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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CCA)

Co-Curricular Activities

Stamford’s Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) Program aims to enrich and supplement the education experience at Stamford. CCA's commence from Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) and are structured across two semesters to enable students to maximize the breadth of activities offered. All CCAs run for between 45 and 60 minutes after 3pm on weekdays.

We are delighted to offer 11 high-quality CCA's in our opening Semester 1 of the 2017/2018 academic year. Registration for CCA's will commence after we open in September. At the start of the school year, families will receive more information about each activity, including fees (if applicable), uniform purchase (if applicable) and registration processes.

CCA Timetable for Semester 1 (Download PDF)

*Please note that CCA's for Semester 2 in the PDF are subject to demand/change.

 

CCA Pricing for Semester 1

1. Fencing with Olympic Coach
Cost: HKD 260 Per Session Per Student; HKD 2,860 for Semester 1 (11 Sessions)

Taught by Hong Kong’s first and only two-time Olympic Fencer Coach Lau Kwok Kin, this activity introduces children to the basics of foil fencing through a series of activities and games, gradually building skills into a competitive training regime. Fencing can benefit children on many levels, both physically and mentallythrough enhancing their confidence, social skills, discipline and concentration for classroom success. Coach Kin holds more than 25 years of experience in competitive and professional coaching in the sport, and he is experienced in developing students’ physical, technical, and tactical skills, all the while instilling confidence and enjoyment.

2. Ballet (Vaganova Method)
Cost: HKD 200 Per Session Per Student; HKD 2,200 for Semester 1 (11 Sessions)

Pre-Primary to Grade 2: This group incorporates floor work to develop strength and flexibility, the basic ballet concepts of arm and leg positions and across the floor to develop balance, rhythm, musicality and coordination. The class also encourages freedom of expression and imagination.

Grade 3 to Grade 4: This age group is preparing for the Vaganova system. There is both floor and barre work involved. There are also a lot of stretching exercises on the floor, building muscles for the core and back. There are exercises for coordination and ability to hear music. Students at this level focus on building their dance vocabulary and memory of steps, combinations and performance pieces.

Grade 5 to Grade 7: This age group studies Year One of the Vaganova Program. There is both floor and barre work involved. There are also a lot of stretching exercises on the floor, building muscles for the core and back. There are exercises for coordination and ability to hear music. There are exercises ‘face to the barre’ according to the First Year of the Vaganova Program. There are also exercises on the centre building balance and also jumps on the centre. Students at this level focus on building their dance vocabulary and memory of steps, combinations and performance pieces.

3. First Code Academy
Cost: HKD 200 Per Session Per Student; HKD 2,200 for Semester 1 (11 Sessions)

"Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think." – Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

Pre-Primary - ScratchJr: Tinker with Code (ScratchJr)
The ScratchJr course introduces coding fundamentals and concepts to young imaginative minds. Sometimes referred to as the post-iPad generation, young children born in this generation have gained proficiency and comfort in smartphones and tablets at an early age. ScratchJr is an innovative, new iPad app that teaches blocks-based programming, developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. Students start with basic commands including moving sprites forward and turning left/right, then building their own fun stories and characters through sequences, loops, conditionals. Students are encouraged to construct creative games and detail the steps to bring their imagination to reality.

Grade 1 to Grade 3 - Start from Scratch: Animations & Games
Designed for young imaginative minds, the Scratch 101 course uses Scratch, a block-based programming tool developed by the MIT Media Lab, to give young students hands-on first try on programming. Students learn key computer science concepts such as sequences, loops, conditionals and abstraction by building their own fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. Students are encouraged and supported by professionally trained instructors to design creative games and to think about the programming processes behind the apps and games they see in daily lives.

Grade 4 to Grade 7 - AppJamming: Make Your Own App!
This course aims to empower students through teaching them problem-solving using technology. From introducing fundamental computer science concepts, applying Design Thinking process to utilizing AppInventor as a language, we guide students to apply problem-solving skills to their daily lives. Adapting a curriculum used in Silicon Valley, we cover user¬-centric design and mobile app development. Students receive personal guidance from our professional trained instructors in thinking through algorithms, decomposing problems and formulating multiple solutions.

4. Innovation
Cost: Free

Stamford’s Innovation CCA will inspire, engage and allow every child to use their imagination and turn their vision into reality. We challenge students to ask questions, make observations and gather information about a situation that could be forecasted in the future that can be solved through new ways of thinking. Get hands-on experience in turning your ideas into reality by planning and carrying out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

5. Robotics
Cost: Free

Explore the wonders of science, programming and technology through robotics. Children in this CCA will enjoy brainstorming, building and experimenting with amazing robots, including Bee-Bot and Stamford’s own amazing Leo (Nao Robot)!

