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Half Day Summer Programme

Half Day Summer Programme

2 July - 24 Aug 2024

13 months - 17 Years Old

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Beat the heat and keep your children busy having fun, socialising, and learning at these great summer camps for all ages! From 3 July - 25 Aug, Ages 4 months to 17 year olds are welcomed to join our Summer Camps including playgroups, sports, language, arts, STEM and even online courses to provide maximum flexibility for parents. With full and half-day options available, you can choose the perfect camp to fit your child's needs. Our camps are designed to help children improve their language skills while instilling a love of learning in a fun and engaging way. Students ages 5-10 can join a language camp in the morning and follow with a multi-sports camp in the afternoon for a full day of learning and fun!

*More programmes and locations coming soon, if you wish to receive any updates about our Summer Camps, please fill up the Interest Form HERE


**Enrol now for summer camps and save 5% with promo code ESF_SEB5! Offer ends 31st March 2024.

Discover Our Half Day Holiday Camps

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Journey with Commander Earth

Lower Kindergarten: 3- 4 years (Suitable for students who are studying K1)
Upper Kindergarten: 4-5 years (Suitable for students who are studying K2)
Primary: 6-8 years

Join Commander Earth for 4 weeks of adventure as he travels over, under, forwards and backwards throughout the world, space and time! This course uses drama, games, story books, art to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst broadening knowledge and experiences. With four weeks of programmes to choose from, students will embark on an exciting new journey each week, such as....
Over - creep through the jungle to learn about wildlife; trek through the rainforest and meet indigenous tribes and endangered species
Under - dive into the sea and explore the magnificent coral and hidden treasures; discover ways to protect our oceans through conservation and environment related projects
Backwards - travel back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth to discover more about extinction; brave fire breathing dragons to save the princess from the castle tower
Forwards - launch into space for a galactic adventure; design cities of the future explore these wild and wacky worlds.

The course materials are on a 4 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-4 are different every week and Weeks 5-8 start the rotation again.

Kindergarten Preparation

K1 starters (Unaccompanied)

This course is for students who will be starting K1 after the summer. Students will develop their independence and confidence in an ESF kindergarten environment, as they explore nursery rhymes and well-loved stories through a variety of hands-on learning experiences.

This camp is different every week, so students can join for up to 4 weeks!

Summer Phonics Course - Kindergarten

Ages 4 - 6 years

This course is a great introduction to phonics but can also build on your child’s existing phonic knowledge. It is delivered in a very fun way with lots of group work and movement.
During the programme, students will learn:

· The basic letter sounds
· The principles of decoding words
· To play games in order to hear different sounds, using vowels and consonants
· To build longer phonic words
· To blend and segment the sounds and use words
· To begin the structure of writing lower and upper case sounds

One lesson per week x 4 weeks every Wednesday (option to do 2 months consecutively)

Primary Preparation

P1 / Year 1 starters

This course is for kindergarten graduates who will be starting P1 after the summer. It provides a boost of skills, confidence and independence through lots of fun games, drama and activities in an ESF primary school setting.

Over the course of two weeks, students will practise a range of essential skills which will provide an important foundation to ease their transition into primary school. This includes development of their understanding of the following: up to 100 high frequency words; capital letters and simple punctuation; basic sentence structure; speaking clearly during presentations; vocabulary development through a range of medium including art projects.

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again.


**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended.

First Steps in English

Lower Primary (6-8 years old),
Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

This course focuses on the basic fundamentals of the English language. The lessons will provide a firm foundation for understanding and being able to apply basic grammar rules which are essential for communicating effectively.

Students will work on sentence structure and grammar to improve communication skills through a range of engaging writing and speaking activities.

Everyday English for different life scenarios, in both formal and informal settings, will also be covered. This includes essential English for overseas travel and basic email English.

*Please note that First Steps in English courses are only for beginners or those at a very basic level of English. If your child has a good grasp of English, please choose a different course from the range on offer from ESF Explore

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 start the rotation again.
**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended

Primary Reader's Theatre

Ages 6-8 years

Reader’s Theatre is a technique to develop reading with understanding and fluency. Using a variety of scripts to practise and apply new techniques, students will:

· Become immersed in Reader’s Theatre to bring scripts to life as they work together to read and act out stories and their own writing
· Practise phonics, pronunciation and intonation through character portrayal and presentations
· Build vocabulary and creativity through their own script writing
· Be immersed in a rich, English speaking environment to build their understanding, confidence and enjoyment of the language.

