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Activities

Hangzhou International School offers After School Activities (ASAs) to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The After School program allows students to develop talents in an environment that promotes the growth of leadership and communication skills all while being hands on and engaging.

Registration is closed for Session 1 ASAs. Parents will receive an email prior to the start of ASAs confirming which activities their child has been enrolled in during this second ASA registration period.  Contact Filipe Nogueira, Director of Athletics and Activities, activities@his-china.org for questions and additional sign-ups.

ASA Sign Up Procedures

Please review the material below carefully to understand the registration process:

  • Placement in ASAs will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Registrations for ASAs that become fully subscribed will close as soon as they fill up.
  • All Lower School activities are from 3:15-4:15.  All Upper School activities are from 3:30-4:30. Please plan your child’s transportation accordingly.
  • When it’s time to register, a button will appear below titled, “Register Here.” It will bring you to the ASA sign-up portal where you will enter your child’s name. A username and password to login are NOT necessary.
  • Confirmation of ASA registration will be sent to the email provided during registration. Please scroll down on each page during the registration process. Some buttons are hidden lower down. If you do not click them you will not have registered. 

 

  • YOU HAVE NOT SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WHICH LISTS THE SESSIONS YOU ARE REGISTERED IN.

 

  • Once ASAs have begun, if for any reason you decide to drop your child’s ASA, please be sure to notify the Director of Athletics and Activities (activities@his-china.org) and your child’s classroom teacher/advisor immediately.

Directions for Registering for ASAs

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Student Name Directions

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Attend

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Attendees Selection

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Enter Parent Information

 

Confirmation sent to your Email

Confirmation Email

 

ASA Directions PDF (download)

Contact Information

For support about ASA registrations and wait lists, please contact Filipe Nogueira, Director of Athletics and Activities, activities@his-china.org or call 571 8669 0045 x111

For technical support when signing up for ASAs or to sign up in person, please stop by the Tech Pagoda, email technology@his-china.org , or call 571 8669 0045 x149 (Mandarin Language and General Tech Support ), x148 (Karl Suits, Director of Technology, ksuits@his-china.org)

Session 1 ASA Information

Dates and Times

Lower School

September 16 - December 6

Monday - Friday 3:15-4:15

Upper School

September 23 - December 6

Monday - Friday 3:30-4:30

 

Activities List

Monday

Lower School

Making Binjiang Beautiful - Trash Pickers & Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Grades: 1-12

Presenter:
Mr. Aaron Foster

Location: A201

Description:

At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, two very enthusiastic and committed 2nd (now 3rd) graders approached me about their idea for an ASA. The following description was written by the creators of this ASA, Max Emery and Rinad Al-Awadhi. If you join our ASA, you will clean up trash. We are going to clean up trash at the river, around our school, and other places in Hangzhou. Our ASA is going to help the planet by picking up trash that people throw on the ground. If we don't pick up the trash, Hangzhou will be dirty and animals might eat it. If you don't like being in a world filled with trash, you should help clean up the world. Because we will be outside and off campus, please make sure your child has a water bottle, good shoes for walking, and hat if it is sunny. Gloves and trash bags will be provided at the ASA.

Synchro Swimming Skills

Grades: 2-5

Presenter: Mrs. Jo Burns

Location: Rainbow City Swimming Pool

Description:

Learn how to float, scull and move through the water efficiently. Students will also learn some basic synchronized swimming movements like back tuck somersaults, sailboats and pikes with the guidance of Olympic-level Sychronised Swimming official and coach.   

Participants must be able to swim 25m Freestyle to participate.

Bus transportation will be provided to/from Rainbow City Pool. There is a fee of 500RMB per participant for this activity (pool entry fee). 

Kids Yoga

Grades: K-2

Presenter:Mrs. Julia Bychkova (Parent) & Ms. Anna Shen

Location: Rhythm and Movement Studio

Description:

Yoga therapy with a lot of fun in between: stories, songs, games and poses create a non-competitive and multi-sensory environment where children develop through kinesthetic, visual and aural learning.

We will strive to maintain a balance between spontaneity and structure so that children learn to listen to themselves and each other while being able to express themselves creatively.