6. Gymnastics with The Little Gym of Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 250 Per Session Per Student; HKD 2,750 for Semester 1 (11 Sessions)

Flip, twist, tumble and somersault! Who doesn't like to see their child be active, confident and healthy? Stamford’s gymnastics CCA teaches children physical literacy, a combination of fundamental movement patterns and foundational sports skills. Strength and flexibility training is included as well as hand-eye and foot-eye coordination while having as much fun as possible. With these skills, children will have a strong foundation to explore and enjoy different sports and physical activities, keeping them active and healthy for life. Gymnastics also helps develop social skills and teaches teamwork – all essential in succeeding in and out the gym.

7. Soccer
Cost: Free

This comprehensive soccer CCA program aims to motivate and develop the skills of young soccer players through a unique training and education methodology supervised by a professional team led by MWM Sports. The CCA will introduce students to key skills of the sport including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. As students’ technique progresses, they will be trained to enjoy small sided competitive games.

8. Choir
Cost: Free

Pre-Primary to Grade 3: Choir is a wonderful way to expose young people to great music, ensemble etiquette, teamwork and many cultures. This Choir requires no audition and all are welcome! Young children love to express themselves in all kinds of ways including through musical performance. Singing is a natural and enjoyable way to show your creativity and develop your talents. We will rehearse and perform quality, multicultural literature with the emphasis on good technique, increased confidence, musical expression and beginner part-singing. Enthusiasm, open-mindedness and focus are most welcome! This Choir will be featured in a performance this semester.

Grade 4 to Grade 7: Choir for Grades 4 to 7 is open to all! This Choir requires no audition and students need no prior experience to join. We will work quickly and with focus. Students who have an interest in singing great literature and working with others who enjoy doing the same are encouraged to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to work as an ensemble and to gain valuable performance experience. The emphasis of this Choir is to perform, with increasing sophistication, quality pieces from a variety of time periods and cultures. Students will be expected to show progress in their pitch matching, rhythmic accuracy, vocal technique, independence in part-singing and ensemble attitude. Some pieces will require choreography and movement. This Choir will be featured in a performance this semester.

9. Drama Workshops with Faust
Cost: HKD 260 Per Session Per Student; HKD 2,860 for Semester 1 (11 Sessions)

Led by the performing arts experts from Faust International Youth Theatre, this CCA is designed to build children’s creativity, confidence, character development and communication through games, improvisation, storytelling, acting and movement.

Pre-Primary – Grade 3 (Semester 1: An Introduction to Physical Theater): This term we will explore the world of physical theatre. We will look at working as a chorus and understand the importance of body language in this theatre form. Using everything from everyday actions to inspiration from fairy-tales and nursery rhymes, we will incorporate our newly developed skills to produce an end of term Open Session for friends and family.

(Semester 2: Storytelling with Fairytales): In this second term we will start to build on our confidence and take the next steps into learning what an actor does. This term we will read fairytales, understand the morals of the stories and learn how to perform them on stage. By using interactive play to develop the imagination, we will encourage the use of emotional expression in the voice and body and begin to explore the skills needed to become an amazing storyteller.

Grade 4 – 7 (Semester 1: Improvisation and Devising): This term we will develop the skillset of improvisation and devising. Through a series of games and exercises the students will learn and experience the value of trust and taking risks and as such will develop their abilities to work successfully as part of a team whilst still using drama as a source of entertainment and enjoyment. We will then move on to using a variety of sources creatively as a stimulus for devising drama before we learn and develop confidence as a performer and an individual by constructing our end of term Open Session for friends and family.

(Semester 2: Physical Theatre and Movement): During this term we will delve into the world of physical theatre. We will explore different practitioners work within the field and expand our knowledge of the art form. Throughout the term we will work to use techniques and exercises inspired by physical theatre companies and practitioners as well as correctly warming up, cooling down, lifting and trusting your team. By the end of the term, we will be working as a chorus and be able to understand the importance of body language and communication through movement.

10. Art Exploration: Impressonism & Post-Impressionism
Cost: Free

Students will learn about artists’ lives and explore their art through fun and exciting lessons as well as activities centered around Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art. Through the use of paint as well as other media, students will develop their technical skills, take creative risks, solve problems, express themselves, and explore their creativity. They will have the opportunity to respond to their peers’ artwork, other artist’s works, as well as their own, and make connections to inform their thinking and find inspiration. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and be inquirers in this expressive and engaging after school art class!

11. Basketball
Cost: Free

Our basketball CCA gives children the opportunity to develop and perfect their dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Not only will students learn the importance of teamwork and the fundamentals of basketball, but they will also develop a better understanding of the game and grow their self-confidence on the court.

12. Seven Little Penguins (Drama Production)
Cost: Free

The Drama production, “Seven Little Penguins” will be an auditioned play for elementary students. More information, including audition expectations, cast size and rehearsal schedule, will be shared in October. Students will have the opportunity to audition for a production that they will perform in December. Students will be able to increase their risk taking, confidence and collaboration skills. They will perform in front of an audience, developing a character and projecting their voices, using their body language and singing skills. By taking part in rehearsals, students will demonstrate their commitment and creativity by working together to produce a show. We hope to see many of our students joining this exciting opportunity.