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At ENKA Schools, club activities are as important as academic activities. Club and after school activities aim to develop leadership skills, communication skills, responsibility, discovery and self-confidence. Individuals also learn to become more aware of their surroundings.

Principles of afterschool, clubs and teams:

  • Our activities help students to experience their knowledge and to develop them socially and academically
  • It aims at developing attitudes and values in students to overcome racial, lingual and class differences as education is universal
  • Doing community service helps the mental and academic development of a person.

Co-curricular activities such as after school and club activities are done in co-operation with ENKA Sport Club. We consider students’ social, cultural and sporting needs during planning. The aim is to develop self-confident and respectful individuals who respect their surroundings. Students are encouraged to be cheerful as they achieve and to appreciate others’ achievements.

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Schools Timetable

Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
CLUB 14:00 – 15:30 14:00 – 15:30 14:00 – 15:30 14:00 – 15:30
Primary School (3.,4.) Middle School High School Primary School (1.,2.)
AFTER SCHOOL 15:30 – 17:05 15:30 – 17:05 15:30 – 17:05
Primary School (1.,2.) Primary School (3.,4.) Middle & High Schools

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Schools Club

PRIMARY SCHOOL   MIDDLE SCHOOL   HIGH SCHOOL
  CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL
SPORT Track&Field Track&Field Track&Field Track&Field Track&Field Track&Field
Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball
Gymnastics Gymnastics Chess Fencing Soccer Soccer
Chess Soccer Soccer Soccer Table Tennis Tennis
Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Tennis Volleyball
Volleyball Chess Tennis Taekwon-do Volleyball Fencing
Swimming Tennis Volleyball Tennis Chess Golf
Table Tennis Swimming Natural Life Volleyball Dance Swimming
Soccer Taekwondo Swimming
Golf Golf

PRIMARY SCHOOL   MIDDLE SCHOOL   HIGH SCHOOL
  CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL
CULTURE / ART Cards&Crafts Bale Dance Violin Drama English Clarinet
Cooking Club Dance Calligraphy Guitar Art Portfolio Violin
Dance My Colorful Ideas Chamber Orchestra Cello Dreamcatcher Guitar
Photography Musical Theatre Film Clarinet Model Plane Cello
Piyano Pantomime English Tv Flute Rock Orchestra Flute
English Drama Creative Theatre İstanbul Musical Theatre Ceramics
Percussion Fire of Anatolia Ceramics Oceanus
Garage Band Print-out Workshop Turkish Theatre French Cooking
Fun Art Ceramics Crazy English Craft Turkish Theatre
Ceramics Cello Trip and Cultural Activities ENKA Digital Newsletter
Accessory Design Guitar Rock Orchestra Dynamic Awareness
Marbling and Puppet Club Cross Flute Perma Culture
Origamy Installation
Pantomime Graphic Animation
Making Rag Doll Dreamcatcher
Design Club
Greeting Cards Desingning and Making

PRIMARY SCHOOL   MIDDLE SCHOOL   HIGH SCHOOL
  CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL   CLUB AFTER SCHOOL
TECHNOLOGY / SOCIAL Lego Robotics Model Club Makers Mad Science European Youth Parliement
Mini Mentors Destination Imagination/DI Mind Lab Coding
Mind Games JMUN Destination Imagination/DI
Digital Creativity European Youth Parliement Yearbook Committee
Natural Life and Camping Robotics ICA
Games Around the World Book on Screen MUN
Coding and Maker Movement İyilik
Fun Science Community Volunteers
Design Club

In this club students will develop their communication skills through designing different types of clothing .They will have fun while they draw, cut, create and sew their own models using their creativity. They will use their Math skills as they learn all about measurements.They will develop their fine motor skills while they cut and sew fabrics.They will learn all about various patterns , fabric types and colors.They will develop a sense of accomplishment when they display their projects.

Marbling/Puppetry

These activities foster student creativity and imagination; as well as improve their oral expression skills and fine motor skills. Using materials such as paint, ink and a brush students create personal artwork. Students will use various materials (including fabrics, beads, strings, decorations, waste materials, spoon, sock etc.) to make puppets. Once they create their puppets, they will develop their own scripts and put on puppet shows.

Lego Robotics

Students will develop creativity, research, problem-solving, team work and assessment skills by using lego materials and computer software. While designing their own robots, students will have the opportunity to use skills, including reading and following instructions, using the computer and mathematical thinking. They will work collaboratively and use problem solving skills to overcome challenges they encounter. They will modify their robots by using their creativity. All of these tasks will help them develop self-confidence, tolerance, appreciation, empathy and respect.

