TIS offers different kinds of club activities for all pupils during the school year. The clubs are held mainly by TIS staff members.
We hope that many children will join the clubs and enjoy the possibility of having various activities in our own school.
Important to know about school clubs
Participating in school clubs is voluntary and free of charge (except for the After School Club). If you sign up for a club, you commit yourself to participate in the club regularly.
The purpose of the first meeting is to get to know each other. Sign up for a club beforehand directly to the club supervisor or according to a separate instruction.
The school rules and regulations apply during clubs also. You are not allowed to wait for the club to start inside the school building.
The school insurances are valid during the club activities organised by the school. If the pupil has to wait after the school day until the club starts, the guardians are responsible for the pupil during this time.
After School Club
The after-school club offers a safe and fun environment for grade 1 and grade 2 children after their school day has ended. The role of the after-school club is to support and provide balance to the children’s school day. There are set times and areas for both quiet and physical activities.
At the TIS after-school club we have a strong emphasis on physical play both formal and informal. We feel a responsibility to ensure that all children enjoy moving whilst learning all the FUNdamental movement skills that are necessary for a child’s healthy physical development. We hope to accomplish this through play, whether it be dodgeball, football, basketball or a variety of gym games such as tag or the children’s favourite Super Baby. All children are positively encouraged to join in.
The children are also encouraged to interact with each other socially in a way they feel comfortable. We offer a fantastic opportunity for the children of both the 1st and 2nd grade classes to build strong relationships. This is especially beneficial for the new 1st grade children as it can help the them settle in.
The club is managed by Jon Brazier. Below are the details and FAQ. If you have any questions at all please contact Jon on:
End of school to 15:00 – 92 euros/month
End of school to 17:00 – 110 euros/month
A healthy snack is offered everyday from 14:15 to 14:45 from the school canteen. This is included in the price.
You can apply for a place in advance for the After School Club by filling out this form:
Thanks, and we look forward to meeting you all.
Where is the after-school club located?
We are located in the same building as the grade 1 and grade 2 classrooms. We will also use the school canteen, school gym and school outside play area.
How do I collect my child?
As parents/guardians are no longer allowed to enter the building due to Covid it is best to call or message me when you have arrived at the school. If we are outside please come and say hi so that we know you have collected your child.
Can my child be collected by someone other than the parents or guardian, such as a sibling, grandparent or friend?
If you would like somebody else other than yourself to collect your child please make sure you have stated this on the application form or inform us in writing. We cannot let your child leave with anyone if we do not have written permission.
Can my child go home alone?
Yes, your child can go home alone as long as it is stated on the application form or we have received written permission from you.
Can my child join other clubs that the school offers and also be part of the after-school club?
TIS offers a variety of clubs such as chess club, homework club and the schools on the move club. These clubs are normally one hour long and run once or twice a week. Your children are encouraged to try as many clubs as possible and they can leave the after-school club to join these other clubs and return again after. When your child signs up for these clubs we will be informed by the class teacher and we will make sure that your child is in the right place at the right time. The clubs are also located in the same premises and this transition has always run very smoothy.
Can my child do their homework during the afterschool club hours?
Yes, there will be set times and areas for quiet activities everyday and this is the perfect opportunity for your child to focus on his/her homework. We strongly encourage you to join the homework club when it starts also.
Does my child need to bring any items with him/her to the after-school club?
There is no need to bring anything extra to school as each child should already have the correct clothing for the weather. As for inside gym games if you would like your child to change into something sporty then that is fine but it is not essential to bring spare sports clothes. The children are also encouraged to go bare footed in the gym so there is no need for gym shoes. A water bottle is recommended.
Who do I contact if I’m running late or my plans have suddenly changed?
In case of any changes of plan or if you are running late please call Jon Brazier on 0401477428.
How do I pay for the after-school club?
This will be handled by the city of Turku and a bill will be delivered to your home address.
Am I entitled to a fee reduction?
If you believe you are entitled to a fee reduction here is a link to the information and the fee reduction application. Through these links you will also find more information on after-school clubs.
http://laskurit.turku.fi/iltapaivatoimintalaskuri.php (only in Finnish).
This school year, because of safety concerns, we have had to make a change in how we offer the Homework Club. We are offering contact based Homework Club primarily for pupils with special and intensified support needs.
This year we will not be sending permission slips home with all students, but we will send individual slips to the parents of the students that have been recommended to attend by their teachers.
We are doing everything we can to make sure that students are safely distancing during Homework Club so we have created a schedule that will allow us to accomplish that.
The contact based Homework Club is on Wednesdays, schedule is as follows:
Grade 1 12:30 – 13:15
Grade 2 (group B) 13:30 – 14:15
Grade 2 (group A) and grade 3 14:15 – 15:00
We also offer an opportunity for a “ZOOM” based Homework Club for those who are in grades 4 – 9 or are unable to participate in the contact support being offered.
Pupils can join the ZOOM club if they need help with their homework or school work. Pupils can either ask their question(s) and then leave the ZOOM meeting or stay a bit longer if the task they’re doing is more complex and they need more guidance. If you’d like to join the ZOOM Homework Club, please ask Mrs Marta or Mr Jory for their ZOOM ID number.
The ZOOM Homework Club takes place on Tuesdays, schedule is as follows:
Grades 1 – 4 -> 14.15 – 15.00 Mrs Marta Mäki
Grades 5 – 9 -> 13.30 – 15.00 Mr Jory Martindale
School on the Move (TIS Primary)
We will start School on the Move sports club for all TIS students from week 36. The club will run from Monday, 28th of August until Friday, 11th of December. The club will be organised by TIS and run by Miriam Ottra (Mondays and Tuesdays), Yahima Lescaille Valdes (Wednesdays) and Merdan Mahmud (Thursdays).
Children should have indoor and weather appropriate outdoor sports clothing and bring a water bottle with them. Depending on the weather and activities, the club will take place in TIS gym hall, school yard or other areas near the school.
School on the Move program focuses on developing basic exercise skills. Children play games and exercise according to their wishes. The club is all about working together and enjoying physical activities.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday: 14.15 – 15.15 (3rd and 4th grade)
Tuesday: 13.15 – 14-15 (1st and 2nd grade)
Wednesday: 14.15 – 15.15 (5th and 6th grade)
Thursday: 13.15 – 14.15 (1st and 2nd grade) and 14.15 – 15.15 (4th grade)
If you would like to participate, please ask your teacher for the enrolment slip.