BIST after school clubs 

  • Are offered as an option for parents who want their children to stay for after school activities 
  • Are paid by the parents in addition to school fees 
  • Are available for all students 
  • First week of clubs will be free of charge for students to get to know their club, teacher and make a final decision about the activity 
  • After the first week the children will be allowed to make a final selection and will keep the respective activity for the entire term (September – December)
  • After school clubs can only be changed on termly basis 
  • Club change will only happen in special circumstances approved by the school 
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Good manners and building character 

Having strong, positive character traits has been shown to increase academic performance and pro-social behaviours.

In this club students will learn about the most important character traits – from kindness, gratitude and respect to curiosity, pro-activity and grit – through stories, discussions and activities adjusted to their age.

Along our journey, we’ll practice together the art of good manners that goes together with good character.

The main goal of this club is to offer the soft tools that will help students to develop a better version of themselves in the upcoming years. 

In the spotlight – Drama course

Victoria Rusu is an actress at National Theatre “Mihai Eminescu – Timisoara and at Merlin Theatre for Children and Youth – Timisoara”.

She has a diploma for Level 1 in Pedagogy. Her plan in working with children is always to make them learn by having fun, because “To be an actor, you have to be a child” (as many artists have said).

On this course your children will learn to develop: 

  • Creative Thinking
  • Acting Abilities
  • Confidence & Self –Esteem
  • Public Speaking

CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology.

Bring your kids to learn to code, hack, develop websites, apps, games and more or come yourself to mentor.

Fun and inspiration guaranteed! 

Mini Kidgineers

A robotics and programming workshop for our foundation students (4-6 years), in order to outline the basic programming concepts, we use little robots which we program by means of several buttons provided either on their casing or onto a remote control device so that they move forward and backwards, they rotate to the left and/or to the right, they make noises and avoid obstacles. 

Robotics – Lego education, We Do

The LEGO workshops for children between the age of 6 to 9 years old use educational sets LEGO® WeDo and LEGO® Boost. The club encourages learning through play by building fun models with engines and sensors.

They are then connected to the computer to program different behaviour using a visual programming language such as drag and drop.

The children will be motivated to solve scientific challenges from real life through acquiring engineering, science, technology and coding notions, all through practical experiences and investigation. 

Robotics – Lego Mindstorms 

The LEGO® Mindstorms workshops are aimed at our 9 to 14 year-old students. We use the LEGO Mindstorms educational kit by means of which the students are able to build, schedule and control the robots discovering, at the same time, the secrets of programming in a practical, fun and interactive way.

By solving the challenges of robotics, the students will be able to program, test and modify instructions from a variety of robot behaviour in order to carry out various activities using sensors, motors and intelligent units as well as a dedicated programming software with a friendly and easy-to-remember interface.

Robotics – STEM workshops 

In the beginning, we will build and program our own computer using the Kano Computer Kit Touch.

Using the Lego principle, our students build their own computer using the Kano kit. Such a computer has a Raspberry Pi as a central unit, which allows children not only to carry out programming activities but also to explore numerous educational games.

Later on, we will present and explore the principles of robotics and programming using the little Ozobot Bit robots and the robots from Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot.

Coding – computer science

The coding club is dedicated to students who wish to discover the IT world in terms of programming and wish to take Computer Science as an option starting with Year 10. If a student is considering Computer Science as an IGCSE option, they would be strongly advised to participate in this club. Computer Science as an explicit academic subject, can also be taken forward in year 12 and 13 as part of the the International Baccalaureate programme. 

Within the Python Programming Course, our students will be able to develop their computational thinking skills and, at the same time, they will learn fundamental programming principles using a modern, powerful, easy-to-learn and apply programming language which is also used by software developers in areas such as Web, games, robotics, machine learning and on platforms like Google, Facebook, etc.

Robotics for children

We develop logic, creativity and team spirit. We have chosen the most exciting and interesting programmable robots to introduce children to the basics of computer science.