This course is a great opportunity for your child to develop their English language proficiency. The carefully selected scripts give students essential practice in oral reading fluency and public speaking. The scripts also provide an opportunity for group interaction and student cooperation.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:



Primary Creative Writing

Lower Primary (6-8 years old), Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

Whether you know oxymoron from onomatopoeia or haiku from hyperbole, each week students will learn a range of techniques, vocabulary and grammar as they explore different text types.

Week 3 / 7 - Creative Writing: Creative juices will be flowing this week as students explore poetic and literary devices to bring their ideas to life. Our budding writers will then present their work at Open Day at the end of the week.

** Please note that students need to be at the early writing stage to join the Lower Primary Writing programme. This includes spelling some commonly used words and attempting to write sentences independently. Students who do not meet this requirement will be better suited to the Commander Earth programme in which there will still be some writing components but at a more appropriate level.
Primary Writing runs every other week; therefore, we would suggest:



Challenge Your Creativity

Lower Primary (6-8 years old),
Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

Does your child want to ignite his/her imagination? Do they need something to boost their enthusiasm for learning during the holiday? Then join our lively classes where we will spark creativity through fun discussions, games and collaborative storytelling.

Students will:
· Develop creative thinking skills
· Motivate students and increase learning engagement
· Help students see everyday objects and concepts in new and deeper ways
· Improve language skills, foster imagination and curiosity
· Encourage creative writing and development of ideas
· Increase risk-taking skills

This programme runs on Saturdays throughout July.

Upper Primary Debate -Debate & Dialogue

Ages 9-11 years

Debates are fun and engaging activities that exercise the brain to use all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, sometimes concurrently.

In this course, students will:
· Understand how debating works, what the rules are and how to debate effectively
· Use formal language, persuasive techniques and connectives in a speech
· Structure ideas on a given topic, using evidence and examples to enhance arguments
· Develop critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills
· Learn to express themselves confidently, coherently and assertively

This course is suitable for students who are new to debating and those who have already developed a taste for debating in their primary schools. It can also prepare them for a variety of opportunities that they will come across in their secondary schools.

This is a one week course, therefore we suggest:


Secondary Debate

Ages 12-16 years

Join us for some lively discussions this Summer in our Secondary Debate programme. Globally, elections have evolved and politicians have changed their communication tactics. What styles would students take to convey their opinions? Would it be more like Trump or Biden?

Throughout the sessions, students will have plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate a range of topics.

In Secondary Debate students will:

· Analyse language and body language from real debates such as the presidential debates
· Construct arguments using persuasive language and engaging sentence openers
· Learn about tone of voice and vocal delivery during a debate
· Enhance speaking confidence
· Practise rebuttals
· Learn how to research for a debate in an effective manner
· Practise taking notes during a debate to form the basis of another argument
· Put skills into practice with small group and class debates

This is a one week course.

Secondary Life Skills: Resume, Email and Interview Techniques

Ages 12-16 years

This course will offer vital real life skills for students which will prepare them for their eventual university and work careers. Students will learn how to draft their own detail-oriented resumes as well as how to prepare for oral interviews so they are prepared and filled with confidence as they take the next steps in life.

Students will:
· Draft and refine a foundational resume which can be used for potential university or job applications
· Carry out personality and character assessments which assist students find their true core strengths and social and academic areas to develop
· Practice spoken oral skills in mock Interviews as preparation for future opportunities
· Discuss student’s core competencies and how they can relate to different job careers

This is a one week course.

Secondary - Make News Make Sense

Ages 12-16 years

Students will hone their 21st century skills as they delve into the news. Through text analysis, debate and discussion students will review media articles and make sense of the world around us.

Students will:
· Develop 21st century skills: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication
· Identify language and literary devices in the media
· Respond to articles and formulate an argument
· Write a letter to the editor

This is a one week course.

Spanish through Art and Culture

Ages 7-11 years

Spanish is a vibrant language with a fascinating culture. This summer, we are excited to offer our summer Spanish course, in which students are immersed in the Hispanic art and culture as they develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Each day, students will build their understanding of the language through a different component of the culture. From latino music to indigenous art, students will travel in time through all the richness of Hispanic music, customs, people and colours. An immersion into different activities and art projects that will enrich not only their communication skills but also their love for art and their knowledge of different art techniques.

