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Beyond the curriculum

Extra-curricular Activities Programme

At Kent College Dubai, we not only provide premium British Curriculum Education, but believe that it is important to develop well-rounded pupils with wide interests. Our world class school facilities allow us to offer an unmatched ECA provision for our pupils. This rich ECA programme runs from a number of venues both in and out of school. These non-academic experiences complement, in many ways, what your child will learn in school.

We firmly believe in the value of non-academic experiences for all pupils and recognise our responsibility as a school to offer ample provision for your child to pursue their personal interests, whatever they may be. 

Why are ECA’s important for my child?

Extracurricular Activities set a base for your child’s development of non-academic soft skills. These skills are vital for your child to succeed not only now, but will be vital for future success and employability and include:  

    • leadership
    • resilience
    • communication
    • critical thinking
    • time-management
    • creativity
    • citizenship
    • teamwork
    • self-expression
    • problem-solving
    • curiosity

Your child’s personal and academic development will be improved through active participation in the KCD ECA Programme which:

    • enhances socialisation
    • encourages a sense of self-identity
    • exposes hidden talents
    • celebrates individuality
    • develops personality
    • challenges elite performers

Our Inclusive ECA programme is designed to cater to the individual needs and abilities of all pupils and as such will support and promote accessibility for all whilst challenging elite performers, promoting further development of their outstanding talents.

Cost of ECAs

All pupils at KCD will be expected to choose at least one Extracurricular activity. These run at lunchtime or after school. The majority of these activities are run by our own talented and enthusiastic teachers and are free of charge, but there are also some activities provided by external agencies and their highly qualified staff. These activities are charged for separately and can be booked and paid for securely via our SchoolsBuddy App. Just Play is an external company that organises and coordinates all of our paid for ECAs.

ECAs on offer for Junior School Pupils*: 

1.Around the World in a TermYear 3 & 438.Gymnastics (Just Play)FS1 & 2
2.Art (Selected Students) ECAYear 5 & 6Gymnastics (Just Play)Year 1 – 3
3.Arts & Crafts ClubYear 3 & 439.Hama BeadsYear 3 – 5
4.AthleticsYear 3 & 440.Homework ClubYear 3 – 6
Athletics Year 5 & 641.Horseriding (Paid ECA)Year 3 – 6
5.Baby Ballet (Just Play)FS1 & 242.Islamic ClubYear 3 – 6
7.Baby Ballet (Just Play)Year 1 – 343.Judo (Just Play)Year 1 – 4
6.Ballet (Just Play)Year 1 – 344.Junior School JournalistsYear 5 & 6
7.BadmintonYear 5 & 645.Karate (Just Play)FS1 & 2
8.Basketball (Just Play)Year 1 – 4Karate (Just Play)Year 1 – 6
9.Boardgames ClubYear 3 & 446.Learning Support Book SquadYear 5 & 6
10.BODA Musical Theatre (Just Play)FS 1 & 247.LEGO ClubYear 3 – 6
BODA Musical Theatre (Just Play)Year 1 – 648.Messy PlayYear 3 & 4
11.Book Club – Reading and WritingYear 3 – 649.Movie ClubYear 3 & 4
12.Boxing (Just Play)Year 4 – 650.Netball`Year 3 – 6
13.Boxing and Muay Thai (Just Play)Year 1 – 3 51.Theatre Production RehearsalsYear 4 – 6
Boxing and Muay Thai (Just Play)Year 4 – 6 52.Parkour (Just Play)FS1 & 2
14.Capoeira (Just Play)FS 1 & 2Parkour (Just Play)Year 1 – 3
Capoeira (Just Play)Year 1 – 4Parkour (Just Play)Year 4 – 6
15.Chess Club Year 4 – 653.Pop LacrosseYear 4 – 6
Chess ClubYear 5 & 654.Public SpeakingYear 4 – 6
16.Code 4 Life (Computer Coding)Year 3 & 455.Selective ChoirYear 1 – 3
17.Construction & Sustainability ClubYear 3 – 6Selective ChoirYear 4 – 6
18.Cooking ClubYear 4 – 556.Staff’s Students ECA Year 1 – 2
19.Crafty ClubYear 3 – 657.Table Tennis Year 3 – 6
20.Cricket (Just Play)Year 1 – 658.Ukulele GroupYear 3 & 4
21.Cross Country RunningYear 3 – 659.Wildlife & Safari ClubYear 3 & 4
22.CrossfitYear 5 & 660.Multi-Sports Year 1 & 2
23.Desert DanceYear 4 – 661.Musical TheatreYear 4 – 6
24.DominoesYear 5 & 662.OrigamiYear 3 – 4
25.Drawing ClubYear 3 – 663.Recreational BasketballYear 3 – 4
26.Duathlon (Cycling & Running)Year 4 – 664.Recreational FootballYear 3 & 4
27.EIT (Enterprise, Innovation & Technology) XTRAYear 5 & 6Recreational FootballYear 5 & 6
28.Enrichment Year 1Year 165.Recreational NetballYear 3 & 4
Enrichment Year 2Year 266.Painting and Art ClubYear 3 & 4
Enrichment Year 3Year 3 67.Playground Buddies ClubYear 3 – 6
Enrichment Year 4Year 468.Sewing ClubYear 3 – 6
Enrichment Year 5Year 569.Spelling ClubYear 3 – 6
Enrichment Year 6Year 670.Swim SquadYear 3 & 4
29.Events ClubYear 5 – 6Swim SquadYear 5 & 6
30.Fantastic Art from Around the WorldYear 371.Touch TypingYear 4 – 6
31.Fine and Gross Motor Fun Year 3 & 472.U10 Boys Basketball TeamYear 5
32.Football (Just Play)FS1 & 2U11 Boys Basketball TeamYear 6
Football (Just Play)Year 1 – 373.U11 Boys Contact Rugby TeamYear 5 & 6
Football (Just Play)Year 4 – 674.U9 Girls Football TeamYear 3 & 4
33.Football Year 3 – 6U11 Girls Football TeamYear 5 & 6
34.Formula Ethara Racing Year 5 & 675.U8 Tag RugbyYear 3
35.Fun FrenchYear 376.Young EngineersYear 3 & 4
36.Geometry Art ClubYear 4 – 677.Volleyball (Just Play)Year 1 – 4
37.Golf (Just Play)Year 1 – 6Volleyball (Just Play)Year 4 – 6
Golf (Just Play)Year 1 – 678.Wellbeing ClubYear 3 – 4
38.Gymnastics (Just Play)Year 4 – 6Wellbeing ClubYear 5 – 6

*Please note that this extensive list of ECAs was operational before Covid-19 restrictions. We are currently offering mostly Online ECAs via our Digital ECAs website. Post Covid, we will revisit our list of ECAs and will endeavour to bring back as many of them as is feasible.

GREAT Program

Our GREAT (Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able, & Talented) Program uses a ‘whole-child’ approach where each pupil has a GREAT profile across each subject so that we can assist them in developing their strengths and interests. Each subject area has a cohort to stretch and challenge, and pupils who are gifted and talented in 3 or more disciplines, join our whole school Talented and Gifted cohort where they will be given extra guidance and mentorship to truly fulfill their potential.

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