Sports and Activities-September 16, 2011

posted Sep 16, 2011, 5:15 AM by Unknown user
  1. ASA- After School Activities Trimester 1-begins Monday:   

Lists are complete and will be emailed home to parents. The lists are attached to this newsletter and they are displayed on the notice board by front entrance to the school. Teachers have a copy and they will display them in their rooms.

If your child has signed up for an activity with a fee, please pay this by week 2.

Once again, please encourage your child to commit to the activity for the whole trimester. I have attached the Elementary and Middle School/High School lists.


Capoeira is one of the ASA activities we offer at ISD

The importance of Capoeira for youth is not only in the historical and cultural content, but it also helps to develop physical qualities like: force, speed, muscular strength, balance and motor coordination. It can also help to develop the potential of each individual in their ability to learn in school and have a positive influence on their life in general.

The richness of content that the practice of Capoeira develops includes personal and social growth. It has been affirmed that Capoeira can greatly contribute to the positive transformation of youth.

The amusement of Capoeira awakens the artistic, musical and creative aspects of the youth whom might participate in this art form. Capoeira is one of the best ways for children to develop mind, body and strength. In addition to the benefits listed, it helps to build their personalities through self-expression in a fun and playful way, and the musical aspect makes them more comfortable and more willing to exercise kids. Kids love and grow with challenge, and Capoeira gives it to them in a positive way.


 Capoeira teacher




Are you interested in joining our soccer program?  Do you want your child to learn some fundamental skills and socialize through friendly matches as well?


Gaucher Soccer Academy activities resumes next week September 19, 2011 with the following:



Age groups




Group 1 (Prek – 2)

Under 8 (4 – 7 years old)



3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Monday  -  Wednesday


Group 2 & Group 3 (Grades 3 - 5)

Under 11 (8- 10 years old)


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday  -  Wednesday

Under 14 (11 – 13 years old)

Group 4 (MS) 

Under 16 (14 – 15 years old)


5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Monday  -  Wednesday



ISD students:

20.000 f cfa registration fee (paid once)

15.000 f cfa monthly fee (2 sessions / week) – 10.000 f cfa monthly fee (1 session / week)

5000 f cfa insurance (Optional)

Non ISD students:

25.000 f cfa registration fee (paid once)

22.500 f cfa monthly fee (2 sessions / week) – 15.000 f cfa monthly fee (1 session / week)

5000 f cfa insurance (Optional)



  • Registration forms will be issued to players next week. They need to be completed and returned to Mr. Gaucher.
  • Provide 2 photos (passport)


Should you need more information, please contact Gaucher (PE department – Palace behind new elementary building) or call 77 645 05 62



2.     ISD Sports Teams:

Practices Next Week:

Tuesday-3:30pm-5pm-MS Boys and Girls Soccer-Field

3:30pm-4:45pm-HS Volleyball Girls-Gym

4:45pm-6pm-HS Volleyball Boys-Gym


Wednesday-7am-8am-HS Boys Volleyball

3:30pm-4:45pm-HS Girls Volleyball


Thursday-3:30pm-5pm-MS Boys and Girls Soccer-Field

3:30pm-4:45pm-HS Boys Volleyball

4:45pm-6pm-HS Girls Volleyball


            Swim Team

            Tuesday-7am-8am-Swim team-Club Atlantique

            Thursday-7am-8am-Swim Team-Club Atlantique


HS Boys- Volleyball-Coach- Mr. Darren Donauer

HS Girls-Volleyball-Coach-Mr. Murray Te Huki

MS Boys and Girls Soccer- Ms. Jodie Roderick, Mr. Phillipe Lambert

Grade 4 to 12 Swimming boys and girls-Mr. Noah Balazs


MS WAISAL Soccer Tournament: We will be hosting the Waisal MS Soccer boys and girls tournament at ISD-November 10-13. We will be asking our MS students to hosts visiting students. We will have teams travelling from, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso
           HS WAISAL Volleyball Tournament: HS volleyball girls and boys teams will travel to Accra, Ghana for their WAISAL tournament-Thursday November 17-20.


WAISAL Swim Meet: Grade 4 to 12 Swim team will travel to Lagos, Nigeria for their WAISAL tournament –Thursday December 1-4



3.     Swimming Classes:

The Kg to Grade 12 students will be involved in our swimming program beginning August 29 and ending October 21.The classes will be taught by swimming instructors and staff from the PE department. Elementary teachers will send home information regarding swimming and the schedule.

We will travel to a pool at the Club Atlantique, which is next to the school. All students are expected to take part, as this is part of the PE curriculum. If you have any questions please send us an email.


The students will need:

  1. A swimming cap-optional but is recommended if your child has long hair
  2. Flip flops to wear from changing room to pool.
  3. Swimming goggles.
  4. Swimming suit and towel.

4.     Sports and Activities Dates  2011/12

ASA- After School Activities

Trimester 1-September 19-November 18

Trimester 2-January 10-March 2

Trimester 3-March 19-May 25


WAISAL West African International Schools Activities League

MS Soccer-Dakar-Senegal-Nov 10-13

HS Volleyball-Accra-Ghana-Nov 17-20

Grade 4-12-Swimming-Lagos-Nigeria-Dec 1-4

HS Basketball-Dakar-Senegal-Feb 23-26

MS Math counts-Bamako-Mali-Mar 15-18

HS Soccer-Lagos-Nigeria-Apr 12-15


SIPS-Sports Invitational for Private Schools

Wednesday February 29-Grade 3-12-Cross country-am

Thursday March 1 –MS Volleyball-All Day

Friday March 2-Grade 3-12- Track and Field-All Day


5.     Activities for the ISD Community


Scuba Diving

See the attachment in last weeks newsletter  if you are interested in this activity

Community Activities

I have attached the list of activities and times of community activities organized by community members throughout the week. Contact me if you have any questions.

The rugby for 6 to 13 years olds begins Friday September 30-5pm-6:30pm and for the Veterans Men-Saturday October 1-5pm-7pm

Basketball at ISD

Princeton Women's Varsity Basketball team vs. Senegal National B team Saturday September 10. A very exciting game, the game went in to overtime and Princeton winning by 5 points.


African Dance Classes

Anyone interested in African dance classes taught by a professional Guinean dancer. I'm in process of working out the details, and we should be ready to dance within two weeks.  We'll be dancing to live drumming, led by Fode Bangoura (my husband) and master drummer. Classes will be on Tuesdays, at 4:30 under the tree next to the gym, and will cost 7,000 CFA per class.  Come on out and DANCE!!!!!  Let me know if you're interested.  Thanks, Shelly Stein -Grade 2 teacher



Murray Te Huki

Athletic and Activities Coordinator

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