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21 February 2022

Useful extracurriculum activities for students - The prominence of international primary schools

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Currently, many international primary schools in Vietnam integrate extracurriculum activities along with classroom lectures to help students practice and develop essential life skills. For gathering more information about benefits of extracurricular activities to the comprehensive development of children, please read the following article from International Primary School Saigon Pearl (ISSP).

The benefits of extracurricular activities to students at international primary schools

At international primary schools, there are many benefits associated with extracurriculum activities to students including:

Helping students relax after school

Learning new knowledge constantly will sometimes create pressure on children. Therefore, extracurricular activities are very essential. A picnic or an after school activity will help children relax and relieve academic stress better. Not only do children have fun but they also learn a lot of new knowledge and skills in an interesting and unique way. Then, when students return to the classroom, they will feel more excited and interested in learning.

Extracurriculum activities help students relax after school

Helping students relax after school

Helping students improve health and fitness

Some sports activities after school such as football, swimming, and running will help students strengthen and develop their physical. These activities require children to exercise a lot, practice endurance, flexibility and ingenuity. As a result, their body's immune system and resistance will be effectively enhanced.

On the other hand, these activities often take place outdoors. This is a good opportunity for students to be exposed to the sun containing a lot of vitamin D to help their musculoskeletal system develop better.

Extracurriculum activities help students improve health and fitness

Helping students improve health and fitness

Helping students practice life skills and discover talents

Extracurriculum activities will help students experience and explore the surrounding life. Thereby, children will meet many new friends, be open up and be more confident in communication. Children will also learn skills such as tree care, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, etc. In addition, by experiencing many different activities, students' talents will be discovered. At the same time, parents and teachers will have appropriate orientations to help children develop their talents. This will be beneficial for the comprehensive development of students in the future.

Read more: Skill development pathway of preschool students at International School Saigon Pearl

Extracurriculum activities help students practice life skills and discover talents

Helping students practice life skills and discover talents

Extracurriculum activities at International Preschool and Primary School Saigon Pearl

Belonging to Cognita, the international education group in the UK with more than 85 school members worldwide, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is an international school of Ho Chi Minh City for students from 18 months to 11 years old located in Binh Thanh District. ISSP is the only international preschool and primary school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by two prestigious international educational accreditation organizations, CIS (Council of International School) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools) and Colleges). Currently, ISSP is also a candidate school teaching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).

International Preschool and Primary School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) - the presgitious international school in Ho Chi Minh City

International Preschool and Primary School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

Read more: The curriculum built on IB PYP framework at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

When studying at ISSP, besides classroom lessons, preschool and primary school students can also participate in after school and extracurricular activities organized by International School Saigon Pearl.

After School Activities (ASAs) at ISSP

After school activities at ISSP include more than 40 various activities related to many different fields.

  • Sports activities include yoga, football, basketball, swimming, martial arts, dance, tennis, etc.

Extracurriculum activities - Sports at ISSP - the credible international school in Ho Chi Minh CIty for parents and students

Sports activities at ISSP

  • Art activities include painting, ballet, clay modeling, piano playing, gardening, cooking, etc.

Extracurriculum activities - Art activities at International Preschool and Primary School Saigon Pearl

Art activities at International Preschool and Primary School Saigon Pearl

  • Literacy activities include activities to develop literacy skills and familiarize themselves with the alphabet for preschool and primary school students.

Literacy activities for preschool and primary school students at ISSP - the outstanding Ho Chi Minh City international school

Literacy activities for preschool and primary school students at ISSP

  • STEM activities (activities related to science, engineering, technology and math) include simple game programming, video making and simple script writing, lego assembling, etc.

STEM activities at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

STEM activities at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

Participating in these after school and extracurriculum activities will help students find their strengths and passions. At the same time, these are also good opportunities for children to practice and promote their strengths, confidence and creativity.

Outdoor activities and summer camps

In addition to extracurricular classes at the school, preschool and primary school students also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities and summer camps with their friends while studying at ISSP. International School Saigon Pearl organizes many interesting and highly practical activities such as harvesting and classifying rice, cooking, climbing mountains, building and assembling models from bamboo, etc. Through these activities, students can spend more time with nature, practice resilience, be aware of what they are doing and know how to perfect them. During the activity, the instructor will always closely monitor and support the children, ensuring maximum safety for them.

Some popular outdoor activities and summer camp activities of ISSP include:

  • Ta Lai Field Trip: A 3-day and 2-night picnic in Ta Lai, Dong Nai with many interesting activities such as boating, climbing, setting up tents, cooking, learning about nature, etc.

Outdoor extracurriculum activity - Ta Lai Field Trip at ISSP

Outdoor activity - Ta Lai Field Trip at ISSP

  • Summer Camp Asia helps students meet new friends, face new challenges, develop new interests and new skills, experience social activities and learn to express their creativity.

Extracurriculum activities - Summer Camp Asia at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

Summer Camp Asia at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

  • Some other outdoor activities

Extracurricular activities of building bamboo rafts and climbing mountains of 5th graders at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

Extracurricular activities of building bamboo rafts and climbing mountains of 5th graders at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

Extracurriculum activities of harvesting and classifying rice during the field trip of 5th graders at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

Extracurriculum activities of harvesting and classifying rice during the field trip of 5th graders at International Primary School Saigon Pearl

International School Saigon Pearl always encourages parents and students to pay a visit to ISSP and experience activities there. With actual experiences and feelings about the learning environment and facilities at ISSP, parents will have more accurate evaluations for considering whether their children are suitable to attend ISSP or not. Parents can book a school tour or contact the Admissions Office for more information via telephone and email below:

This article gives useful information for parents about the extracurriculum activities at International Primary School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) as well as the benefits associated with these activities to students. Hopefully, after reading this article, parents will understand the importance of extracurricular activities and register their children to participate soon if they are studying at international schools.





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