Let's learn to embroider! Embroidery has multiple benefits for those who practice it: It develops creativity, fine motor skills, concentration, organization, perseverance to finish the work, and provides tranquility. We will embroider cross-stitch designs, small works of art, and once finished, they can be transformed into cushions, cases, wallets, murals/paintings, carpets, and more."
The Literary Club is a space to promote and develop reading and creative writing skills. In this workshop, multiple literary texts from diverse cultures will be addressed, and creative writing projects will be developed, which will be published periodically. The goal is for students to approach literature, develop reading habits, and learn strategies to strengthen their reading comprehension and creativity.
This workshop is designed for girls and boys who enjoy making crafts, using their creativity, but also concerned about the environment. We will reuse and recycle different objects and materials to create original accessories, ornaments, and costumes for dolls.4
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 20 Day: Tuesday
In this workshop, you will learn everything from how to hold the drumsticks to playing songs, and the necessary technique to avoid injuries and achieve a good sound. The workshop is led by teacher Matías Latrach, who has formal studies in drumming from the Modern School of Music. He has toured the country and abroad, as well as played in recording studios and on television channels.
We are going to make collages with magazines, papers, brochures or any other prints using scissors and glue. We will do expression exercises through art and let each pupil talk about their work and share it with the rest of the group.
The workshop has been designed to harness the educational and formative potential of dance in its various expressions, complementing and developing motor activities, as well as contributing to the integral development of girls and boys, exercising coordination, agility of movements, improving their self-esteem and teamwork skills.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil Limit: 15 Day: Monday
Urban skating is both a recreational activity and a sport. It helps develop balance and maintain body harmony and postural control through movements and exercises. Each participant must have suitable skates (roller or inline) for their age and the necessary protective gear (helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads).
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil Limit: 15 Day: Wednesday
Middle Section: Y5 to Y8 Pupil Limit: 15 Day: Wednesday
Artistic Roller Skating
This workshop requires multiple technical and artistic components, such as skills, choreography, musical accompaniment, costumes, and even scenery, elements that make it a highly attractive sport. It promotes body expression and the development of motor skills such as balance and coordination.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil Limit: 15 Day: Thursday
Middle Section: Y5 to Y8 Pupil Limit: 15 Day: Thursday
This workshop aims to teach children, in a playful and relaxed environment, the various techniques of the circus, such as clown routines, body balance, aerial acrobatics, juggling, among others. The goal is to develop skills such as balance, fine motor skills, stretching, strength, coordination, and personality.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 15 Day: Wednesday
Middle Section: Y5 to Y8 Pupil limit: 15 Day: Wednesday
Mini tennis aims to develop basic tennis skills in children, as well as being playful, fun, and easy to learn through games that are played to achieve basic tennis strokes and mastery of the racket.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 15 Day: Monday
Starting this year at Craighouse School, we have a new creative space for inventing technological solutions to real problems. Thanks to this, we can offer this new workshop that invites students to create and solve problems, simple or complex, using technologies such as Arduino, electronic programming, 3D design and printing, and Internet of Things (objects connected to the internet and remotely controllable).
Advanced Workshop for Research and Problem-Solving
This workshop aims to enhance the brilliance of gifted and talented students by prioritizing their personal interests and curiosity, in accordance with the Craighouse School student profile. In this workshop, students will be required to solve real problems in the community (school) using the ABP method and conduct research to deepen their cognitive and investigative skills. Students will be selected by the section.
Middle Section: Y6 Pupil limit: 12 Day: Thursday
Senior Literary Magazine Section
This workshop is designed to guide students in creating a student literary magazine that reflects both individual creativity and the culture and interests of the Senior Section.
Senior Section: Y9 to Y12 Pupil limit: 10 Day: Tuesday
The objective of this workshop is to learn how to draw letters. Any student can start learning this art and there is no need to have good handwriting to do lettering. The idea is to bring writing to an artistic level, being able to create posters, signs, and paintings, among many other expressions.
Primary Section: Y2 to Y4 Pupil limit: 30 Day: Wednesday
Middle Section: Y5 to Y8 Pupil limit: 15 Day: Monday
Bridge is a card game that, unlike chess, is played in teams, fostering empathy and teamwork. It's a social and fun activity that improves critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as socialization. It can also help develop strategic planning and decision-making.
Senior Section: Y9 to Y12 Pupil limit: No Day: Monday
This workshop will teach Primary pupils vocal techniques and practices through an international repertoire so they can develop and cultivate their artistic and musical talents. This will be complemented by singing in various formal school ceremonies.
Primary Section: Y2 to Y4 Pupil limit: 35 Day: Wednesday
***To be confirmed
Chess (Primary-Middle-Senior Section)
In this workshop, pupils will learn and practice chess in all its forms: opening, half chess, and finals. They will learn basic strategies and tactics, enhancing their intellectual development. The players formed at this stage will eventually represent the school in various tournaments throughout the year.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 20 Day: Wednesday
In Code Clubs, children work on a variety of projects involving the creation of games, animations and web pages. In order to create these, the children will be introduced to algorithms using Scratch, and the language of html and CSS, all which are key to understanding how websites and their features were first created.
