Extra Curricular Activities

We provide our children an all-round OBS experience, where they can explore new interests and pursue their hobbies. At OBS, children expand their learning beyond the classroom. We use a balanced curriculum with opportunities for character development, languages, maths, arts, physical activity and many more. Our high-quality after-school programme generates positive outcomes for children including improved academic performance, classroom behaviour and health.

The varied clubs are held in an educational and exciting environment. The children, together with their friends, can continue the day within the school and are not torn from their usual learning environment for extracurricular activities.

All club teachers are chosen carefully based on their knowledge of the subject and their experience working with children.

Aikido

Aikido is a form of Japanese martial arts often translated as ‘way of unifying life energy’.

It is designed for the purpose of self-defense but is great for exercising every limb and joint in the body as well as increasing flexibility, muscle tone, co-ordination and awareness. Although you get fit practicing Aikido, it focuses more on movement, timing and reaction, while giving your brain a good work-out at the same time.

Teacher: Bashar Ahmed

Language: English

Time: Wednesday, 1 – 2.10pm

Age Group: Grade 3- 6

Price Internal Students: 480 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 528 Chf/ Semester

Art Class

This class is for primary students at every level. We work on themes and realising them as art forms. We work with various motifs and shapes. We learn painting, drawing, use of colour, different perspectives and abstract art in a relaxed atmosphere where the children are able to unfold their creativity.

Teacher: Isabelle Habegger

Language: German

Time: Tuesday 4-5pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

Price: 494 Chf/ Semester

Art Pod

In this club children will have an opportunity to explore their creativity by experimenting with a variety of art materials and techniques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. By working on interesting art projects, they will not only be developing their own drawing and painting preferences but also learning about artists and art styles.

Teacher: Irina Brzeski

Language: English

Time: Wednesday, 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 2

Price Internal Students: 550 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 605 Chf/ Semester

Art Studio

The Art Studio is happy to welcome artists who would like to practice, develop and grow their skills in a range of mediums. Each week there will be a theme, however, if artists wish to carry on with individual projects, this is also welcome. The idea of the after-school class is to encourage students who are passionate about art to be creative within their own projects while given guidance throughout. Each year, we will be holding an Art Exhibition, where the artists will be able to exhibit their work. It is highly recommended for those who wish to pursue BG as a subject for the Matura or Visual Arts for the IB Diploma.

Teacher: Louise Hoyne-Butler

Language: English

Time: Tuesday, 4pm – 5pm

Age Group: Grade 7 – 11

Price: 250 Chf/ Semester

Balanced Beings

If increasing optimism, focus, resilience and overall wellbeing is something you hope to provide your child with, then look no further. Kay “Kai” and Stephi Elsener (trained Meditation and Mindfulness Teachers) will be offering a semester long Mindfulness course to Cycle One and Cycle Two children. During the sessions, students will be guided through activities, challenges and meditations in which they build upon the above mentioned skills. Mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress, increase attention control, build compassion, calm children down and make them generally happier in everyday life. These practices are built upon a present-moment awareness and teach children how to handle situations that are sometimes out of their control. Mindfulness, when applied to everyday life, should become as common and routine as brushing ones teeth each night, it just takes a little practice.

Teachers: Kay und Stephi Elsener

Language: Englisch and German

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5pm

Thursday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten- 6. Klasse

Price: 500 Chf/ Semester

Ballett

Ballet is an art form created by the movement of the human body. It is theatrically performed on a stage to an audience utilizing costumes, scenic design and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion. Ballet can be magical, exciting and provoking at the same time. There are six widely used, internationally recognized methods to teach or study ballet. In this class we teach the Royal Academy of Dance method (English style). The most identifiable aspect of the RAD method is the attention to detail when learning the basic steps, and the progression in difficulty is often very slow. While the difficulty of an exercise may only increase slightly from grade to grade, more importance is placed on whether the student is performing the step with improved technique. For example, plie exercises are employed consistently throughout the lower grades to enable the student to progressively deepen the plie and improve turnout. The principle behind this is that if enough time is spent achieving optimal technique before introducing new vocabulary, the easier it is for the student to learn the harder steps, while exercising basic technique to the utmost and always.

Teacher: Iris Inderbitzin

Language: German

Time: Wednesday, 12.30 – 1.30pm (Grade 1-6)

1.30 – 2.30pm (Kindergarten)

2.30 – 3pm (Prekindergarten)

Age Group: Prekindergarten to Grade 6

 

Price Internal Students: Kindergarten – Grade 6: 480 Chf/ Semester

Prekindergarten: 240 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: Kindergarten – Grade 6: 528 Chf/ Semester

Prekindergarten: 264 Chf/ Semester

Bollywood Dance

Our goal is to have fun with dancing and learn the different dance styles of India. Bollywood dancing is a dance form that is energetic, graceful and above all, lots of fun! It engages every part of the body including the brain, so we learn coordination in a fun way.

