Extra-Curricular activities give children the opportunity to explore different talents, gain confidence, learn to take risks and try new things, meet new friends, and interact with different adults. Team sports like football, rugby and basketball not only keep children active, but also help them to learn the value of teamwork, and how to be gracious winners and losers. Learning a musical instrument or a new language is about discovering the art of practice, patience and persistence. Arts and craft activities allow children to explore their creativity, while karate and dance classes teach children both discipline and self-expression. Lego robotics, computing, technology and engineering clubs help our students think creatively, understand how things around us work, and give them the power to create and succeed in a digital world.
A wide variety of optional extra-curricular activities is offered to students at BIST, suiting all interests, from sports to science, crafts to computing. Activities vary from year to year, and depend on a minimum number of students enrolling. Students in primary school rotate activities 4 times a year, ensuring they get to experience a wide variety of activities.
Examples of BIST’s After-School Activities
The list below provides an example of the activities on offer and is updated to reflect demand.
- Cross-Country Running
- Ballet Dance
- Georgian Dance
- Magazine club
- Instrumental Music lessons
- Science Club
- Model United Nations & Debate
- Lego Club
- Computer Club
- Arts & Crafts
- Board Games
- Ultimate Frisbee
BIST is a sole provider of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Georgia. Students in Years 9 to 13 participate in the award scheme. For more details, click on the link.
International Computer Driving Licence
The ICDL is the premier computer literacy passport for students and adults. BIST is the only licensed centre offering this in Georgia.