Sports and Activities in Swiss International School Dubai

We believe that After-School Activities are meant to take kids beyond their limits: “accept your limits, then go beyond them.” ASAs allow students to learn many different skills, let them be physical, artistic, creative, cultural or scientific.

We aim to provide engaging activities and clubs tailored to meet the needs of each year group, all of them supporting and transmitting our core values. Students are able to choose from a wide range of activities offered daily.

All our providers have been selected for their recognized professionalism, experience, and passion for the subject they teach.

Internal After-School Activities (ASAs) are taught by SISD teachers and are free of charge (in some cases, some fees might apply for equipment)

Each student is allowed to participate in 2 Internal ASAs per week. After-school care is not included in this quota but school teams are. An Early Years student can potentially go to after-school care every day, Sunday to Thursday.

Early Years: Sunday to Wednesday (teachers meet on Thursday)
Primary Years: Sunday to Wednesday (teachers meet on Thursday)
Middle Years: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (teachers meet on Tuesday)

For all important information (key dates, registration process), please click here

Early Years (PreKG, KG1, KG2)
(Subject to age group)

Arabic A (mother-tongue)
Arabic B (as a foreign language)
Arts and Craft
Baby Football
Book Club
Drama
French, German and Italian Cultural Clubs
French Support
Italian Language Course
Games Club
Just Dance
Sewing

Primary School (G1-G5)
(Subject to age group)

Arabic A (mother-tongue)
Arabic B (as a foreign language)
Arts and Crafts
Ball Hockey
Concert Band
Creative / Poetry Writing
English Reading Club
French and German Clubs
Italian Language Course
Homework Help
Games Club
Piano Keyboards
Quran Club
Sustainability club
Sculpture Art
Student Council
TED Club
Ukulele Club

Middle School (G6-G10)
(Subject to age group)

Art Club
Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Concert Band
Drama
Film Club
French and German Swiss Matura
French Reading Club
French and English Support
Homework Help
Honours Choir
Model United Nations / Debate Club
Quran Club

External After-School Activities (ASAs) are offered on SISD campus by external providers. Their fees vary for each after-school activity.

Students can participate in as many external ASAs as they wish.

External ASA registration is done directly with each provider by phone or e-mail at any time or during our planned ASA Expos on campus. Registration is done on a first come, first served basis and places are reserved by external providers only once they have received payments.

For all important information (key dates, registration process), please click here.

To contact external providers, please refer to the ASA Parents Handbook

Early Years (PreKG, KG1, KG2)
(Subject to age group)

Football – Stryx / FCBEscola
Baby Tennis / Mini-tennis – Stryx Tennis Academy
Swimming (Learn to Swim,
Development Swimming) – Otters Aquatics
Baby Ballet– Stryx
Mini-ballet – Stryx
Karate – Budo Juku
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Stryx
Mad science – Mad Science
Zumba Kids – Stryx
Parkour – Stryx
Chess – Chess Dubai
Chinese Cultural Club – Think First Learning Center
Yoga Kids – Stryx

Primary School (G1-G5)
(Subject to age group)

Football – Stryx / FCBEscola
Tennis – Stryx Tennis Academy
Swimming (Learn to Swim, Development Swimming,
Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo) – Otters Aquatics
Dance (Ballet, Hip Hop) – Stryx
Karate – Budo Juku
Drama (French) – Culture emulsion
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Stryx
Chess – Chess Dubai
Mad science – Mad Science
Intelligent Robotics with Coding – Junkbot Robotics
Adventures in Coding –Junkbot Robotics
Spanish (as a foreign language) – UCAM
Spanish (mother tongue) – UCAM
Basketball – Stryx
Zumba – Stryx
Parkour – Stryx
Yoga – Stryx
Badminton – Stryx
Chinese (as a foreign language) – Chinese Language Institute
Judo – Budo Juku
Padel Tennis – Stryx

Middle School (G6-G10)
(Subject to age group)

Football – Stryx / FCBEscola
Tennis – Stryx Tennis Academy
Swimming (Development Swimming,
Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo) – Otters Aquatics
Karate – Budo Juku
Drama (French) – Culture emulsion
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Stryx
Chess – Chess Dubai
Spanish (as a foreign language) – UCAM
Spanish (mother tongue) – UCAM
Basketball – Stryx
Zumba – Stryx
Parkour – Stryx
Mobile App Development – Junkbot Robotics
Intelligent Robotics with Coding – Junkbot Robotics
Chinese (as a foreign language) – Think First Learning Center
Badminton – Stryx
Judo – Budo Juku
Yoga – Stryx

Child Care is offered to all families as a free service to fill the gap between Early Years and Primary Years dismissal times.
Early Years students are allowed to participate in After-School Care every day.
Primary Years students are allowed to participate on Thursdays because of the early release.

After-School care

Early Years – After-School care is offered to families with children in PreKG to KG2 from 14:20 to 15:30.
Primary Years – After-School care is offered to families with children in Grades 1-5 from 14:10 to 15:30 on Thursdays only.

Siblings Clubs

Early Years – Siblings Club is offered to families with children in PreKG to KG2 who have siblings in Primary or Secondary School, who are registered in ASAs from 15:30 to 17:00 on the same day.
Primary Years – Siblings Club is offered to families with children in PreKG to G5 who have siblings in Secondary School, who are registered in ASAs from 15:30 to 17:00 on Thursdays only.