In "human mandala" we will learn the art of bringing people together, creating friendships, and connecting communities  with our playful and interactive style of yoga.

Origami

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Mia Zhou & Ms. Andrea Shen

Location: F103

Description:

Paper folding will practice students' motor skills and develop their creativity. Let's have fun together!

Theatre Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Grades: 3-5

PresenterMs. Abbey Ehling & Mrs. Cilla Giannopoulos

Location:

Monday - B208

Thursday - Auditorium

Description:

Students will be learning important performing arts skills while putting on one of the most famous Shakespearean plays of all time, A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this ASA children will have to attend rehearsals twice a week and memorize lines to perform for an audience in December. We are looking for committed and serious performers who are willing to try new things and be risk-takers while also sharing their talents with our community.

Sketching

Grades: 1-2

Presenter: Mr Sean Doohan

Location:B 108

Description:

Children will learn to use various drawing methods to draw the world around us, improving their hand eye coordination and observational skills.

Erhu

Grades: 4-8

Presenter: Mr Sam Bateman & Mr. Leo Liu

Location:C301

Description:

Erhu for beginners and continuers are welcome to come along and learn one of China's traditional instruments with our expert Mr Liu.

Rascal Fun

Grades: K-2

Presenter:Ms. Jackie Cloete

Location:C004

Description:

In this ASA, we are going to develop our creativity within the arts (dancing, painting, cooking, singing) Requirements: Bring your risk-taker hat with you! Get ready to have fun.

Mystery Science Club

Grades: 1-5

Presenter:Ms. Kellie Kolde

Location: C204

Description:

Students will explore ways to inquire about various scientific topics.  Budding Scientists will conduct hands on experiments and make new discoveries.

United Against Bullying

Grades: 3-5

Presenter: Ms. Rachel Pekin

Location: A202

Description:

Students will learn about the negative implications of bullying and why we should be an inclusive school that does not bully. It will cover what to do if you realize if you are being bullied as well as strategies to stop and prevent bullying. Midway through the ASA students with design and conduct an anti-bullying campaign where they will create public service announcements through various media to promote an inclusive school where everyone is acknowledge and supported no matter their strengths or weaknesses.

Puzzler's Club

Grades: K-5

Presenter: Ms. Tessa Cushman

Location: W102

Description:

We will be solving jigsaw puzzles. Student can bring their own or some will be provided.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Combined with Making Binjiang Beautiful - Trash Pickers)

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Mr. Aaron Foster

Location: A113

Description:

Students will use creative means to reduce, reuse and recycle items into new purpose-driven items. For example, they will create shopping bags out of old donated cloth for the purpose of replacing the plastic bag. These bags will be given to shop owner in Binjiang area. Students will learn about sustainability and ways to reduce their carbon footprint while completing creative projects

Chinese Board Games (Combined with Boardgames)

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Barbara Armstrong

Location: C003

Description:

Students will be provided a range of educational board games like puzzle, uno, sudoku, number boards, tangram, etc.

Gymnastics Fun for Juniors

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Glynis Whitehorn & Ms. Emma John

Location: Lower School Ball Room

Description:

Basic gymnastics to develop balance and core muscles.

Junior Programming

Grades: K-2

Presenter:Ms. Karima Bencheikh, Mr. Thomas Gilbert & Ms. Sissie Zhang

Location:Community Computer Lab in LIbrary

Description:

This ASA is the place to take that interest in technology, and turn it into a productive skill.  Designed for boys and girls who want to learn computer basics and programming.  It is a fun way to learn coding after school and work alongside friends.

Upper School

Let's Bake!

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Ms. Danielle Bowers

Location: DP Workroom /  Kitchen (A111)

Description:

Students will learn basic baking and cooking skills. Each week we will make a dessert or a baked good. No experience is necessary! 

Boardgames

Grades: 8-10

Presenter: Mr. Mike Long

Location: A301

Description:

Students play a variety of games in groups. They are welcome to bring in their own as well as play some provided by the school.