The robots we are using have won numerous international awards, being in the top of the STEM educational toys and being able to be combined with LEGO pieces to give free play to our imagination as well as to blend all educational activities harmoniously with creative and analytical thinking.

The projects we put forward are developed and tested in well certified educational centers, being structured as games but integrating at the same time the relevant educational curricula and being used in over 20,000 classes around the world.

Usually, our little programmers work in teams of 2, each team having a programmable robot and a tablet as well as the materials needed to successfully complete projects. 

MindLab

The unique Mind Lab concept is based on the principle that all games that involve thinking contribute to improving our cognitive skills and cognitive awareness, helping at the same time the child to better cope with various emotional and social circumstances.

The playful experience, which in fact it is the core of our program, is equally enjoyable, exciting and stimulates our students’ motivation and enthusiasm and serving, at the same time, as a solid foundation for a deep learning experience.

The entire Mind Lab experience, supported by in-depth research and studies conducted at Yale University in the United States, proves that the Mind Lab method significantly improves test results related to Maths and Communication, as well as other cognitive abilities and general skills necessary for our everyday life. 

Ballet 

Alexandra participated in numerous competitions in her dancing career:

  • 2013  Romania 1st place at the National Choreography Contest (Cluj)
  • 2012 International Ballet Competition – BRONZE MEDAL (Croatia)
  • 2012 Romania 3rd place at the National Choreographic Contest (Iasi)
  • 2011 World Ballet Competition – Bronze Medal (Sibiu)
  • 2011 3rd Place at the National Choreographic Contest (Timisoara)
  • 2010 2nd place at the National Choreographic Contest (Constanta)
  • 2009 3rd place at the National Choreography Contest (Bucharest)

Contemporary dance

Contemporary dance is based on the techniques of modern and post-modern dance, bringing a new vision and approach in terms of the body and the dialogue with the public through release techniques and contact improvisation.

From an educational perspective, dancing has several basic objectives:

  • Recognising, experimenting and familiarising with the basics of creative moves
  • Use of these creative moves as a bridge for other subjects
  • Control of static, dynamic and static-dynamic balance, as well as of breathing and posture
  • Dynamic Coordination
  • Body expressiveness – the ability to express emotions using mimics
  • Relationship with our own image reflected in the mirror
  • Relationship with the music – body coordination, harmony in movements, musical sensitivity
  • Relationship with others

Dance sport

Andreea was part of the Romanian National Sports Dancing Lot between 2008 and 2015.

During these years she took part in various competitions:

  • Member of the Romanian National Sports Dancing Lot 
  • Finalist of the Romanian National Dance Championship and the Romanian National Cup
  • National vice-champion at the National Dance Championship gathering up 10 dancing styles in 2008 and CN Standard Dance Section in 2010
  • Semifinalist – 10th place – British Junior Festival – Blakpool (England) in 2009
  • Quarter-finalist at the World Championship – Seoul (Korea) and at the European Championship – Mikolajki (Poland) – in 2010
  • Constantly ranked among the top 25 – 30 world dancers in the world ranking, (a statistic that is updated on a monthly basis), compiled by the International Dance Federation – World Ranking – Youth 

Dance sport

The Mistique Sports Dance Academy was set up in 2009 in the City of Resita.

As a result of its success, it set up in 2017 a new subsidiary in the City of Timisoara.

Over the years, the Mistique dance trainers have managed to instruct multiple national champions who have won numerous medals at national and international competitions, succeeding as finalists at the World Championships of sports dance.

Our trainers are licensed by the Bucharest and Reghin School of Trainers, having graduated from the West University of Timisoara, Department of Sociology and Psychology.

Dance may be practiced either as a performance sport or as a recreational activity. It represents a pleasant way for your child to move, to build and develop a correct body posture, being in fact regarded as a sport with a powerful impact on psycho-motor coordination. 

