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Co-Curricular Program

Concordia's co-curricular activities (CCA) are led by school staff, by volunteer parents, or by one of the many qualified organizations available to us in Shanghai. Our diverse program is fun, engaging and educational, and students are highly encouraged to be involved. CCA are held on campus following the school day from 3:20 until 4:20 PM for elementary students and to 5:30 PM for many of our middle and high school student groups.

The CCA information detailed below reflects the wide array of past and present programs. Please note that availability of any individual club or activity is subject to change.

Elementary School

A wide variety of Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) are offered in the elementary school for students in Grades 1-4. Concordia teachers lead engaging and educational activities such as Building Simple Machines, Clay Works, Games and Puzzles and WeDo™ Lego® Robotics. Activities are held from 3:20 PM to 4:20 PM, on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Sessions run for 6 weeks and are held once in the fall, winter, and spring. Outside vendors also provide additional classes such as Kung Fu, Tennis or Mad Science for a fee. CCA are optional.

Parents will receive an email about one month before the session begins with an invitation link to register on-line for activities.

Fall CCA Offerings 2016-17

FALL CCA DATES 2016

  • Mondays - October 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14
  • Tuesdays - October 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15
  • Thursdays - October 13, 20, 27 November 3, 17 December 1

Monday

Book Cooks (G1-G2)

Discover how “scrumptious” learning can be with Book Cooks! This literature-based cooking activity will provide students with the opportunity to learn valuable language skills, practice essential math skills and have fun! Each week, students will hear a story, follow a recipe inspired by that story, and eat a delicious snack. Students will also receive copies of the recipes each week, so they can create their very own cookbook. Bon appétit! Please note we will be cooking with ingredients that contain nuts, dairy and/or gluten.

Coding, Creating, and Rolling Robots (G3-G4)

Using iPad apps, students will design programs to move robotic devices through various challenges. This is not just computer work. Use your creativity to design objects for the robots push, pull, or maneuver around. Come learn coding through creating and exploring your ideas in the elementary Maker Lab!

Flower Arrangement (G2-G4)

The Chinese traditional art of flower arrangement has a rich history. In this introductory lesson, students will learn different styles of flower arrangement through teacher demonstration. Students will not only learn flower arrangement skills, but also explore the beauty of nature and deepen their appreciation of Chinese culture.

Kung Fu (G1-G4)**

Taught by Master Zhang, students in this class practice traditional Chinese Kung Fu to develop strength, agility and flexibility, and to deepen their understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will grow to be stronger, faster, and more mentally and physically alert after taking this course. Concordia offers this co-curricular course in cooperation with Beijing Milun Kung Fu School.

**Registration costs apply: 660RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in its field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge to get the best out of the class and children. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools.

**Registration costs apply: 1200RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Making Eric Carle Style Books (G1-G2)

Do you enjoy reading the colorful stories written and illustrated by Eric Carle? You will create your own books inspired by Eric Carle’s collage-style by painting, cutting, and layering paper to form bright and colorful images that accompany your creative stories.

Monday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Phoenix Youth Choir (G2-G4)

Do you love to sing? If so, we’d like to have you join the new PhoenixYouth Choir! Students in this choir will develop their skills in singing through a variety of choral music, and will conclude with an evening performance on December 6 with Orffestra.

This CCA requires attending additional practices on Nov. 21, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, as well as the performance on December 6. Parents must provide transportation on those additional dates.

WeDo™ Lego® Robotics (G3-G4)

Students work together and use WeDo™ Lego® elements to build and program simple robotic models that utilize a motor, motions, and tilt sensors.

YEP Club (G2-G4)

Have a heart for making a difference in the world? The Youth Empower Progress Club might be just for you! Through education and human care projects, this group collaborates with middle and high school students to research the needs in China and implement a plan to serve. Come join us in serving!

Tuesday

Baobei Service (G1-G4)

Baobei is an organization based in Shanghai which exists to provide life-saving surgeries for orphans in China. It has a long, rich history with Concordia. You will learn about children with unique medical needs and meet some of these children. We will research how we can best help, reach out, and serve!

Calendar Art (G1-G2)

Do you like to draw and color? Enjoy using your creative skills while also making a personalized calendar to help you remember important dates! Have fun thinking of all the special events you celebrate with your family and friends as you use colorful construction paper, craft supplies, stickers, sequins, and more to design your calendar. You may even decide to use your calendar as a gift!

Clay Works (G1-G2)

Do you love to create and work with your hands? Using air-dry clay, we will observe various artist work and learn basic techniques to create a variety of projects.

Construction Toys (G1-G2)

Would you like to design a home or zoo? How high of a structure can you build? How strong is your building? Explore building with sets of construction toys designed to create buildings, bridges, crazy creatures, cars, cities, and more!

Fun, Fit and Fabulous (G3-4)

Grab your exercise clothes and let’s have some fun! Together we will enjoy a range of games and activities, while getting our heart rates up and sweating a bit!

Holbery Bounce (G1-G4)

Q. Who invented 4-Square, Wall-Ball, and Down-Ball?

A. I don’t know, but it was NOT Mr. Holbery.

Mr. Holbery DID invent “Holbery Bounce.” Come and learn to play this new, fast moving ball-game. Boys and girls will develop skills and learn strategies to “stay in the game”! This is a large muscle and brain thinking activity designed to keep you physically and mentally active. Sessions begin with warm-ups and practice drills, then progress to small and large group team-play. You will soon be teaching your friends how to play the Holbery Bounce at recess!

Mad Science (G1-G2)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in this field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge to get the best out of the class and children. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools.

**Registration costs apply: 1200RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Orffestra (G3-G4)

Do you love playing music? Come develop your ensemble skills by playing classroom instruments such as handbells, xylophones, Boomwhackers, and drums. Our focus will be making music as a group, developing improvisation, and improving music reading skills while using these instruments. We will conclude with a performance in December!

Extra practices will be required on November 22 and 29, and December 6. Parents must provide transportation on these additional dates.

