Extra Curriculum Program


Piano and Violin Lessons

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Music lessons are prepared by the professional music teacher. Music plays very a important role in the children lives. When the child grows with the music, it helps him develop the mathematical mind, concentration, attention and very important relaxation.

We offer group and private lessons with the professional teacher.

The purpose of childhood music education is to expose children to music at an early age, giving them the opportunity of enjoying it and accepting it as an integral part of their lives.

Music education for young children:

  • enhances their emotional and intellectual growth
  • brings a sense of accomplishment
  • builds self-confidence
  • helps to focus concentration
  • enhances the communication skills
  • break down barriers of race, culture and language

As an universal means of communication (learning to read music is like learning to read a language of the earth), music can express a highly diversified and virtually unlimited variety of human expression, bridging the gap to the other arts, such as dance and drama.

Purposes/Program:

  • Teaching music through enjoyable, interactive and flexible music games, in a totally non-competitive environment, where children work together being supportive of each other rather than competitive.
  • Development of auditory discrimination/awareness of musical tones
  • Introduction to music and songs
  • Promote the joy of singing
  • Learning to perceive the range
  • Developing of a musical ear in order to recognize the differences in pitch of the tones in the scales.
  • Prepare for reading and writing music using the main categories in Music:
    • Musical Alphabet and Intervals
    • Line and space notes
    • Notes and rests
    • The Treble Staff
    • The Bass Staff
    • Rhythm
    • Signs, Symbols and Tempos.
  • Preparation for further Music appreciation

Art - Drawing

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Drawing is an extra curriculum activity, which children love to do. Teacher prepares for children special activities, which help them to develop the writing motor skills in fun way. This helps children to move their hand on the paper graciously, softly and develop nice movement for writing and drawing.

To inspire students with the confidence to draw whatever they wish using basic techniques and principles that are taught in a child-friendly and fun manner.

Some themes:

  • Shapes, forms and lines
  • Using shapes to draw animals
  • Drawing people using action lines and 'muscle balloons'
  • Figure drawing and quick sketches
  • Still life drawing, objects and composition
  • Using our 'camera eyes' to draw what we see
  • Using our imagination to draw fantasy worlds
  • Perspective, far & near and 3D effects
  • Colour wheel, colour families, enhancing 'mood' with colour
  • Shading and shadow
  • Facial proportions and self-portraits
  • Cartoon faces and people

Structure: Classes are 45 minutes in length and are taught once a week. Children will have both group and individual instruction, depending on size of class.


Pottery/Clay Classes Art Program

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This is one of few art activities, where child is so close to nature that he/she can actually feel it, work with it and has a real 'hands-on' experience.

The pottery is three dimensional activity and it also forces children to think about structure, shapes and forms.

Clay is a fantastic material and children love the experience of working with their hands in "mud" and they enjoy creating the things. Children are involved in very fun creation of shapes and forms from wet clay. These prints and forms, providing lasting memories and becoming cherished keepsakes.

Outcomes for this class:

  • Learning basic rules of working with clay
  • Exploring and becoming comfortable with clay, it's properties and limitations
  • Enjoying playing and creating 2d and 3d object in clay
  • Decorating and adding finishing touches to projects
  • Experiencing success in 2d and 3d using clay

Some themes:

  • My name
  • Thanksgiving
  • Halloween, Pumpkins and ghosts
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Dinosaurs
  • Holiday decorations; beads and magnets
  • Winter Wonderland, snow men and snow flakes
  • Hearts stand for Love
  • Baby animals and New Life
  • Piggy Banks
  • Flowers vases
  • Summer is coming; figurines

We will work with modeling the clay, slab, pinch and perhaps coil pot techniques


Swimming Course

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We offer spring swimming lessons, under the supervision of qualified instructors, at a local community pool. Learning to swim is a very important part of a child's physical development.

Water helps build child's muscle strength and coordination. It develops children's confidence in the water and they will be also more physically active in their future life. Children who swim regularly are usually more independent and determined as well as more self-motivated.


Field Trips

Field trips are planned for each new school year by the teachers. Usually we do 2 or 3 field trips during the year.

We always have a great time on the farm, in the theatre or on the nature walk at the park. Children learn a lot about animals, how to behave themselves as well as how to keep the nature clean and protected.


Dancing course

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Children have natural ability to express themselves in a physical way. Dance classes are the perfect way to help toddlers and preschoolers develop that gift and learn to freely explore their unlimited imaginations.

The aim is to encourage the joys of dance and music in children. The focus is to nurture each child's individual dance interpretation, promoting strong self-esteem.

We offer a variety of dance styles: Classic and New Hip Hop, Breakdance, Bollywood, Pop Song & Dance, African-Caribbean, and Salsa.

The classes are a fun way of introducing child to the concept of dancing. They teach children body awareness, co-ordination, rhythm and basic dance moves. The course is packed with fun activities and dances to music related to this age group.

The classes always start with a fitness warm-up featuring aerobics, muscle strengthening exercises and light stretching. The warm-up is followed by training the individual moves beginning with simple steps to help establish balance, increase flexibility, improve rhythm, and build coordination, and then progressing to more advanced steps.

The children begin developing dance techniques that serve as a lifelong foundation for any style of dance. This fun and rewarding program helps develop their gross motor skills, co-ordination, social skills, confidence, concentration and the ability for self-discipline

Children will benefit from creative expression during their childhood.