After School Programs (ASP)

Shinagawa International School (SIS) in Tokyo is also proud of the provision of after school activities for its students. The objective of the ASP is to give the students from Age 4 and up the opportunity to work on what they cannot do in the regular class. They can socialize and relax, through these extracurricular activities, guided by the members of our faculty as well as those from the larger community.

We are currently running 12 ASPs each week. Some examples of the current and past ASPs are:

After School Programs
Lego Robotics Lego Robotics Team will go compete against other Tokyo based teams in December. This group will be in charge of developing and programming a robot to complete tasks. This work requires a lot of commitment, patience, problem solving, critical thinking and failure that will be rewarded at the end when the team gets to go a compete!
Soccer Club In accordance with the “pass, dribble, shoot!” Level, we will instruct carefully from the foundation.
Swimming Learn how to swim, self-propulsion through water for recreation , sport and exercise.
Karate Learn self-defense and get good disciplines of the human character.
Ballet Learn ballet dance, body alignment and coordination.
Gymnastics school Following our own advocacy system, practice phases according to students’ abilities and expand the possibilities of children.
Classic Cartoon Children learn about and watch cartoons from different countries and from different eras.
Indoor Games Students will enjoy various games in the gym and develop their motor skills.
Dance Ms. Kamise is a dance teacher as well as an instructor at Konami Sports Club. She has been teaching dance for 9 years including 5 years experience to teach dance to children. She will focus on mainly Hip Hop, while she puts Jazz Dance essence with a good balance. In this ASP, children will be learning rhythmical dance including warm-up stretch and basic steps. This class aims to not only learn dance but also promote children’s gross-motor skill.
Homework Club This class provides an opportunity for students to complete some of their homework at school and for them to receive assistance as needed.
Choir Develop vocal musicianship and gain awareness of singing traditions around the world.
Board Games Children will learn how we can play backgammon and other interesting board games
Basketball Students will develop basic basketball fundamentals (dribbling, shooting, passing, and teamwork) through practice and games.
Japanese Story Telling Students will visit Jinsho’s library to explore more Japanese books, and read and listen to many good stories.
Drawing Drawing cartoons, animals, buildings, vehicles, etc. It will be like a workshop.
Table Tennis Children will learn basic skills and enjoy a wide range of different table tennis games and activities.
Drama Games Students will learn classic drama games and work together using improvisation.
Volleyball We will try to learn basic principals of volleyball and practice to improve our skills.
Symphony Time In each lesson, we will explore the music of the symphony orchestra. First, we will learn about the instruments and the development of the orchestra during the Classical, Romantic, and Impressionistic periods of European music. Then, we will enjoy a high quality videos of the greatest symphonic music from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.
Outdoor sports Get some fresh air and do a sport outside. The focus of these ASP activities will be on sorts such as croquette, small ball futsal, frisbee golf and orienteering.
Creative Writing Club Students will share personal works of poetry, prose (short stories), drama (plays), art work, and other products of creative expression with teacher and fellow students. This activity gives students an opportunity to share more personal creative work with other peers.
Mahjong Club Mahjong is a game that is played with 4 players and 144 tiles with Chinese Characters and symbols. We will limit the number of students to 8. The students will double up with each other at first to learn the game rules. After that, we will play 2 separate games. Mahjong is very similar to the card game called “Bridge” where people make card suits. We will learn how to set up the game, to see who goes first with dice and how to draw 13 tiles. The children will, then, borrow tiles from others or draw tiles in order to make melds to win the game.
Craft Learn about and use artistic skills using lots of different materials like paper mache, cardboard, felt, cotton, wool, balsa wood, straws and clay. Create interesting and entertaining things and have fun doing it.
Japanese Children Song This ASP is to enjoy some  Japanese traditional(sometimes popular) music. They can learn new Japanese words by singing a song.

After School Programs is a free service. However, there are some exceptional classes of which teachers are hired from outside as a professional teacher in the field. The below are examples.

Class Payment Price
Hip Hop Dance At the beginning of the term 5,000yen/term
Anatolian Dance At the beginning of the term 6,000yen/term (1,000yen is for Japanese socks)
Guitar Club At the beginning of the term 8,000yen/term

 

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