Teacher: Veena Bhana Steiner

Language: English

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten 2 – Grade 6

Price Internal Students: 450 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 495 Chf/ Semester

Book Club

Reading is the key to the world.

In addition to the imagination, reading also promotes writing and understanding, which has a positive impact across subjects. The children will know different identification figures, which promote constructive action and thinking. In the book club, the children learn to enjoy reading again. Children who already enjoy reading can pursue in the book club.

In the first hour, the children talk about their previous experiences. Every child should receive the best possible support without feeling overwhelmed. During the lesson, the teacher will speak each child individually to see the learning progress. The teacher will ask various difficult questions. At the end of each lesson, a reading goal is determined individually for each child together with the teacher. Lessons will take place in the school building or outside. The teacher ensures that there is a learning friendly climate. The books are selected according to the interest and age of the children. The children can always choose between two different books. When a child is finished with the book, it starts with a new one.

Teacher: Sabrina Egle

Language: German

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5 pm (Grade 1 – 3)

Thursday, 4 – 5 pm (Grade 4 – 6)

Age Group: Grade 1 – Grade 6

Price Internal Students: 550 Chf/ Semester (including books)

Price External Students: 605 Chf/ Semester (including books)

Buildtastic

Buildtastic provides a fun and casual setting for children to practice listening, following instructions, and public speaking. Using an education oriented set of Lego, each child will build a new mechanical model every week as well as explore their creativity.

Teacher: Winnie Rieder / Elena Heck

Language: English

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: 25 Chf/ per lesson

Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE)

Goal of Club: Prepare for the C1 Advanced (Cambridge English Advanced) exam with a native speaker familiar with the course material.

Be ready to rock the C1 Advanced (CAE) Exam, your ticket to international study and Swiss English-language instruction in higher education. 100% of universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland accept the C1 Advanced as proof of English language ability from European students. Prominent US and Canadian universities such as Harvard, NYU and McGill also accept C1 Advanced exam results as a demonstration of English abilities.

For Switzerland: All pedagogical universities in Switzerland use Cambridge exams as a graduation requirement for students training to become primary and secondary school teachers with English as a subject area. The CAE is also widely accepted by universities for master’s programmes including Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Eidgenössische Hochschule für Technik (ETH) and the University of St. Gallen.

Teacher: James Violett

Language: English

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5 pm

Friday, 4 – 5 pm

Age Group: Grade 7 – Grade 13

Students: 600 Chf/semester (Including Coursebook & Digital Materials)

Price External Students: 660 Chf/semester (Including Coursebook & Digital Materials)

Chinese Private

This is a Chinese course for children who have passed ACCL- Step One Chinese assessment test, or have an equivalent level. This Chinese course is especially designed for children without any Chinese background or Chinese born overseas. The purpose for the course is to introduce Chinese culture, Chinese festivals (taking place at the time of teaching), and Chinese language to the students. Children will be challenged to recognize and write simplified and traditional characters. This course will work towards passing the ACCL-Step Two Chinese assessment test.

Teacher: Chinese School Luzern

Time: Wednesday, 1 – 2pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 2

Price: 50 Chf/ per lesson

This is not a course for beginners, participants need to pass ACCL step three test or have equivalent Chinese knowledge before registering for this course.

Chinese Intermediate

This is a Chinese course for children who have passed ACCL- Step Two Chinese assessment test, or have an equivalent level. This course provides a wonderful opportunity for children to learn Chinese further. Using an audio-lingual approach, and through conversation practice, storytelling, sing Chinese songs, and play games, the children will learn Chinese in a dynamic learning atmosphere. The course focuses on not only on oral conversation, but also on continuously enlarging the vocabulary pool of the students. Children will be challenged as well to recognize simplified and traditional characters. This is not a beginner’s Chinese course.

Teacher: Chinese School Luzern

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 6

Price: 50 Chf/ per lesson

This is not a course for beginners, participants need to pass ACCL step three test or have equivalent Chinese knowledge before registering for this course.

Clay Class

In this clay modeling course, the children learn how to use their imaginations using clay and colour. Working with clay modeling, supports creativity as well as developing technical know-how and coordination. Clay modeling is a creative process which supports many aspects of a child’s development.

The price includes all materials and firing of the clay models.

