Lead Staff Member – Miss Clare Levy
Creative and artistic skills are challenged and developed through molding various ornaments, patterns and structures. The ECA is ideal for students who like to work with their hands and don’t mind getting them dirty. It is a fun, and sometimes messy, way to end your day!
Lead Staff Member – Miss Ateeqa Arain
Geography club aims to promote knowledge of other countries and to become self-sufficient in researching and finding information using the internet. Students are encouraged to drive their own learning and interact with others to further develop their understanding of continents and countries. The ECA is ideal for students who are interested in learning about the world and its inhabitants, as well as those who want to become better researchers.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Bella Fung
This club is run by a native Mandarin speaker and is ideal for students who want to learn basic, yet useful, Mandarin vocabulary in fun and engaging ways.
Story Club (Year 2)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Nadine Yassa
The ECA is ideal for students who like to come together to read and discuss books of all kinds. Students will explore interesting and exciting books, developing their skills and interest in reading.
Creative Arts (Years 7-10)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Bella Fung
Creative Arts allows students to experiment with different artistic medium, particularly materials that they lack at home. Students will also have opportunities to learn about different famous painters, sculptors and designers. This ECA is ideal for students who would like to further develop their artistic skills.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Salve Balajoro
Creative Lettering will encourage students to experiment with different artistic lettering, using paintbrush and pen with various colours. Students will develop confidence, learn about font types and will have the opportunity to learn techniques to replicate these. Creative Lettering is ideal for students who are creative and enjoy a relaxing end to the day.
Maths of the Day
Lead Staff Member – Mr Alan McArtney
The ECA will consist of a group of around 20 students from Years 3 and 4. The club is ideal for students who find Numeracy difficult, or lack confidence in their abilities. It provides active and fun activities linked to different Numeracy concepts, so that all students feel a desire and enjoyment to participate and learn.
Ball Sports for All (Year 3/4)
Lead Staff Member – Mr Robert Livesley
Ball Sports for All provides students with the opportunity to improve their fundamental physical and social skills by partaking in a range of different sports (football, basketball, dodgeball, cricket…). The ECA is ideal for students who have an interest in a range of sports, enjoy being active and work well with others.
Lead Staff Members – Miss Clare Mulcahy and Miss Deborah Wisher
The Audiobook ECA is ideal for students who enjoy listening to stories and sharing their ideas about the story with others. It will help those who find reading a challenge. It will allow students to develop their reflective learning muscles through the review and analysis of the audiobooks on offer.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Laura Opperman and Mr Rhys Ravey
The NAISAK band will be an invitational club, which has grown since the beginning in Term 1. Playing in a band introduces students to the modern-day skills of music and allows them to apply new skills in working together as a team. The ECA is ideal for students who are interested in playing music from different genres on instruments like electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboard.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Laura Opperman
Singing in our school choir will help students to develop a good listening “ear” and how to sing in harmony. Students work together as a team, creating a universal sound and developing skills and confidence in singing notes accurately. The group works very hard and needs strong commitment from students, all with the aim of performing to the whole school at the end of each term.
Creative Writing Club
Lead Staff Member – Mr Sam Blythe
Creative Writing is a new ECA this term and is very useful for those wanting to build skills and confidence in writing. Students will be challenged to use their imagination and new writing techniques in mini projects across the term.
Recycled Art (Decoupage)
Lead Staff Member – Ms Mart Botha
“Easy and hard” - this is what we have named our decoupage and recycled art workshop for this term. Here, students will develop their fine motor skills and imagination. They will learn to make different types of decorations and decorative elements made from used materials around the school and home. This ECA is perfect for those who enjoy using their imagination and want to build an appreciation for recycling.
Lead Staff Member – Mr Ben Spencer
This club offers the opportunity for students to consolidate and further understand their learning from the week using online platforms, learning presentations and activities online. Furthermore, students develop modern-day ICT skills to prepare them for a future filled with technology. This is offered through the workshop by developing touch-typing skills, opening applications and navigating through websites. This ECA is ideal for students who are interested in computing and have a passion for learning!
Football Boys (Year 5/6)
Lead Staff Member – Mr Francis Burgess
This Football ECA is led by keen and skilled Mr Burgess. It is ideal for students who love football, want to learn more about the beautiful game and hope to improve their footballing skills. Teamwork and sportsmanship are also promoted through drills and competitions.
French Club (Year 7-10)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Céline Escomel
The ECA is ideal for students who really want to improve their skills in the beautiful French language. Whether they have done French before, at school or at home, or are completely new, all are welcome!
