Extracurricular Activities 2020

A visitor walking through Craighouse on any afternoon will witness the very rich and varied programme of extracurricular afternoon activities on offer to our pupils. In Primary, children might be enrolled in flamenco, cricket, art with recycling, choir, or creation of urban kitchen gardens, to mention just a few. In Middle and Senior youngsters can choose from a great variety of activities, including chess, fusion band, theatre in English, debating, digital journalism, among many others. On average the school runs upwards of 40 extracurricular activities per Year. Extracurricular activities are led by Craighouse staff members or recognised experts in the specific fields involved with no additional cost to parents. Workshops leaders are highly committed to helping children and young people discover, enjoy and develop their interests, talents and skills. Our community is invited to watch just how far our children have gone in their chosen extracurricular activities when towards the end of each Year we are invited to the final presentations. It is often a moment when parents, pupils and school feel a great pride in themselves and all they have achieved.

14 Art with recycling (Primary Section) 

The objective of this activity is to show the potential of recyclable resources and the ability to transform everyday objects using creativity and imagination. These activities strengthen pupils’ environmental awareness, promoting the protection and good use of the resources around us.

Pupil Limit: 10

Level: Year 1 & 2

Day: Wednesday

Modern Dance with Angel Torrez (Primary-Middle-Senior Section)

This workshop focuses on developing motor skills in a fun context, where pupils are encouraged to follow choreographies based on the different dance techniques and skills they are taught. They will learn a variety of dance styles.

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 20  

Level: Year 1 to Year 4 

Day: Monday  


Middle - Senior Section

Pupil Limit: 20  

Level: Year 5 to Year 12  

Day: Wednesday 

ajedrez Chess (Primary-Middle-Senior Section)

In this workshop, pupils will learn and practice chess in all its forms: opening, half chess, and finals. They will learn basic strategies and tactics, enhancing their intellectual development. The players' development will allow them to eventually represent the school in various tournaments throughout the year.

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 10  

Level: Year 1 to Year 4 

Day: Wednesday  


Middle - Senior Section

Pupil Limit: 15 

Level: Year 5 to Year 12  

Day: Wednesday 

22 Fun & Sing (Primary - Middle -Senior)

This workshop will teach pupils vocal techniques and practices through a fun international repertoire

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 18  

Level: Year 3 & 4 

Day: Tuesday 


Middle - Senior Section

Pupil Limit: 20

Level: Year 5 to Year 12  

Day: Monday 

Lettering

The objective of this activity is to learn how to draw letters. Any pupil can embark on this art; you don’t need good handwriting to do lettering. We will develop artistic writing skills which will enable them to make posters, signs, and pictures, among many other pieces.

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 10  

Level: Year 1 to 4 

Day: Wednesday 


Middle Section

Pupil Limit: 15

Level: Year 5 to Year 8  

Day: Wednesday 

science club  Science Club (Primary Section)

The purpose of the Science Club is to inspire pupils to explore science, nature and its phenomena, enabling them to organise their own interests in a fun way, through different experiments.

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 10  

Level: Kinder to Year 1

Day: Thursday 


Robotica Introduction to robotics: applied programming in robot Maindstorm NXT and EV 3

The Robotics workshop is an invitation for pupils with an interest in learning more about this fascinating world and being part of a great team where we use robots and applied programming to solve different challenges.

Pupils will have the chance to learn how to programme a lego MaindStorm robot, models EV3 and NXT, and use sensors and control cycles by processing variables.

Middle Section

Pupil Limit: 15  

Level: Year 5 to 8 

Day: Thurday 


Robotica Advanced robotics: introduction to programming and Arduino

This activity offers our pupils the opportunity to study the basic elements of programming, pseudo code, algorithms, code language, and design technology for the design and 3D printing of prototypes or parts of a project.

The tools and skills acquired with this course provide you with the knowledge needed for the development of projects with Arduino micro circuit boards and their wide range of possibilities to create solutions and develop innovative ideas. It is aimed at students who have taken our introduction to robotics course, offering them advanced programming methods applied to other projects in microelectronics, robotics, domotics (home automation), etc. applying more sophisticated code programming.

It is ultimately a great opportunity for any pupil who would like to learn more about this fascinating world in which we create technological situations using robotics, domotics, and electronics.

Senior Section

Pupil Limit: 12  

Level: Year 9 to Year 11 

Day: Tuesday 


Code Club

In Code Clubs, children work on a variety of projects involving the creation of games, animations and web pages. In order to create these, the children will be introduced to algorithms, and the language of html and CSS, all which are key to understanding how websites and their features were first created.

Primary Section

Pupil Limit: 15  

Level: Year 3 & 4 

Day: Thursday