Co-curricular Programmes | Aga Khan Academies

Co-curricular Programmes

Co-curricular programmes enable students to realise their potential in a variety of settings beyond the classroom. They strive to develop students’ self-awareness, their awareness of school and community needs and opportunities, and to learn how to apply their gifts and skills to make an impact.

The co-curricular programmes are clustered into three main streams, each with a different focus and experiential learning opportunity.

Expression

Creative expression, whether through visual or performing arts, engages students to think creatively and express their identities and thoughts aesthetically. Through theatre, art, music and drama, students learn to work together and infuse their projects with the values and lessons from other parts of their schooling. Individual and collaborative creative projects emphasise growth and development through personal challenge, ultimately resulting in achievable personal goals.

Action

The student as a reflective practitioner is a basic tenet of the action cluster. Through physical sport – both competitive and non-competitive – students are challenged in their physical growth, and learn values such as good sportsmanship, teamwork and ethical behaviour. They are encouraged to extend themselves by trying different activities and working with teammates to pass on their knowledge. In line with developing the student as a whole, a healthy lifestyle complements and enhances academic achievement.

Citizenship

The Academies align themselves with a student profile and curriculum that encourage knowledge and understanding of humanity and civil society.

Through their involvement in civic activities, students gain an understanding of the practical implications of their work and study.

By collaborating with community groups on sustainable projects, they gain an appreciation for human rights, human dignity, and of how their actions impact the world around them.