Activity Descriptions Semester 2

ARTS & CRAFTS

ART CLUB

Mon & Fri, Fee: Php 2000

Paint, draw, create!  We will create art works that makes us happy and excited.  This is a time to explore different art media and techniques after school.  Enjoy the creative process and let your imagination soar!

DIY STYLE

Mon & Thu, Fee: Php 2000

Interested in the latest fashion trends and blog-worthy styles?

Join us as we handcraft an assortment of clothes and accessories inspired by looks from right off the runway! Have a blast creating the freshest fashion pieces using interesting techniques and a variety of materials, both recycled and brand new. Make your own dip-dyed tops, woven bracelets, chic tote bags, wire art, cocktail spike rings, spray-painted rhinestone necklaces, neon rope cuffs and more! This class will provide you with a starter kit and teach you the basic skills that you can use to make even more fashion projects at home. Breathe new life into your old stuff and transform them into something cool!

Let your creative juices flow and update your wardrobe and jewelry box while you’re at it!

FUNTASTIC FABRIC

Wed & Fri, Fee: Php 2000

Explore the magic of fabric as you create your very own bags, pillows, lanterns, accessories, toys, and more! Your imagination and creativity will soar as you experiment with your own artistic ideas when completing a craft or designing your own projects. Every session is worth looking forward to as you work in a friendly, caring, and supportive environment with your favorite music playing in the background. Absolutely no sewing skills required!

KNITTING

Tue & Thu, Fee: Php 2000

Have you always wondered how to knit? Maybe you already know how but would like to meet up for some new project ideas. Join us once a week to knit and chat. We will start with making books marks and progress to coin purses.

LETTERING CALLIGRAPHY 101

Tue & Thu, Fee: Php 2000

This activity will allow students to explore and practice basic strokes and techniques of hand lettering and brush calligraphy using pencils, fine liners, markers, brush pens, watercolor, and chalk. Students can expect to be able to bring their favorite quotes and texts to life through designing and styling their writing in cards, envelopes, tags, posters, and postcards, among other things!

ORGANIC CREATIONS

Wed, Fee: Php 2000

Simple, healthful and close to nature.

Our aim is to promote wellness by creating natural products out of some simple ingredients we can just found in our home kitchen. Students will learn how to be resourceful in creating goods that are highly useful at home and school and even for personal consumption. Be mindful of what nature can offer and how we can safeguard our environment by staying away from any harmful chemical elements.

PAINTING STUDIO

Tue & Thu, Fee: Php 2000

Paint your dream artwork. Explore the relaxing and calming practice of painting. No experience needed, just a great attitude to explore color, paint, composition and other art language.

SCULPT STUDIO

Wed & Thu, Fee: Php 2000

Come make creative art works with sculpting!  This activity is for Middle School who is in to building & sculpting, The Sculpting studio is an activity for kids to work with their hands and imagination to make a 3D Artwork. The class will explore different sculpting media such as plasters, ceramics & other types of clay

DANCE

BALLET

Tue & Thu, 3:15-4:15pm Fee: Php 2000

The students are taught basic steps such as plié in first and second position of the feet; proper placement of arms in first, second, third and fifth; tendus front, side and back; relevés and sautés in first and second, and waltz steps. Russian first port de bras exercises are given to the students for proper usage of the arms and head.

The student will learn to show good posture and understand and execute some of the simple vocabularies through verbal instruction from the teacher. The steps are given with the accompaniment of music; the student will learn to do the steps musically.

DANCE MASH

Tue & Thu,  4:00-4:45pm, Fee: Php 2000

Pop dance through the years…learn the popular dance steps that influenced generations from the 80s to the present!

TAP DANCE

Fee: Php 2000

It is a dance-style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Students will develop an emphasis on rhythm and timing with relation to fundamental technique and awareness of Tap.

It’s a dance-style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Students will develop an emphasis on rhythm and timing with relation to fundamental technique and awareness of Tap.

Tap 4

Mon & Fri, 3:15-4:15pm

This class is for students with basic skills.  Includes time steps, coordination skills and more complex footwork, combinations and routines.

Tap 5 & 6

Tue & Thu, 3:15-4:15pm

This class introduces demonstrates advanced time steps, more difficult footwork, combinations and routines.

JAZZ

Fee: Php 2000

Jazz 2 for Gr 5-6, Mon & Wed

Smile away the hour as you immerse your body and soul in a dance style that combines beginner to intermediate dance technique with hip-hop and club steps. Focus on breathing and posture during jazz warm-up and follow with fun and funky combinations.