**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 starts the rotation again.
**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended

Drama Stars Creativity Camp

Ages 4-6 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme and become the characters of the story. There will be a filmed/live performance at the end of the course.
Students will:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create their own filmed/live performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Drama Loop Creativity Camp

Ages 6-8 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme, becoming the characters of the story to further embed their learning. There will be a filmed/live performance at the end of the course.
Students will:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create their own filmed/live performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Drama Circle Creativity Camp

Ages 8-12 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will experience all elements of a drama performances, becoming a character, creating their props or costumes, rehearsing and performing. There will be a filmed/live performance at the end of the course.
Students will:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create your own filmed/live performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Multi-Sports Camp

Ages 3-10 years

Summertime is the time to get out and get moving and with an ESF Sports Camp your child will do just that! Providing a safe and enjoyable environment for students, our enthusiastic approach combined with expert coaches with a passion for sport, enables every student to develop their skills and self-confidence in a range of activities, both as an individual and within a group or team dynamic.

.Enhance motor skills through different hand-eye coordination activities.
.Variety athletics and gym exercises that are suitable for children of all ages and levels using balancing bars, ball games, and more.
.Develop and refine sports skills that prepare your child for football, basketball, gymnastics and more!
.Interactive team-building exercises that foster team spirit.

3 - 10 years old will love our day camps that are split into separate age groups. All camps combine a range of age-appropriate activities that aim to develop a core range of skills such as very basic motor skills (running, jumping, turning, balance) through to more sophisticated game-related abilities (teamwork, speed & agility, etc.).

Your child’s enjoyment is at the heart of our sports camps. We deliver programmes that will provide your child with a socially positive experience, increasing their love of sport and improving their sporting skills all through the medium of fun and game-based development.

Wet camps (water activities included) are available at RC, whereas Dry camps do not include any swimming session.

Football Clinics

Ages 5-11 years

ESF Lions Football is running fantastic football camps during the summer holidays.

Join us for this fun camp to improve skills, develop techniques, play games and enjoy playing on the world class pitch at KGV. Football Camps are coached by our expert coaches who will help your child to develop their love of the game of football!

Basketball Clinics

Ages 5-17 years

ESF Tigers will be delivering basketball camps to improve players' individual technical skills and to enhance their knowledge of team play fundamentals.

The sessions will comprise mini-stations covering fundamentals such as passing, shooting and dribbling and will include small-sided games and competitions to test a player's skill level.

If you want to keep your skills up over the Summer break so that you're ready for the rest of the term, don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Swimming Clinics

Ages 3-16 years

ESF Sharks Swimming delivers swimming lessons during summer clinics. Our qualified coaches will help swimmers develop their comfort level in the water, improve stroke technique through fun games and activities in the water.

*Due to health and safety concerns, please note that parents are not allowed to enter the venue or the poolside area.

Fencing Clinics

Ages 5-8 years

Learn the art of sword in Summer with an ESF Fencing clinic! Our clinics are aimed at developing your child's fundamental skills of fencing which will enable them to become strong and resilient fencers.
Our friendly and qualified coaches provide a supportive and enjoyable learning environment and will help your child to develop a love of the sport!

Our fencing clinics are opened to all young students - both ESF and non-ESF students.

Tennis Clinics

Ages 4-11 years

Tennis is undeniably one of the most popular family sports in the world. Students of all ages and abilities can enjoy tennis and challenge themselves to develop a lifelong skill set.

Our highly experienced ESF Tennis Coaching Team strongly believes in a fun, dynamic, and energetic style of teaching, which will instill a strong base of fundamentals as well as a true love for the game. With a progressive class schedule and competitions for beginners through advanced players, our tennis programmes give your children valuable experience that they can use throughout their lives.

Gymnastics Clinics

Ages 5-10 years

Tumble, roll, bounce, flex and cartwheel your way through the school holidays with an ESF Gymnastics clinic! Our clinics are aimed at developing your child's fundamental gymnastics abilities through floor, beam and vault skill building.


Cheerleading and Rhythmic
– A great way to improve the gymnastics skills with sessions including innovative gymnastic programmes, Rhythmic Gymnastics Cheerleading, games to support healthy, happy children in a high-energy learning environment.

