MUSIC

The development of co-ordination, first of gross motor skills and then fine motor skills, is an important aspect of being able to perform music. The whole body is used to interpret musical rhythms. Children are encouraged to identify freely with the music they hear, and as a result, listening skills are developed. Singing songs is an integral part of the daily activities.

Children from 4 years onwards are given the possibility to take private piano lessons from Ophélie Deguelle. These lessons which will take place during school hours, are not included in the tuition fee (20 Euro per lesson) and will be settled directly with Ophélie.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Our gym teacher Jerome Launois, creates a safe, playful environment where the children develop their gross and fine motor skills. He trains the children to use their whole body while running, hopping, jumping, climbing, catching, rolling etc., to increase their co-ordination skills.

Children participate in physical education exercises every week for 30 minutes. Children will be asked to take off their slippers and socks to have a good grip while performing their exercises. Weather permitting, sessions also take place in the garden, where they wear their outdoor shoes and coats.

SWIMMING

Swimming lessons take place at ‘Castle Club‘ in Wezembeek-Oppem, and are for those children who are 4 years and older. The children are taken to the pool in a private bus (wearing two-points seat belts is obligatory). We encourage the children to dress and undress independently.

The pool requires close-fitting swimwear. Our swimming instructors will show the children how to move freely in the water, and will encourage them to put their head under water and to jump from the side. When this has been achieved, they will receive more specific instructions on how to swim (front and back).

EXCURSIONS

During the first and second term both classes focus on a particular topic of study. These topics may vary from the study of a continent, a specific country, Ancient Rome, Egyptians, the Solar System, dinosaurs, the colour spectrum, life cycle of an animal etc. These topics guide us in the venue we choose for our excursions – a theatre performance, a museum or other local events.

Twice a year the children venture out on autumn and spring walks to the Woluwe Park nearby. The teachers are accompanied by parents as the children explore the forest and enjoy a picnic in the sun (spring walk).

SUMMER STAGE

When the summer holidays begin, the school offers a Summer Stage programme (see School Calendar). This is a voluntary, non-academic programme for those who wish to send their children and is subject to an additional payment. The summer stage starts at 8.45 while ending times are optional: 12:00, 15:00 or 17:00. The children participate in arts and craft, cooking, gym and music. A visit to a local event might be part of this special programme. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 children and the fees are calculated per day. Lunch will be provided by the school caterer and is included in the fee.

MUSIC

The development of co-ordination, first of gross motor skills and then fine motor skills, is an important aspect of being able to perform music. The whole body is used to interpret musical rhythms. Children are encouraged to identify freely with the music they hear, and as a result, listening skills are developed. Singing songs is an integral part of the daily activities.

Children from 4 years onwards are given the possibility to take private piano lessons from Ophélie Deguelle. These lessons which will take place during school hours, are not included in the tuition fee (20 Euro per lesson) and will be settled directly with Ophélie.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Our gym teacher Jerome Launois, creates a safe, playful environment where the children develop their gross and fine motor skills. He trains the children to use their whole body while running, hopping, jumping, climbing, catching, rolling etc., to increase their co-ordination skills.

Children participate in physical education exercises every week for 30 minutes. Children will be asked to take off their slippers and socks to have a good grip while performing their exercises. Weather permitting, sessions also take place in the garden, where they wear their outdoor shoes and coats.

SWIMMING

Swimming lessons take place at ‘Castle Club‘ in Wezembeek-Oppem, and are for those children who are 4 years and older. The children are taken to the pool in a private bus (wearing two-points seat belts is obligatory). We encourage the children to dress and undress independently.

The pool requires close-fitting swimwear. Our swimming instructors will show the children how to move freely in the water, and will encourage them to put their head under water and to jump from the side. When this has been achieved, they will receive more specific instructions on how to swim (front and back).

EXCURSIONS

During the first and second term both classes focus on a particular topic of study. These topics may vary from the study of a continent, a specific country, Ancient Rome, Egyptians, the Solar System, dinosaurs, the colour spectrum, life cycle of an animal etc. These topics guide us in the venue we choose for our excursions – a theatre performance, a museum or other local events.

Twice a year the children venture out on autumn and spring walks to the Woluwe Park nearby. The teachers are accompanied by parents as the children explore the forest and enjoy a picnic in the sun (spring walk).

SUMMER STAGE

When the summer holidays begin, the school offers a Summer Stage programme (see school calendar). This is a voluntary, non-academic programme for those who wish to send their children and is subject to an additional payment. The summer stage starts at 8.45 while ending times are optional: 12:00, 15:00 or 17:00. The children participate in arts and craft, cooking, gym and music. A visit to a local event might be part of this special programme. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 children and the fees are calculated per day. Lunch will be provided by the school caterer and is included in the fee.