After-School Activities

James Wilson

After-school activities are an opportunity for students to participate in activities outside of the school curriculum. They are run 15:00 - 16:00 during weekdays whilst the school is in session.

Parents and teachers are invited to share their talents through the running of an After-School Activity. If you are interested in participating please contact the school secretary.

After-School Activities are mainly intended to be non-academic and run by the teachers and parents privately. Prep however does have an academic focus and will be run by the school.

Note to Parents: The school does not endorse private tuition provided by teachers and therefore such activities cannot be conducted on school premises. If your child is experiencing any difficulties in school please contact the Headteacher immediately.

The school intends to run SAT (Collegeboard) English and Mathematics preparation within the existing school timetable and therefore SAT preparation outside of school hours should be unnecessary for those wishing to apply for universities in the US.

After-School Activities that are currently available are:

Prep

Parents wishing their children to have assistance with their homework afterschool can enroll them in our Prep sessions. It is open to students from Year 1 to 9 and allows students the opportunity to ask for assistance with those difficult homework questions. Prep is run by the school and payments for this activity must be made in advance and to the school directly. Fees for one term's Prep is 110,250F CFA and consists of three one hour periods per week whilst the school is in session.

Please contact the school secretary for further details.

Arabic Club

Have fun learning a new language or perfect your skills in Arabic language. Official language in 22 countries and spoken as a mother tongue in several other countries, Arabic language is greatly valued in the world.

This activity will run on Thursdays for children in Year 1 through Year 9. Fees per term are 50,000 fcfa and include materials. Venue: Lower School classroom.

Contact: Mrs. Daher Amani, 97.14.71.57

amanisaleh591@hotmail.com

English Football

Football is a great sport which helps to develop team skills as well as promoting good health through exercise. Students are able to develop their football skills and participate in practice games.

Junior football will be run once each week on Mondays and Senior football will run once a week on Thursdays. There are limited spaces up to a maximum of 15 students for each age group. Please note that there are no boot studs allowed on the school field.

Fees are 20,000F CFA per term for one hourly session per week. This club is being run privately by our teacher Michael Fossou and payment should be made directly to him in advance. Please contact Mr. Fossou on 97 55 39 84 / 95 86 27 84.

Capoeira

As a physical activity, practising capoeira involves aerobic and anaerobic exercise, giving equal attention to flexibility, muscular strength and physical resistance. Students are able to strengthen body, mind and spirit through this Brazilian art form which combines martial arts, dance, music and singing.

Fees are 35,000F CFA per term for one hourly session per week run on a Friday, which include 5,000F CFA Association dues. The uniform is 15,000F CFA. This club is being run privately by our teacher, Mamoudou Fassassi, and payment should be made directly to him in advance. Please contact Mr. Fassassi on 97 03 44 10. Venue: Administration Building Roof.

Judo Club

The martial art, Judo, is an activity which leads to a healthy body and mind. Learners of all ages improve their motor skills, coordination, social adaptation and self-confidence through the practice of Judo, as well as gain methods of self-defence. Judo classes are given by friend of the school, Dr. Daga (tel: 67.71.42.46). This activity takes place on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and is open to Reception through Year 13.

Venue: Administration Building Roof

Fees: 50,000 fcfa per term

Debate and Yearbook Club

An enlightenment forum where students in Years 10 – 13 may acquaint themselves with pertinent world issues and develop public speaking, writing and editing skills. Both debating and working on  publications enhance collaboration with peers, improve research skills, boost self-confidence and lead to excellent critical thinking, all of which are essential tools for success in university.

This activity will take place on Fridays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Fees per term are 35,000 fcfa. Venue: Upper School classroom.

Contact: Mrs. Akinwumi, 97.92.50.50

Science and Technology Fun

Science is fun, as well as educational and science club will allow your children to explore science in a way that will inspire them to ask more questions through a hands-on practical approach. They will enjoy finding those answers through experiments that are designed to be fun. Science club is open to children in Years 1 to 5 on Tuesdays and Years 6 to 9 on Thursdays.