Making Binjiang Beautiful - Trash Pickers

Grades: 4-12

Presenter: Ms. Jen Widi

Location: A201

Description:

At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, two very enthusiastic and committed 2nd (now 3rd) graders approached me about their idea for an ASA. The following description was written by the creators of this ASA, Max Emery and Rinad Al-Awadhi. If you join our ASA, you will clean up trash. We are going to clean up trash at the river, around our school, and other places in Hangzhou. Our ASA is going to help the planet by picking up trash that people throw on the ground. If we don't pick up the trash, Hangzhou will be dirty and animals might eat it. If you don't like being in a world filled with trash, you should help clean up the world. Because we will be outside and off campus, please make sure your child has a water bottle, good shoes for walking, and hat if it is sunny. Gloves and trash bags will be provided at the ASA.

Math Club

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: Mr. Simon Lamplugh & Joyce Jin (G11)

Location: A002

Description:

This is a student led activity where students will be doing maths enrichment and challenge activities and preparing for online and face - face maths competitions

Journalism Club

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Ms. Brianna Riani

Location: B102

Description:

The goal of the Journalism Club is to provide upper school students a place to write creatively and to share works with their HIS peers on an online platform. We are looking for students who are passionate writers, editors, and/or web designers.

The following skills are desired: Web Design, creative writing skills, self- management skills, creativity, communication skills, social skills

Participants are expected to continue this ASA throughout the year. This ASA will begin after October Break. More information will be presented to students in their Language and Literature classes. 

* There is no online registration process for this ASA.

Erhu

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Mr Sam Bateman & Mr. Leo Liu

Location: C301

Description:

Erhu for beginners and continuers are welcome to come along and learn one of China's traditional instruments with our expert Mr Liu.

School Musical Production

Grades: 7-12

Presenter: Mrs. Ellie Mockler

Location: Auditorium

Description:

Students will be putting on a full-scale exciting production of 'Little Shop of Horrors', an awesome musical with a great story line. Script learning, acting and singing will be expected. During the second semester, you will be needed to sign up to 2 rehearsals after school per week. The show will be on in March. This is a very funny show with the best music. An ability to sing is desired.

Robotics Club

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: Mr. Philip Bistretzan & Ms. Alice Zhang

Location: Design Breakout Space

Description:

If you would like to build robots and join a HIS Competitive Robot team, please join us and learn how to design, create, program, control, and compete against other teams with robots. Participants will design robots to solve practice problems

Participants are expected to attend on both MONDAY and FRIDAY each week. 

Tuesday

Lower School

Lego Challenges

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Zoë Woodcock

Location: STEAM Room

Description:

We will be solving various challenges with Lego and our wits and STEAM knowledge. I'll provide the Lego, you bring your wits and we will develop more STEAM knowledge!

Children's Choir

Grades: 3-6

Presenter: Ms. Joy Myers

Location: Ms. Joy's Room - B008

Description:

Students will be rehearsing winter and holiday songs to perform in late November/early December. They will receive a choir folder at their first rehearsal and will take it home to practice their music. They are required to bring it back for rehearsal each week. Students will also need to acquire the designated attire for performances toward the end of the ASA timeframe.

Students will be required to attend 2-3 tree-lighting performances that take place in the evening and/or on weekends.

More information to follow.

Crafter's Club

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Maria Du Plessis

Location: E101

Description:

They will be using different crafts material to create their own crafty creations. Examples of things that they will use are pipe cleaners, balloons, beads, and many more.

Film Making

Grades: 4-5

Presenter: Ms. Jacqueline Caraglior

Location: Lower School Art Room

Description:

In this year-long ASA, students will work in small groups to create a short film. Throughout the year, students will gain experience writing screenplays, storyboarding, filming, directing, acting, and film editing. Making a film requires teamwork, time and dedication. Students interested in enrolling in this ASA will be expected to bring a collaborative spirt and a commitment to participating for the whole school year. Films made during this ASA will be submitted to the HIS Film Festival!

Karaoke

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Yolanda Chen

Location: F105

Description:

Students are going to learn and sing songs of Mandarin and English versions.

String Orchestra

Grades: 5-12

Presenter: Mr Kyle Kresge

Location: B005

Description:

Calling all string players! Come and join in the inaugural HIS String Orchestra! This ensemble is open for any and all violin, viola, cello, or double bass players.