Programming and Animation with Scratch (G3-G4)

Join us as we learn to use Scratch, a computer program where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Online tutorials and direct instruction will help students begin to create their own animations, stories, and games. This CCA will help students think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Tennis by Multisport (G1-G2)**

Using low compression balls and modified court sizes, players receive a fantastic opportunity to develop playing confidence and ability. Lessons focus on improving basic techniques, coordination, footwork and match play, all of which provide a fun and stimulating environment.

**Registration costs apply: 600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Thursday

Arts and Crafts in the Maker Lab (G1-G4)

Come explore the new ES Maker Lab! Perler bead creations, paper plate mazes, paper pulp bowls, beads, string art creations, and duct tape mania are some of the crafts to be explored. Come and be a Maker!

Building Simple Machines (G1-G2)

Using Lego ® Duplo ® products, students will learn a basic understanding of gears, levers, pulleys, wheels, and axels. Children can learn how machines work by exploring mechanical principles.

Kung Fu (G1-G4)**

Taught by Master Zhang, students in this class practice traditional Chinese Kung Fu to develop strength, agility and flexibility, and to deepen their understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will grow to be stronger, faster, and more mentally and physically alert after taking this course. Concordia offers this co-curricular course in cooperation with Beijing Milun Kung Fu School.

**Registration costs apply: 660RMB for the 6-week session.

Lego ® Friends (G1-G2)

Calling all girls! By using Lego ® Friends, we will create many unique and creative designs. Through instruction and imagination, students engineer many kinds of homes, buildings and businesses with Lego ® friends.

Paper Handicraft (G1-G2)

Using colorful paper, students create roses, elephants, giraffes, snowflakes and other creative shapes.

Tennis by Multisport (G3-G4)**

Using a faster ball, this exciting program will focus on further developing correct technique through all strokes. Sessions will incorporate a games-based approach including drills, coordination, movement exercises and tactics of match play.

**Registration costs apply: 600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Thursday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Need more time to finish your homework? In this CCA, students can spend focused time to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and high school student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want.

Winter CCA Offerings 2016-17

winter CCA DATES 2016-17

  • Mondays: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13.
  • Tuesdays: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 7, 14.
  • Thursdays: Feb. 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 9, 16.

Monday

Beginning Chess (G2-4)

Curious about chess but have no idea where to start? No problem! Come and learn all the basic and special moves of each chess piece. Have some friendly competition as we get to know the game. This CCA is designed for beginners only.

Book Cooks (G1-2)

Discover how “scrumptious” learning can be with Book Cooks! This literature-based cooking activity will provide students with the opportunity to learn valuable language skills, practice essential math skills, and have fun! Each week, students will hear a story, follow a recipe inspired by that story, and eat a delicious snack. Students will also receive copies of the recipes each week so they can create their very own cookbook. Bon appétit! Please note we will be cooking with ingredients that contain nuts, dairy, or gluten.

Clay Works (G1-2)

Do you love to create and work with your hands? Work with air-dry clay and learn basic techniques—rolling, flattening, pinching, kneading, and scoring. These basic techniques will be used to create various projects.

Clay Works (G3-4)

Using air-dry clay explore and practice basic ceramic techniques such as kneading, rolling, flattening, pinching, incising, and scoring while creating unique works of art! Students will use creative and critical thinking skills as they enjoy the artistic process.

Design Challenge Lab (G3-4)

Collaborate, create, innovate, and engineer solutions in order to solve challenges that involve design. Students will learn to be “change agents” developing a growth mindset in the process. Everyday objects and materials will be used to inspire creativity and innovative design in the Maker Lab.

Edible Math (G1-2)

Do you enjoy eating snacks? Do you enjoy math, too? Tasty treats will be used as math manipulatives to practice math concepts. Some of the math concepts include solving story problems, graphing, and fractions.

*Snacks may contain gluten, dairy, and nuts.

Fun, Fit, & Fabulous (G3-4)

Grab your exercise clothes and have some fun! Enjoy a range of games and activities while getting heart rates up and sweating a bit!

Joyful Jubilee (G1-2)

Joyful Jubilee is dedicated to teaching the foundations of choral music. We welcome those who want to sing joyfully! Members will learn how to read sheet music, learn musical scales, and enjoy learning new songs while making beautiful music. Students will learn how to sing in unison, in a round, and in vocal parts. Please note this will be a commitment for Winter and Spring sessions of CCA. Come and join this group of talented singers, making a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Kung Fu (G1-4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-4) (Registration costs apply)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in this field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mandarin Writing Workshop: Inspiration from Picture Books (G2-3 Heritage Mandarin Exploring and Advanced Levels)

Do you love reading picture books? Do you want to write a story like Anthony Browne, but in Mandarin? Come to the Mandarin Writing Workshop and explore writing magic through funny and colorful picture books!

Monday Homework Club (G1-4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

YEP (G2-4)

Do you have a heart for making a difference in the world? The Youth Empower Progress (YEP) Club might be just for you! Through education and human care projects, this group collaborates with middle and high school students to research the needs in China and implement a plan to serve. Come join us in serving!

Tuesday

Active Games with the Gribbles! (G3-4)

Come play with the Double Gribbles! Bring a positive attitude and enjoy getting sweaty, playing active games, and having fun! Come play with Mr. and Mrs. Gribble! Capture the flag, Dodge ball, Steal the Bacon, and weather permitting – bouldering on our awesome rock wall are just a few of the games planned. Bring your sport shoes, comfortable clothing, water bottle, energy, and positive fun attitude to play, challenge yourself, and make new friends!

Ceramics (G3-4)

Ceramics provides hands-on building with clay. Learn the entire ceramics process from building to glazing. Students will design a box or bowl.

Construction Toys (G1-2)

Would you like to design a home or a zoo? How tall of a structure can you build? How strong is your building? Explore building with sets of construction toys designed to create buildings, bridges, crazy creatures, cars, cities, and more!

Holbery Bounce (G2-4)

Q. Who invented 4-Square, Wall-Ball, and Down-Ball?

A. I don’t know, but it was NOT Mr. Holbery.

Mr. Holbery DID invent “Holbery Bounce.” Come and learn to play this new, fast moving ball-game. Boys and girls will develop skills and learn strategies to “stay in the game”! This is a large muscle and brain thinking activity designed to keep you physically and mentally active. Sessions begin with warm-ups and practice drills, then progress to small and large group team-play. You will soon be teaching your friends how to play the Holbery Bounce at recess!