Football

Football is the most popular sport in the world and is played in most countries.

As play during football is continuous, this sport is great for fitness and cardiovascular health. People of various ages and skill levels can participate in soccer, with those of various sizes being able to do equally well.

Football can also be a great sport for kids who may not have high levels of athletic ability, but who would like to participate in team sports.

It is ideal for boys and girls who play the same game under the same rules and where physically appropriate may play alongside each other. 

Handball

Popan Daiana Antonela started as a handball player in 2010 at Baia Mare Private Extreme Sports Club in Baia Mare, a club she attended for more than 2 years; later on, she was selected by the CSS Club 2 Baia Mare, which gave her the opportunity to participate in the country’s final tournaments for 3 years in a row.

Since 2015 she is a player at the CSU Club UVT in Timisoara.

Benefits:

  • helps develop thinking and attention
  • children will become more courageous, sociable, skilled, and strong
  • children’s physical appearance and posture will develop harmoniously
  • motor training and development
  • improves mental concentration

Karate 

Karate – form of education, self – knowledge, expressing personality through movement, self – defense and Karate – performance sport.

Each of the two categories must begin with the formation of a correct and efficient basis to reach individual or sporting performances.

  • To do this in training I will work with children:
  • Exercises with spatio-temporal movements to know the 3 dimensional movements
  • Application-utilitarian exercises (climbing, jumping)
  • Basic gymnastics for the selective influence of the locomotive
  • Coordination and balance exercises with and without music
  • School of accommodations on mattresses
  • The jumping school
  • Technical elements of self-defense.

Swimming

As all the other sports and physical activities, swimming offers similar benefits, but it is also a fun activity which brings together the amusement and the physical effort.

Swimming stimulates the intelligence of the children, the ability to concentrate better, it improves their reflexes and their spatial perception.

Fabiama can combine physical effort and cheerfulness in a creative manner.

The courses will take place at the Aqua Sport Arena. 

Touch rugby

Benjamin grew up playing rugby in Spain, playing for his local team for seven years, and being the captain for four years. He also played for Spain for two years and he have trained with the Saracens (a large team in England).

Rugby is a fast paced contact game, however, at school we will be playing touch rugby which involves no contact.

Rugby is a fantastic game to build teamwork, communication skills and resilience. It is a brilliant way to get exercise and also teaches the importance of following rules, which is a great life skill. 

Lastly, from his own personal experience, it is a great way for children to grow with confidence and make lots of life – long friends.

Yoga for children

Tamara is the mother of a 6 year old boy. She has practised traditional yoga for 5 years.

She attended the Mind Management course in the Ashram of Bihar India (one of India’s oldest yoga schools) as well as the courses of the Yoga.Ed Association of USA, an association that develops yoga education programs in schools.

Why Yoga for Children?

It is a program that is complementary to school activity that helps children to develop harmoniously. It is a method by means of which children move, have fun and at the same time develop skills such as concentration and attention.

Yoga is recognized as a healthy way to relieve stress, to balance emotions, and to develop flexibility and physical strength.

Piano

Bordos Nagy Csilla was born in the City of Târgu Mureş, started to study piano while attending the High School of Fine Arts in the city. She graduated from the Faculty of Music and Theater at the West University of Timişoara in 2018, under the coordination of Prof. Manuela Iana Mihăilescu, Ph.D. At the same time with the music studies, she was granted a Psycho-Pedagogical Certificate by the Teacher Training Department within the West University of Timisoara.

She attended master classes with well-known pianists such as: Gulyás Márta, Bogányi Gergely, Csíky Boldizsár Jr., Luis Fernando Perez, Jose de Solaun, Guillermo Gonzales, Giorgos Konstantinou, Viniciu Moroianu, Adriana Bera, Dragoş Mihăilescu, Rohmann Imre.

Guitar

Ana started her music studies at the Vocational School of Fine Arts of the City of Tîrgu Mureş, classical guitar class.

