After School Activities
Secondary School Rock Band
This activity is for students from grades 6 to 8, who have some experience with playing an instrument or who are brave enough to sing up a storm outside of the bedroom or shower. The goal will be for the rock band to perform at middle school assemblies and perhaps at a music night. The group meets Tuesdays, 16.15 - 17.30
African Drumming, Play the Djembe
It's fantastic what different sounds you can play with the "Djembe". That's the name of the drum we are playing with. Different voices, basses and even other instruments make this music very special. Feel the rhythm.
Mondays: 16-17:00 for students
Thursdays: 16:15-17:15 for staff/teacher/admin/parents
For grades 2 - 5 students who would like to learn cheerleading routines and have fun! Check for availability.
We meet Thursdays. For students grades 6 - 12 and staff.
Learn the traditional Martial Art of Judo with the Haimhausen Judo Club! Lessons are in German for participants of all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays.
The girls (Grades 4 - 8) participate in a wide variety of activities based on the Guides programme including: arts and crafts, games, music and dance, and working as part of a team. Jocelyn offers this activity and if you are ready to have fun and ready for the guides and brownies promise, come and join, Mondays.
We select a play and work from auditions through rehearsals to performance.
Visual Art For Students Grades 6 - 12
This club offers almost anything artistic, as well as the traditional areas of drawing and painting. Give your creativity free reign in the atelier every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
Come and join the fun learning Irish dancing with teacher, Shane, former Riverdance member, and the Tir na nOg Irish dancing school.
The girls participate in a wide variety of activities based on the Brownie programme including art and craft, games, music and dance, and working as part of a team. More importantly, have FUN.
This activity is for girls from age 7 to 10.
Learn the spirit and moves of Judo and Karate with a German National Judo/Karate practitioner.
For Grade 5 students to train with the Middle School basketball team in preparation for next year. Check for availability.
Young Life's Wylde Life Club
For Grade 6 - 9 students where you can play fun games, spend time with your friends, eat great food, and learn about the basics of the Christian faith with a chance to discuss current events and what you think.
The yearbook design team offers a chance for budding young designers to help build the BIS yearbook.
Learn and develop your skills as a ballet dancer with an experienced teacher. Mrs. Aileen Klarmann has over 15 years of professional dancing experience and 40 years of teaching experience. There is a charge of 7 € per class.
14.30 - 15.15 for 5 - 6 year olds
15.15 - 16.00 for 7 - 9 year olds
ELP offerings for the Middle School
Middle School Concert Band
Do you play the saxophone, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, flute, tuba, drum kit, keyboard, guitar or bass?! Then this is the band for you! Rehearsals began a few weeks ago but you still have the chance to join up! We will be playing in the BIS Celebration of Music, The Grand Musical Extravaganza, Middle School Assemblies and any other performances we can think of! It will be loads of fun - but of course you will have to practice hard!
So You Think You Can't Dance?
This ELP will give students in grade 6-8 an opportunity to learn how to dance. To begin, we will focus on jive instruction, learning everything from basic stance to advance spins and lifts. No experience necessary! We are looking for a balance of males and females so come on out don't be shy! Later on in the year we will learn hip/hop, tap and other forms of dance depending on the interests of the group and the availability of instructors. The goal will be to work towards performing the routines we learn together.
Chinese with an Artistic Flair
Win friends and impress your family by learning basic Chinese (including ordering from the local Chinese takeaway). Learn to differentiate between the four tones so you don't say a plant is your mum and your mum is a horse! Find out the story behind the Chinese zodiac. Get a Chinese name. Try a different side of your brain. Due to its pictorial writing system, Chinese uses a different side of the brain to European languages. Plus there's no tenses, no genders (no more: der, die, das; le, la, les; or el, la, los, las...) and no pesky accents to remember. Chinese is so easy! Unlock the mysteries of one of the oldest languages in the world - at over 6,000 years old the Chinese language is one of the most ancient writing systems in the world. Being able to understand it opens up the culture of one of the oldest civilizations, including Confucianism, Buddhism, feng shui, fireworks, martial arts, cuisine, calligraphy and the lunar calendar. Plus don't forget these facts: A quarter of the world's population speaks Chinese (not only in mainland China, but in Taiwan, Singapore, South East Asia, and increasingly in Chinese communities in North America and Europe.) China is widely regarded as the potentially biggest global market in the twenty-first century with the fastest growing economy in the world.
