Junior School soar across the finish line with a remarkable first week of CASE
By David Dougherty, Swim Coach, CASE & Athletics Coordinator
After a busy, yet immensely satisfying first week of Junior School CASE, both students and teachers can take a step back and appreciate the risks they have taken and the enjoyable experiences they have been rewarded with.
CASE provides a wide range of opportunities that enrich the lives of our students, from strengthening their creative thinking and problem solving skills, to develop their aesthetic sense or physical development. All of our CASE programs are significant in making every student’s experience at Branksome Hall Asia a meaningful one.
Students sometimes collaborate with other classes, grade levels and teachers and are constantly challenged to try something new.
Our programs provide wonderful opportunities for students to develop their passions, from choir to golf or ukulele to coding. These classes occur in state-of-the-art facilities that include the Black Box Theatre, TV and audio recording studio, dance studio, golf driving range and putting green, our soccer pitches and 50m Olympic swimming pool!
Below are listed some of the 80+ programs offered in the first block of Junior School CASE for term 1. This is the first time that Senior Kindergarten have joined the fun and we have applied our new CASE-X program that runs for an extended 1.5 hours. The following are examples of just a few of the activities on offer:
Creativity - Korean Calligraphy, Ballet, Maker-CASE, Choir, Ukulele Club, Visual Arts, Honor Orchestra etc.
Activity – Badminton, Track & Field, Tennis, Gaelic, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Swim Academy etc.
Service – Project ME, Pay It Forward, Bucket Filler, Gardening Club, Let’s Recycle, Paws 4 Thought etc.
Enrichment – Math Enrichment, French Club, Korean Storytelling, Battle of the Books, Movie Chat Room etc.
Students from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 may choose from activities that are represented across the four strands. Students develop new skills, and learn more about themselves and the ways they can positively contribute to the world.
Photos and videos by David Dougherty