More than 80 co-curricular activities: that’s how many options children at Nexus International School (Singapore) can choose from.
Learners are encouraged to have their pick of CCAs to suit their personalities and interests, which allows them to engage with the curriculum.
“Learning happens in many places and at many different times with great emphasis placed on experiences and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. These activities are not diversions from the taught curriculum, but rather extensions of what goes on in the classroom,” says Principal Dr Stuart Martin.
Aside from popular sports such as football, tennis and swimming, Nexus students can also try out more unconventional physical activities, like wall climbing – a great way to expend some energy while learning skills. The school also arranges parkour and trampoline classes under the guidance of a professional gymnast and coach.
Not every child is interested in sports – and that’s okay. At Nexus, artsy kids can try their hand at creating their own works. With fun activities like clay modelling, ceramics and printmaking, the possibilities are endless.
Children who like the limelight can hone their talents through activities such as Bollywood dancing, drama and theatre productions, ukulele orchestra and percussion ensemble.
If your kid can’t let go of the iPad or spends hours on a computer, fret not. The information age has brought about a myriad of ways for your child to sharpen his or her tech skills, all of which can potentially become career options.
The school offers programmes like photography, mobile app development, digital storytelling, robotics and even race car engineering – providing a jump start on essential skills for his or her future.
By The Finder, December 2016
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