Knitting (G3-4)

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Now is your chance! Learn every step of the knitting process to make a scarf.

Mad Science (G1-2) (Registration costs apply)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in this field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Math Games and Puzzles (G1-2)

Play games using cards, dice, and other manipulatives with a partner or in a small group! Enjoy reinforcing and applying math skills through a variety of games.

Programming and Animation with Scratch II (G3-4)

This activity is a continuation from the Fall CCA Programming and Animation with Scratch where students explored programming and created their own games. In Scratch II, students will receive instruction designed to create a game from start to finish. We will also be exploring JavaScript coding which will be created in the process. Students who did not participate in Scratch 1 are still welcome to join.

Storybook Activities (G1-2)

Do you love reading storybooks? Make your imagination come to life by crafting and designing artwork that will take you to the wonderful world of stories! We will make sculptures of storybook characters using playdough, simple paper quilling, collage, masks, paper roll character craft, and a refrigerator magnet! Grab your storybooks, scissors and glue, and join the fun!

Tennis by Multisport (G1-2) (Registration costs apply)**

Using low compression balls and modified court sizes, players receive a fantastic opportunity to learn playing tennis with confidence and ability. Lessons focus on improving basic techniques, coordination, footwork, and match play- all provided in a fun and stimulating environment. **600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Thursday

Baobei Service (G3-4)

Baobei is an organization based in Shanghai which exists to provide life-saving surgeries for orphans in China. Baobei has a long, rich history with Concordia. Learn about children with unique medical needs and meet some of these children. Research how to best reach out, help, and serve!

Building Simple Machines (G1-2)


Using Lego ® and Duplo ® products, students will learn a basic understanding of gears, levers, pulleys, wheels, and axels. Children can learn how machines work by exploring mechanical principles.

Chinese Storybook Making (G2-3 Heritage Mandarin Students Only)

Join this Mandarin-speaking CCA where students learn and read Chinese stories. Students will also create their own Chinese picture books. Each lesson will include a Chinese story read-aloud, Chinese character instruction & practice, peer reading, and artistic crafting. Students will learn Chinese stories to share with family, friends, or classmates.

Early Australian Art (G1-2)

Learn about early Australian art and culture of the Aborigines. Listen to Australian music and expand your world, while participating in “hands on” activities and creating works of art.

Kung Fu (G1-4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

Paper Handicraft (G1-2)

Using colorful paper, students create roses, elephants, giraffes, snowflakes, and other marvelous masterpieces!

Tennis by Multisport (G3-4) (Registration costs apply)**

Using a unique ball, this exciting program will focus on further development of correct technique through all strokes. Sessions will incorporate a games-based approach including drills, coordination, movement exercises, and tactics of match play. **600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Tissue Art (G1-2)

Tissue paper isn’t just for wrapping packages! Using brightly colored crepe paper we will create beautiful pictures. Students roll the paper into small, round shapes, then have fun arranging the paper to design pictures of animals, flowers, Chinese characters, or whatever can be imagined! Showcase your creative talents using tissue paper!

Thursday Homework Club (G1-4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Spring CCA Offerings 2015-16

Monday

Book Cooks (G1-G2)

Discover how “scrumptious” learning can be with Book Cooks! This literature-based cooking activity will provide students with the opportunity to learn valuable language skills, practice essential math skills and have fun! Each week, students will hear a story, follow a recipe inspired by that story, and eat a delicious snack. Students will also receive copies of the recipes each week, so they can create their very own cookbook. Bon appétit! Please note we will be cooking with ingredients that contain nuts, dairy and/or gluten.

Chinese Reading Club (G2-G4 Heritage Mandarin Students only)

During Chinese Reading Club, students experience interactive, read-aloud, small group and independent reading to enhance their reading strategies and skills. Materials include Chinese legends and funny, interesting Chinese stories.

Kung Fu (G1-G4)**

Taught by Master Zhang, students in this class practice traditional Chinese Kung Fu to develop strength, agility and flexibility, and to deepen their understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will grow to be stronger, faster, and more mentally and physically alert after taking this course. Concordia offers this co-curricular course in cooperation with Beijing Milun Kung Fu School.

**Registration costs apply: 660RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in its field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge to get the best out of the class and children. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools.

**Registration costs apply: 1200RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Monday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Need more time to finish your homework? Students spend focused time to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and high school student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want.

Paper Handicraft (G2-G4)

Using colorful paper, students create roses, elephants, giraffes, snowflakes and other creative shapes. All materials are provided for this creative, artsy CCA.

Storybook Activities (G1-G2)

Make stories come to life! After listening to an engaging story, students participate in an activity. Activities include art, drama, sign language and interactive science experiments based on the story.

Yearbook (G4)

This is a special opportunity for ten fourth grade students to help create the ES Yearbook. Students help with all aspects of the yearbook (photography, design, formatting, editing and distribution). This CCA is held on Mondays for both the winter and spring sessions. Students need to commit to signing up for both sessions if they desire to be part of Yearbook.

YEP Club (G2-G4)

Have a heart for making a difference in the world? The Youth Empower Progress Club might be just for you! Through education and human care projects, this group collaborates with middle and high school students to research the needs in China and implement a plan to serve. Come join us in serving!

Tuesday

Building Simple Machines (G1-G2)

Using Lego ® Duplo ® products, students will gain a basic understanding of gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles. Children can learn how machines work by exploring mechanical principles.

Chess (G3-G4)

Intrigued by the game of chess and want to learn? Do you know how to play chess but never seem to win? Come learn how to play and how to strategize to win at chess! Learn the basic moves of each piece, mid-game strategies and techniques to win! All levels welcome.

Mad Science (G1-G2)**

With over 28 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in its field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun and knowledge to get the best out of the class and children. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences to over 25,000 schools.

