Extra Curricular Activities Programme (ECAs)
Each week students in both the Primary (Yr1 above) and Senior Sections participate in a diverse range of after-school Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs). Activities that provide students with opportunities to participate in a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sports, arts, challenge and community service activities and provide the opportunity for students to become well-balanced individuals.
The ECA programme is divided in to three seasons, each lasting between eight to ten weeks. ECAs are offered by teachers or other faculty, parents and, occasionally, hired coaches. ECAs are usually an hour long and start at either 230pm or 330pm for some Senior activities. ECAs on Saturdays start at varying times.
The rich variety of ECAs offered varies from season to season but this last year has included: Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Taekwondo, Yoga, Cookery, Book Making, Needlework, Water Sports, Community Theatre, Community Service and many, many others.
INSTRUMENT TUITION PROGRAMME (ITP)
The Fine Arts Department/Music Studios offers an Instrument Tuition Programme (ITP). Students are given the opportunity to receive a 30-minute musical instrument lesson on the instrument of their choice with a qualified teacher for that instrument. The range of instruments is vast and includes for Y2 students piano and guitar and for Y3-Y13 students piano, percussion, electric and acoustic guitar and violin to name but a few.
KICS BAND PROGRAMME
ITP students are also highly encouraged to join one of the two KICS bands
- Silver KICS Band (Intermediate Level)
- Bronze KICS Band (Beginner Level).
The KICS Riding School is an integral part of KICS. Any student who wishes to ride is invited, at a mutually convenient time, to have a riding assessment. This serves two purposes. Firstly, to place the child in the most suitable class level and secondly, to give the student the opportunity to meet the riding instructor in an informal, relaxed environment.
The half-hour Sunday classes are for beginners. Each pony has a leader and the classes are designed to give the riders confidence to learn to ride independently, off the lead rein. Riding can be dangerous so safety is of high importance.
On the other days (except Tuesday) the stables run one-hour lessons after school finishes at 230pm. These lessons are structured to the riders’ ability so the children can progress together. We also cover other equestrian aspects such as pony care, grooming and encouraging the children to have an all round knowledge.
The stables provide approved riding hats which must be worn at all times when mounted. Parents are responsible for their children’s footwear which should have a smooth sole with a well defined heel. We can help/advise where these can be purchased.
In April 2011 the KICS Riding School had its application to become an Overseas Centre of the UK Pony Club approved.
KICS TENNIS ACADEMY
In addition to the KICS after-school Extra Curricular Activities programme, KICS also has the KICS Tennis Academy with Coach Antonio.
The KICS Tennis Academy started in September 2012 and programmes run:
Students: daily from Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 11am.
Parents: Sunday and Tuesday, 730pm to 9pm.