Jazz 3 for Gr 7-8, Tue & Fri

In this fun and challenging class, students will further their knowledge by learning more complex dance combinations and steps. A final performance piece will be set to current music.

 

MUSIC

 GUITAR

Tue / Wed /Thu

A group class for Guitar composed of 10 students per class. It will tackle different faces of the instruments learning its notation and other different means of reading Guitar music as the “tablature”. Easy classical pieces will be introduced first. Now and then some guitar chords will be studied to let the students learn how to accompany a song and a singer. Eventually a student will choose his own style whether he wants to learn more of pop music or concentrate on classical guitar.

AMIS CLUB (Gr 6-8 only)

Wed

A brief description of the types of activities students will be involved in to put in the handbook (selling your club to students) – Those who are passionate about singing, celebrating music as a community, and improving vocal technique are invited to participate in this club.  It’s for grades 6-8 students who wish to be chosen as a delegate for the AMIS Boys’ & Girls’ Choir Festival, as well as anyone wanting to develop their singing and performance skills in a variety of choral genres.  We rehearse weekly with a few special Saturday rehearsals included (to be scheduled once the ensemble is assembled), and we perform at various ISM events, including parent coffees, art openings, MS balcony performances, etc.  Auditions will be held in December to determine who will be traveling as an AMIS delegate to attend the joint Girls’ & Boys’ Festival on 4-8 April 2018 in Bangkok (ISB); all members–home & travel team–will rehearse together to learn the music and perform at ISM.  Feel free to ask Ms. Grev or Ms. Provencher if you have any questions.  You can also check out amis-online.org for more information.

 

CLUBS

3D PROJECT

Mon & Fri, Fee: Php 2000

This after-school activity is designed to unleash the creativity of our young adults expressed in art of doing 3D. Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it.

BYOD GAMING (Bring Your Own Device)

Grade 5-6 Tue, Grade 7-8 Thu

We play all kinds of school-appropriate games on our laptops, mobiles, and tablets.  All are welcome, both girls and boys.

GENIUS HOUR

Wed

Genius Hour is becoming a staple in many classrooms around the world allowing students to take ownership of their learning. Students work independently, or in groups of 2 or 3 focusing on projects they are passionate about.

GOURMET CLUB

Wed & Fri, Fee: Php 2000

Students will learn how to plan and prepare a healthy snack or a simple meal that promotes good nutrition. They will learn about different strategies in working around the kitchen and gain confidence in using different kitchen tools.

JUNIOR ENGINEERS

Tue & Thu, Fee: 2000

Discover the world of Junior Engineers where science, technology, math and engineering collide with fun through a range of challenging projects, experiments, games and activities. Get inspired as your natural curiosity will be enhanced and applied in engineering concepts. Learn and experience everything in an exciting hands-on approach that will allow you to develop and express yourself in one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

LEGO ARCHITECTURE

Mon & Thu, Fee: Php 5000

Are you interested in learning more about design? Would you like to try being and Architect where you design and then build structures? Are you interested in designing and then building tomorrow’s skyline? If so, Lego Architect is the perfect club for you. In this club we will design buildings using Lego Digital Designer and then build our creations using the award winning Lego Architect Studio set. Along the way you will learn so much more about Architecture including gaining a hands on experience with the different periods of architectural design such as Art Deco and Modernism. In LEGO Architect there are no instructions or rules allowing your inner Architect to come through with what you design and build. As a crowning group achievement we will group build a construction from the LEGO Architecture series to serve as our club trophy.

MATH COUNTS

Wed

Math Counts is a place for students of all math abilities to challenge their skills. Students will work together to solve all types of math problems and learn new ways of seeing a solution.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN)

Thu

This club is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about important world issues and the role the United Nations plays in attempting to solve conflicts, problems, and matters that affect our world. The meetings will involve a great deal of discussion, debate, and simulation as a way of understanding some of the very complex world issues. One of the unique aspects of the MUN club is that students will be invited to participate in a Middle School MUN conference. This conference will allow students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the club and interact with other MUN delegates from schools around Manila.

 

YOGA

Tue & Thu

Yoga is an ancient system of breathing, physical exercises and, meditation intended to integrate the body, mind, and spirit. It originated in India several thousand years ago. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses & healthy alignment. Students will learn and practice standing asana (poses) such as Mountain, Warrior, Triangle, Downward Facing Dog as well as seated poses, plus beginner modifications to inversions and backbends. This class also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques— great for stress relief and overall relaxation.