Basics of Acrylic Painting

Grades: 4-12

Presenter:Mrs. Jamie Sanchez

Location: Upper School Art Room

Description:

This class will teach you the basics of working with acrylic paint such as mixing colors, paintbrush care, and applying the paint onto canvas. We will create a color wheel and two paintings.

Recycle For Life

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Joyce Chen & Ms. Sunny Sun

Location: F106

Description:

Many countries throughout the world require its citizens practice waste classification.  On August 16th of this year, Hangzhou also began official implementation of its garbage sorting program.  The Recycle For Life ASA aims to educate children on the whys and hows of waste sorting, and make it fun.  We hope children learn about the benefits of sorting and recycling, and that it helps the earth we all share.  Children will engage in a variety of games and creative activities to become keenly aware of the rules and how to practice waste classification.

Mini Chefs

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Scanzoni & Ms Julie Zhu

Location: F102

Description:

Join us to work on developing skills in the kitchen including how to use tools and follow a recipe. We will enjoy experimenting with different ingredients and different styles of cooking to create simple no-bake dishes!

Fun Games

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Misha Sheng

Location: F101

Description:

Every week the kids will going to play different games, like Card games,Freeze,Puzzles,Memory game,Touch-and-feel box,Balance Beam.

Beginning Programming

Grades: 3-5

Presenter: Mr. Karl Suits & Ms. Anna Chen

Location: Community Computer Lab in Library

Description:

This ASA is the place to take that interest in technology, and turn it into a productive skill.  Designed for boys and girls who want to learn computer basics and programming.  It is a fun way to learn coding after school and work alongside friends.  Students will be able to compete in challenges to improve their programming speed and share their work.

Fun Reading

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Bella Mao

Location: F104

Description:

Fun reading will develop great enthusiasm in the reader for reading and writing. It is less important for children to get every word exactly right. It is more important for the child to learn to love reading itself. Come to join us!

Yoga for Mindfulness

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Mrs. Cassie Franklin

Location: F103

Description:

Students have busy days with little time for pause. During this ASA students will have the opportunity to reflect, meditate and practice mindfulness through art and yoga. This is a wonderful chance for children to learn about and practice inviting more quiet into their everyday lives.

Urban Dance

Grades: 1-5

Presenter: Ms. Sherry Li

Location: Rhythm and Movement Studio

Description:

Urban dance club will combine different dance styles. Students will be able to learn jazz, hip-hop, LA. different dance styles.

Lego Creative Fun

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Avery Zhang

Location: C004

Description:

Lego provides endless fun and opportunity for developing a child's imagination and construction skills. In this class, kids will challenge themselves  to build different kinds of things, such as numbers, Alphabets, animals, vehicles and so on.

International Football Club (IFC)

Grades: K-8

Presenter: Qualified Coaches

Location: Large Field, Small Field

Description:

International Football Club (IFC) provide a parent-run club which sources qualified football (soccer) coaches to teach boys and girls of all ability levels.  Practices are on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm and Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 @ HIS.  IFC participates in a number of tournaments throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Aurelie Bonnemaire. 

E: aurelie.bonnemaire@qq.com

Taekwondo

Grades: Lower School

Presenter: Qualified Instructor

Location: Lower School Ball Room

Description:

This activity is run by a qualified instructor who has been working with out students for a number of years offering private, small-group lessons. This year, lessons will be offered on Tuesday-Friday. This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Junjie Yuan.

Ph: 15958159873

E: 310037006@qq.com

Upper School

Model United Nations (MUN)

Grades:8-12

Presenter: Mrs. Suzanne Brown

Location: B015

Description:

Model United Nations or MUN is an after-school activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. In MUN students will step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate on current global issues. MUN involves researching, public speaking, debating and writing. Students also gain the opportunity to learn or enhance skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and leadership.

Maker Space

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Brown

Location: Design Workshop

Description:

This is an opportunity for you to utilise the facilities in the Maker Space and be supported by Mr Brown. Perhaps there is something you would like to make of your own? Perhaps you would like to make something in relation to a school project? If you are in grade 10, perhaps you would like to make something in relation to your Personal Project. Perhaps you are involved with a school production and would like o make something for that? Perhaps you are keen on CAD/CAM and would like to make something using the 3D printers. As well as the designated day there may be other additional times available by arrangement.