**Registration costs apply: 1200RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Stop-Frame Animation (G3-G4)

Have fun with stop-frame animation utilizing cameras, iPads and computers. Students can learn to animate paper clips, chairs, stuffed animals, food and even people! The sky’s the limit! We might even make it look like someone is flying! Come give it a try!

Rockin’ Rhythm Revelers (RRR) Band (G3-G4)

Students audition for RRR. This performing band plays at Christmas and Chinese New Year festivities at Concordia and in the wider community. RRR is a great opportunity for students who already know how to play an instrument such as piano, guitar, strings, recorder, etc. RRR practices on Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year.

Tennis by Multisport (G1-G2)**

Using low compression balls and modified court sizes, players receive a fantastic opportunity to develop playing confidence and ability. Lessons focus on improving basic techniques, coordination, footwork and match play, all of which provide a fun and stimulating environment.

**Registration costs apply: 600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Need more time to finish your homework? In this CCA, students can spend focused time to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and high school student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want.

Thursday

Ceramics (G3-G4)

Ceramics provides hands-on building with clay. Students will go through the entire ceramics process from building to glazing. Students will design a box or bowl.

Coding, Creating and Rolling Robots (G3-G4)

Using iPad apps, students will design programs to maneuver robotic devices, called Spheros and Ollies through various challenges. This is not just computer work. Use your creativity to design and make obstacle courses for the robots to maneuver. Come learn coding through creating and exploring your ideas in the Maker Space!

Construction Toys (G1-G2)

During Construction Toys, students create buildings, bridges, crazy creatures, cars, cities and more. Students experiment with a variety of specially-designed construction toys.

Fit Club (G3-G4)

Grab your exercise clothes and get ready to sweat and have a good time. We will work on getting fit, having fun and learning about healthy lifestyle choices!

Tennis by Multisport (G3-G4)**

Using a faster ball, this exciting program will focus on further developing correct technique through all strokes. Sessions will incorporate a games-based approach including drills, coordination, movement exercises and tactics of match play.

**Registration costs apply: 600RMB for the 6-week session. No refunds.

Thursday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Need more time to finish your homework? In this CCA, students can spend focused time to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and high school student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want.

Tissue Art (G1-G2)

Tissue paper isn’t just for wrapping packages. Tissue paper is fun and beautiful! Come learn how to use it in a creative, crafty way. Make six beautiful projects using brightly colored tissue paper.



Middle School

Learning fair play and building interpersonal skills are key components of our middle school co-curricular offerings. There’s truly something for everyone! 4-5 weeks before each session, an electronic sign-up link is posted for students to make their requested selections.

Activities & Clubs

Middle School Student Ambassadors

Concordia is blessed to have a group of students who are being trained as servant leaders. This group of students helps to welcome the new students into our community and builds bridges between Concordia and the Jinqiao community. The regular training by our two Middle School Counselors provides the students with problem solving and people skills. This program helps our students grow in their identity and confidence as global citizens who can make a difference in the lives of others.

The Ambassadors apply and are selected in the spring, to serve in the coming Fall Orientation. We currently select ten students from each grade level with additional students who will serve in the second semester. The commitment is for one year. Ambassadors must all apply again the following spring in order to demonstrate continued growth as a leader. Creating effective communicators and principle-centered leaders are two primary goals of the program. Ambassadors participate in a club after school for training. The meetings are regular and the frequency varies depending on the events requiring Ambassador assistance.

The application process involves filling out information, answering a few questions and supplying a teacher recommendation. T-shirts will be available at the end of May for the following year. To apply between April 15 to May 15, students must have good academic and behavioral standing. Use application here.

Animation & 3D Graphics Club (G6-G8)

Animation & 3D Graphics Club is a place where students can learn how to use Blender, an open-source 3D graphics package, to create digital art and animation by following online tutorials and learning from each other. Club meetings will focus on where to find learning resources, helping each other answer software questions, and lessons by the teacher for those who are interested in the fundamental principles of animation.

Debate Club (G6-G8)

Students research debate topics and participate in monitored events both within school and with other schools in the Shanghai area. Practices are held 2-4 times each month leading up to debate competition events.

Entrepreneur Club (G7-G8)

Want to start a business and sell your product…and make some money? Our goal is to create and set-up a company, and even to sell a product(s).

Global Issues Network (G7-G8)

Awareness leads to action, and students in this club are encouraged to make a difference in their communities. Supported by club leaders, students take leadership in the planning and implementation of events focused on advocating change.

Our motto is "Know-Care-Act," and our club is designed for students who want to develop a personal voice on social justice and environmental issues. Individual research, expert interviews, films and local field experiences are all used to broaden student understanding of important issues like sustainability, conservation, human rights and public health.

Math Club (G5-G8)

Students in the Math Club work with logic and fun math problems. Students will also participate in Math Counts and possibly participate in other local math competitions.

MS Makers Club (G5-G8)

Students, if you are a tinkerer, a crafter, a hacker, a maker or just plain curious, then the Middle School Maker Space is the place to be. In this safe, supervised environment you are free to try, fail, try again, redesign, recalibrate, collaborate and have fun. The goal of this club is to have a booth or two to show off our stuff at the Jinqiao Mini-Maker Faire.

MS Model United Nations (G6-G8)

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly. Students assume the role of ambassador to a country that is assigned to them by the conference. They research and write resolutions which address world problems. Students learn diplomatic techniques such as working together to pass resolutions, as well as how to lobby and merge their ideas with others to form stronger ideas overall. Students may participate in several conferences a year: local, regional and international.

National Junior Honor Society (G7-G8)

At Concordia, in accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of Scholarship. Following an invitation, students will then fill out the information sheet to give examples of their accomplishments in the remaining areas of Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.

Sewing Club (G6-G8)

Learn to use a sewing machine by making some simple projects such as a patchwork pillow, a small patchwork quilt, pajama shorts and more.

Student Council (G7-G8)

A council of 6 members is elected sometime in October at each level, after class trips. The elected student leaders work throughout the year to organize student activities and to address student concerns.