Ceramics Club

The main purpose of the club is to introduce students to ceramics, to develop their hand skills in ceramics, and to contribute to their emotional and perceptional development by doing ceramics. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts in a concrete way, to shape clay with hands, to use moulds and tools, to use clay bag, and to operate the potter’s wheel. Students will create products such as wall displays, animal figures, cartoon characters, and vases.

Chess

There are many comparisons to be made between life and chess. A thorough understanding of chess belies an understanding of life. Chess teaches us in causational relationship how a single move during a game may shape the flow of what is to come. As a result, students begin to understand that every move we make in daily life has resultant effects. Chess encourages students to become more responsible within their environment. Determination is of utmost importance both in life and chess. Chess is both a management skill and an art of management. And at times it is can become crisis management. Chess teaches us that we should have short and long term goals and that purposelessness in the game or life means nothing. It also teaches us that in order to achieve our goals, we should make a plan and effectively use our existing resources in line with this plan; we should be prepared for any obstacles that may arise on the way to our goal; and finally upon reaching our goal we will reflect on the steps we took to reach it.

Golf

Istanbul Youth Golf Academy aims to introduce golf, which has become more and more popular each day, to children, encouraging them to develop a love of the sport as well as raising competitive athletes. Also, we want to help students develop physically and socially through offering them age-appropriate sports skills and branch specific trainings. There are three levels of golf training: Level 1: The Basics and Sports Knowledge. Level 2: Stepping onto the golf course, and course management. Level 3: Competitions. Enka After School Program Golf Activity will start with materials and training methods that are widely known as the SNAG golf principles these are designed to encourage students to love golf in a fun way (Level 1). Later, once students reach a certain level, they will start using standard golf clubs.

Ballet

Art is the key to happiness and peace in life. Ballet is the symbol of grace and elegance that represent a variety of forms of art. Ballet is the most sparkling form of visual arts. It is a magical dream children have. We look forward to working with students who choose this club to help develop self-discipline and strengthen their perception in a fun and colorful manner. Students are taught basic ballet moves, by working on the relationship between music and body within a performance.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts sport. Its popularity has increased in recent years and it has taken its place among the main martial arts branches. Turkey has been successfully represented in taekwondo both at international competitions and the Olympics. Like gymnastics and track and field, we believe every child should try taekwondo. It plays an effective role in building self-confidence. It also increases concentration, cultivates perseverance and instills a sense of achievement in its practitioners. Students in the club will grow physically, develop flexibility, gain strength and learn to defend themselves. Taekwondo is not a combat sport. It is the ability to make quick decisions at the right time.

Fun Science

In the Fun Science club, students will be able to get crazy with science! While learning basic information about science and scientific principals students will get a hands on experience with science! Students will create and experiment with many kinds of activities from making volcanos explode to creating colorful crystals to making their own lava lamps! Students will get see, touch, taste and experience science in a classroom while learning the answers to their questions about the world, from why the sky is blue to how a laser works. This club is hands on and can be messy!

Garage Band

In our club the popular music app GarageBand will be used. We will find the opportunity to play world music in addition to our own. You can start making music as soon as you open the GarageBand app. Guitar, piano, violin, percussion instruments, electronic and acoustic guitars are the most popular instruments available in this app. Thanks to the extraordinary touchscreen musical instruments that look amazingly real, everyone from beginners to the most professional can easily make music.

Nature and Camping Club

The Nature and Camping Club aims at helping students get used to living in nature, developing self-confidence, protecting nature, living with others in harmony, developing the habit of helping others and growing physically and emotionally.

Photography Club

The purpose of the Photography Club is to pause time and practice the art of photography where we are right now. In our club, students learn about the parts of a camera as well as the resources of light as well as nature photography. Participants will have an opportunity to practice taking photos of details and up-close textures in nearby places. They will learn how to use the dark room. They will take photos in both indoor and outdoor settings. They also look at experimental photography techniques (painting with light-photogram etc). At the end of the club period, students will display their photographs around the school for peers, parents and teachers.

Cooking Club

In our Cooking Club students will learn how to make tasty treats from around the world. The purpose of Cooking Club is for students to learn about the entire process of cooking, from preparation and food safety to cleaning up afterwards. They will also become familiar with basic cooking terminology. Food is an important component of all cultures and students will get a taste of these different cultures through the Cooking Club. The Cooking Club encourages students to be creative in the kitchen while building their self confidence and independence. The Cooking Club is a fun, informative and delicious activity for students!

