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22/09/2020

After-school Programme

The After-school Programme strives to provide a safe, educationally enriching, fun and rewarding experience for PYP0 - PYP4 students of Matija Gubec International School. We provide a careful supervision along with a friendly interaction.

The After-school Programme (or as we call it, Boravak) starts at 12 p.m. daily, and ends at 5 p.m.

Students have a variety of language, sports and crafts to choose from, all starting after lunchtime. Extracurricular activities include: Languages (Italian, French, and German club), Religion (Catholic
and Islamic Religion), Sport Clubs (Tae kwon do, Extra Sport), Drama activities, Dance and Art activities.

We provide opportunities for active and child centered learning both indoors and outdoors. Many activities are taking place as part of our daily routine. The most frequent everyday activities are:

Homework activities: students work with teachers to complete their daily homework and revise what they have learned throughout the day. The main aim is establishing and improving their knowledge as well as completing their daily obligations. This is a priority in all classes.

Outdoor activities and Sport: great for students of all ages. Not only do children learn from exploring what is around them, but they also get into the much needed physical activity. The most common sports are: football, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton. During rainy or snowy days, we tend to find ways to have exercise indoors (in the Cinema hall, on the climbing wall or in the classroom).

Reading activities: usually taking place in the school library, it helps to encourage younger readers to enjoy reading in a friendly, informal setting. After-school reading time provides an opportunity for children to build and improve reading skills. They can also read in the classroom, taking books from classroom libraries or their own books when they have free time.

Arts and Crafts activities: The main aim of Arts and Crafts is to give our students a chance to explore a range of different styles and skills through individual and group work. They also develop creativity in different directions and in many artistic areas including writing, painting, drawing, designing, cooking, playing instruments, singing, acting etc.

Of course, we always manage to find some time for fun! There is enough time for relaxing, playing popular board games, listening to music, drawing, resting, reading comics and spending time with other classmates.

While revising old and inquiring new topics, developing fine motor skills and enjoying sports and other fun activities, we put safety first. We follow all the recommendations of CIPH (Croatian Institute of Public Health). Furthermore, we encourage our students to become aware of the importance of maintaining their own hygiene and caring for their own health and the health of others.

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