Extra-Curricular
St. John’s offers a wide variety of after-school activities

Extra-curricular and After School Activities are an exciting part of life at St John’s Primary School pupils can take part in additional activities at lunch times or before or after school allowing them to explore new interests and develop their passions. Our students love taking part in activities, be they creative, cerebral, sports orientated, musical or dramatic.

Many of our students also take additional private music lessons at school.

Browse Activities

 

 

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SPORTS
  • Basketball
  • Climbing wall
  • Floor hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Multisports
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

 

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PERFORMING & CREATIVE ARTS
  • Art & Crafts
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance Video Clip
  • Drama
  • Pottery Club

 

 

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LANGUAGES
  • Computer Coding
  • French Club
  • English Club

 

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 CUB CARE

    CUB Care is our daily "garderie" or wraparound care which looks after students before and after school. The Service is available from 7:15 until the start of school, and directly after school until 18:00. The program is open to all children in the Primary School (Timbertots – grade 5).

    For more information, please contact primarysecretary@stjohns.be 

     

     

    Fall 2019 Programme

     

     

     Activity Grade  Location and Timing
     Gymnastics 1-5  Sports Hall/ 3.45-4.45 Mondays
     Football 1-5  Sports Arena & Outdoors/ Mondays
     Arts & Crafts 2-5  PS Art room/ 3.45-4.45 Mondays
     Multisport 1-5  Sports Hall/ 3.45-4.45 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
     Baseball 1-5  Softball Diamond Field/ 3.45-4.45 Mondays
     Swimming 1-5  Waterloo Swimming Pool/ 3.45-5.15 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
     Mandarin Chinese 1-5  Classroom PB10/ 3.45-4.45 Mondays
     Basketball 1-5  Sports Hall/ 3.45-4.45 Tuesdays
     Comic Book  Club 3-5  PS Art room/ 3.45-4.45 Sept Tuesdays
     Cooking 1-5  Timbertop kitchen/ 3.45-4.45 Tuesdays
     Tennis 1-5  St John’s Tennis Courts/ 3.45-4.45 Thursdays
     Fit, Fun & Run 3-5  Sports Hall & Outdoors/ 3.45-4.45 Thursdays
     Taekwondo 1-5  Sports Hall/ 3.45-4.45 Thursdays
     Piano Ensemble 4-5  Music room PAC/ 3.45-4.45 Thursdays
     Creative Dance 1-5  Dance Studio/3.45-4.45 Fridays
     Chess 1-5  Classroom PB10/ 3.45-4.45 Fridays
     ICT Computer Coding 1-5  PS Library/ 3.45-4.45 Fridays
     Scrap Booking 3-5  PS Art Studio/ 3.45-4.45 Fridays

     

     

    Extra-curricular and After School Activities Descriptions

    Gymotricity

    These days, everyone knows that movement plays an essential role in not only the physical development of the child, but also that of mental, motor, artistic and socio-affective, therefore responding to these fundamental needs. Consequently, it unifies all learning and becomes the factor of early learning and development. It offers knowledge, concepts and skills. Through the body, pl...

    Gymotricity

    These days, everyone knows that movement plays an essential role in not only the physical development of the child, but also that of mental, motor, artistic and socio-affective, therefore responding to these fundamental needs. Consequently, it unifies all learning and becomes the factor of early learning and development. It offers knowledge, concepts and skills. Through the body, play and movement, the students will learn to control their space, time and movements within an altruistic process. Apart from the motor aspect which allows the acquisition of notions such as spatiotemporal orientation, acquaintance with body image, notions of height, which allow development of language, master spelling (making sense of letters, writing, reading) arithmetic (notion of time, quantity…) and which fixes knowledge and scholastic skills. Gymotricity also proposes relational work through fun & play in a safe and nurturing environment.

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    Basketball

    This weekly clinic is designed to introduce and improve the fundamentals of the game, including dribbling, passing, and shooting. Skill development will be achieved through fun games and challenges with a focus on fostering strong team work. All abilities and levels will be catered for. We will divide the players in U8 Team & U10 Team with weekly practices and some friendly games wit...