Cloth Doll Making

Being both a play and learning tool for children, toys contribute significantly to their emotional development. In this club students will learn to make beautiful and colorful handmade dolls and toys made from cloth, including stuffed animals. Tilda resources include patterns and designs of many toys that can be made from cloth. Using these resources, one can make many of these toys by sewing, painting and gluing. There are many Tilda models, including sleeping bunny, snowmen, birds, fish, snails, and ice cream. These toys which nurture imagination and fine motor skills can also be used as a decorative piece at home.

Greeting Card & Gift Making

Greeting Cards & Gifts Club is a creative club allowing students to use their skills in designing and making of cards and gifts for their loved ones. The club will allow students to learn and develop specific techniques in card making from learning about basic designs to learning about more complex ones. They will share in celebrations and cultural customs and traditions from around the world as they write and send cards to their friends and family. To this end, students will be encouraged to become more internationally minded.

Jewellery Design

The purpose of the Jewellery Design Club is to help students further develop their creativity, fine motor skills, imagination and sense of aesthetics. With a focus on creativity and design, students will create various designs by using a number of techniques and matching colors. They will share their work with each other by displaying the IB Learner Profile attribute “communicators.” Every week students will design a different product and have an opportunity to design various accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, hair pins, hair bands and anklets. They will showcase their designs and have a chance to use the products they have created in daily life.

Percussion

In this program students will be introduced to various Latin American, African and Turkish percussion instruments. Once they are given the basic knowledge about the instruments, they will start learning various compositions that are made up of mostly Cuban, Turkish and Brazilian rhythms. They will learn to play instruments such as th Conga, Bongo, Marakas, Guiro, Bombo, and Timbal. They will produce controlled sounds, play the question and answer patterns and combine rhythms, as a result of which they will learn to become a team. Later, they will start seeing themselves as an integral part of the group.

Track And Field, Gymnastics, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming

Students will develop knowledge of their selected sport (track and field, basketball, gymnastics, tennis, swimming). Sport-specific techniques will be presented to the students at a basic level. Through coordination activities, students will achieve optimum technique development. Based on their progress, students can be referred to the youth teams of their selected branches.

My Colorful Ideas

In this club students will engage in various art activities and create 3 and 2 dimensional artworks using recycled/waste materials. They will make portraits using styrofoam plates. They will learn to use acrylic paint and play dough. Using these materials they will create paintings, sculptures and mobile abstract sculptures. Furthermore, they will learn to incorporate origami into their artwork. In short, they will learn through pleasure. My Colorful Ideas club will give students opportunities to produce artwork in various forms such as print, painting, drawing, sculpture and origami, which will help them improve their fine motor skills, memory skills and creativity.

Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre Club, which is run collaboratively by Sahne İstanbul and Enka Schools, will stage a new play “Tchaikovsky Play Tree” this year. The 8 month club, which is open to primary school students, incorporates dance, drama and music. Based on enjoyment, it will help students build self-confidence and develop acting skills both in life and in arts as well as introduce them to a range of art forms.

The Fire of Anatolia

This club is run by expert choreographers, dancers and trainers from the world-renowned performance group ‘The Fire of Anatolia’. In this program, students will learn various dances from the repertoire of the Fire of Anatolia dance company. These dances include modernized folk dances, street jazz and modern dances. Groups will perform on various occasions.

Maker Movement

The Maker Movement combines the do-it-yourself culture with technology with the goal of making models, accessories, models, toys as well as creating electronic circuits and 3D designs for printing in a 3D printer. In the club students will learn to use tools such as Codeorg, Kodable, Play Code Monkey, Scratch, Light Bot, Makey Makey, Tinkercad etc to learn to think algorithmically and to create 3D products. Following the “İmagine! Design! And Create!” process, students will further develop their creativity and acquire different perspectives.

Origami Club

In the Origami Club, students actively use the PYP Thinking and Communications skills. In addition, they find opportunities to develop the following skills:

  • Maintaining focus
  • Following instructions
  • Getting instructions from different channels (video, audio records, visuals etc)
  • Finding solutions
  • Developing strategies
  • Thinking three-dimensionally
  • Making connections with the Geometry
  • Conducting research
  • Getting to know and respecting different cultures
  • Making connections with similar crafts.
Fun Art

In the Fun Art Club students have plenty of opportunities to learn and apply new art techniques through having fun, as well as learn about the history of arts. For example, taking Claude Monet’s artwork “Camille in Japanese Costumes” as a starting point, they will make their own costumes using various fabrics. Identifying the objects in Domenico Remps’ painting “Cabinet of Curiosities” they will reproduce the same objects using materials such as clay and recycled items. There are many more activities in the club program. Students will create things by having fun at the same time and further strengthen their fine motor skills.