Teacher: Christine Bächlin

Language: German

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 5

Preis: 530 chf/ Semester

Drama

This course will explore the rules of theatre and performance, beginning with fostering understanding, respect, speaking with clarity and diction, building trust, communication and confidence in a trustworthy and dynamic environment.We will also use our creativity and imagination to create a scene to watch and critique. Kids will engage in performance techniques of all kinds and will be encouraged to act out and take engaging creative risks with ideas in character, problem solving, improvisation and all other theatre training techniques. We will be doing this with mime, mask, creating character, monologues and public speaking, improvisation, drama games and ensemble activities, choreography, movement and storytelling.

Teacher: Joanne Postma

Language: English

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm (Kindergarten – Grade2)

Monday, 5 – 6pm (Grade 3 – Grade 6)

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 6

Price: 600 Chf/ Semester

Forest Adventures

In the Forest Adventure Club, children learn to solve problems, make their own decisions and take acceptable risks through a range of fun and challenging outdoor activities. Sessions offer children the opportunity to understand boundaries (both physical and social) use tools appropriately and enjoy the time to explore their environment and learn about nature. Activities are designed to stimulate their imagination, giving them experiences and skills, they can transfer into all aspects of life. Being outside and moving around is good for children of all ages. It’s what they’re designed to do!

During the Forest Adventure Club, the children will take part in activities like Sensory walks, Shelter building, Mini beast hunts, Tree Climbing, Campfire cooking, Woodwork, Nature art, Games like Hide and Seek and Fire building.  Forest adventures takes place in all-weather except high wind or electric storms. Please provide appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Teacher: Darren Dinnage

Language: English

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5 pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 2

Price Internal Students: 475 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 522.50 Chf/ Semester

French Advanced

This clubs is for students who have good knowledge in French: good oral expression, some reading and writing skills.

In this club, reading and writing are honored. Students will learn and improve French skills through fun and group activities.

Teacher: Elodie Reynaud

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Grade 2 – 6

Price: 600 Chf/ Semester

Grit Girl

The aim is to inspire confidence, bravery and resilience in girls by showcasing and connecting with strong, healthy and positive female role models.

What do Ada Lovelace, Anne Frank, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall and Malala Yousafzai have in common? They were or are all Grit Girls. Through whatever adversity, challenge or setbacks they faced, they persevered with great optimism. The Sisu Girls Organization wrote: “Everyone is born with grit and every day is an opportunity to put it to use. We learn through trying, falling and failing. Taking a risk is at our core. When we are brave our world expands. We are grounded in the nature surrounding us. Great things take a lot of time. We will celebrate simplicity, traveling light and leaving no footprint. We support each other to be the best version of ourselves. We are authentic. We value ourselves and those around us. We are always willing to try with a positive attitude. We have fun and laugh often and loudly. We are friends and support each other. We listen and in turn we are heard. We learn from our mistakes and are prepared to fall. We share our fears and help each other overcome them. We encourage, inspire and support others. We adapt and understand not everything goes to plan We live courageously. We are authentic.”

 

Teachers: Stephi Elsener

Language: English

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

Price Internal Students: 500 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 550 Chf/ Semester

Karate

Get stronger. Be safer. Develop the indomitable character of a true ninja.

Our Sensei is pleased to be able to pass onto his students the philosophy of Kimura Shukokai Karate. Mutual respect for each other and the joy of movement are particularly important to him. His students regularly participate in national and international competitions with great success.

Karate is an Asian form of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows and is a widely practiced sport. It is performed barefoot in loose, padded clothing with a coloured belt indicating the level of skill. It requires both mental and physical training.

Karate not only requires commitment to technique, but also to physical exercise, mental training and respect towards morals and ethics. Mental training means cultivation of character and promotion of spiritual strength.

Teacher: Karate Center Rapperswil

Language: German

Time: Thursday, 4.00 – 5.00pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

Price: 480 Chf/ Semester

Latin Dance

The children learn the steps and dance figures from the typical Latin dances like Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. In addition, the children develop a good sense of rhythm and body.

 

Teacher: Kristina Litvinova

Language: German

Time: Wednesday, 12.30 – 1 pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – Grade 2

Price Internal Students: 195 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 213.40 Chf/ Semester

Little Acorns Music Club

Musik ist die Sprache, die jeder von Geburt an versteht. Es ist ein natürlicher Teil des Lebens für Kleinkinder und darüber hinaus und kann das Lernen und den lebenslangen Nutzen fördern. Musik- und Bewegungsunterricht verbessert nachweislich das Gedächtnis, die kognitive Entwicklung, die Lernfähigkeit und die Ausdrucksfähigkeit der Kinder und kann auch bei der Entspannung und Achtsamkeit helfen.

Little Acorns Music Club ist eine lustige und entspannte Gruppe für Vorkindergartenkinder. Der Club konzentriert sich auf die Schlüsselbereiche der Entwicklung eines Kindes durch eine Mischung aus Kinderreimen, Action-Songs, Tanz, Rhythmus, Instrumentenzeit und vielem mehr mit sensorischen Gegenständen, Marionetten und Requisiten.