String Orchestra

Grades: 5-12

Presenter: Mr. Kyle Kresge

Location: B005

Description:

Calling all string players! Come and join in the inaugural HIS String Orchestra! This ensemble is open for any and all violin, viola, cello, or double bass players.

Basics of Acrylic Painting

Grades: 4-12

Presenter:  Mrs. Jamie Sanchez

Location: Upper School Art Room

Description:

This class will teach you the basics of working with acrylic paint such as mixing colors, paintbrush care, and applying the paint onto canvas. We will create a color wheel and two paintings.

Children's Choir

Grades: 3-6

Presenter: Ms. Joy Myers

Location: Ms. Joy's Room - B008

Description:

Students will be rehearsing winter and holiday songs to perform in late November/early December. They will receive a choir folder at their first rehearsal and will take it home to practice their music. They are required to bring it back for rehearsal each week. Students will also need to acquire the designated attire for performances toward the end of the ASA timeframe. More information to follow.

Stockmarket Simulation

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: 

Mr. Haltom

Jaewoon Jung (Grade 12)

Alessandro Livio (Grade 12)

Location: B016

Description:

During this ASA the goal will be to learn about the stock market and how it works. As a activity we will do simulation of the stock market where everyone can buy stocks and track their investment throughout the duration of the ASA. Furthermore you will need to act like real investors and convince your fellow investors to invest in your stocks or sell stocks they have.

International Football Club (IFC)

Grades: K-8

Presenter: Qualified Coaches

Location: 

Large Field

Small Field

Description:

International Football Club (IFC) provide a parent-run club which sources qualified football (soccer) coaches to teach boys and girls of all ability levels.  Practices are on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm and Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 @ HIS.  IFC participates in a number of tournaments throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Aurelie Bonnemaire. 

Ph: 13588794160

E: aurelie.bonnemaire@qq.com

Wednesday

Lower School

Yougo Sports - American Football

Grades: 

K-5

Presenter: Coaches from Yougo Sports

Location: Large Field, Small Field, Gymnasium

Description:

Yougo Sports provide specialist coaching in American Football modified for lower school students of all ages. Fun and participation is emphasised while learning the skills of this fast-paced game. 3 programs are offered:

4-5 Year Old (K-1) - Toddlers 

6-12 Year-old - Flag

8-12 Year-old - Tackle

This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

For registration and more information visit:

www.yougo-sports.com 

Taekwondo

Grades: Lower School

Presenter: Qualified Instructor

Location: Lower School Ball Room

Description:

This activity is run by a qualified instructor who has been working with out students for a number of years offering private, small-group lessons. This year, lessons will be offered on Tuesday-Friday. This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Junjie Yuan.

Ph: 15958159873

E: 310037006@qq.com

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Programming

Grades: 3-12

Presenter: Mr. Karl Suits

Location: Community Computer Lab in the Library

Description:

Designed for High School students who want to program using JavaScript, CSS, C, C++, Perl, Python or similar.  Students will work independently, with partners, or in groups to learn and create programs.  Even if you haven’t programmed before, you can learn to code at your own pace; the sky is the limit in this rich ASA, which is full of challenge and accomplishment.  While it is not always necessary to understand how software is programmed, there are a number of applications that can be enhanced with a basic knowledge of programming.  For example changing the style and colors of website pages and adjusting the size of video windows and modules.

Upper School

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Programming

Grades: 3-12

Presenter:Mr. Karl Suits

Location: Community Computer Lab in the Library

Description:

Designed for High School students who want to program using JavaScript, CSS, C, C++, Perl, Python or similar.  Students will work independently, with partners, or in groups to learn and create programs.  Even if you haven’t programmed before, you can learn to code at your own pace; the sky is the limit in this rich ASA, which is full of challenge and accomplishment.  While it is not always necessary to understand how software is programmed, there are a number of applications that can be enhanced with a basic knowledge of programming.  For example changing the style and colors of website pages and adjusting the size of video windows and modules.

Thursday

Lower School

Little Lovers of Literature

Grades: 1-3

Presenter: Ms. Lainie Chandler

Location: F204

Description:

Students will enjoy a variety of high quality picture story books chosen and presented by the teacher, as well as bring their own favorite stories from home to share with each other. Students will respond to books through drawing, writing and drama. This ASA will develop Literacy skills in a fun and engaging way.

