Extra Curricular Activities at Nadeen School by Miss Habiba
At Nadeen School, we believe that Extra-Curricular Activities can help to enhance a child’s learning and enjoyment at school. It can help children acquire and develop new and existing skills and can expose children to activities that they may not otherwise encounter.
In term 1 of this academic year we were able to offer 54 free Extra-Curricular Activities, all thanks to our excellent teachers and state-of-the-art facilities.
The ECAs at Nadeen are in line with our philosophy to provide a holistic education which means the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of our students. The ECAs help with students’ holistic development and assist in developing critical skills and abilities to be successful and happy in their future life and workplaces.
Essential Abilities, Skills, and Values developed through extra-curricular activities
“Growing up I spent a lot of time after school, learning things in addition to Basketball. It helped me figure out who I wanted to be. Kids need after school activities as much as they need good classrooms and good teachers.“
– Chris Paul, NBA Hornets
As part of our continuous effort connecting with the community on the island, last month we partnered with outside providers to give our students more opportunities and families the convenience of accessing an after-school program within the school premises. We have partnered with several well-reputed organisations such as 24N Football, Aspire Gymnastics, Aces Taekwondo, Royal Lifesaving Bahrain, Victoria Dance, Eighty Eight Keys Music Academy, Harmony Music, Greek Club by Aliki (Greek Embassy), Spanish Club – Vamos Language Teaching and Drama Darlings.
The rewards of extracurricular activities in schools have been researched well, and it is now ascertained that students who participate in extracurricular activities show better academic results, stronger relationships in schools, and are more likely to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Students also feel a sense of belonging to the school and have higher self-esteem by participating in activities such as sports, music, dance, drama, etc. In addition to this, students become more motivated to perform better in their academics. This also makes the students feel happier, healthier, and involved. As students at Nadeen are given more and more opportunities to explore their interests and abilities, the importance of extracurricular activities cannot be denied.
“I like to participate in the debate club because it isn’t always easy, but I like the challenge. I enjoy it when we are given statements to complete using our own opinions. We then get to ask our friends questions based on their statements. It is my favourite club out of all the ones I have.“
– Zahra Khan, Year 5
With the help of the parents’ feedback, we look forward to making slight changes to our registration and selection process. If you have not completed the feedback form, please find it here. We would love to hear your feedback.
The feedback has been positive and below are some of the comments we received when we asked parents and students what they were happy with:
- The variety was amazing and almost all were free which is incredible. Well done on this front
- My sons enjoy their clubs so I’m happy
- Happy with everything
- Teachers tried to accommodate students very well.
- Opportunity to learn new things and meet new friends
- The teacher was nice; ECA was fun
- Skilled instructors
- The teacher is kind and she encourages the kids to do better
- She is happy with her ECA club
“I really like netball ECA because I’m learning different skills like chest, shoulder, and bounce passes. I also love joining in little matches because it’s so much fun and I love it when people cheer for each other.“
– Bethany Cronje,Year 4