    Basketball

    This weekly clinic is designed to introduce and improve the fundamentals of the game, including dribbling, passing, and shooting. Skill development will be achieved through fun games and challenges with a focus on fostering strong team work. All abilities and levels will be catered for. We will divide the players in U8 Team & U10 Team with weekly practices and some friendly games with other schools on Saturdays. Coach Thomas & Coach Laurent are bringing an extensive knowledge for the game of basketball, with over 10 years’ experience from the Middle & High School Basketball Team within the ISST’s.

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    Baseball

    Baseball, softball, tee-ball, kickball will all be played. The program is designed to give children the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of the sport as well as teamwork, sportsmanship & fair play. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. From swinging a bat to throwing a ball to running around the bases, your chi...

    Baseball

    Baseball, softball, tee-ball, kickball will all be played. The program is designed to give children the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of the sport as well as teamwork, sportsmanship & fair play. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. From swinging a bat to throwing a ball to running around the bases, your child will be in motion all the time while playing baseball. This will get their heart rate going and help them build up their endurance. It will also help their muscles get stronger and make them more flexible. It will be, above all else, fun

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    Arts & Crafts

    If you love making or drawing things and want to spend more time in the Art studio, this club is for you! Children will work on various projects and experiment with different Arts & Crafts techniques. you will develop 2D and 3D skills in a fun and friendly environment. Arts and crafts activities helps children develop many skills such as problem-solving, risk-taking, focus and cre...

    Arts & Crafts

    If you love making or drawing things and want to spend more time in the Art studio, this club is for you! Children will work on various projects and experiment with different Arts & Crafts techniques. you will develop 2D and 3D skills in a fun and friendly environment. Arts and crafts activities helps children develop many skills such as problem-solving, risk-taking, focus and creativity.

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    Swimming

    Swimming lessons from basics to competitive swimming. The lessons are open to anyone wishing to improve their swimming skills. The main goal of this programme is to further develop the knowledge of swimming and to give students a comfortable posture and confidence whilst swimming. Open to anyone even with no swimming background. You will need a swim suit (one piece for girls, no shorts...

    Swimming

    Swimming lessons from basics to competitive swimming. The lessons are open to anyone wishing to improve their swimming skills. The main goal of this programme is to further develop the knowledge of swimming and to give students a comfortable posture and confidence whilst swimming. Open to anyone even with no swimming background. You will need a swim suit (one piece for girls, no shorts for boys), a swimming cap, goggles and a towel. For the Swim Team Winter season practices & competitions, please go through the Athletic Department. The bus leaves school at 3.45 for the Waterloo swimming pool and parents will collect their child at the pool for 5.15.

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    Gymnastics

    Gymnasts will learn how to have good body-control, body-coordination, perfect balance and look amazing by doing so. Starting with basic floor gymnastics exercises such as forward roll, back roll, cartwheel, head -and handstand, bridge etc. Later using low beam and high beam to learn how to do different motions in total control in a small targeted area. They will also learn to master ...

    Gymnastics

    Gymnasts will learn how to have good body-control, body-coordination, perfect balance and look amazing by doing so. Starting with basic floor gymnastics exercises such as forward roll, back roll, cartwheel, head -and handstand, bridge etc. Later using low beam and high beam to learn how to do different motions in total control in a small targeted area. They will also learn to master different jumps on the trampoline like straight up, knee high, leg stretch, somersault, flip forward etc. Gymnastics tones your muscles and body, builds self-esteem, helps to get better body coordination, boosts courage, and teaches self-discipline.

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    Multi Sports

    Students will enjoy Basketball, Floor Hockey, Football, Frisbee, Dodgeball and other fun activities. This is a non-competitive, fun way to improve skills and teamwork in various sports. Each session, the students will be offered the opportunity to discover a new sport that they may have never heard of such as Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse, Kinball, Dodgeball, Indiaca, Flag rugby, Roll...

    Multi Sports

    Students will enjoy Basketball, Floor Hockey, Football, Frisbee, Dodgeball and other fun activities. This is a non-competitive, fun way to improve skills and teamwork in various sports. Each session, the students will be offered the opportunity to discover a new sport that they may have never heard of such as Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse, Kinball, Dodgeball, Indiaca, Flag rugby, Rollerblade floor hockey, Quidditch, Tchoukball and Thieves and Police. The goal of this activity is to broaden the kids’ knowledge in different sports and to open their mind to new possibilities. The ultimate purpose of this activity is to entertain the kids and allow them to have fun reaching new highs in a different approach of sport.

