As one of our aims is to develop the whole person, we feel that education should extend beyond the purely academic; and consequently we offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities after the teaching day finishes. These enable the children to take part, on an entirely voluntary basis, in a variety of activities based on drama, music, dance, ballet, football, art & textile crafts, computing, Latin, gardening etc. We do ask that once a child joins a club that they continue the course for the term. The selection of clubs changes on a termly basis. Clubs are a great way for children to get to know other children outside their year group; to work with different teachers; to develop their skills and interests, and most of all to have fun.
Towards the end of the term / beginning of term your child will bring home a list of clubs on offer for the following term. There is usually an average charge to cover activity costs and this will be added to your school account. Clubs are very popular and certain activities have limited places available. Places are allocated on a “first come first served” basis and the remaining children go onto a waiting list. Also a huge range of clubs and leisure activities for children exists in Brussels and a brief selection of these can be recommended through our Parents Association or the school office.
Recognising the stamina required for an extended school day the school provides different practical activities to both Kindergarten and Reception class children, for example, Gymbaroo, ballet and art.
Activities are €5 per session unless stated otherwise.
At the British Junior Academy of Brussels we have the services of musicians who visit the school weekly to teach singing, piano, guitar, and recorder. Pupils are taught either after school or at lunch time. (They are not withdrawn from lessons.) Any communications and fees for these lessons are invoiced and collected directly by the teachers concerned. Details of teachers for other instruments may be sought through the music teacher or the school office.
In order to give our young instrumentalists the opportunity of performing in front of a live audience, informal instrumental concerts are held either in the autumn or summer term. Everyone who takes lessons – both from our own teachers in school or from private teachers outside school – is invited to perform.
Private tuition in music is also arranged through the school with piano, violin and guitar being the most popular.
For Children of All Ages and Abilities
Mrs Rie Compton, Dip ABRSM offers piano lessons covering classical, jazz, improvisation to pupils over 6 years old. Pre- piano lesson programmes for young children using Rythmic method (movement and music) are available either at her house or at school. Preparation for grade examinations is available on request (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music).
Charges are: €16 per 30 min, €23 per 45 min, €30 per 60 min which should be paid directly to the teacher. Visiting charges are €2 (no charge for the third child). Tel: 0484 147 003
Guitar lessons are available by private arrangement with Mr Nicholas L'Herbette. You will need to have your own guitar. Payment should be made directly to the teacher.
A singing club for children from Year 2-6 which includes pupils being taught songs from different repertoires (Classical, Musical Theatre, Art Songs and Pop) and learning how to present and communicate as a young singer in performance.
Ballet lessons are offered on Mondays and are provided by the Danz Royal school. Classes are available from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Please note that if your child signs up for ballet it will be for the whole term. Payment should be made directly to the ballet teacher.
Madame Pascale Lorge, a highly qualified art teacher, offers clubs for both KS1 and KS2 children. These clubs are primarely in French although English is spoken by Madame Lorge. The children have the opportunity to discover a variety of different techniques: painting with watercolours, ink, acrylic paints, pigments, drawing with charcoal, making prints, modelling with clay. The children will give form to their own creativity.
For children in Years 1 and 2 the club is for a maximum of 10 children at the cost of €10. Children need to bring in a snack and drink.
For children in Years 3 to 6 the club is for a maximum of 12 children at the cost of €10. Children need to bring in a snack and drink. Payment for this activity should be made directly to the Art teacher.
A football club is offered for both KS1 and KS2 for a maximum of 16 children in each session. The cost per session is 5 Euros and payment should be made directly to the teacher.
A Latin Club for children from Years 5 & 6. This is a fun club and has been well supported by pupils from previous school years.
This club was offered to children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 on Wednesday afternoons from 12.35 - 1.30. If you want to explore the outdoors and learn about our environment then come along to this club! Try your hand at making all sorts of things! The children will be gardening, making crafts, constructing with various materials and visiting local parks.
As well as learning to use a variety of programs the children will learn to develop many skills as well as having fun into the bargain! This club is for a maximum of 10 children with one day reserved for KS1 children and a second session for children from Years 3-6.
In 2012 BJAB started its own ASC group for the first time. It will be open to years 4, 5 and 6. The Adventure Service Challenge scheme is a junior version of the highly regarded British Duke of Edinburgh award. It is a scheme also used by many scout groups to provide a progressive program of activities around different themes. More information is available from http://www.asc-scheme.org.uk The BJAB ASC Group will meet once a week from 3.35 - 4.30pm.
On Wednesdays, an outdoors games club has been provided for children from year 4 to 6, involving a wide range of games and activities. Lots of different games are used to develop our physical skills and competences. This club takes place at the local park and this activity is invoiced.
Join Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Khogali for a fun club, especially suitable for those young cooks who want to know "what happens when we cook?" We shall make some tasty treats and discover how our food changes when we mix, chop, bake and boil. Please book early as there are only 8-10 places available. This class is offered for children from Years 1 and 2. This activity will be invoiced.
Mr. Bartley will continue to run this popular club which started in 2012. He has been practicing Karate for over 20 years and currently holds a 3rd degree black belt (sandan) in Wado Ryu karate as well as black belts in the Shito Ryu and Shukokai styles. This club will run on Wednesday lunchtimes from 12.35 to 1.30 and will be for children from Year 2 onwards for a maximum of 12 pupils. The cost per session will be 7 Euros paid directly to the teacher.
Get ready to jump, hop, climb and move around! Join in gym activities and games using every part of your body and a variety of gym equipment. The sessions take place once a week after school from 15.35-16.30 and is offered to children from Kindergarten and Reception. A maximum of 12 children can be accommodated. The activity will be invoiced.