Boardgames

Grades:  1-2

Presenter: Ms Barbara Armstrong 

Location: C204

Description:

Enjoy a hour of shuffling between board game stations or bring your own game from home to share with your new friends!

Chinese Ribbon Dancing

Grades: 4-5

Presenter: Ms. Amy Yi

Location: Rhythm and Movement Studio

Description:

The ribbon dance originated in ancient China. Back then, it was only performance for the royals, but today, it is performance for various celebration. The dance expresses beauty and grace. There are many dance steps that also include gymnastics and complicated poses. For this ASA, we will learn some of the basic routines and figures using spins and swirls.

Soccer Stars of the Future

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Karima Bencheikh

Location: Gymnasium

Description:

Participants will develop some basic soccer skills through drills and fun games.

Arty Crafty

Grades: 2-3

Presenter: Ms. Faye Little

Location: F203

Description:

Hands-on creative craft classes making fun and exciting goodies to take home.

Chinese Ancient Poetry and Traditional Culture

Grades: K-1

Presenter: Ms. Zoe Qin, Ms. Yanni Liu & Ms. Jane Yu

Location: E101

Description:

We will learn Chinese ancient poetry and Chinese traditional culture in various ways ( reading, writing, singing, dancing and hand-making )

Sew and Tell

Grades: 4-8

Presenter: Ms. Bethany Ragains

Location: Design Breakout Space

Description:

Sew &Tell is a sewing club designed for stitchers of all skill levels!Beginning stitchers will learn hand-sewing skills, including:• Threading and handling a sewing needle• Sewing a straight stitch and embroidery stitches • Making pillows, bags, and pouches. Experienced sewists will learn advanced skills and work on designing their own sewing projects.Attendees can bring in sewing supplies from home to add to their projects, if desired.

Theatre Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Grades: 3-5

Presenter: Ms. Abbey Ehling & Ms. Cilla Giannopoulos

Location: 

Monday - B208

Thursday - Auditorium

Description:

Students will be learning important performing arts skills while putting on one of the most famous Shakespearean plays of all time, A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this ASA children will have to attend rehearsals twice a week and memorize lines to perform for an audience in December. We are looking for committed and serious performers who are willing to try new things and be risk-takers while also sharing their talents with our community.

Taekwondo

Grades: Lower School

Presenter: Qualified Instructor

Location: Lower School Ball Room

Description:

This activity is run by a qualified instructor who has been working with out students for a number of years offering private, small-group lessons. This year, lessons will be offered on Tuesday-Friday. This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Junjie Yuan.

Ph: 15958159873

E: 310037006@qq.com

Upper School

Sew and Tell

Grades: 4-8

Presenter: Ms. Bethany Ragains

Location: Design Breakout Space

Description:

Sew & Tell is a sewing club designed for stitchers of all skill levels!Beginning stitchers will learn hand-sewing skills, including:• Threading and handling a sewing needle• Sewing a straight stitch and embroidery stitches • Making pillows, bags, and pouches. Experienced sewists will learn advanced skills and work on designing their own sewing projects.Attendees can bring in sewing supplies from home to add to their projects, if desired.

Beginning and Intermediate Programming

Grades: 6-8

Presenter: Mr. Simon Dobson

Location: Community Computer Lab in Library

Description:

This ASA is the place to take that interest in technology or art and graphic design, and turn it into a productive skill.  Designed for Middle School students who want to learn to program creatively.  It is a fun way to learn coding and work with partners.  Students will be able to design their own software and games, present them to the community, and share through Social Media worldwide.  Even if you think programming is difficult, you will be surprised how much fun it can be to partner with a friend to create worlds and characters by making art and graphic design for games.

Girls Strength and Conditioning

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: Ms. Jacquelynn Williamson

Location: Fitness Room - Gymnasium

Description:

Stay fit and keep your stamina during or in between sports. We will do various strength and cardio workouts.