During her high school studies she was granted a scholarship at Oskarshamn Musikskola in Sweden, when she came into contact with other music genres (rock, jazz, pop), electric guitar, and electric bass.

When she returned to Romania, she graduated from the Faculty of Music in Timisoara with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in solo guitar and chamber music.

In 2007 she became a classical guitar teacher, developing various teaching strategies and attending numerous professional development courses.

Ana has taken part in many musical projects and has collaborated on numerous occasions in various theatrical productions, in addition to her teaching activity she has been carrying out for over ten years. 

Violin

Violinist at the Banat Philharmonic, collaborator at the Timişul Ensemble and founding member of the Entertainer Quartet.

Over his 10 years of activity, he has given concerts in over 50 countries, interacting with different cultures and encountering new ways of teaching.

With pedagogical skills and a 10-year experience in teaching children with much patience and pleasure, he is seen as a dynamic person, continuously interested in professional development, and with very good communication skills. 

German/ Spanish/ Swedish 

The after school lessons in German are available for students who wish to extend their knowledge in German language, but also to students who wish to learn another foreign language, in addition to what they study during the school day.

We can offer lessons of Spanish, Romanian and Swedish if we have students who are interested in extra lessons in these languages. 

Art for all 

People of the world – children will play the new roles, will create colourful masks, will decorate houses and, as a game, will gain an in-depth understanding of the wonderful diversity of peoples in the world.

By means of this course they will develop their abilities to discover, tolerate and appreciate the others.

The course will consist of 14 Meetings divided and planned as follows: 

  • Peru – Workshop: Decorative Blanket  
  • The People from Tibet – Workshop: Mandala – Drawing, Painting 
  • The Padaung People – Workshop: Brass rings necks – pencil drawing 
  • Romani People – Workshop: Sketch Skirts, Collage 
  • Aboriginals from Australia – Workshop: Face Mask Decorations
  • American natives – Workshop: 3D tepee tent – from Paper, Drawing, Painting
  • Ndebele Tribe in Africa – Workshop: House with geometric patterns – painting
  • India – Workshop: Colorful Turban – drawing, collage 
  • At the end of the course, the children will exhibit their works 

Debate

Decades of academic research have proven that the benefits that accrue as a result of engaging in debate are numerous. Debate provides experiences that are conducive to life-changing, cognitive, and presentational skills.

In addition, through debate debaters acquire unique educational benefits as they learn and polish skills far beyond what can be learnt in any other setting.

At the very least, debate helps learners to see the power of deploying rational, reasoned arguments and compelling evidence in action.

It enables them to elucidate their standpoint through utilising rhetorical eloquence. It instills in debaters a great sense of poise and confidence. It teaches them the skills of researching, organising, and presenting information in a compelling fashion. 

Chess

The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorise information.

It helps with the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus of thought and self-discipline. 

UKMT club

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.

The UKMT organises national and international mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old pupils.

UKMT was established in 1996 and last academic year over 650,000 pupils from 4,500 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK’s biggest national Maths competitions.

Each challenge leads into a follow-on Olympiad round and UKMT run mentoring schemes and summer schools for high performing students as well as training a team of six to represent the UK in the International Mathematical Olympiad. 

Homework 

The homework club is dedicated to students starting with 6 years old.

The aim is to ensure students have the opportunity to complete their homework in school and possibly be supported by a member of staff.

However, we strongly recommend that parents of students in the lower Primary School are also getting involved in certain activities (for example; reading time) with their children as recommended by the class teacher.

Students of all ages may select 2 – 4 homework club activities but should also ensure that they maintain a variety in their club selection. 

Organised playtime 

This is an activity dedicated to children 4 – 6 years old.

Based on the number of children we will put together a range of activities and games meant to help children end the school day in a very enjoyable way with their peers.

The activities will generally take place outside, but we can also use classrooms in case of bad weather. The students will be supervised the whole time. 

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