One way of mingling with other students in SIS is joining a co-curricular activity (CCA). You get to interact with different levels and form new sets of friends. Other than meeting new friends, the main purpose of joining a CCA is to enhance your knowledge on an activity you find interesting. A student has a wide variety of activities to choose from. We offer Ballet, Soccer, Religious Studies, Creative Writing and more. Let’s get some in depth view of what happens in some of the CCA classes.
This CCA is available for the Preschool students. Their coordinator, Ms. May Ibo, whips up some special recipes for the children to enjoy. This weekly scheduled CCA widens the preschoolers knowledge on what goes on behind the counters of a kitchen. The past terms the children had made fried noodles (mie goreng), munchkins, pizza and many more. For the culminating term, its chocolate chip pancakes, macaroni soup, brownies, milk pudding popularly known as Leche Flan and lots more for everyone. Bon Apetite!
~Music and Movement~
The Music and Movement CCA, which is exclusive for the Preschool children, is a fun activity for the kids who enjoy music and dancing. Ms. Katrina Estella, who conducts the class, puts together simple dance moves and lively tunes for them to follow. Acting skills and a lot of attitude are also needed. Learning traditional Hawaiian, Indian and Cowboy dances are among the activities that the children enjoy. Using hats, headdresses and other props also add flavour and excitement. This term they will be dancing to pop music as they learn modern dance, as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll music as they get down and boogie and do the twist. So, do you think you can dance?
Although SIS is a non-sectarian school, we do believe in the freedom of one’s belief. Therefore, Religious Studies are offered as co-curricular activities for the Lower and Upper Primary and the Secondary students. Roman Catholic taught by Ms. Mitzi Daclan, Christian taught by Ms. March Tan and Islam taught by Ms. Yenie Dwi Handayani are being offered. Each CCA helps children to be more aware of their individual religions and help strengthen their beliefs and practices.
On the technical side, Robotics is one of the popular CCAs at SIS. The children can hardly wait for their class to start. Bapak Bagus Yunanto from IT/Smart Robotic Education of Semarang is the coordinator of this CCA. The children are given materials and an instruction book to aid them in assembling them into robots. During the past terms, they had fun creating tarantulas, caterpillars and power saws. What’s in store for them this term? They will be assembling battery operated helicopters, spiders, mouse-traps and snakes. No wonder the kids can’t get enough.
If you are on the aesthetic side, this CCA class is for you. Bapak Paulus Agus Jaya is the artist coordinating our Painting. The children are given a chance to express themselves through art. Previously, they have been sketching and painting objects around them. This term they will be sketching and drawing landscapes, wild life portraits and still life. They are given the freedom to choose their own medium be it oil pastels, water colour, coloured pencils or wax crayons to aid their creation. Who knows, we may have a master in our midst.
Doing well in your academics is great. Combine it with the right co-curricular activity then you will have a well-rounded child. After all, there is no better way to learn, than by doing something that you love.
- Arts & Crafts
- Music & Movement
Primary & Secondary :
- Religious Studies
- Creative Writing
- Table Tennis
- Traditional Dance
CCAs are opportunities to engage in worthwhile activities. So many choices can seem overwhelming, but getting involved in new activities with new people is a fun way to challenge oneself. Here’s what the students say about their chosen CCA.
I learned many skills such as the middle punch, upper punch, lower punch, middle kick and side kick in Taekwondo.
I learned how to kick the ball and be attentive and fair in Soccer.
Badminton is fun. The teacher taught us many things about the game. Our teachers are Pak Andi and Pak David. We enjoyed it.
Wynona & Iriana, P4
In Creative Writing, we learned how to make stories creatively. We gained friends. We had the opportunity to enhance our computer skills.
Aileen & Samantha, P4
We made robots that could move. It could move as what we programmed it to be. We could upgrade it also right after it’s formed. It makes us smart. Moreover, it is fun!
Gerry & Steve, P5
We like Ballet. We learned how to dance well. We learned how to skip. We had fun as we danced. We like the ballet shoes as well as the dress.
Alex, Janis, Tesa, Shannon, Rachel,Richelle, Felicia, Srinidhi, Ilene, P2s
I like to draw, colour and paint. This is why I chose Painting.
So what’s in it for you? You get to explore your physical, creative and social interest with other students. You’ll find friends too. Trying something different may bring you in contact with other people you didn’t know who share your interests and curiosity.