Der interaktive Unterricht ermöglicht es jedem Kind, sein eigenes Gespür für Musik zu entdecken, bietet aber auch eine Struktur, die die Entwicklung von Sprache und Ausdruck, Koordination und Bewegung, soziale und emotionale Fähigkeiten, sowie Hör- und Konzentrationsfähigkeiten fördern.

 

Lehrerin: Leena Thakker

Sprache: Englisch

Zeit: Montag, 16.00 – 17.00 Uhr

Donnerstag, 16.00 – 17.00 Uhr

Altersgruppe: Vorkindergarten – Kindergarten

Preis Interne Schüler: 475 Chf/ Semester

Preis Externe Schüler: 522.50 Chf/ Semester

Little Story Tellers

Little Story tellers is based around language skill for both non- native and native speakers

Goals: Working on listening skills; build confidence; improve working memory and story recall; team work; improvisation, creativity and most of all, to have lots of fun.

 

Teachers: Stephanie Roscoe, Ieva Jankava

Language: Englisch and German

Time: Monday, 4 – 4.45pm

Age Group: Prekindergarten – Kindergarten

Price: 425 Chf/ Semester

Manga Drawing

In this Club children will be introduced to Manga and Anime Illustrations. They will learn how to draw a human figure in this style in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while also exploring some of the fundamental principles of art and design, such as composition and colour harmonies. A variety of drawing materials will be available to experiment with. Children will be encouraged to invent a story and illustrations for it.

 

Teacher: Irina Brzeski

Language: English

Time: Wednesday, 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 2

Price Internal Students: 550 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 605 Chf/ Semester

Math Tutorial

This class welcomes you to take full advantage of the math tutoring support for all Upper School students. The teacher is dedicated to helping the student achieve successful outcomes in their math courses. Feel free to come with any questions or mathematical problems – happy to find the right solution together.

Teacher: Shaelom Fischer

Language: English

Time: Thursday, 4.00 – 5pm

Age group: Grade 7-12

Price: 200 Chf/ Semester

Music and Singing

This group is all about learning music through fun! The session will encourage children to learn the basics of music such as rhythm, pitch, beats. We will explore different instruments and will focus on developing listening and concentration skills in a fun and relaxed way using sensory instruments and props as well as musical games.

The class will encourage working independently and in groups and we will explore different types of music, such as classical, jazz, folklore, modern etc. The children will also enjoy learning some English classical favourite songs learnt by children in the UK. In addition, your child will have the opportunity to experiment with new musical activities such as improvisation using story songs and game songs.

Every session will end with a quiet time to encourage relaxation and breathing techniques to help children learn to destress with the use of calming music.

 

Teacher: Leena Thakker

Language: English

Time: Wednesday 12.30 – 1.30pm

Age Group: Kindergarten to Grade 3

Price Internal Students: 500 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 550 Chf/ Semester

Number Wizards

Number Wizards is all about becoming comfortable and confident using number, shape, pattern and sequence in a fun and challenging way.

The teacher has been supporting children aged 4 to 12 in numeracy skills for many years both in the UK and Switzerland.

The foundation of numeracy skills is to have fun with numbers and gain confidence to explore the magic needed for the future ahead.

As the class is all about fun, board games, memory challenges, puzzles and exploring pattern and sequence are all the inspiration for the group.

Teacher: Stephanie Roscoe

Language: English

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 1

Price: 540 Chf/ Semester

OBS Entrepreneurs Club

Goal of Club: Teaching the real challenges involved in setting up a start-up (raising capital, selecting the right product, marketing, sales, logistics, company accounting, etc.)

Establishment of a company that buys and sells real goods in order to make a profit. The students are assigned roles depending on the phase of the company (CFO, sales, marketing, purchasing, etc.). The time from 16-17 is our weekly meeting, but the students should be able to spend more time for their role.

 

Teacher: Georg Lambert

Language: German

Time: Thursday, 4 – 5 pm

Age Group: Grade 7 – Grade 11

Price Internal Students: 550 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 605 Chf/ Semester

Please Note: The students will ask you for risk capital (in the range of 500 CHF / student). You don’t have to give it, but if nobody invests, we can’t do the project. If you are not willing to invest in principle, let me know so that I can clarify whether we get enough capital. Neither the school nor I get anything from this capital, it is only used for buying and selling and ideally you should make a profit on this. I myself will also contribute (private) capital.

