After school activities are organised for all grades, both in primary and in secondary school
After school activities enable children to discover, to enhance or sometimes to develop certain talents, whether artistic, sportive or musical. They give children with the same interests the opportunity to work closely in small groups where they can give free reign to their enthusiasm and creativity.
A child can express itself through a common denominator : the subject of interest, a sport, music or the theatre.
All that is needed is to guide the child in developing his/her skills, whether within the school facilities or outside.
The CESAME office works in close collaboration with the school
Within the school’s possibilities, its existing infrastructure and the general planning of daily use of the infrastructure, CESAME is entitled to the use of certain class rooms, gym hall and art rooms for its after school activities.
The number of class rooms which we are entitled to use determines the number of courses/activities on offer and their time table.
Each year, CESAME tries to maximize the use of class rooms on offer.
The criteria for selection of an activity are as follows :
Upon special demand :
- The educational aspect or the‘attractiveness of an activity
- The continuation of activities that are successful
- The possibility of starting an activity which is succesful in other establishments
- The activities are not considered as ‘official’ courses for which a form of homework is required, even though some activities do require some sort of preparatory work (e.g. music lessons)
The level and competences of each activity permits the child to develop within the chosen activity.
After school activities are not considered as a child minding activity. The idea is not to enroll a child in an after school activity just for the sake of being occupied during the long lunch break, but to guide the child towards and interest the child in a subject in which he or she might develop a talent.
At the end of the school year, the majority of the activities on offer prepare a presentation/show of all that has been acquired during the year.
OUR INSTRUCTORS AND TEACHERS
New instructors and teachers will be selected by the existing team of instructors. CESAME receives new offers and recruits new instructors through the network of other schools and organizations that offer activities to children.
Instructors/teachers are being chosen on the following grounds :
Their technical competences :
- Their training and professional experience
- Their capability of teaching a group of children
- Their motivation
- Their availability
- Our needs
- The instructors/teachers speak French, English, German, Danish, Polish etc.
We aim to replace absent instructors/teachers the same day.