Students in Grades 1-4 are encouraged to sign up for our after school clubs program. We offer a wide variety of clubs in areas ranging from sports to hobbies to academic interests. Students are given new choices to sign up for each quarter.
Some clubs are offered at no charge, but for others we will recruit teachers from the Penang region the school to supplement our expertise. In this case there may be a fee charged to your account. Parents are welcome and encouraged to help offer their expertise as club leaders. Come join the fun!
Each year the elementary school hosts a Reading week in late April. The intention is to allow teachers and students to focus on literacy and a love for reading. We host the "Battle of the Books", a Reading Fair and the bookmobile from the Penang Library. The Battle of the Books is a Library sponsored reading incentive competition the Elementary Students enthusiastically participate in.
The students learn to work together as a team (chosen by the teacher) and read pre-selected books from a list. At the end of the six-week reading period, the students come together for a "battle" to test their knowledge of the books, and must remember the title and author of the books to earn full points. The Reading Fair allows these teams to show their creativity in assembling a display board about their favourite books from the competition. They are judged and awards are given at our special awards night.
Elementary Sports Day is one day in the school year (usually held before the Christmas break) when the elementary students get to engage as a team in some fun sports activities. They are given different colored t-shirts which indicate their teams. Many of the activities are geared to complement skills that the students have been learning in their PE classes.
Some examples of the activities they engage in include the Softball Throw, 30 Meter Sprint, Running Long Jump, Obstacle Course and others. After competing in small groups at each of the activities, the day is ended with a few large group games such as Tug-of-War or some crazy relay races.
Elementary music students participate in one musical each year, grades 3-5 in December and grades K-2 in May. Each show gives the children a chance to have a lot of fun! They can audition for a major part or solo, collaborate on the costumes, set, and choreography, and polish emerging musical and dramatic skills. And most important, they get to be up on stage singing and dancing in front of adoring fans!
The Battle of the Books is a Library sponsored reading incentive competition the Elementary Students enthusiastically participate in. Typically held during the spring semester, the students learn to work together as a team (chosen by the teacher) and read pre-selected books from a list.
At the end of the six-week reading period, the students come together for a “battle” to test their knowledge of the books, and must remember the title and author of the books to earn full points. During the year 2008 the students kicked off the competition with a book “float” parade. The students showcased their classroom made, kid-created shoebox floats.
In typical style the entire Dalat community turned out with an unparalleled flair to vote for their favorite float and cheer on our youngest students, encouraging their reading endeavors. A special thank you is extended to the PTO for their generous donations, and to the parents who help with this project. We couldn’t do it without you.
See the Battle of the Books Images in the DalatHive on Flickr
Dalat offers Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for students in grades 1-12. Scouting is a fantastic program which allows students to work on gaining skills in areas of interest. At DIS scouting is organized into the following groups:
|Cub Scouts – Boys grades 1-3||Brownies – Girls grades 1-3|
|Webelos – Boys grades 4-5||Jr. Girl Scouts – Girls grades 4-5|
|Boy Scouts – Boys grades 6-12||Studio2B – Girls grades 6-12|
Scouts work on a wide variety of special activities and learn a number of different skills during club time. Special guests are invited to teach and the scouts are enriched by caring, involved adults. These kids expand their horizons and stretch their abilities by fulfilling specific requirements to earn badges and advance rank.
See also Boy and Girl Scouting