OBS Robotic Club

“Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think!” This quote from Steve Jobs underlines the importance of comprehensive ICT teaching. Coding will become even more important for all professions of the future! The students of Obersee Bilingual School will work with technology, robotics and computer science in the OBS Robotics Club and also build and program their own LEGO robots. The EV3 building kits and the software have been developed especially for young people. The assembly of the robots is very easy, many pupils are already familiar with LEGO technology. The drag-and-drop software allows intuitive programming with a graphical interface. Participants will learn the advanced programming skills necessary to take part in national and international robotics competitions.
The World Robot OlympiadTM is aimed at technically enthusiastic girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 19 year old. The teams consist of two to three participants, who are supervised by a coach during the preparation and the competition. After the publication of the competition tasks in mid-February, the teams can prepare themselves for the upcoming challenge. Each team designs and builds a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot and programs it so that it can act autonomously on the robotics table. On the competition day in June the robot has to be reassembled by the team within 150 minutes, without using pre-assembled parts or instructions. The winner of the respective category will get the unique opportunity to travel to the international World Robot Olympiad to compete with the best from all over the world.

Teacher: Reto Speerli
Language: German
Time: Thursday, 4.15 – 5.45pm
Age Group: Grade 4 – 9

Price: 770 Chf/ Semester

OBS Robotic Club Junior

“Everyone should learn how to program because programming teaches you to think logically!” This quote from Steve Jobs underlines the importance of comprehensive ICT teaching. “Programming” will become even more important for all professions in the future!

Students at Obersee Bilingual School can work in the OBS Robotics Club Junior on technology, robotics and computer science and build and program their own LEGO robots. The younger ones get into robotics with LEGO WeDo. For the more experienced roboticists, EV3 kits and software are available. These materials have been specially developed for children. Assembling the robots is child’s play, and many students already have experience with LEGO technology. The drag-and-drop software has a graphical interface for intuitive programming. In this way, the children learn the basic craft of programming.

Looking for an OBS team for the World Robot Olympiad!
The World Robot Olympiad is aimed at technically enthusiastic girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 19. The teams consist of two to three participants who are coached by a coach during the preparation and the competition. After the publication of the competition tasks in mid-February, the teams can prepare for the upcoming challenge. The children and teenagers design and build a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot and program it so that it can act autonomously on the table. On competition day in June, the team must reassemble the robot within 120 minutes without using pre-assembled parts or instructions. The winner of each category has the unique opportunity to travel to the World Final and compete with the best from around the world.

Qualification for the OBS Olympic Team
In the future there will only be one OBS team (2-3 participants) per age group, which will consist of the participants of the robotics club. Participation is open to all children. However, the requirements for the OBS Olympic teams are excellent teamwork, a great motivation for the competition and a correspondingly high willingness to perform.

 

Teacher: Reto Speerli

Language: German

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

Price Internal Students: 480 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 528 Chf/ Semester

OBS TV

We will produce a monthly news broadcast which will be available on the school Vimeo channel. These broadcasts will be aimed at the whole school community and could be shown during Class Core Time and Assemblies or on the TV in the hallway of the ground floor. We will have an increased focus on parents next year as we will begin to include items from the monthly newsletter in each episode.

Alongside the monthly newsletter the news show will include regular studio items directly reported by the studio presenters. These could include but are not limited to;

Upcoming events, announcements, birthdays, sports events, recognitions (OBS Values – nominations by teachers), lunch menu (if we begin to do weekly broadcasts) and weather quote of the month/week.

Also included will be at least one item per show to include location interviews. These could include but are not limited to;

Class spotlight on particular projects (interviews – students talk about their involvement in class projects and share results/products), teacher feature (Interview – get to know more about a teacher and their interests).

Teacher: Jonathan Irving

Time: Thursday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Grade 4-9

Piano Lessons

Piano is one of the most universal musical instruments. Learning to play the piano offers us a world of endless opportunities in the music world. For every student there is an individual approach, corresponding to the needs of the child. Beside playing piano, the children are going to learn and expand necessarily their music education.

Ensemble and Chamber Music lessons are available for students in advanced level.

Please contact the Piano teacher directly lessons@valentina-faccoli.ch  www.valentina-faccoli.ch

 

Teacher: Valentina Faccoli

Language: English / German

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 5pm

Wednesday, 12.30 – 3pm

Age Group: Kindergarten 2 – Grade 13

Price Internal Students: Test Class 36 Chf/ 30 minutes
Lesson 66 Chf/ 30 min
Lesson 93 Chf/ 45 minutes

Price External Students: Test Class 36.60 Chf/ 30 minutes
Lesson 72.60 Chf/ 30 minutes
Lesson 102.30 Chf/ 45 minutes

Play & Learn Spanish Group (Mother Tounge)

In this club the kids will learn Spanish in a fun way through dancing, singing, exploring, playing, etc.  They will naturally develop their language bases to increase and strengthen  the use of their Spanish knowledge.