Global Issues Network

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Baxter & Ms. Lily Lin

Location: Library

Description:

GIN stands for Global Issues Network and at the local level is a student led organization that encompasses the globe. Its mission is to nurture and mobilize transgenerational communities of global citizens to build an equitable and sustainable world (GIN).At HIS GIN is open to Grade 6 through Grade 12 students. The club is the primary contributor to service learning from field trips to wildlife preserves, hospital visits, community garden, fundraising and global citizen projects. GIN is the largest contributor at HIS to students being the change they want to see in the world.

Economics Club

Grades: 10-12

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Haltom

Location: B016

Description:

Students will begin writing the 2nd edition of HIS Finance, analyzing economic events that have an impact on stakeholders in our community. Students will also be preparing to compete in the Chinese Youth Business League. We plan to build upon the successes HIS students have experienced in the business-based competition over the past two years.

Debate Club

Grades: 8-10

Presenter: Mrs. Marisa Confait

Location: B003

Description:

Bring  incisive opinions and rapier sharp wit .It is the 'Battle of the Brains' and a  gladiatorial test of resplendent rhetoric.Learn how to make your opinion count and have your voice heard.

Chinese Calligraphy

Grades: 6-10

Presenter: Mrs. Jenny Wang

Location: B002

Description:

If you are new to Chinese Calligraphy, this is a chance for you to start; If you have learned before or even good at it, this is a chance for you to improve. 

Friday

Lower School

Playground Fun

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. Andrea Edwards

Location: Lower School Playground

Description:

Playground games and activities with balls, hoops, bikes, bubbles.

Junior Cross-Country Running Club

Grades: 3-5

Presenter: Mrs. Lisa Bistretzan & Mrs. Jen Widi

Location: Main Field

Description:

Running is the China's most popular recreational physical activity and an activity that can keep you physically healthy throughout your life so why not start young!! This ASA will be conducted on-campus and sometimes off-campus, developing students fitness and conditioning in preparation for the HISAC Cross-Country Competition at RDHZ King's College in Hangzhou where they will represent HIS competing with students from Hangzhou's International Schools on Saturday, November 2nd.

Chess Club

Grades: 2-5

Presenter: Ms. Louise Zhu

Location: C201

Description:

Chess is one of the world's most popular games! It is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. Come join us and you will see how fun and challenge it is.If you do, you will probably beat your parents too!

Harry Potter Fan Club

Grades: 3-6

Presenter: Ms. Bonnie Wilson

Location: B309

Description:

Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter and enjoy a variety of activities for your inner wizard or witch to enjoy. The fun will include Harry Potter trivia questions, creative writing prompts, craft activities, and games. Expecto Patronum!

ESL Bootcamp

Grades: 2-5

Presenter: Ms. Patricia Shomo

Location: C104

Description:

Students who are new to HIS and to English will come together to make new friends and learn English in a fun way through games.

Chinese Geography Club

Grades: 3-5

Presenter: Ms. Melanie Lu

Location: C302

Description:

Get to know different cities and culture in China. Fun reading and activities for exploring the beauty of Chinese geography.

Photography Club

Grades: 2-5

Presenter: Mr. Jonathan Stringfellow

Location: Library Computer Room

Description:

Students will learn how to take pictures will purpose. This includes different techniques, filters, perspective. Picture help build meaning this ASA will give students a thorough understanding of how pictures can be used in everyday life. During the ASA students will make a craft picture book. In every lesson, the kids will learn one technique and apply it to the pictures they are taking for this book. At the end of the ASA term they will present it to the community and what they learned about photography.

Chinese Poetry Club

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Ms. May Peng

Location: C304

Description:

Forms, rhymes and poets life experience related to Chinese poetry will be introduced in this class.  Music, dancing as well as drawing will be used to help students gain a better understanding of poems.

Arts and Crafts

Grades: 2-3

Presenter: Ms. Katie Hester

Location: Lower School Art Room

Description:

This ASA will allow students to create artwork based on their interests and passions. Students will also explore art that is inspired by the natural fall beauty in Hangzhou. Additionally each student will create one traditional type of art that is influenced from their country of origin.

Taekwondo

Grades: Lower School

Presenter: Qualified Instructor

Location: Lower School Ball Room

Description:

This activity is run by a qualified instructor who has been working with out students for a number of years offering private, small-group lessons. This year, lessons will be offered on Tuesday-Friday. This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Junjie Yuan.