 

SPORTS

These sports clubs are especially for students who are not representing ISM in the ATAC Activities. They are more of recreational rather than competitive. 

AIKIDO

Tue

Aikido is a peaceful, non-competitive form of martial art that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age and gender, as an effective method for self-defense. Its key principle is based on harmonization with the energy of the opponent and execution of techniques to neutralize an attack. Developed on the concept of non-aggression, the philosophy of Aikido is summarized in the famous literary work “The Art of Peace” by its Japanese founder, Morihei Ueshiba.

Aside from self-defense, Aikido offers many additional benefits. Among these are falling skills, flexibility exercises, and centering activities. With Aikido students will be able to develop instinctive skills to take unexpected falls safely, thereby minimizing physical injuries.

Martial arts uniform is not compulsory, however, we highly recommend that students have a uniform for protection. After two weeks of attendance for students who don’t have uniform yet, the coach may send out a uniform or belt order form in case you wish to purchase for your child. After you sign, the form needs to be returned to the coach so he can get the student’s size. Payments may only be made at the cashier’s office.

 

CHESS

Fri

Beginner

Students will learn the basic rules of the game, learn the moves of the pieces and the value of each chess piece. They will be challenged to some basic chess problems and learn basic principles of the opening, middle and end game.  Monthly tournaments will be held using a different opening liner.

Advanced

Students will learn advanced tactics and strategies. They will solve more challenging chess problems and learn principles in greater depth.  Monthly tournaments will be held using a different opening liner.

CIRCUS SKILLS

Mon & Wed, Fee: Php 2000

Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Now is your chance to learn some skills seen in the circus including: juggling, clowning, unicycles, Chinese YoYos and basic tumbling routines. This is about having fun and learning some new skills. No previous experience needed. We will teach you all you need to know. Patience and persistence are essential!

GYMNASTICS

Tue & Thu

This program is for students who are not part of the ATAC competitive ISM Varsity Program.

Our gymnastics program challenges students to master skills involving strength, rhythm, balance & flexibility.

This program will introduce floor exercises focused on balance, posture, positioning, and movements.  Students will perform gymnastic skills individually, in combination and in sequence.  They will also perform varied movements such as balances, inverted stunts and rolls using a variety of gymnastic equipment, with the aim of showing as much control as possible.

JUDO

Mon

Master the ancient Japanese martial art of Judo.  It develops discipline and strength.  Students will learn the skills of balancing, falling, rolling, grappling and sparring.

Beginner

  • Students will learn the Break Fall (Ukemi) and Judo Roll
  • Students will learn at least 2-3 techniques (e.g. 1 throw like a O-Soto Gari (Outer-Reaping Leg Throw).
  • Students will learn the back to back fight or ground techniques.

Advanced

  • Students must be able to perform the Break fall (Ukemi) & Judo Roll
  • Students will learn at least 4-5 throws (e.g. O-Soto Gari, Hip Throw, Neck Throw, One-Arm Shoulder Throw & Body Drop)
  • Students will learn the  Randori (a free fight within the rules of Judo)
  • Students will learn to use different offensive and defensive techniques

Martial arts uniform is not compulsory, however, we highly recommend that students have a uniform for protection. After two weeks of attendance for students who don’t have uniform yet, the coach may send out a uniform or belt order form in case you wish to purchase for your child. After you sign, the form needs to be returned to the coach so he can get the student’s size. Payments may only be made at the cashier’s office.

SWIMMING – Learn to Swim / Stroke Development

Mon & Fri OR Tue & Thu

SWIMMING – Learn to Swim / Stroke Development

Mon & Fri / Tue & Thu

Swimming – Learn to Swim 

This is for those students who are at the beginning stages of learning to swim. This will help improve confidence in water, survival skills and entry into stroke progression.

Swimming – Stroke development 

This is for the students who already have some experience with competitive strokes and are interested in joining the Sailfish Swim Team. Swimmers will be working on refining their competitive strokes and beginning to swim over longer distances in the lap pool.

TABLE TENNIS

Fri

The activity aims to introduce the sport of Table Tennis to the MS Students through a progressive range of fun and innovative lessons and activities. In this program, students will have the opportunity to develop their Table Tennis skills such as visual tracking, eye-foot and body coordination. Students will also learn how to use skills and direct the ball towards a target area and accomplish assigned challenges.

TAE KWON DO

Fri

​Tae Kwon Do is a korean martial arts that includes kicking, punching, self defense, and forms. This year, we will be applying the stripes curriculum where in the students will collect all the stripes color (yellow, blue, red, brown, and black) that will be attached to their belts. Each belt corresponds a different activity that they need to perform and memorize, once they collect all the stripes they are ready to take the next belt testing.