YEP Club (G2-G12)

In the Youth Empowering Progress (YEP) Club, youth empower progress through education and human care projects. Elementary, middle and high school students collaborate to research the needs in China and implement our plan to serve. Come join us in serving!

Fitness Club (G7-G8)

Do you like to work out? Do you need to train for an upcoming sport? We will do various work out routines such as those used in boot camp and spinning classes. We will also utilize Concordia's fitness room. All levels of fitness welcome! There will be an individualized workout plan based on what results you are looking for; this will include cardio and weight workouts.

Chess Club (G6-G8)

The Chess Club is an opportunity for students to learn chess fundamentals while having fun. Instructional topics will cover opening strategies, open vs. closed positions, strategic vs. positional concepts, knights vs. bishops, pawn promotions and endgame strategies. During club meetings, the facilitator will give a brief lesson focusing on a particular topic/theme and then dismiss students to play against each other and/or the facilitator. The ultimate goal is for students to develop a love for the game while improving their skills and making new friends.

Chinese Board Game Club (G6-G8)

The Chinese Board Game Club is a place where students can learn how to play a variety of Chinese games with strategies. Students will learn to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing during the game.

Robotics (G6)

Open only to Grade 6 students, the Robotics Club involves designing, building and programming robots using Lego Mindstorms EV3.

Art Journaling (G5-G8)

This CCA blends creating and writing into a beautiful art form of journaling. Visual art journals combine mixed media such as pens, paints and collage elements with written elements of words, verses, poems, quotes or diary-style entries. Blending and mixing text with designs creates truly expressive entries on each and every page. Come to relax, come to reflect, come to express yourself and use your creativity!

Biking 101 (G5 and G7)

This CCA allows for any non-bike riders learn how to ride bikes with confidence. Biking 101 is highly recommended for any non-bike riding students as Grade 6 and Grade 8 students are required to ride bicycles during the Middle School Educational Trip each grade takes in the fall.

Ceramics (G5-G8)

Are you interested in getting your hands dirty? Make a unique design into something practical like a bowl or box. Express an abstract idea into a concrete 3D form.

Chinese Paper Cutting (G6-G8)

Chinese paper cutting is to engrave a pattern onto paper using scissors or a knife. This CCA offers you an opportunity to enjoy the fun of paper cutting and a chance to show your creativity and innovation.

Chinese Reader Club (G5-G6)

Grade 5 and Grade 6 students meet together to read Chinese books, discuss with other readers and then post their book recommendations/reviews. The books are well chosen to best meet students’ interests and needs with regard to the appropriate degrees of Mandarin reading abilities.

Chinese Reading & Writing Club (G5-G8)

Chinese Reading & Writing Club offers students a chance to read some Chinese fiction with guidance. The goal at the end of this session is to finish reading one book, and to create an accompanying book review.

CPSC - Dry-Land Swim Training (G6-G8)

This CCA gives priority to all Concordia Phoenix Swim Club members but is open to all Grade 1 through Grade 8 students. Students will work on developing core strength, flexibility and endurance outside of the pool. This also gives swim club members the chance to know each other better out of the water. All activities are developmentally appropriate, fun and engaging.

Drones (G7-G12)

The Drone Club is a collaborative CCA between the middle and high school. Seven students from the middle school will be selected along with seven students from the high school. Students may sign up if interested but will be selected based upon prior experience in robotics, upper-level math and engineering electives.

E-Journalism (G6-G8)

A small group of committed students will be led through the steps necessary to write and publish via social media, from concept development to the final edited draft.

First Lego League (G7-G8)

This club is only open to Grade 7 and 8 students in the Robotics elective. FIRST LEGO League® (FLL) challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the TRASH TREKS season, teams will choose and solve a real-world trash problem. They will also build, test and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork and gracious professionalism®.

Mask Making (G5-G6)

Mask Making is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Chinese culture while having fun with painting masks with the knowledge of Beijing Opera.

Master Chef (G5-G8)

Everyone can be a Master Chef! Students will prepare healthy food and learn skills that will be useful for life. We’re going beyond the recipe books to help everyone build confidence in the kitchen. Safe food handling, knife skills and best practices for stove/oven safety are central to this course. Along the way, we’ll make a yummy snack, appetizer, main course and a dessert. No previous experience required!

Minecraft (G7-G8)

The Minecraft Club was founded by three high school students who were under the guidance and care of Dr. Bob Bieniek. In memory of the late Dr. Bieniek, these high school students are now returning as the Three Musketeers to share their passion to experienced Minecraft players. Teams divide into challenging groups and explore some advanced Minecraft projects such as texture packs and skins, modding with Forge and creative design inside Minecraft worlds.

Origami (G5-G6)

The origin of the word origami has two parts: from “ori” meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”. The goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. This CCA session will cover the Japanese paper art class. Students will learn skills in folding boxes, 3D simple architectural structures and flowers.

Pre-Algebra Extension (G7-G8)

Students can come in for extra pre-algebra help on Mondays and Tuesdays (students choose one day to attend).

World Scholar's Cup (G5-G8)

World Scholar’s Cup is an international organization that hosts academic tournaments in which teams of three compete in four academic events such as writing and team debate. At Concordia, we meet weekly during the fall CCA session in preparation for the regional competition that falls on a Saturday and Sunday in the spring. During the fall, we have practice debates during each session. We will also go over the tournaments writing expectations. Students who wish to have more opportunities to practice their debating skills may wish to join the debate club as well, but it is not required.

Music Clubs & Ensembles

Alleluia Singers (G7-G8)

Alleluia Singers is available to any Grade 7 or 8 student who would like to sing! Come one, come all!

Ambassador Singers (G5-G8)

Ambassador Singers is available to any Grade 5 or 6 student who would like to sing! Come one, come all!

MS Musical (G5-G8)

Any middle school student is welcome to audition for the Middle School Musical! More information will be shared once a show is chosen and audition plans have been finalized.

P H U Z I O N (G6-G8)

The Concordia International School Shanghai Middle School Jazz Band is a performing group primarily open first to middle school band students, but also welcomes students outside of the band program who play piano, electric guitar and bass guitar.

MS Small Ensembles (G6-G8)

Open to band students only on a scheduled basis. (individual and small group ensembles for i-PAS time).