KEY DATES / REGISTRATION PROCESS, SEASON 2/3 2017-2018

DATES EVENTS
Sunday, Nov 19 2017 – Sunday, Nov 26 2017 “Viewing only” phase
Parents are able to view the ASA  and SISD teams schedules online to prepare for registration. Please note that registration is not open during this period.
Monday, Nov 27  – Tuesday, Nov 28 “Sign up” phase 
Parents can register their children online for Internal ASAs and apply for SISD Teams using their User ID and password
Wednesday, Nov 29 – Thursday, Nov 30 “Processing” phase 
All registrations are taken into account to confirm the lists of Internal ASAs and SISD Teams.
Sunday, Dec 3 “Official lists” phase 
The lists of Internal ASAs and SISD Teams are publicised so parents can see which Internal ASAs and SISD Teams their children have been allocated. This will assist parents in deciding which External ASAs they can apply for.
Monday, Dec 4
7.30-9.30am
ASA Expo 1 
External providers are present on campus for information, registration and payment. To avoid queueing, it is advised to contact the providers prior to the Expo to have the forms already filled out in advance.
Monday, Dec 11
07.30-09.30am
ASA Expo 2 
External providers are present on campus for information, registration and payment. To avoid queueing, it is advised to contact the providers prior to the Expo to have the forms already filled out in advanceDeadline to register and pay for External ASAs
Registration for External ASAs is only confirmed once payment has been received by the relevant external providers. Please note that payment is not made through SISD but directly with the external providers. External providers will add your children on CHQ once they have received your payments.
Tuesday, Dec 14 Deadline to let Maverick (bus provider) know of the bus schedule
Early vs. late bus for each day
Sunday, Jan 7 –  Tuesday, May 15 “ASA Season” phase
ASAs and SISD Teams are scheduled to take place during this period on each school day.Parents are however requested to check CHQ carefully as there might be an occasion when ASAs are not running although the school is open. Non-ASA days are also viewable on the General School Calendar.

 

TENTATIVE CALENDAR
(subject to change following UAE national calendar)

Season 2 / 3
No ASA days for Season 2 / 3 :
  • 7 – 8 Mar – Conferences 
  • 25 – 29 Mar – Spring Break
  • 1 – 5 Apr – Spring Break
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 5, 12, 19, 26 6, 13, 20, 27 7, 14, 21, 28 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 5, 12, 19, 26 6, 13, 20, 27 7, 14, 21, 28 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3, 10, 17, 24 4, 11, 18, 25 5, 12, 19, 26
May 6, 13 7, 14 1, 8, 15 2, 9 3, 10
Jun
Total 16 16 16 14 14

Please note that the rates for external activities are calculated based on the number of sessions mentioned in this calendar.

External providers and persons of contact
Please contact the following external providers directly for all information regarding external ASAs, registration and payment:

PROVIDER ASA E-MAIL PHONE
Stryx Sports Football, Tennis,
Yoga, Dance,
Gymnastics,
Basketball, Parkour
asa@stryxsports.com 055 877 1658
055 887 6426
Walk Ahead Sports Swimming, Synchro, Water Polo, Badminton kirk@walkahead.ae
henry@walkahead.ae
050 944 3007
056 308 7138
Budo Juku Karate, Judo budojuku@yahoo.co.uk 04 813 5637
050 289 3981
Mad Science Future Scientists+,
Junior Scientists+
daryl@madscience.ae 056 887 2867
Culture Emulsion   French Theatre contact@culture-emulsion.com 050 905 8401
UCAM Espanol Institute Spanish sblanco@ae.ucam.edu
espanol@ae.ucam.edu
055 649 8967
04 430 8286
Think First Learning Center Chinese thinkfirstdubai@gmail.com 056 562 3477
04 557 7130
Chess Dubai Chess alexandrachess@yahoo.com 050 502 8145
Junkbot Robotics Adventures in Coding, Intelligent
Robotics with Coding, Mobile App Development
 info@junkbot.co 055 886 8993

ASA Department general e-mail for all general requests: asa@sisd.ae

Benjamin Cassaigne
Head of ASAs
+971 (0)55 802 4295
+971 (0)4 375 6000
benjamin.cassaigne@sisd.ae
Silvia Thomas
ASA Assistant/Coordinator
+971 (0)55 569 1808
+971 (0)4 375 6000
silvia.thomas@sisd.ae
Luciana Rodriguez
Child Care Coordinator
+971 (0)52 881 8503
+971 (0)4 375 0600
luciana.rodriguez@sisd.ae
Liezette Acuna
Bus Transport Supervisor
Maverick (Bus Provider)
+971 52 911 8831
transportsisd@maverickrental.com

 

Healthcare Team general e-mail: clinic@sisd.ae
Ana Sousa
Senior School Nurse
Primary building
Ground floor medical room
+971 (0)52 609 5453
ana.sousa@sisd.ae
Jusna Mathew
School Nurse
Primary building
First floor medical room
+971 (0)52 690 7261
jusna.mathew@sisd.ae
 

SISD Security contact number: +971 55 570 4689

Location
All ASAs are located on campus. Please see schedule for exact location.

Deadlines
Please respect deadlines. If you miss deadlines, ASA registration will not be guaranteed and your children will not be able to participate in ASAs.

Equipment / Attire
Every child is expected to come to every lesson with the appropriate attire and equipment. Failure to do so will result in the child not being accepted in the ASA.
This is especially true for sports ASAs for which children need to have their sports clothes and shoes. Children are allowed to wear their SISD sports uniform on days they have sports ASAs.

Attendance / Punctuality
Every child is expected to attend every lesson of the semester and to be there on time. In case of an emergency, students/parents are expected to let the ASA Department and the teachers know.

Rules and Regulations
Failure to follow the ASA rules and regulations and the teachers’ / external providers’ policies might jeopardize the right of a child to participate in after-school activities.

For any further information, please download the ASA Parents Handbook  or contact our Head of After-School Activities Benjamin Cassaigne at benjamin.cassaigne@sisd.ae