Co Curricular Program
Our Co-Curricular program is essential to student development. It provides a structure for experiences that reinforce the curriculum and extend learning through exploration, character building, community engagement and the pursuit of individual passions.
Our Co-Curricular program aims to:
Develop individuals who are globally minded students who actively learn, create, solve and engage in the world. We empower students to create solutions for tomorrow's challenges.
ISK offers a broad range of programs and support to this age group: academic, creative, social, and physical & emotional wellness.
All curricular and co-curricular programs in the high school aim to fulfill the ISK Mission, Vision and Educational Aims. In order to prepare high school students for a rapidly changing world, we provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to take responsibility for their lives, to address life's challenges, to become responsible citizens and to be creators of knowledge.
We recognize that students have different needs and learning styles and teachers work to ensure that the delivery of the academic and non-academic programs allow each student to be successful.
The ES Co-Curricular program features quarterly sessions of after school activities centered around creativity, culture, leadership and action(sport). The elementary school also features a growing service learning program. The aim of this program is to develop students who are confident and competent in contributing to and learning from their community.
The following goals are embedded into the Elementary School Co Curricular Activities Program.
- Help maximize the learning for each child
- Improve school climate and student success
- Offer different ways of supporting student learning
Students have the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of several sports and learn in a cooperative environment. Included in the sports program are:
- Roller hockey
- Track and field
- Lawn tennis
Students are introduced to a variety of martial arts including karate, tae kwondo and judo.
They learn self-discipline and improve their physical coordination while interacting positively with their friends.
Dance and Movement
Our dance and movement activities are based on a fun introduction to creative movement. The program is designed to build a positive self-image through a healthy lifestyle, increased focus, self-confidence, and improved coordination
Arts and Crafts
Students have the opportunity to make a variety of arts and crafts that enhance their fine
motor skills and build a spirit of teamwork. These activities include, for example pottery, weaving, drawing, origami, knitting, tapestry, beading and painting.
Students also have an opportunity to develop new academic skills or improve on skills they are already learning in the classroom. These may include drawing, reading, key boarding and analytical skills through the following clubs.
- Story telling
- Board games
- Homework helper
- Graphic design
Students in grades 4 and 5 who work on the yearbook learn about photography, journalism, layout & design. Members interact with the High School yearbook class to create the official ISK yearbook.
Service and Leadership
This part of the co curricular program has two activities: Peer Helpers and PRIDE. Peer Helpers are students who help ensure that new and returning students find their place quickly at ISK. Students who belong to PRIDE brainstorm ideas on how to improve leadership qualities through service learning projects.
MS Chess Club
Chess is a great place for players at any level to come, learn the game and play. More advanced players can develop more openings and strategies and utilize chess.com to play online.
Middle School Intramurals
This program's main focus is to promote comradeship, competition and fun among students by supplementing the main physical education sports.
String Ensemble is open to any Middle School, High School or Elementary student who can play at a level three or higher.
African Drum Circle
Students in the MS can continue or supplement their studies of African Drumming by joining the Drum Circle.
The HS Co Curricular program is integral to an ISK education. It provides a structure for experiences that reinforces ISK's curriculum and extends student learning. The following are just a few of the programs that comprise our extensive HS Co Curricular program.
HeArts: Healing Arts
This is a student led and initiated service learning program that involves students helping children express their creativity through different forms of Arts, ranging from drawing and performing to singing and dancing. We offer a range of activities and projects each week for local Kenyan children to enjoy by expressing their creative minds and understanding the value of arts in enhancing our well being.
This is an international children's medical charity that performs over 220,000 surgeries on children born with cleft palate/lips. As a club, Operation Smile ISK raises money for these operations. Over the past year we have managed to offer over 25 operations. We are always looking to recruit committed and innovative minds!
Global Issues Network
The Global Issues Network (GIN) empowers our students to collaborate locally, regionally and globally in order to create project based sustainable solutions for global issues. GIN is dedicated to being aware of the major 20 global issues that our world faces in the 21st century and empowers students to take action as leaders, team members, community advocates and problem- solvers.
Interact is an international Rotary sponsored service organization for students between the ages 14 and 18 years. Interact stands for ‘International Action’ and gives students an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work and advancing international understanding and goodwill.
National Honor Society (NHS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Hand Out is a project lead by a group of ISK students who use 3D printing technologies to create mechanical prosthetic hands for individuals who need them in underprivileged communities. The club is part of a larger global network known as Enabling the Future (ENABLE). Member groups of this network, which are set up in different locations worldwide, are known as chapters. In early 2017, ISK students 3D-printed our first prototype prosthetic hand and shared it with engineers at ENABLE, resulting in our club becoming the first and currently only ENABLE chapter in East Africa. Click here to watch the Hand Out video.