Ph: 15958159873

E: 310037006@qq.com

Yougo Sports  - Soccer

Grades: K-2

Presenter: Qualified Coaches

Location: Small Field

Description:

Yougo Sports provide specialist coaching in Soccer for beginners aged 7 or under.  Fun and participation is emphasized while learning the skills of Soccer. This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs.

This is a privately-operated ASA with associated costs. For registration and more information visit:

www.yougo-sports.com 

 

Upper School

Harry Potter Fan Club

Grades: 3-6

Presenter: Ms. Bonnie Wilson

Location: B309

Description:

Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter and enjoy a variety of activities for your inner wizard or witch to enjoy. The fun will include Harry Potter trivia questions, creative writing prompts, craft activities, and games. Expecto Patronum!

HSK Preparation

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: Ms. Yoyo Zhang

Location: B004

Description:

 Prepare for HSK 5 and 6 tests.
Focus on developing  grammar and reading.
Join us, if you want to pass the exam with us!

Wheels Around Hangzhou

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Ms. Jess Koenig & Mrs. Nora May

Location: Off-Campus: Meet at the School Front Gates

Description:

In this activity, you will use a variety of Wheels (bicycles, public bus, rollerblades, etc) to explore Hangzhou. Please come prepared with a quality bicycle that will allow you to ride between 8-15 km after school on Friday afternoons. We usually leave campus at 3:15 pm and return between 5 - 5:30 pm depending on our route. As a group, we decide whether we ride or hike for the week. Please have a public bus pass or bus fare and bring some money for snacks each week. Students are required to bring a helmet and other appropriate safety equipment, depending on the trip.

Cooking and Culture from around the world

Grades: 6-7

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Lawrence

Location: DP Workroom / Kitchen (A111)

Description:

Student will learn about traditions from around the world by cooking cultural foods. The variety of international cultures represented at HIS will be highlighted in order to share and learn about each other and where we come from. Each session will involve a different country. We will not only be providing the ingredients to make the food, but also relevant information about the country the food comes from. Additionally, student in Grade 3-5 will also have an opportunity to share their own culture through food.

Robotics Club

Grades: 9-12

Presenter: Mr. Philip Bistretzan & Ms. Alice Zhang

Location: Design Breakout Space

Description:

If you would like to build robots and join a HIS Competitive Robot team, please join us and learn how to design, create, program, control, and compete against other teams with robots. Participants will design robots to solve practice problems

Participants are expected to attend on both MONDAY and FRIDAY each week. 

K-Pop Club

Grades: 6-10

Presenter: Ms. Katherine Foster

Location: Rhythm and Movement Studio

Description:

All things KPOP! We'll listen to, dance to, talk about, and surround ourselves in KPOP. Please only join if you have an interest in, or want to learn more about KPOP.

Mother Tongue Language Programs

Lower School

Mother Tongue Language Program

Grades: K-5

Presenter: Specialist Language Teachers

Location: On-site. Location to be Confirmed

Description:

At HIS, we have students and faculty from over 60 different nationalities. We are always eager to celebrate all of the cultures in our international community. This ASA will help support the many different languages that are not offered as classes during the school days. It is vital to strengthen Mother Tongue Language in all individuals, even when they are acquiring a new language. Mother Tongue support helps foster comprehension and literacy while further developing and strengthening personal culture. HIS will seek suitably qualified private language tutors.This trial program will involve a cost to participants, and will require an application process. Interested students can register interest by nominating this ASA.

Upper School

Mother Tongue Language Program

Grades: 6-12

Presenter: Specialist Language Teachers

Location: On-site. Location to be Confirmed

Description:

At HIS, we have students and faculty from over 60 different nationalities. We are always eager to celebrate all of the cultures in our international community. This ASA will help support the many different languages that are not offered as classes during the school days. It is vital to strengthen Mother Tongue Language in all individuals, even when they are acquiring a new language. Mother Tongue support helps foster comprehension and literacy while further developing and strengthening personal culture. HIS will seek suitably qualified private language tutors.This trial program will involve a cost to participants, and will require an application process. Interested students can register interest by nominating this ASA.