“Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.”

Voltaire (French writer and philosopher)

 

At Üsküdar SEV Schools we do not believe in “free time”; we believe that every moment of our time should be filled with something, and the value of time is determined by what fills it. Throughout their lives, we want our students’ time to be filled with science, art and sport, with useful and fun activities that will help them in their personal development. Club activities help to improve students' self-awareness and offer many important opportunities throughout their development. They learn to think, act, win, lose and carry on together, as a team.

Clubs allow the students to recognize and then develop their abilities and interests through participation in activities. In the clubs, they improve their self-confidence and skills. Clubs are important for the students’ social development. They also enable the students to socialize and to experience the democratic process first hand and to manage teamwork.

 


 

Üsküdar SEV Elementary School

2017-2018 Academic Year Clubs & Activities

 

*Speed Stacks Club

Speed Stacks is an American sport and also supports academic studies. This sport is played using both right and left hands. It develops students’ hand-eye coordination, using right-left brain at the same time and two-sided skills. This club also enables players to be fast and have a longer concentration span.

Semestral/ Language: English/ Level:1st & 2nd Grades

 

 

*Fine Arts Club

This club enables students to discover their talents in painting. For reinforcing their drawing technics, they will engage in Still Life, Portrait, Landscape, Model studies, Object studies, Sketch, etc.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st & 2nd Grades

 

*Coding Club

In the Coding Club our students start a journey by learning the algorithms which are the basis of computer programming and are also practical in solving daily life problems. With the help of coding education students develop technological skills as well as problem solving, teamwork, planning, decision making, and critical thinking skills.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st & 2nd Grades

 

*Chess Club

In the Chess Club critical thinking, developing cognitive awareness and the positive effects of game based environment on learning are emphasized. Chess helps students to develop courage, determination and self-criticism. Our club aims them to gain cause and effect relations and analytical thinking skills.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level: 3rd & 4th Grades

*Ping Pong Club

Table Tennis teaches how to deal with physical and mental stress in other environments. It helps to plan, develop new strategies. Encourages sportiness and fairness. It entertains the muscles and the mind while working. Improves reflex, coordination, quickness and dynamic balance properties. Train the student's habit of practicing regularly, work discipline, sense of responsibility and determination to fight.

SEMESTRAL    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH        LEVEL: 1st- 2nd- 3rd- 4th GRADES

 

*Russian Club

Our club aims to introduce the Russian language and the Russian culture to our students. The aim of the club is to teach listening, speaking and reading skills using basic daily language.

 Yearly/ Language: Russian/ Level: 3rd & 4th Grades

 

*Maker Club

In our club students will learn decision making, risk taking and creating and designing  individual and unique products in a project based setting. The main focus is to raise generations that turn ideas into making.

Semestral/ Language: English/ Level: 3rd & 4th Grades

 

*“Shout Out” Club (Improvisation)

In Shout Out club, students will have a chance to showcase their speaking and listening skills in English through unscripted acting, or improvisation. Students will use creativity, spontaneity and imagination in English. We will work together to create fun, interesting and engaging dialogues, scenes, and stories!  

 

*Nature Sports Club

We know that millions of people in developed countries socialize with 'NATURE SPORTS' and trying to be happy as socialized and powerful individuals. In this club, our students have the chance to learn the principles of nature activities and to do these activities safely without going to the nature. In addition, they will develop their climbing skills with the practice of 'sport climbing', which we will do on the climbing wall in the bubble.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Sculpture Club

Sculpture is an activity of making three-dimensional works, using different types of materials, such as clay, playdough and paper pulp. In this club, students become skillful at artwork using abstract and concrete concepts, and three-dimensional designs.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Origami Club

Creating three-dimensional shapes by folding paper, without using glue, is one of the aims of the origami club. The main goals are to support students’ fine motor skills’ development, improve their visual memories and learning skills, and reveal students’ creativity.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Modern Dance Club

Modern dance is an art that express emotions and feelings through movement using improvisation and composition. Students will gain posture, flexibility and aesthetics using music and rhythm.

 Yearly/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Photography Club

Students are introduced to the art of photography and photo shooting techniques. The focus of the club is for students to develop different viewpoints and to enhance their observation skills while having a blast taking photos.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Cake Decoration Club

Our club aims to strengthen our students’ sense of responsibility as well as teaching them division of work and hand skills. The focus of the club is to create recipes that include different tastes.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

Eco Toys Club 

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

What about making toys out of recycled materials? This club enables students to develop their awareness of the environment by having fun. We will work together to create different kinds of toys that are not only fun, but also will teach pupils to be kind to our planet!

SEMESTRAL   LANGUAGE: ENGLISH   LEVEL: 1st- 2nd GRADES

 

*Cooking Club

Do you want to be a master chef? Then this club is for you. We will learn cooking techniques and cook different meals and desserts from various parts of the world. In this way, we will learn about the cultures and traditions of each country. While we are learning about our world, we will cut and stir together!

SEMESTRAL      LANGUAGE: ENGLISH         LEVEL: 3rd- 4th GRADES

 

Trkish Drama Club

It is the primary goal of this club to enable our students to get socialized and improve their skills by expressing themselves through play, drama and theater. Every student within the club takes responsibility at different levels. Individual development studies that are more process-oriented than being goal-oriented are done. Students will develop their skills of using their bodies and voices, role playing in an entertaining environment, creativity, improvising, speaking correctly and effectively through regular theater education every week. Our club will end with a stage play.

YEARLY                    CLUB LANGUAGE: TURKISH           LEVEL:3rd & 4th GRADES

 

*Fashion and Jewelry Design Club

In order to enrich the visual experience, our club aims students to create their own designs via different activities. This club’s target is to enrinch the students’ creativity by making them use different jewelry materials.
 

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

*Rag Doll Club

In this club, our students devise a variety of fabrics in different sizes for designing handmade cloth dolls and add new dimension to their imagination and handcraft.

SEMESTERLY        CLUB LANGUAGE: TURKISH    LEVEL:3rd & 4th GRADES

 

*Caricature Club

Students draw charcoal pictures by adding sense of humour in their feelings and thoughts. 

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Rhythm & Percussion & Drums Club

The major aim of this club is to increase the students’ ability of creating by playing percussion and melodic instruments. Following the rhythm, repeating what is heard,  raising awareness in music and making their own music are also aimed.
 

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

 

*Basketball Club

Basketball is a sport that is of interest in all age groups. Student have the chance to develop their eye-muscle coordination and individual skills with this sport. They learn to form a team and act in coordination with a team spirit. They learn to lose and share.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Football Club

Football improves struggling, team spirit, brotherhood, sharing and self-esteem. This club aims to improve individual skills and teaches the techniques of football.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Fencing Club

Fencing is one of the first branches in Olympics that requires a high level of physical and intellectual performance. Fencing provides students to have a vision of success, failure, working hard, being organized, setting goals and reaching the targets. Fencing also improves students’ views towards sports and life discipline.

Semestral/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades

 

*Gymnastics Club

The purpose of the club is to provide positive physical and spiritual improvement with the contribution of physical activities. The club also aims students to achieve a proper posture by doing gymnastics and dancing in cooperation with their friends accompanied by music. Students will present their show at the end of the academic year.

Yearly/ Language: Turkish/ Level:1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades