Activities for students from KG 1 to Grade 11
Overview of Activities and Sports at GIS
After the final bell, GIS offers a diverse array of free and paid activities for students. As a school, we emphasize the importance of cultivating balanced learners, and as such, programs in sport, academics, languages, the arts and general interest are offered after classroom hours. Pupils are encouraged to become involved in these voluntary pursuits as a means to develop new skills and interests or supplement their curricular learning.
Currently, we run competitive sports teams that compete in swimming, basketball, football and athletics. As the school grows, we are building towards squads in rugby, tennis and netball. The majority of these teams operate on a trial basis and are open to students in grades 2 and above.
The After School Activity (ASA) program is free, operated by the teaching staff and open to all interested students from Kindergarten 2 up, with different activities operating on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. New clubs begin each term and run for ten weeks. Children are able to register for some or all of the days and every effort is made to accommodate each individual in their desired ASA. A selection of examples from this term can be seen below.
Academic – Math Club, Reading Club, Homework Club, Computer Programming, World Scholars’ Cup, Quran Studies.
Physical Activity – Basketball Basics, Football Fun, Table Tennis, Cooperative Games, Boxing Fitness, Bounce, Jump Jam Dance Aerobics, Cheerleading, Dodgeball.
The Arts – Just Dance, Drama Club, Arts and Crafts, Islamic Art, Concert Band, Making Music, Guitar Club, Singing Club.
Languages – English Language Learning Support, Arabic Club, French for Beginners.
General Interest – Robotics, iPad Club, Snacks Club, Chess Club, Student Council, Cooperative Games, Community Welfare Club, Paper Planes Club.
Paid Activities - Third party contractors also offer training in various sport, artistic and academic endeavors.