Fun Maths (Year 5/6)
Lead Staff Member – Ms Anita Citeroni
The ECA is ideal for students who want to apply their Numeracy knowledge to problem solving activities. They will solve challenging problems by working in teams and will develop confidence and enjoyment with Numeracy. Learning platforms and practical activities are used to develop a love for Numeracy.
Junior Choir (Year 2-4)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Amali Pathirana
The ECA is ideal for students who enjoy singing a variety of songs from different genres, developing their vocal skills and techniques, and enjoy performing as a group. Individual and group vocal skills will be developed with help from our very talented Miss Amali.
Active Learning (Year 1)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Lauren Jones
‘Active Learning’ introduces the students to different educational games and supports students to learn about rules and the importance of playing fairly. The ECA is ideal for students who will enjoy relaxing with friends at the end of a hard day whilst learning new games that will support learning undertaken in class.
Make - It! (Year 2/3)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Ashleigh Roberts
This ECA is ideal for students who love using their imagination and creating a variety of interesting things. Students will put their creativity to the test and will be practical in developing their design and technology skills. Some of the items they plan to make this year are: bracelets, board games, bird feeders, story stones and more.
Lead Staff Member – Mr Matthew Joyes
This ECA is perfect for book lovers and students who want more opportunities to read great books. Students are supported in selecting interesting, challenging and appropriate books from our library. Like any reading club, students will review and analyse their books and will develop reading skills by reading to others.
Creative Spanish ECA
Lead Staff Member – Miss Kathryn O’Donoghue
Creative Spanish is ideal for students who want to learn basic Spanish vocabulary in fun and creative ways. Whether you have some experience or are new to the beautiful language, you are welcome to join and learn basic and useful words and phrases.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Caroline and Miss Syleene
The Crochet Club is ideal for students who would enjoy learning to make appealing creations using unique materials. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The ECA provides hooks and yarn, but students would benefit from buying their own set to be able to practice at home to ensure progress is being made. The skilled and experienced staff support the students in getting to know the basics of crochet in a relaxing atmosphere after a busy school day.
Just for Fun Sports (Year 1)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Shonah Keeling
This ECA teaches students some of the skills needed for sports through fun games and activities. Students will learn how to work as part of a team, supporting one another to achieve success. This ECA is ideal for any students that love physical education and wish to spend an active hour after school!
Lead Staff Member – Miss Aimee Price and Miss Laura Davie
The ECA is ideal for students who love to try a challenging sport and who love to push themselves to achieve new goals. Gymnastics Club gives students the opportunity and training to participate for enjoyment and also challenges those who wish to train towards gymnastic performances at the end of the term.
Alternative Ball Sports (Year 7-10)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Aimee Price
The ECA is ideal for students who love to play a variety of different ball sports. It is suitable for those who wish to play for enjoyment but will also form a strong team to represent the school in inter-school competitions throughout the year.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Dowaa Razin
Our Creative Art ECA is ideal for any ability of student who is interested in art and enjoys creating different types of artwork. Students will be able to create different types of artwork such as drawing, painting, printmaking, paper craft etc. Students will explore different art techniques and will use different media each week.
Yoga and Wellness (Year 2/3)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Helen Lewis
The Yoga and Well-Being ECA is ideal for active students who are interested in their health and wellbeing. Students will learn new yoga moves, stretches and balances every week to the sound of soothing music skills. Students will be supported by demonstrations for a range of progressive moves, which are excellent for relaxation and physical well-being. Students finish each session by talking about well-being, including discussions about how to relax and strategies to help us if we feel anxious or stressed.
Literacy Club (Year 1)
Lead Staff Members – Miss Lesley-Anne Newnham and Miss Grace Laureano
This ECA helps to develop the student’s literacy skills through listening to, and reading of, non-fiction and fiction texts. It also helps to develop the student’s imagination in preparation for their own story writing. The ECA is ideal for students who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a supportive and fun environment.
Yoga and Wellbeing (Year 4-6)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Francesca Blythe
Yoga and Wellbeing Club introduces students to the very basics of yoga. The ECA is ideal for students who want to come along and try some simple yoga positions which they can take away and practice at home with the help of family members. The second half of the session will allow students to choose a calm and quiet activity that will enable them to relax further and learn strategies for relaxation.
