Co-Curricular Programs

Richland Academy / Co-Curricular Programs

Richland Academy offers many different co-curricular programs involving the younger children to Grade 8. These programs will change between Fall, Winter and Spring.

Art Club
The main objective of the art club is for students to have fun creating artwork while developing skills using open-ended materials. They will have an opportunity to create artwork of their choice and posters for special purposes, such as for the Rights of the Child Initiative. The children will also learn to plan, create, and design larger pieces of artwork collaboratively for school events and celebrations. Older students will also gain experience with organizing and managing an art club.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is an afterschool program that will help support students to become more competent and independent readers. We welcome students in grade 1 -3 who would like to develop their reading skills. We will participate in different literacy activities to promote reading skills.

African Drum Circle
Discover the secret drummer deep inside that beats out the rhythm of life. Let this drummer explode into the outside world and connect with rhythms, percussion instruments, and drums from around the globe. Live the experience of playing on djembes, dumbeks, congas, bongos, hand drums, shekeres, and many other percussive instruments.

ABC and 123
ABC Phonics Club introduces your child to alphabet recognition and letter sounds in a multi-sensory environment. Our interactive club includes phonemic awareness games, songs, and hands-on activities whilst focusing on learning phonemes, letter formation and blends.

Let’s Make Toys- Mechanical Engineering Club
Our young engineers will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of energy, materials and movement. They will explore and construct different toys such as spinners, poppers, roller coasters, etc. using the fundamental laws of physics

STEAM Project: Young Inventioneers (Grades 3-5)
Students learn new skills as they design, make and build projects, solve design challenges and work as a team. They will also learn the basics of coding while using our kid friendly robots and other technology. Students will bring home many of their creations.

STEAM Project: Maker Program (Grades 6-8)
Students are exposed to and learn about digital fabrication, electronics, and 3D printing as they design, build and code their own 3D printed robot called Otto. Projects will involve 3D design and printing, wiring an arduino controller board and working with various tools and materials. The robot can be programmed to walk, perform dance moves, avoid obstacles etc. Students will keep their robot and the computer controller which can also be repurposed for other electronics projects.

Kids will learn how to cook and bake recipes from around the world with the use of different exotic spices and ingredients while learning basic kitchen skills. Our experienced instructor will teach your child how to make delicious and nutritious dishes that they will be begging to recreate at home!

Gymnastics Club
Our exciting gymnastics program is designed for students to learn and perfect gymnastics skills. During the program, students engage in the fundamental movements of jumping, turning, balancing, floor exercises, posture, and balance. Our 5 Star Development System, which includes a step-by-step system with a full map of skills, is designed to help students understand exactly what skills they need to learn while being motivated to achieve the next level.

ECO Club
We welcome students to join our Eco Club to work with teachers to build on our commitment to make Richland Academy a place of environmental leadership and innovation. Together we will continue to build on the initiatives of the past, including planting our gardens as well as establishing a community that is environmentally conscious and aware.

The objective of this program is to Introduce the game of chess as a sport of the mind – while teaching social aspects of good sportsmanship and learning from defeat. Children of all ages can grow to understand the intricacies of this beautiful game while helping one another learn in a team environment. Chess is a strategic game, and among other things, it promotes critical thinking, problem solving and patience.

Fencing promotes individual initiative, discipline, social skills, sportsmanship, strategic thinking and is a well-rounded form of mental and physical exercise that essential for overall well-being. Learn the basic of fencing with the proper warm-up, safety measures, a glimpse of the theory, and enjoy fencing
with your friends.