Digital Creativity

The goal of the Digital Creativity Club is to teach students how to use technology in an appropriate and meaningful way at a time when technology is advancing rapidly and we see it in all parts of our lives. Using their technology skills and creativity, students will create products using a range of programs. They will work together to write stories, conduct research, bring pieces together and present their work. They will choose topics by following current events and then create digital books and posters. They will prepare videos and deliver presentations, as well as learn to use various iPad apps.

Mini Mentors

Our goal is to help children who are less fortunate than us. Working with students, we will prepare mini lessons and fun activities as well as cooperate with several NGOs to help improve the language and life skills of both our students and children who don’t have access to education. We will try to help students develop an awareness of becoming a global citizen through engaging them in the exploration of the following ideas: “an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities” of the description of the PYP organizing theme “How we organize ourselves” and “the struggle to share finite resources” from the description of the PYP organizing theme “Sharing the planet.” During our activities, students will have an opportunity to further develop their academic and social skills by displaying qualities from the IB Learner Profile. We will implement our projects by writing letters and emails, communicating via the Skype, creating i-movies as well as singing and playing.

Piano

The activity is limited to a group of 10 young learners. The piano club not only develops intelligence and a sense of rhythm within students but also it helps students discover their talents and use their creativity. While taking their first step into the world of music through games and activities, students learn about the piano, the main instrument of polyphonic music, as well as about themselves. Lower group students who are percieved to be talented and students with prior experience will collaborate, they will be challenged by the instructors to improve. Decisions regarding genre whether classical or contemporary music will depend on the students’ musical preferences are taken into account so as to foster enjoyment of music during the activity. This ensures motivation and long term commitment to learning the piano. Students will start seeing the piano as an instrument to express themselves. Performing improves their self-confidence and gives them the experience of expressing themselves in front of an audience.

Pantomime

Being considered as a universal theatre language, pantomime is -in its simplest definition- a non-verbal theatre play. Students in this activity act out feelings, ideas and events using body gestures and facial expressions. At the end of the year students will put on a peformance to showcase their learning.

Dance

Dance helps children develop socially and physically. Students will have great time dancing to current and popular pieces of music throughout the year by experiencing coordination, development of motor skills, a sense of rhythm and team work at the same time. They will also develop the positive awareness that dance as a universal language will develop in the future. During the year, students will take part in various performances to showcase their learning.

Design Factory

The main purpose of the Design Factory is to introduce students to architecture and design at an early age. What is design? How does a designer think? What parameters does the design process include? How about architectural design? In this Factory students will engage in the design process and gain understanding about how good design is independent of cliches. Understanding the main rationale of design forms, they will learn how to find solutions to problems that arise in daily life and have a lot of fun. Let’s experience together how much fun and mind-stretching design can be.

Creative Theater

The goal of the Creative Theater Club is to provide opportunities to develop creativity, aesthetics, imagination, expression and experience of extraordinary feelings and ideas in order to help students get into the habit of working together and to raise individuals with increased awareness of language and communication skills.

Mad Science

The Mad Science Group, which was founded in Montreal, Canada in 1993, offers hands-on science activities for children. Being a trustworthy science activities center with 30 years of experience, it has been acknowledged by both educators and community leaders worldwide. Its program nurtures students’ enthusiasm for learning through hands-on activities and provides opportunities to discover knowledge through various experiments. Students carry out experiments have discussions and create model rockets. They are also allowed to take home the equipment and materials used in the program.

Games Around The World

In the Games From Around The World club students will be exposed to a range of popular games from around the globe. Some of the games covered in the course include; American football, Handball, Cricket, Rugby, Basketball and Dodgeball. For each game students will learn the rules, strategies, and skills as well as focusing on more general concepts such as sportmanship, cooperation, leadership, and discipline. The course will also provide students with an insight into warming up, warming down, range of movement activities, dynamic and static stretching. This club will be an all English club and is appropriate for all grade 3 or 4 students, boys and girls, and regardless of athletic ability.

Coding and Maker Movement

The Coder and Maker Movement club aims to bring technology and do-it-yourself culture together to create products. In essence, it involves producing rather than consuming, helping participants discover and share their talents. Participants make mechanism prototypes that are widely used in daily life. They design future technologies using Lego pieces, and find solutions to problems and issues. They develop new projects by using their maker kits and their infinite imagination. They will adopt the philosophy of producing rather than consuming. They will develop original designs in real and digital platforms. Students will also engage in a range of coding activities, which is considered the foreign language of the future. What prominent pioneers of technology such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and others have common besides amassing a vast fortune is the fact that they learned coding and programming from an early age. The main goal of the club is to help students develop programming skills for their future and for the future of our country.

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