The participants in this lesson should already speak Spanish or at least a little in result of having the reference of a native speaking parent at home.

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Wednesday, 2 – 3pm

Age Group: Kindergarten – Grade 2

Price: 450 Chf/ Semester, Book to be seperatly paid

Playball

I CAN DO
I Can Do is Playball’s introductory program for 2- and 3-year olds. It focuses on laying the basic foundations of movement, in order to enable your child to accomplish more challenging sport related skills, as they get older.

WATCH ME PLAY
One of the goals of this program is to introduce your child to a sport skill in a “sports class”, age appropriate. We develop their visual skills (seeing what to do) and auditory skills (hearing what to do) and gross motor skills (doing what needs to be done). In this program we develop your child’s basic manipulation, locomotion and stability skills for sport.

Teacher: Playball Team

Language English

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Prekindergarten

Price Internal Students: 494 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 543.40 Chf/ Semester

 

DINKIES
Our DINKIES program develops a wide variety of ball skills, places an emphasis on individual participation, and gives the necessary confidence to overcome any fears or anxieties about playing sport. By the end of the Dinkies program your child will have a high degree of sports competence.

PREPS
This program deals with the refinement of skills. There is greater emphasis on the quality of each movement. The program includes a wide range of specialized sports skills, formalized sports drills and a large amount of partner work, which lays the foundation for competent sport participation and team selection.

 

Teacher: Playball Team

Language English

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price Internal Students: 494 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 543.40 Chf/ Semester

The WATCH ME PLAY PLAYBALL programme recognises and develops the growing skill set of your 3 and 4 year old child. Our focus here is on participation within a group, teaching children in a friendly, caring and supportive environment through carefully structured lessons. A healthy balance is maintained between fun and learning as your child is introduced to basic movement and sport development skills that will lay the foundation for future successful sports participation. Between the ages of 3 and 4 the child reaches a stage called the “elementary stage” of movement. In this stage the child has greater control and a basic sense of co-ordination and spatial awareness.

Teacher: Playball Team

Language English

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Prekindergarten

Price: 494 Chf/ Semester

 

The DINKIES programme is specifically designed for 4 and 5 year olds and is perfect for children just starting school. Using a series of structured lessons, your child is given the opportunity to practice skills which will develop their confidence to begin the exciting journey into sport participation. In this stage children begin the process of reaching the “mature stage” of movement development. They are ready to cope with putting the foundation skills together and ready to tackle more advanced skills.

Our DINKIES programme develops a wide variety of ball skills, places an emphasis on individual participation, and gives the necessary confidence to overcome any fears or anxieties about playing sport.

The PREPS programme covers more demanding ball skills that will form the essential base for the most popular sports that are covered in their school environment. As with every PLAYBALL programme, the PREPS sessions are structured and age appropriate. The programme deals with the refinement of sport skills including an introduction to basic team work, the development of skills needed in a basic game situation and an introduction to partner work. It’s here where we encourage getting it right, which develops persistence and does away with the fear of “can’t catch, therefore,can’t play”.

With PLAYBALL PREPS you can really see all the individual sport skills coming together. Growing competency, confidence and motivation enable the kids to work together towards a common goal.

Teacher: Playball Team

Language English

Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: 494 Chf/ Semester

Language English

Time: Tuesday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Kindergarten

Playball Fussball

The Playball soccer classes are age specific and the curriculums follow a progressive pathway from discovery and the basic building blocks of
jumping, throwing, rolling, hitting, catching, kicking to learning a variety of sports skills and much much more!

Playball children engage in activties which promote self confidence and encourage them never to give up, The continuous scientific study behind Playball shows that the type of activities the children take part in, accelerate the neural pathway development between the brain and body. This has a marked impact on how children will perform cognitively as well as physically at school.

Teacher: Playball Team

Language: English and German

Time: Wednesday, 1.00 – 2.00pm (Prekindergarten – Kindergarten)

Friday, 4 – 5 pm (Kindergarten 2 – Grade 2)

Age Group: Prekindergarten – Grade 2

Price: 494 Chf/ Semester

Playsport

PLAYSPORT will cover the following Sports:

Autumn: Soccer and Uni-hockey

Winter: Table Tennis and Fitness

Spring: Basketball and Rugby

 

PLAYSPORT lays down a FOUNDATION of SKILLS that will enable future participation in any sport they choose to do.

The PLAYSPORT programme covers all of the most popular school sports: football, netball, hockey,

rugby, tennis, volleyball and basketball – an introduction to the basic rules of each game,

development of specific skills related to each sport, as well as development of more complex team, work like attack and defense.

