space is limited in this popular activity! Ms Madina returns for Trimester 2, but only one day per week. 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.

Mural Painting (G2 to G5) – Do you enjoy painting and expressing yourself through art? This new and exciting project will be painting the ceiling tiles of the library to make it a more beautiful place! Led by a team of teachers from the art and design department, this is a chance to put your mark on the school through art!

Evolution of Dance (G3 to G6) – Combine music, history, and crazy good exercise as we explore the changes in dance styles across time and cultures.  We’ll try our hand (well, mostly feet) at dances from different countries and eras and learn how the music, social structure, and even economics of a community shaped dance styles.  From tribal to ballroom to hip hop, we’ll sample a wide range and try our hand at choreographing based on our favorite styles.

FULL – 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!

Be the Change (G3 to G5) – Students will take time to discuss and research issues of their choice that concern them.  We will then brainstorm ways in which we can affect any amount of change on those issues.  We will take some action on our issues and await results!

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.