Make - It! (Year 4-6)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Kathleen Lyons
This ECA is ideal for students who love using their imagination to make interesting creations with a range of different materials. Students will put their creativity to the test and will be practical in developing their design and technology skills. Some of the items they plan to make this year are bracelets, board games, bird feeders, story stones and more.
Lead Staff Member – Miss Justine Shields
This ECA is ideal for students who desire to grasp an understanding of the basics of the French language and to develop social skills to aid future learning of any language. Sessions are social, active and, most of all, fun!
Lead Staff Member – Mr Stephen Newnham
This ECA is ideal for students who want to learn about sailing and how to make the most of the ocean. Sailing is an exciting and challenging sport that has representation all the way to Olympic standards, as well as international events happening IN QATAR for regional athletes.
Ball Sports for Boys (Year 7-10)
Lead Staff Members – Mr Monzer Aishi and Mr Raymond Laureano
Boys who look to let off energy after school in fun and competitive ball sports are welcome to join us every Monday afternoon. With two devoted and experienced coaches, students are sure to be challenged to better their skills, fitness and understanding of a range of sports, including: basketball, football, rugby, rounders, handball and more…
Creative Hindi Club
Lead Staff Member – Miss Jahida Shikalgar
Creative Hindi Club introduces students to develop sentence structures for speaking, developing conversational ability and, most of all, enjoyment while learning and developing an interesting language. This club is for students who have an understanding of Hindi and also for those new to the language.
Film Club (Year 2/3)
Lead Staff Member – Mr Miss Lovell Richardson
This ECA is ideal for students who enjoy films or want to build their concentration skills and understanding of English. Students will watch a variety of child-friendly films and discuss them in co-operative groups. This way, students get to develop all literacy skills while relaxing after a hard day at school.
Just for Fun Sports (Year 2)
Lead Staff Member – Mr Alex Richardson
Just for Fun Sports (Year 2) introduces students to the variety of games we can play to develop fundamental skills (Balance, Locomotor and Ball skills). The ECA is ideal for students who enjoy playing in a wide variety of games, who love to be with their friends and have fun.
Mad Science (additional cost)
External Agency http://qatar.madscience.org/
Our link with MadScienceQatar will continue again this term. Students will blast off into space in a series of exciting and practical experiments, learning about our atmosphere, gravity, rockets, meteors, stars, suns and more. Anybody wishing to join the space adventure will need to pay at one of the registration days between 13:00 and 15:00. All equipment included; fun guaranteed.
Creative Design (Year 1)
Lead Staff Member – Miss Shonah Keeling
Students get creative in this artistic and messy ECA. Students will also be challenged with new tools, materials and ways to design and create with them.
Basketball for All (Year 3/4)
Lead Staff Member – Mr Alex Richardson
Basketball for all (Year 3&4) is for basketball players of any ability with the desire to improve their already existing skillset. Each week we will look to improve one aspect of our basketball skills and test ourselves by putting these into game situations. The ECA is ideal for anyone with an interest in sport or, even more specifically, basketball.
Arabic Advertising Design
In Arabic Advertising Design, students who are native speakers and non-native speakers work together on projects using ICT and creative design. They explore the Arabic language, including the letters, sounds and words.
Arabic for First language speakers (Primary)
The Arabic sessions are delivered by our Arabic staff and cover and extend what is done in class, to develop reading, speaking and writing skills. Grammar and spelling is covered through fun activities as well.
Arabic for First language speakers (Secondary)
The Arabic sessions are delivered by our Arabic staff and cover and extend what is done in class, to challenge and develop reading, speaking and writing skills. Formal tasks and activities are used to give a deep understanding of the Arabic language.
Arabic for non-speakers
Arabic for non-speakers is ideal for students interested in learning the home language of Qatar, whether they take the subject in school or are completely new. Basic phonemes and words will be learned to provide a fundamental understanding of the language. Students will aim to progress to basic phrases and writing as well.
Islamic Studies for Arabic Speakers
This ECA is a continuation and extension of learning that is undertaken in class and is achieved through small groups, ensuring that students get focused support and tuition.
Islamic Studies for non-Arabic Speakers
Students who do not speak Arabic but want to know more about the religion of Islam may wish to take this ECA. This ECA also allows students who are new to, and are interested in, Islamic beliefs and who want to learn about Islamic customs.
Science is Fun
Lead staff member – Miss Lucy Diraviam
Science is Fun is an ideal ECA for students who would like to learn about their world by taking part in practical experiments and experiencing things they have never seen before. Students will learn to make innovative models based on their learning of scientific concepts and will enjoy investigating as small teams.