THE MAIN EMPHASIS OF THIS PROGRAMME IS:

  • Development of skills needed in a game situation
  • The refinement of when, where and how to move in the execution of a skill
  • The continued development of skills relating to direction, distance and positioning
  • Introduction to teamwork and continued development of partner work
  • Development of decision making in a game situation
  • Playing small-sided sports games

 

Teacher: Playball Team

Language English

Time: Monday, 4-5pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 2

Price Internal Students: 494 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 543.40 Chf/ Semester

Religion

Religious education is offering an important contribution to form an individual with personality, capable of doing her/his part for the community. Further, religious education encourages young people to stand for justice, peace, integrity of creation, tolerance and appreciation of different cultures and beliefs.

At OBS the Evangelical Reformed Church is offering ecumenical education for grade 1 to 6. The children hear stories, they ask questions, search for answers and experience community. They hear about religion as an important part of our culture and our values.

Children of no denomination are also welcome. The gained knowledge is a requirement for Confirmation in the Evangelical Reformed Church of Höfe.

 

Teacher: Doris Müller and Therese Wihler

Language: German

Age group: Grade 1 – 6

Time: Monday, 4 – 5 pm (Grade 5 -6)

Monday, 4 – 5 pm (Grade 3 – 4)

Tuesday, 4 – 5 pm (Grade 1 – 2)

 

The registration is binding for the whole school year.

Costs:
Religious education at OBS is free of charge for children who belong to the Evangelical Reformed Cantonal Church of Schwyz.

All others will receive an invoice at the beginning of the semester of CHF 500 per child for the whole school year. The parents are obliged to pay this invoice. You may get the invoice reimbursed at your local church. Please contact your church directly for further information on whether a refund is granted.

Information for Roman Catholic Children:
Please note that there will be an external course for Roman Catholic Children in grade 2 and 3 to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. For further information please contact the Roman Catholic Church of Freienbach.

Spanish Beginners

This club is suitable for encouraged children which want to learn Spanish as an extra language, the course is designed for non-native Spanish speakers (Previous knowledge not necessary.) Grammar Book will be required.

They will follow a book edited specially for kids in the beginning stages of learning Spanish with the proven ELE methodology ELE (Español como lengua extranjera / Spanish as a foreign language), which will guide the participants in a very structured way to gradually acquire knowledge of the Spanish language. This method will offer an entertaining learning path, with interesting topics for kids and a variety of extra fun activities which will result in them continuing to have an interest in learning Spanish while still enjoying each lesson.

 

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Wednesday, 12.45 – 1.45pm (Grade 1 – 3)

Monday, 4 – 5pm (Grade 4 – 6)

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

Price Internal Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 480 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 600 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different schedules)
Private, one to one 50 per hour (Ask for different schedules)

*Book to be separately paid.

Price External Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 528 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 660 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different schedules)
Private, one to one 55 per hour (Ask for different schedules)

*Book to be separately paid.

Spanish Beginners Upper School

At this is a beginner course, it is not required to have any Spanish language knowledge, just the desire of learning this world wide popular language.

Group, Semi-private & Private. Grammar Book will be required.

The course is meant to be a fun space, where the students can find more than just the experience of learning Spanish, but also the feeling of a different culture, full of new things to discover, which for sure will catch their attention and interest.

In this club the teenagers will start with the basics of the Spanish Language, following a specific beginners book with the ELE methodology (Español como lengua extranjera / Spanish as a foreign language) to support the right acquisition of the new knowledge, including vocabulary for daily basis, basic grammar, pronunciation, etc.

 

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday 4 – 5pm / 5 – 6pm

Age Group: Upper School

Price Internal Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 480 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 600 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different  schedules)
Private, one to one 50 per hour (Ask for different Schedules)

*Book to be separately paid.

Price External Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 528 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 660 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different schedules)
Private, one to one 55 per hour (Ask for different Schedules)*Book to be separately paid.

Spanish Intermediate

In this club the teenage students will find the opportunity to further increase their Spanish knowledge and correct their common mistakes. In order to develop a better competence level, they will be exposed to different sources to support their learning path like audios, texts, videos, dialogues , one on one support and mainly a specialized book ELE methodology (Español como lengua extranjera / Spanish as a foreign language) to reinforce their grammar, vocabulary and the typical linguistic abilities of  this level.

They will find a fun and exciting environment to share, discover and learn with friends about not just the language, but also about Spanish and Latin American culture.