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    Football

    One of the most popular team game sports were each player will play and progress on his own individual skills but also will learn, have fun and work within a team. The sessions will start with a warm up, specific exercises to reinforce the basics (control, passes, running) and will finish with a little match to work on positioning during a game. We have a U8 Team and a U10 Team with fr...

    Football

    One of the most popular team game sports were each player will play and progress on his own individual skills but also will learn, have fun and work within a team. The sessions will start with a warm up, specific exercises to reinforce the basics (control, passes, running) and will finish with a little match to work on positioning during a game. We have a U8 Team and a U10 Team with friendly competitions against other schools on some Saturdays. The goal for this activity is to work and progress on their skills, strategies and basic rules of football in a fair-play environment. The purpose is to play with St John's friends and have a lot of FUN.

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    Comic Book Club

    If you are in grade 3, 4 or 5 and love creating and drawing stories, the comic book club is for you. Some activities include sharing and reading comic books or graphic novels. Drawing comic book characters. Inventing new superheroes and comic book characters. Writing story lines for comic books.

    Comic Book Club

    If you are in grade 3, 4 or 5 and love creating and drawing stories, the comic book club is for you. Some activities include sharing and reading comic books or graphic novels. Drawing comic book characters. Inventing new superheroes and comic book characters. Writing story lines for comic books.

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    Dance (Marie-Pierre Demoutiez)

    The goals for the students-dancers are that they will grow and be stronger and create confidence in their daily life. They will be able at the end of the season to make their own choreography. That they will have the knowledge to perform on stage and be self-aware about their body, movement and freestyle. The Dance session will be a combination of videoclip dancin...

    Dance (Marie-Pierre Demoutiez)

    The goals for the students-dancers are that they will grow and be stronger and create confidence in their daily life. They will be able at the end of the season to make their own choreography. That they will have the knowledge to perform on stage and be self-aware about their body, movement and freestyle. The Dance session will be a combination of videoclip dancing, house, hip-hop and freestyle.

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    Taekwondo

    This Martial Art comes directly from South Korea, and contains a lot of virtues such as self-confidence, self-control, modesty, perseverance and integrity just to mention the pillars. Taekwondo is a Martial Art, using every part of the body. This includes kicks, punches, hand and foot blocks, sweeps, joint locks, grappling and throws as well as it is also practiced as an Olympic sport...

    Taekwondo

    This Martial Art comes directly from South Korea, and contains a lot of virtues such as self-confidence, self-control, modesty, perseverance and integrity just to mention the pillars. Taekwondo is a Martial Art, using every part of the body. This includes kicks, punches, hand and foot blocks, sweeps, joint locks, grappling and throws as well as it is also practiced as an Olympic sport. But moreover, taekwondo is based on principles that helps both mind and body to be reinforced together: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit and self-control. Those principles are infused throughout the class by exercising. The students continuing the class after the first session need to have a dobok (uniform). They can buy it from the Master. The fee includes testing and examination with belt ceremony. Master Park, a South Korean, is a Taekwondo Master who graduated in Martial Arts from Incheon University, in South Korea, and cumulated more than 30 years of practice in this Olympic sport. He has been teaching taekwondo also during seminars in Europe like Switzerland, Finland, Danemark, and France.

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    Fit, Fun & Run

    Fit, Fun and Run is an extension of the fall program. Building on its success, we will concentrate on fitness, its components and having fun (through games). Weather permitting, we will also continue to run outside. Exercise for kids is playing and being active. Kids who are active will: have stronger muscles and bones, have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat, ...

    Fit, Fun & Run

    Fit, Fun and Run is an extension of the fall program. Building on its success, we will concentrate on fitness, its components and having fun (through games). Weather permitting, we will also continue to run outside. Exercise for kids is playing and being active. Kids who are active will: have stronger muscles and bones, have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat, be less likely to become overweight, decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, have a better outlook on life. Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better. They're also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges from running to catch a bus to studying for a test. Fit, Fun & Run is a program that encourages children to get fitter and healthier while developing positive lifelong habits and having fun! Whether running, walking or moving each participant will set certain goals and mileage that develops healthy lifestyles along the way.

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    Chess

    The Chess Club offered by Francois Haulotte will be open to grade 1-8 students of all abilities, from absolute beginners to experts. The students will get to enjoy learning about and playing chess while sharpening their skills a lot and having the opportunity to pit their wits against “The Coach”, who is a former Champion. It is recommended that students bring a small snack to be read...