Primary Section: Y3 to Y4 Pupil limit: 20 Day: Wednesday
This workshop is an opportunity for pupils – regardless of their technical abilities – to develop physically and socially, depending on their personal needs and interests through a fun approach, executing artistic and gymnastic movements.
Primary Section: Y1 Pupil limit: 25 Day: Tuesday
Primary Section: Y2 to Y4 Pupil limit: 25 Day: Thursday
The objective of this workshop is to learn about the history of Japanese animated films (origins, movies, prominent short films) and identify the common characteristics of this visual art form (themes, graphics and music, among others).
Middle Section: Y6 to Y8 Pupil limit: 20 Day: Monday
Yoga and Mindfulness
This activity is similar to what is known in England, Finland, Canada and other parts of the world as the subject of Happiness, created to control the stress, mental health and frustration that a system focused on success and grades provokes in pupils. Even in Harvard this subject is the first to fill its quotas. Its only purpose is to help pupils in their development as human beings, helping them to face the problems and pressures of today´s world, through yoga and meditation.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 20 Day: Tuesday
This is a practical workshop where pupils will learn to interpret a varied repertoire as a group, and will develop and exercise their skills using different instruments, developing both rhythm and melody. The Music Band workshop allows pupils to explore their creativity while learning to use tools with which to express themselves through music together with their classmates. The final product is a high-quality music presentation and the possibility of taking part in the Primary and Middle-Senior Musical as a performer. Requirements are being familiar with the basic use of an instrument, taking it to school for each session, and being motivated to practice at home.
The general objective of this workshop is to learn how to play the acoustic or electric guitar. Pupils will learn to play popular and classical repertoires and develop instrumental and basic technique skills in order to begin to understand their instruments.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: 10 Day: Wednesday
Middle Section: Y5 to Y8 Pupil limit: 10 Day: Wednesday
The theatre workshop introduces pupils to a wide range of theatre experiences and plays (as well as cinema and television, as appropriate), while preparing them for an informed and enthusiastic commitment to art in the contemporary world. This will enable them to practice both drama and life skills, and develop their confidence, imagination, and creativity, working as a team.
Middle Section: Y6 Pupil limit: 12 Day: Wednesday
Middle Section: Y7 Pupil limit: 12 Day: Thursday
Robotics and Programming
This activity invites pupils who are interested in learning about the fascinating world of robotics to be part of a team where we will learn by manipulating and solving challenges using robots and/or programming. Pupils will have the chance to learn programming from the beginning, but if they already have some programming experience this is also the right place to sharpen their skills. This year the workshop will be in-person, and we will be applying what we learn in programming with a third-generation robot using sensors and peripherals to solve exciting challenges.
In this workshop, pupils will work using the STEAM method, which involves technology, engineering, science, mathematics, and art to solve problems, thus developing logical-mathematical-computer thinking.
Pupils will be working with:
Introduction to programming with blocks and codes.
This project involves the creation of a musical play to be presented at the end of the year. This group of pupils will become the play’s main and supporting characters, and they will work with scripts, choreography, and singing. They will develop collaborative work skills through a process of artistic creation.
This project involves the creation of a musical play to be presented at the end of the year. This group of pupils will become the play’s main and supporting characters, and they will work with scripts, choreography, and singing. They will develop collaborative work skills through a process of artistic creation. This will be a team project, with the participation of the choir and the Middle music band.
The objective of this activity is to show the potential of recyclable resources and the ability to transform everyday objects using creativity and imagination. Transversely, these activities strengthen pupils’ environmental awareness, promoting the protection and good use of the resources around us.
Although cricket is little known in Chile it is one of the most popular sports in the world. Children who participate in the extracurricular activity will learn three distinct skills: batting, bowling, and fielding - all of which are transferable to other sports. As cricket is the original fair play sport, children will be encouraged to support their teammates (boys and girls) and respect their opponents.
Primary & Middle Section Pupil limit: No Day: Thursday
Korean martial art by which people train both physically and mentally. Lessons take place in an atmosphere of discipline and respect. At this age, pupils still need to improve their coordination, and they begin to work with memorisation which they master through combined movements. There is greater emphasis on moral values, learned by means of examples and games specifically oriented towards these goals. Pupils are better prepared to acquire physical techniques and they are able to understand the values of Taekwondo, which are explained to them verbally. They are then capable of carrying out missions such as showing at home and at school positive attitudes that are later discussed in class. These lessons of respect and discipline motivate them to perform these gestures as a natural form of behaviour.
Primary & Middle Section Pupil limit: No Day: Monday or Wednesday
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they learn, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Programmes are built around pre-designated plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, inventions, famous buildings, nature, and many more, offering children the chance to solve problems while understanding how things work.
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: No Day: Thursday
The programme will be run by ‘Rojo Racing’ (http://www.rojoracing.cl/) under the guidance of Ignacio Rojo and his team of instructors. Ignacio comes with a highly distinguished performance and coaching background, having spent over 15 years competing and coaching within the national and international circuits, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with him and his team.
Activity will be offered by semeste
Primary Section: Y1 to Y4 Pupil limit: No Day: Monday - Advanced group Wednesday: beginners
Middle & Senior Section: Y7 to Y12 Pupil limit: No
Primary Section: Y1 to Y2 Pupil limit: 40 Day: Monday
Primary Section: Y3 to Y4 Pupil limit: 40 Day: Thursday