Sports

Concordia middle school students have the opportunity to participate in sports activities organized by the China International School Sports Association (CISSA). There are organized practices and competitions in Touch Rugby, Cross Country, Table Tennis, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field. In addition, Concordia provides some support for the parent-organized Swim Club to facilitate student participation in Shanghai Swim League events. Finally, there are Tennis Clubs at the Grade 5/6 and 7/8 levels.

There will be tryouts during the first session to divide students into suitable levels which consist of C1, C2, and intramural teams for Grade 7/8 students, and D1, D2 and intramural teams for Grade 5/6 students. Time commitment for each sports season involves play days and competition date at the end of six weeks season.

Sport coaches and chaperones are always needed and without one, that particular sport or competition may cancel. If you're a parent or high school student looking to volunteer, middle school sports is an excellent area for service!



High School

We have high expectations for students giving their all to academic study and to the co-curricular activities to which they commit. We have a co-curricular eligibility policy in place to ensure that neither of these aspects of our students’ lives is overlooked.

Student Council

Concordia's High School Student Council is charged with encouraging a strong sense of community within the student body while nurturing a commitment to academic excellence, service, school spirit and positive relationships. Within this context Student Council Officers serve to model behaviors and attitudes that are consistent with Concordia's purpose, to identify and offer enriching experiences that add value to the academic, social and spiritual experience of the school, and to serve as a bridge between the interests of the student body and the administration.

Student Council sponsored fundraisers include: Bake Sale table at the PSO Christmas Bazaar, candy cane sales, Valentine Day’s flowers and chocolates, Mother’s Day bouquets, family photo shoot days and free dress days. Sponsored events include the Winter Ball, locker decorations, Olympic Week, the Sadie Hawkins dance, the 30 Hour Famine, Prom (Grades 11/12) and Spring Fling (Grades 9/10).

The Student Council also involves student participation in a number of committees, expounded upon below.

Service Committee

The Service Committee coordinates a number of service projects throughout the year and advises the Student Council’s contributions to charities. It organizes the annual 30 Hour Famine.

Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee promotes green initiatives and investigates ways for the school to become more environmentally-friendly. It organizes the annual Green Week.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee organizes a variety of fundraisers, such as at APAC events, to support activities for the student body as well as service projects.

Visual Productions Committee

The Visual Productions Committee produces posters, videos and other forms of communication with the student body. It also creates locker posters for students involved in APAC activities.

Prom Committee

The Prom Committee, open only to Grade 11 students, organizes the annual year-end Prom for upperclassmen.

Honor Societies

National Honor Society (G10-G12)

The purpose of the society is to foster enthusiasm for scholarship and service and to promote the growth of character and leadership among both its members and the students in the school as a whole. Members who transfer to Concordia are automatically included in the local chapter. Students are engaged in a number of service activities including tutoring, volunteering at graduation, at the annual auction and the annual garage sale. Annual selection to NHS is held at the beginning of second semester for students in grades 10 through 12 and is based on demonstration of scholarship (GPA of 3.50 or above), character, leadership and service (100 hours). Download HS National Honor Society (PDF) for more information.

National Art Honor Society (G10-G12)

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in the visual arts, academic excellence in other areas of scholarship; who foster a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, and provide service to their schools and larger community through their artistic donations. Members are inducted in the late spring. To be inducted into NAHS, one must complete 25 hours of service, maintain a certain GPAs in Studio Art and other academic courses, pay an annual dues of 100 RMB, and attend all required meetings. NAHS’s fundraising benefits Shanghai Sunrise, a non-profit program that provides educational scholarships for underprivileged children of high school age.

National English Honor Society (G10-G12)

National English Honor Society (NEHS) is devoted to promoting excellence in language arts as well as the promotion of literacy through service on a global scale. Students considered for membership must have had some of their own writing published in a newspaper, magazine, or prominent website that is associated with English studies. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for all high school English courses. Students who apply should have a passion for English and a desire to share that passion with others.

National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français) (G10-G12)

Members must have a passion for the French language, hold an A average in French, be in or completed 6 semesters of French, and have earned at least an overall 3.0 GPA. Students must be actively involved in French Club or in community service related to the French language or French-speaking cultures.

National Science Honor Society (G10-G12)

SNHS exists to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind. Download HS SHNS Science Club (PDF) for more information.

Students in grades 10 – 12 who meet minimum requirements with regard to science course, GPA, and discipline may apply early in second semester each year. Students interested in membership are encouraged to participate in SNHS sponsored activities beginning in August as part of the CISS High School Science Club.

National Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica) (G10-G12)

Members must have enrolled in Spanish III or higher (with 3.3 GPA in Spanish), have an overall GPA 3.0, and demonstrate leadership, good character, and service. Past activities included student-led projects such as taco sales, organized migrant school activities, Christmas bazaar sales. Promoting Spanish language and culture.

Tri-M Music Honor Society (G10-G12)

Tri-M Music Honor Society is comprised of select music students who have met set standards for overall GPA, music class grades, service, and personal character. Tri-M members meet as needed, 1-2 times per month. Each year, Tri-M students produce and coordinate an auditioned high school talent show called, Concordia Cabaret. Application for Tri-M membership takes place in late March with Induction taking place in late April.

International Thespian Society (G10-G12)

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is designed to be an honorary organization that recognizes and rewards excellence among the participants in the theatre arts program. ITS candidates accrue merit-based points by participating in theatre productions and activities, which can lead to ITS induction. Membership is an honor and a goal to which participants in Concordia’s theatre arts program aspire. ITS members are involved in service activities and officers are elected. ITS began in the USA and is now a global organization recognizing and working with student thespians around the world membership, and is a stepping stone to the collegiate theatre honorary society, Alpha Psi Omega.

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Golf Club
  • Table Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Fine Arts

Pep Band (G9-G12)

Members of HS Concert and Jazz Bands
Pep Band members play at home basketball games and perform at school pep assemblies. Recent performances included YMCA, Thriller, Smoke on Water and the Concordia Fight Song. Pep Band is open to any HS Band member.