Martial arts uniform is not compulsory, however, we highly recommend that students have a uniform for protection. After two weeks of attendance for students who don’t have uniform yet, the coach may send out a uniform or belt order form in case you wish to purchase for your child. After you sign, the form needs to be returned to the coach so he can get the student’s size. Payments may only be made at the cashier’s office.

TRAPEZE

Tue OR Fri, Fee: Php 6500 (for 10 sessions, Php 650 following per session)

Ever dream of running away to join the circus? Has the thought of flying through the air, weightless and free, with the greatest of ease ever cross your mind? Well now you can!

Welcome to Flying Trapeze Philippines (FTP), the FIRST and ONLY full size Flying Trapeze rig in the Philippines and one of only a few in all of Asia!

Located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, FTP is ideal for adrenaline and fitness junkies looking to tryout an alternative form of exercise.

Great for all ages, skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced), shapes and sizes, the flying trapeze allows you to tone your upper body and core muscles in a fun and challenging environment.

The fee of 6500 pesos is for 10 sessions. Any extra sessions are charged at a rate of 650 peso per session. 

Note this is an off-site activity within 1.5km of ISM and students will be transported to and from school.

Limited to 7 students per class.

WALL CLIMBING

Tue OR Fri

Experience climbing our school’s safe and challenging wall.

Our program is designed to develop the attitude, confidence, discipline, perseverance, coordination and physical fitness of the students. ISM’s climbers are some of the most respected competitors in the country.  It is our mission to train our students to be more competitive not only locally but internationally as well.

 

SEASONAL SPORTS

Season 3: starts February 19, 2018

Season 4: starts April 16, 2018

BADMINTON

Tue for Grade 7 & 8, Thu for Grade 5 & 6

3rd & 4th Season

This is a Club Program offering students an opportunity to develop individual skills in badminton – learn to score and play games. Some basic skills will be taught during game play which includes serving, net play, rear and mid court shots. Students may gain enough skills to join the Middle School ATAC Program in season 3. This activity will develop social interaction in a fun environment.

BASKETBALL

Tue & Thu

3rd & 4th Season

No drills, no coaching, no suicides!!! Only GAMES!!

In this activity you will play a game a week against another team in the league. You can watch and cheer during the game you are not playing. Be sure to arrive on time to warm up for your game.

Boys and Girls from grade 5 to 8 are welcome to sign up.

CRICKET

Mon & Wed

3rd Season

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings. You will be able to play an indoor version of the game and develop all the skills needed to play the game well.

CROSS-COUNTRY

Wed

4th Season

Calling all students who are interested in trying out for the Middle School Cross Country Running Team in August! Run, be fit, have fun! Wednesdays at the Track. No experience required!

MULTI-SPORTS

Wed

3rd & 4th Season

You will be able to take part in sports, games, and activities you have done in Physical Education. Examples are Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball. Game examples include Hide Under the Mat, Capture the Flag, Dodge Ball, etc.

NETBALL

Tue

4th Season

Netball offers beginners & experienced players a chance to play a non contact, fast moving and fun invasion game. We will do fun warm ups, drills and small sided games.  Netball is similar to basketball but you cannot move with the ball and there is no backboard to shoot. It is a popular game in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and commonwealth countries.

 

TENNIS

Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri

3rd & 4th Season, Fee: Php 1000 per chosen day

Participants may avail of up to 4 sessions per week. Please note, you must nominate the daily sessions you will attend in order for coaches to plan lessons and for them to know which sessions students will attend. Please check the relevant boxes on the electronic sign up sheet to nominate the day(s) your child will attend.The MS Bearcats tennis academy program is a season based program and has a limit on numbers to ensure quality coaching with a focus on age/skill appropriate tennis skills/drills.

MS Tennis Beginners Students will develop a range of basic tennis skills through fun skill based sessions that incorporate all aspects of fundamental tennis skills (ground strokes/serving, etc and modified small games)

MS Tennis Intermediate/Advanced Students will be placed in this group if they have the basic fundamentals of the game and can rally consistently with a partner and show good form with ground strokes, serving and volleying techniques. Coaches will focus on higher level extension tennis skills and drills to enhance skill development in all aspects of the game and match play tactics/strategy appropriate to the player’s ability level.

REQUIRED ATTIRE for Tennis:

  • PE or tennis clothes,
  • Tennis Shoes/runners; Tennis Racquet
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