Fees are 50,000F CFA per term for one hourly session per week and include materials. This club is being run privately by our teacher, Mrs. Magdelene Maduagwu, and payment should be made directly to her in advance. Please contact Mrs. Magdelene on 96 99 80 78.

Origami

With a few folds and tricks, you can breathe life into a single sheet of paper. Origami is the art of paper folding associated with Japanese culture. It is a 'language' of its own and a form of expression through artistic symbols. The instructor's speciality is creating African origami models, such as masks, drums, statuettes, etc.

Fees are 25,000F CFA per term for a one hour session per week run on Tuesday for students in Years 3 and above. All materials are included. This club is run privately by Art teacher, Mr. David Claude Gnahoui. (Member of the British Origami Society) and payments should be made in advance directly to him. Please contact Mr. David on 67 69 95 14. Venue: Lower School Classroom

Creative Writing, Public Speaking and Drama Club

This activity will boost your child’s thinking skills and self expression. He/she will learn the art of creative writing and how to overcome ‘stage fright’ while performing in front of an audience. It is open to children in Years 1 through 5 and held on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Lower School Classroom

50,000 fcfa /term, includes costumes for drama

Contact: Mrs. Nneoma Mbaka, 97.14.34.68

Creative Writing for Years 6 – 9

Stories fulfil our need for connection, awaken our sense of adventure and add value to our experiences. Through this forum of self-expression, children will learn new skills and techniques for improving their stories. This activity will be held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4;00 p.m.

Venue: Middle School Classroom

50,000 fcfa / term

Contact: Mrs. Ebun Afolabi, 97.69.37.04

Painting, Drawing and Craft Club

This activity will enhance children’s coordination, concentration and creativity. It is open to children in Reception through Year 4 and is held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Lower School Classroom

50,000 fcfa / term, includes all materials

Contact: Mrs. Racheal Chukwu, 66.88.57.61

Art and Craft and Sensory Discovery

This activity helps children to develop creativity, logic and imagination while exploring their five senses. It encourages the development of motor skills and gives children an objective to explore. The activity is open to children in Reception through Year 4 and takes place on Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Lower School classroom.

Fee: CFA 45,000 per term, with all materials covered in the fee.

Contact: Mrs. Daher Amani, 97.14.71.57

amanisaleh591@hotmail.com

Dance for Years 9 - 13

Learn the steps to several modern dance styles: Jazz, Hip Hop, Dance Hall, Latin. Dance is a wonderful way to have fun, release stress and get exercise. The Club will be run by Mr. Kevin Adjalian on the roof of the school administration building. Fees are 30,000F CFA per term for one hourly session per week, run on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Payment should be made directly to the instructor in advance. Mr. Kevin Adjalian can be contacted on 61.35.50.00


STEM Educational Robotics and Raspberry Pi Programming

Become inspired as problem solvers of tomorrow. Join the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational Robotics team. Students enjoy hands-on-learning activities that allow them to apply technology, science, math, and engineering skills as they enjoy a 21st-century learning experience. Student will be able to participate remotely in VEX IQ National and Global Robotics Challenge and competitions every year. Students will learn the following:

  • To understand our world
  • To understand and use integrated STEM education in novel ways (Block coding, engineering design, 3-D animations, App creation, AI, python text program, project management and teamwork)
  • To develop Computational Thinking
  • To become comfortable with iteration and learn from failure
  • To be exposed to and learn about the jobs of the future

A session for students in Year 6 and above will run on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 in a Middle School classroom.

Another session for younger children in Years 1 through 5 will run on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 in a Lower School classroom.

This program is being run privately by friend of the school, Mr. Victory from Bountiful Technologies. Fees are 50,000 FCFA per term and includes materials. Payment should be made directly to the instructor at the start of the term.

Please contact Mr. Victory on 62 03 38 03.