Annual Musical-Pit Orchestra Ensemble (G9-G12)

Members of HS Band and Orchestra
Auditions for the Musical-Pit Orchestra Ensemble are held in January to prepare musical accompaniments for the annual HS spring musical in April. Past musicals include Kiss Me Kate and Aida.

Phoenix Strings (G9-G12)

This auditioned string quartet performs at functions within the greater Shanghai area, as well as school functions and concerts.

Men’s Ensemble Choir (G9-G12)

The Men’s Ensemble Choir meets before school to practice; no auditions required. Participants perform in two concerts per school year. Recent selections include Shenandoah; Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair; and Shady Grove.

Women’s Ensemble Choir (G9-G12)

The Women’s Ensemble Choir meets before school to practice; no auditions required. Participants perform in two concerts per school year. Recent selections include Dancing Day by John Rutter, accompanied with the harp; Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Weber; and Simple Song from Mass by Leonard Bernstein.

HS Fall Play (G9-G12)

Auditions will be held Aug. 21 and 22. Rehearsals run four days a week after school, Aug. 26 until production. Additional technical positions include stage manager, assistant director, crew positions—lighting, sound, set construction, costumes, make-up and more.

Visit the High School Theatre page for more information.

HS Spring Musical (G9-G12)

Stage auditions and pit orchestra auditions will be held. Additional technical positions include stage manager, assistant director, crew positions—lighting, sound, set construction, costumes, make-up and more. HS Spring Play (PDF) for more information.

HS Student One-Act Play Series

During the course of Semester 1 students in the playwriting course will write 10-minute one-act plays. Students in the Advanced Acting & Directing class will serve as directors of these original one-act plays, while “Intro to Theatre” students fill backstage roles that work with lighting, sound, design, props, costumes, and more. In December, there will be an Open Audition to any Concordia HS student for roles in the one-act plays. This is a great opportunity for theatre involvement without the commitment to a full production! The plays will be evaluated by non participating Concordia faculty so students receive feedback on their work. Awards will include Outstanding Performance by an Actor and Actress, Outstanding Direction, Best Play and Best Design.

Visit the High School Theatre page for more information.

Phoenix Dancers (G7-G12)

The team practices twice a week during the first semester. The Phoenix Dancers perform at school, community and charity events. The culminating performance is the Concordia Dance Gala, which raises money to support the efforts of a local charity.

iLens Photography Club

Photographs capture the moments that are very valuable priceless. The purpose of the club serves to help capture essence of moments in Concordia students’ life, and help to them to make their memory a more lively one. This club will encourage, and help Concordia members to capture their life and experience in this country/city that they might be leaving one day.
In Concordia, everyone cherishes this opportunity to live in this wonderful and loving environment, and through taking pictures of our surrounding, we will be able to spread our feelings with many others. The club would focus on letting the Concordia community experience the power of observation, and how their live can be much more interesting and meaningful, as they seek out beauty in life through the lenses. These pictures and the emotions and ideas behind them will allow this community to be much more lively and tightly knitted , as we start to see our daily life in others' perspectives, and stand in others' shoes.

Clubs+

High School Student Ambassadors (G9-G12)

The High School Ambassadors’ mission is to “unite the Concordia community by actively welcoming new students, creating a friendly school environment, embracing diversity and helping at school functions.” Each Ambassador is paired with a new student in order to answer questions and assist with transition to Concordia. Additionally, Ambassadors serve the school community by greeting visiting teams, assisting with outgoing transition events and representing the school at special events.

Chinese Club (G9-G12)

Concordia’s Chinese Club gives students opportunities to learn about and appreciate Chinese culture and language.

Concordia Speech and Debate Team/Forensics (G9-G12)

Forensics (or 4N6, as we like to call it) is composed of students who audition for places on the Concordia Speech and Debate Team to compete in APAC Forensics. Auditions for team selection are held early in the school year. Students are encouraged to prepare for and compete in up to three of the events offered at the tournament. The events include: Original Oratory (students write and perform an original persuasive speech), Impromptu (students must think on their feet and compose and deliver a speech on a given general topic), Extemporaneous Speaking (students must be well read on current events and be prepared to draft and deliver a short persuasive speech on a given issue), Oral Interpretation (students prepare a selected prose or poetry piece and delivers it), Solo Acting (students memorize and perform a dramatic piece prepared ahead of time) and Debate (a team of two students research a given topic and debate other teams). 4N6 is fun, exciting and a great way to improve communication skills.

EPIC – Every Person In Christ (G9-G12)

This student-led group includes group discussion, prayer and fellowship. Typically, a book-study format is adopted where students read a pre–assigned chapter from a Christian book and then discuss the chapter as a group. Prayer requests are always shared and a time of prayer concludes the meeting. All students are welcome to attend EPIC and can enter the group at any time during the school year.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Ready! Set! Go! Let the workout begin. Come and become a part of Concordia’s first FCA Huddle. Huddles will provide opportunities to grow as a leader, strengthen your faith and participate in athletic service opportunities both within Concordia and the local community.

FIRST Robotics (G9-G12)

FIRST Robotics provides students with the opportunity to build and compete with a robot of their own design. Students learn and use sophisticated software and hardware and in the process experience project management, programming and teamwork.

French Club (G9-G12)

Concordia’s French Club provides opportunities for students to learn about and appreciate the culture of French-speaking countries.

Global Issues Network (G9-G12)

Focusing upon the world’s most pressing needs, students in the Global Issues Network (GIN) Club discuss, debate and develop a deeper understanding of the connections that exist between the issues and create cooperative initiatives to solve these problems. Concordia participates in the annual Global Issues Network Conference that is sponsored by EARCOS – East Asia Regional Conference of Schools.

Growing A Future Organization (G9-G10)

GAFO is a non-profit student organization , which was established in 2005. Seeing the problems of rural Thai schools, which are under-financed and unable to provide proper education to its students, GAFO was established with a mission to construct “self–reliant” schools, independent of outside funds. The idea behind this is to “provide, not give.” Therefore, the school will have the opportunity to self-improve and gain self-sustainability rather than depend on annual donations.