Rock Band is for students who would like to learn guitar, bass, drums, or keyboards and for those brave enough to hold a microphone in front of a crowd. Groups will be working on practicing guitar chords or writing lyrics or learning how to perform with others. Our aim will be to perform at middle school assemblies or a special lunch time.
Freedom and Equity
In this elective course students will research areas of the world marked by racism, xenophobia, and violation of human rights (as outlined by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Students will then analyze schemes used across the world and modern history to further the interests of the dominant power, evaluate methods used to challenge oppression, and assess progress towards attaining a more accepting and multicultural world. Initial academic research and classroom discussions will be followed by viewing documentaries and featured films dealing with the issue.
Origami: from the Japanese ori (to fold) and kami (paper)
Origami is the art of paper folding that originated in Japan. We will be learning about this art form as well as creating it. True beginners as well as those experienced with Origami are welcome. All supplies are included.
Cribbage is a game created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century. It is a card game for two, three, four or six players that involves forming combinations of cards in order to accumulate points over a series of hands. The game requires strategy, tactics and reinforces the math skills of grouping and counting. Cribbage has survived, mostly unchanged since its invention, as one of the most popular games in the English-speaking world.
Students will learn the basics of knitting. Our aim is to make knitted projects to present as gifts or even wear yourself.
We will learn to shoot and edit video with iMovie. We will then create a video magazine with a section for each group to develop. Come and learn all aspects of video production both in front and behind the camera.
We will perform parts of the novel "Krabat" from O. Preußler using the technique of Blacklight theatre. Those of you who are keen on performing - don't hesitate. Try it in German too!
Please be aware that the activities and ELP offerings may vary from term to term.
Lower School Thursday Activity Options
For Grade 1 - 2:
Indoor Hockey: play hockey Canadian style.
Junior Choir: sing in harmony with your friends.
Mandelas and Patterns: colour and create using interesting shapes.
Cooking: learn how to cook.
Irish Dance: get in jig the Irish way
Recorder Club for Beginners: learn to play the recorder
Storyland: dress up and listen to amazing stories
Arts and Crafts: get creative (for Grade 1 - 3)
Rounders: a team game for all abilities.
Soccer: improve your skills for girls and boys. For Grade 2 - 5
Spanish for Beginners: learn a new language. For Grade 2 - 5
Scrap Book Fun: create beautifully
For Grade 3 - 5:
Climbing: learn to climb and belay
Running Club: running for fitness and fun.
Touch Rugby: play Rugby Kiwi style.
Keep Fit: fitness and Yoga for fun.
Latin: exploring the roots of our language.
Hiking Club: take a walk in the great outdoors.
Board Games: play your favourite board game.
Mural Paintings: decorate our building with your deco ideas.
Chess Club: learn and improve your chess skills.
Please be aware that the activity offerings will vary from term to term.
Lower School Mother Tongue Programme on Mondays:
Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and German.
Instrumental Music Lessons at the Bavarian International School
All students in the middle and upper school of BIS now have the opportunity to learn an instrument or the voice at school from a professional musician, who is highly experienced in teaching their instrument. Please note that it is not compulsory that students sign up for this program.
Lessons cost 20 Euro per half hour and for some instruments it will be possible to learn in small groups, which would bring the cost down. Once you have signed up for lessons I will ring or email you and discuss whether you would prefer your child to have group lessons or not.
The teachers will be paid directly by you, and they will invoice you privately. Payment is not done through the school.
Unfortunately we are unable to continue hiring out instruments free of charge. Students are very tough on the instruments and the instruments require constant maintenance to keep them in good playing condition. The cost of hiring instruments from the school is available from the music department. You are able to get instrument hire forms from Sally Newman.
If you wish to hire or purchase an instrument that we do not have, then please contact Sally Newman or the individual instrumental teacher and we will be able to give you contact details.
Learning a musical instrument is fun and rewarding. Through learning an instrument, you not only foster a skill for life but also have the opportunity to be part of exciting musical ensembles, both within and outside the school.
Although learning an instrument is fun and extremely rewarding, it is also a challenge and you must be prepared to work hard. You will need to practice daily and always attend your weekly lessons. If you know you are going to miss a lesson, you must either tell Miss Newman or your instrumental teacher at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not do this, you will be charged for this lesson.
Instrument lessons offered are for:
Piano, Guitar, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion, Voice, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin or viola, Cello