    Chess

    The Chess Club offered by Francois Haulotte will be open to grade 1-8 students of all abilities, from absolute beginners to experts. The students will get to enjoy learning about and playing chess while sharpening their skills a lot and having the opportunity to pit their wits against “The Coach”, who is a former Champion. It is recommended that students bring a small snack to be ready on maximum power!

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    Tennis

    All students are welcome from complete beginners through to experienced competition players. Specific tennis programmes are designed and delivered in a fun, safe and secure environment where students can develop and enhance their tennis skills at a pace suitable to them. Our programmes offer more than just tennis. It is a about having fun, making friends, building confidence and developi...

    Tennis

    All students are welcome from complete beginners through to experienced competition players. Specific tennis programmes are designed and delivered in a fun, safe and secure environment where students can develop and enhance their tennis skills at a pace suitable to them. Our programmes offer more than just tennis. It is a about having fun, making friends, building confidence and developing positive attitudes for life-long fitness. All tennis lessons are delivered using the latest innovative programmes.

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    Cooking Club

    The cooking will be a relaxed class with emphasis on enjoying the experience of creating delicious healthy food and where possible making a connection with vegetable and fruit growing in Timbertops, the Early Learning Centre Garden. To learn that there is a cycle in food and through garden composting the creation of new soil. We will be experimenting with a delicious, healthy and c...

    Cooking Club

    The cooking will be a relaxed class with emphasis on enjoying the experience of creating delicious healthy food and where possible making a connection with vegetable and fruit growing in Timbertops, the Early Learning Centre Garden. To learn that there is a cycle in food and through garden composting the creation of new soil. We will be experimenting with a delicious, healthy and colourful recipes, decorating homemade cupcakes and cookies, preparing simple snacks, desserts (jelly too!), sushi, wraps, smoothies, fresh pressed juices and more... based on creative ideas from "TASTY" (BuzzFeed Food). Important! Please inform the instructor if your child has any allergies or cannot eat something because of religion reasons!

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    ICT Computer Coding

    Using Scratch (and other coding systems), students will follow a program of learning that will teach them the basic skills to make games. With these basic skills, the students will be able to make simple but fun games.

    ICT Computer Coding

    Using Scratch (and other coding systems), students will follow a program of learning that will teach them the basic skills to make games. With these basic skills, the students will be able to make simple but fun games.

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    Mandarin Chinese

    Chinese classes for beginners and advanced in a really fun environment to learn a new language. Due to the future career prospects of learning Chinese language and demand from the international marketing, learning Mandarin from teenagers seems more faster and easier than adults. This course is designed for teenagers to learn Chinese listening and speaking and Chinese reading an...

    Mandarin Chinese

    Chinese classes for beginners and advanced in a really fun environment to learn a new language. Due to the future career prospects of learning Chinese language and demand from the international marketing, learning Mandarin from teenagers seems more faster and easier than adults. This course is designed for teenagers to learn Chinese listening and speaking and Chinese reading and writing via video, podcast lesson transcript, exercise worksheet, online exercises and so on. This is not only a Chinese language course, but also will be interacted by introducing Chinese culture. Lessons' topics are designed using practical dialogues starting with focusing on teens' daily life while they will be receiving systematic training on Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing. The instructor is native Chinese speaker and have broad experience in teaching Chinese, she motivates students of all levels to interact in Chinese language.

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    Scrap Booking Club

    We will learn the techniques of scrap to enhance your photos with thematic decorations. We will work on the picture first, the decor will only be there to sublimate your memories. More and more often our photos are stored on a hard drive and they are quickly forgotten, layout it allows you to remember and share good times together. For more facilities for your children, I wor...

    Scrap Booking Club

    We will learn the techniques of scrap to enhance your photos with thematic decorations. We will work on the picture first, the decor will only be there to sublimate your memories. More and more often our photos are stored on a hard drive and they are quickly forgotten, layout it allows you to remember and share good times together. For more facilities for your children, I work with cutouts templates and scenery allowing them to work quite easily photos. Everyone remains in the pleasure of his creativity without frustration. Thematic 06/09 What’s scrap booking? How to use the material? Initiation 13/09 Single photo 20/09 back to school 27/09 Holiday’s memories 04/10 The forest 11/10 Autumn 18/10 Halloween 25/10 Animals

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