 

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm

Thursday, 5 – 6pm

Age Group: Upper School

Price Internal Students: 450 Chf/ Semester, Book to be separately paid

Price External Students: 495 Chf/ Semester. Book to be separately paid

Spanish Intermediate Upper School

In this club the teenage students will find the opportunity to further increase their Spanish knowledge and correct their common mistakes. In order to develop a better competence level, they will be exposed to different sources to support their learning path like audios, texts, videos, dialogues , one on one support and mainly a specialized book ELE methodology (Español como lengua extranjera / Spanish as a foreign language) to reinforce their grammar, vocabulary and the typical linguistic abilities of  this level.

They will find a fun and exciting environment to share, discover and learn with friends about not just the language, but also about Spanish and Latin American culture.

 

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm

Thursday, 5 – 6pm

Age Group: Upper School

Price Internal Students: 450 Chf/ Semester, Book to be separately paid

Price External Students: 495 Chf/ Semester. Book to be separately paid

Spanish Mother Tongue

The participants in this lesson should speak Spanish as a mother tongue and practice it regularly, that way, this will be a perfect space to correct those little and recurrent mistakes in order to develop a better use of grammar, pronunciation, intonation and in general a better use of the language.

Grammar Book will be required.

The Students will find a fun and exciting environment to share, not only will they discover and learn with friends about the language, but also about Spanish and Latin American culture.

In this club the kids will reinforce their knowledge with a special book designed for their ages and full of interesting exercises and tasks with a perfect touch of recreational activities.

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Wednesday, 1.45 – 2.45pm (Grade 1 – 3)
Tuesday / Thursday 4 – 5pm (Grade 4 – 6)

Age Group: Grade 1 – 6

 

Price Internal Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 480 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 600 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different schedules)
Private, one to one 50 per hour (Ask for different Schedules)

*Book to be separately paid.

Price External Students:
Group Min. 4 Students, 528 Chf/ Semester
Semi-private, 2 Students, 660 Chf/ Semester (Ask for different schedules)
Private, one to one 55 per hour (Ask for different Schedules)

*Book to be separately paid.

Spanish Play & Learn

The participants in this lesson should already speak Spanish or at least a little, in result of having the reference of a native speaking parent at home.

Naturally develop the children’s Spanish language bases as well as a good emotional connection towards it, increasing and strengthening that way, the use of their knowledge.

In this club the kids will learn and practice Spanish in a fun way through dancing, singing, exploring, playing, etc.

 

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Monday,4 – 5pm (Prekindergarten – Kindergarten)
Wednesday, 2.45 – 3.45pm (Kindergarten)

Age Group: Prekindergarten – Kindergarten

Price Internal Students: 450 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 495 Chf/ Semester

Swiss German and Swiss Traditions

The aim of this club is to introduce children to Swiss German and the Swiss culture. With much verbal communication and games, music and crafts, the children learn to understand and speak Swiss German in a playful way. Also typical Swiss traditions are discussed. In addition, we get to know our Swiss nature and geography.

Teacher: Irène Stocker

Language: German

Time: Monday, 4 – 5pm

Age Group: Grade 1 – 4

Price: 400 Chf/ Semester

Swiss Time

In this after school class children will be exposed to the language of the country, they live in. With puppet shows, stories, songs, dancing and telling their own stories they will have an introduction to Swiss German.

 

Teacher: Marlis Zarrouk

Language: German

Time: Tuesday, 4 – 4.45pm

Age Group: Prekindergarten – Kindergarten

Price Internal Students: 425 Chf/ Semester

Price External Students: 467.50 Chf/ Semester

Young Spanish Friends Mother Tounge

In this club the kids from primary cycle 2, will reinforce their knowledge with a special book designed for their ages and full of interesting exercises and tasks with a perfect touch of recreational activities.

The participants in this lesson should speak Spanish as a mother tongue and practice it regularly, that way, this will be a perfect space to correct those little and recurrent mistakes in order to develop a better use of grammar, pronunciation, intonation and in general a better use of the language.

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Wednesday, 1 – 2pm

Age Group: Grade 3 – 6

Price: 450 Chf/ Semester, Book to be seperatly paid

Young Spanish Friends Beginner

This club is suitable for encouraged children to learn Spanish as an extra language, the course is designed for non-native Spanish speakers and the only requirement for joining is to be willing to learn this popular language. They will follow a book edited specially for kids in the beginning stages of learning and is regulated to the special methodology  ELE ( Español como lengua extranjera / Spanish as a foreign language), which will guide the participants in a very structured way to gradually acquire knowledge of the Spanish language. This method will offer an entertaining learning path, with interesting topics for kids and a variety of extra fun activities which will result in them continuing to have an interest for learning Spanish while still enjoying each lesson.

Teacher: Maria Menendez

Language: Spanish

Time: Thursday, 3.50 – 4.50pm

Age Group: Grade 3 – 6

Price: 450 Chf/ Semester, Book to be seperatly paid

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