Marine Ecology (G9-G12)

Are you interested in the ocean and marine ecology? For the past four years, students and teachers from Concordia have taken data on reefs near Racha Yai Island, Thailand as part of a five-year longitudinal study of reef health. Data from the study has already been published and has been used to change conservation laws in Thailand. First year participants will receive training for their PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water and Reef Check certifications. Returning participants can complete their PADI Rescue or Master Scuba Diver certifications. During the trip to Thailand in June, students complete multiple days of data collection on the reef ecosystem using a strict scientific protocol created by the Reef Check Foundation.

HS Model United Nations (G9-G12)

Concordia participates in multi-school conferences that mimic the United Nations Charter with member nations being represented by students. Students research relevant topics and prepare speeches to express their point of view.

National History Day - Senior Division (G9-G12)

During this school year, students from Concordia and other Shanghai-area high schools prepare a research paper, documentary film, website or dramatic performance based upon the year's theme. Judges award designations for exemplary work and top finishers have the opportunity to advance to the U.S. National History Day Final Contest. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for each of the research project categories.

Physics Masterclass

The U.S. Particle Physics Masterclass is an interactive experience in which high school students currently enrolled in Concordia’s physics classes experience particle physics through the mentorship of research physicists. Starting with three hours of masterclass preparation, students engage in investigations that address how physicists use indirect evidence to explore phenomena, the Standard Model, and physics concepts that govern how particles behave. On the day of Masterclass students get an overview of particle physics history, learn about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and interact informally with research physicists while analyzing real CERN data. In the day’s investigation, students analyze event displays to learn more about LHC data. After the analysis, students discuss results among themselves and with the physicist(s) and teacher(s). The students join a world-wide video conference in which they discuss results with students at other institutions who have analyzed similar data. Through discussions, students are able to elevate their analysis of event displays to achieve a greater understanding of particle physics. By engaging in these aspects of scientific research, students increase their scientific literacy.

Quiz Bowl (G9-G12)

Do you know the location of the Atacama Desert?
Do you know about the dispute between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz?
Can you name the Renaissance man known for painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling and sculpting David?
Which treaty was earlier, the Treaty of Versailles or the Treaty of Paris?

If you know the answers to these questions or have thousands of random facts floating around in your brain you should be in Quiz Bowl. In Quiz Bowl, teams of four to six students compete to answer questions from all high school academic areas as well as the occasional current events, pop culture or sports question. Competitions may be single or multi-day events.

Science Club (G9-G12)

The Science Club is open to students who have an interest in science and want to be involved in activities that promote science.

Spanish Club (G8-G12)

The Spanish Club is open to students in Grades 8 through 12 and meets on average three times per month usually during lunch or on Saturdays. Spanish Club introduces students to language and cultural experiences related to Spanish-speaking countries. Past activities have included: cooking Spanish and Mexican food, playing language games, watching movies and TV shows in Spanish, a Mexican-themed Christmas party, Latin dancing, taco sales for charity, Spanish-language based games (Boggle, Banana grams etc), Mexican Independence Day celebration and making piñatas.

YEP Club (G2-G12)

Students of all grade levels can work together to support projects through Concordia’s flagship charity—originally named the Yunnan Education Project. Youth empower progress in rural China through education and human-care projects. Concordia students will build friendships with YEP scholarship recipients and enjoy various ways to be involved with YEP efforts. This multi-grade level club fosters interaction with students from other grade levels—providing older students with leadership opportunities and providing younger students with mentors from whom they can also learn leadership skills.

Media

Student Journalism Association (G9-G12)

The Concordia Student Journalism Association provides a select group of HS students with the opportunity to be an extension of the school’s communication efforts. This Association provides students with real-world outlets for various modes of communication. Students will write articles, provide interviews or other text or take photographs for Shanghai-area publications as well as the school’s own website and media.

United Herald Broadcasting (G9-G12)

United Herald Broadcasting is a student-run initiative that serves as a herald for high school information, brings greater unity and school spirit during school events, and entertains the hard-working student population. Centered upon the grounds of Broadcast Journalism, this organization also provides motivated students with the opportunity to express their talents in writing, speaking, and using technology. Students are involved in producing, script writing, anchoring, filming, and editing.

Yearbook Club (G9-G12)

Learn the process of publication, from planning to page to print. Have a hand in creating the book that will stand as a record of your high school career. Help determine what to emphasize and highlight as you give your memories permanence. For those with an entrepreneurial bent, selling advertising and creating ad copy is a satisfying option; there is something for everyone joining the yearbook club. Meeting dates are determined by staff; different sections may meet independently of each other, so drop in any day after school.

Zeitgeist Magazine (G9-G12)

Zeitgeist is Concordia’s groundbreaking literary magazine, with a keen focus on student contributions. A student initiative that was founded in 2011, this magazine seeks to entertain, while providing a platform for Concordia’s aspiring talents, be it through the arts, or through writing. The magazine plans to publish one issue every two months.

Student Eligibility

Eligibility Policy

Initial eligibility for participation in significant (sport seasons, major dramatic productions, MUN participation, conference/convention participation, etc) co-curricular activities will be determined through a review of the student progress report/report card issued prior to the co-curricular in question. In the case of beginning of school year activities, the prior year-end final grade for each course will be used to determine eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any student with two or more F’s on a report card will be ineligible to participate in the next co-curricular season.
  • Any student with one F and two or more D’s on a report card will be ineligible to participate in the next co-curricular season.
  • For a mid-term determination of eligibility: The Principal, Assistant Principal and Counselor will review any student’s progress reports that demonstrate the above grades for eligibility consideration.

Roles of Administrators

Counselor's Role
  • To create bi-weekly student at-risk report.
  • To meet with the Assistant Principal after every progress reporting period
    (every two weeks) to discuss at-risk students.
Assistant Principal's Role
  • To meet with each student declared ineligible.
  • To send a letter home to parents to be signed indicating their understanding of their child’s ineligible status.
Principal's Role
  • To meet with the assistant principal and counselor prior to every major activity “sign-up” to review the list of at-risk students to confirm ineligible status.