We are pleased to inform that our Co-Curricular Activities re-started!
On Wednesdays and Thursdays (MYP and PYP) afternoons, students take a break from lessons to try something completely different. This is the time for our co-curricular activities. We provide students with a rich choice of activities to choose from, and they can change from one to another each term. This year activities include our School Production, Sports activities (Cricket, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball or Futsal), Robotics, Arts Therapy, Taekondo, Karate, Theatre, Game Development, Jiu Jitsu, Pop Dance, Food with Friends and even Middle School Mathletics for anyone with good Maths skills who enjoys the challenge of solving unusual problems. Students can gain experience in something completely new or develop an existing passion.
Our most popular activity is undoubtedly the school musical production. Casting, rehearsal and preparation takes most of the term, and culminates in the performance itself. This Year, the show will be staged in OIS, and is without fail a highlight of the year.
The Kitchen Garden
Gardening is one of our most popular co-curricular activities during spring and summer. A special characteristic of OIS is our focus on sustainability, which we regard as an integral part of our mission as educators.
As well as a demanding academic curriculum, we aim to educate our students for life, and gardening is a key part of this. We are lucky to have a large kitchen garden, and each class has a plot to tend. The students will spend time in the garden every week, and the produce is given to our local food bank.
Students learn what it takes to go from seed to table, they develop patience as well as practical skills. Some students and staff have developed a particularly keen interest, and they take care of their own plots. During periods of good weather, it’s common to find students and their families in the garden at the weekend, enjoying the sunshine and light physical activity. This beautiful environment is the greatest physical asset of our school, and we never underestimate its value to our community.