About Our After School Program
The Pretoria campus offers a wide variety of programs and activities four days a week after school. Our aim is to ensure that there is something for every student.
Some activities are primarily for older students while others are geared toward younger children. Our sports and activity program has continued to develop as the Pretoria campus has expanded.
Students develop skills, self-confidence, and self-awareness more successfully if they get involved and participate in a rich array of activities. These activities also help students to gain new friends, explore new interests, and have fun. In addition, participation in activities outside of academics builds community, pride, and school spirit.
The After School Activities program has three trimesters of After School Activities.
- 20 August – 18 October 2012
- 5 November – 31 January 2013
- 11 March – 9 of May 2013
The school offers a range of activities each session. Program overviews and sign-up sheets are distributed before each session begins so students can select the activities they want to participate in for the session.
Through each of these programs, we emphasize that participation in student life is a privilege and we encourage all students to take part. We have high expectations for behavior, commitment, academic achievement, and making healthy choices.
The program runs from:
- 3:10 pm to 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
- 1:30 pm to 2:50 pm on Wednesdays
A healthy snack selection is available at our Tuck Shop before After School Activities begin.
Our goal is to give students a range of choices so they are sure to find activities that are motivating and exciting for them. The activities include sports (soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and swimming) as well as drama and the arts (including the culinary arts!). Students remain in their chosen activity for the entire session. We talk with students about the importance of choosing carefully and making sure their schedules are balanced. We do not expect that students will participate in all four days. Some activities demand extra time and energy. The activity schedule clearly outlines the commitment to each activity and sport. Students are to check the activity schedule carefully and make choices based on their willingness and ability to participate in every session. Students are expected to commit to activities that they join and attendance for all sessions is mandatory. They will stay in the activity until the end of the session and participate in the culminating activity unless there are medical or other extenuating circumstances. Please talk over the activities with your child and help them pick their activities.
After School Activities Guidelines
Student participating in a Sport or Activity have the following responsibilities:
- Make choices based on activity schedule
- Commit to an activity and follow through on commitment
- Attend all sessions (notify sponsor/coach if unable to attend)
- Participate fully, wear appropriate clothing for activities
- Demonstrate appropriate sportsmanship at all times
- Have fun