Dear Parents,

This is a brief introduction of the IS Berne After School Activities (ASA) program.

The ASA program offers various enrichment activities for the students. Though the course offerings include some athletic options, it is not the same as the competitive sports program  (SGIS) in which students travel and compete as an ISBerne athletic team against other Swiss Group International Schools.

The ASA program will be run in three, eight-week cycles with the first cycle beginning the week of September 30 and ending the week of November 25.  The program will offer various one-hour activities, some of which will include costs to participate.  Activities will be offered both on and off campus by teachers and local community professionals.

The school encourages students to participate in more than one activity however; for students selected to a SGIS athletic team, their priority needs to be their respective team.  Throughout the year, the athletic department will attempt to keep the Elementary SGIS team training days consistent, mainly Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the first 8 week cycle, the teachers and local community will be offering the following ASA options:

Mondays
Photo Club: Grades 6-12 (3:40-4:40)

Tuesdays
Gymnastics: Grades 1-5 (3:30-4:30)
Cub Scouts: Grades 1-5 (Meets every two weeks, time to be determined)
Martial Arts: Kindergarten-Grade 5 (4:00-5:00)
Pop Music Group: Grades 6-10 (4:00)
Peace Club: Grades 9-12 (lunch hour)
Morocco Expedition Prep: Grades 11-12 (lunch hour)
Yoga: Grades 6-12 (12:45-13:20)

Wednesdays
Soccer: ELC-Grade 2 (2:30-3:30)
Soccer: Grades 3-5 (2:30-3:30)
Girls Basketball: Grades 6-8 (2:30-4:00)
Boys Basketball: Grades 9-12 (4:00-5:30)

Thursdays
Yoga: Grades 3-5 (15:30-16:30)
Odyssey of the Mind: Grades 3-8 (3:50-4:50)
T-Ball: ELC-Grade 2 (3:45-4:30)
Computer Technology: Grades 3-5 (3:30-4:30)

Fridays
Indian Classical Dance: Grade 1-5 (3:45-5:00)

Dates/Times To Be Determined
Private Instrumental String Lessons: Grades 3-4
Student Council: Grades 6-12

* Please note: this list was compiled on 12 September. Double check dates, times and selection when registering in the Parent Portal as there may be changes or additions between now and Monday

** The above list is only ASA offerings and do not include SGIS (Swiss Group International Schools) competitive sports offerings which can be found in the parent portal.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Molner
Athletics Director/ PE Teacher