Our friendly and qualified coaches provide a supportive and enjoyable learning environment and will help your child to develop a love of the sport!

Our gymnastics clinics are open to the public.

Krav Maga Clinics

Ages 5-8 Years

Our Krav Maga course heightens children's awareness of everyday safety issues and enables them to learn self-defense techniques in a relatively short amount of time. Classes are carefully adapted to match the student's respective age, as well as their physical and mental abilities. Through a specially designed Krav Maga training program and games-based activities, children are taught how to recognize common threats like bullies and kidnappers, and even dangerous situations like fire and natural disasters.

Primary Science - STEM: Past, Present & Future

Lower Primary (6-8 years old),
Upper Primary (9-11 years old)

Technology is advancing and the world is evolving, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has come to the fore and it is now vital for all students to know the essentials of this subject….or lose out!

Students will gain vital hands-on skills as they dive deep into engineering, design and simple technology challenges. Not only will they learn about the scientific method, they will also develop an understanding of a range of text types such as explanations and reports as they write up their experiments.

Week 2 / 6 - Ancient Science: From ancient irrigation methods to mummification, students will step back in time and complete STEM challenges based on ancient civilisations

Week 4 / 8 - Science Carnival: Students will become immersed in the carnival theme in which they will work on a series of mini-projects, including putting their knowledge of forces and motion into action by building their own carnival game to be played at Open Day

Primary Science runs every other week, therefore we suggest:



Spanish through Art and Culture

Ages 7-11 years

Spanish is a vibrant language with a fascinating culture. This summer, we are excited to offer our summer Spanish course, in which students are immersed in the Hispanic art and culture as they develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Each day, students will build their understanding of the language through a different component of the culture. From latino music to indigenous art, students will travel in time through all the richness of Hispanic music, customs, people and colours. An immersion into different activities and art projects that will enrich not only their communication skills but also their love for art and their knowledge of different art techniques.


**The course materials are on a 2 week rotation, meaning Weeks 1-2 are different and Weeks 3-4 starts the rotation again.
**Students can enrol for 1 or 2 weeks of classes but 2 weeks is recommended

Drama Stars Creativity Camp

Ages 4-6 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme and become the characters of the story. There will be a filmed/live performance at the end of the course.

Course content:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create their own filmed performance

Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Drama Loop Creativity Camp

Ages 6-8 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will study an engaging theme, becoming the characters of the story to further embed their learning. There will be a filmed/live performance at the end of the course.
Students will:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create their own filmed performance


Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Drama Circle Creativity Camp

Ages 8-12 years

Combining acting, music, movement and theatre-crafts, students will experience all elements of a drama performances, becoming a character, creating their props or costumes, rehearsing and performing. There will be a filmed performance at the end of the course.
Students will:
· Learn wide-ranging skills in acting, movement and theatre-crafts
· Perform individually and as a team
· Play fun and challenging games to build their performing skills
· Create costumes, props and set pieces
· Create your own filmed performance


Students can enrol for one or two weeks.

Playgroup Camp (Registration opening soon)

13 months to 2.5 years (accompanied by an adult)

Our play-based learning approach allows our youngest students to develop their curiosity and build early skills in a safe, comfortable environment. Through the exploration of nursery rhymes and much loved stories, students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities to develop their fine motor and gross motor skills, cognitive and language development, and through our sensory activities they will have some messy fun!

Parents can choose from 2, 3, or 5 day options per week.

This camp is different every week, so students can join for 4 consecutive weeks!

Little Explorers

Ages 2 - 3 years (Unaccompanied)

Let us take your children on a summer adventure where we will immerse ourselves in a world of stories, baking, art exploration and singing.

This programme is suitable for children who turn 2 years old from July 1st, but are not eligible to join Kindergarten Preparation.

Students enrol for 2 week blocks, either 3 or 5 day options per block. This camp is different every week, students can join for 8 consecutive weeks!

Kindergarten Preparation

K1 starters (Unaccompanied)

This course is for students who will be starting K1 after the summer. Students will develop their independence and confidence in an ESF kindergarten environment, as they explore nursery rhymes and well-loved stories through a variety of hands-on learning experiences.

This camp is different every week, so students can join for up to 4 weeks!
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"We appreciate the coach, he was able to stimulate the interest of our son to play basketball. The coach taught the kids different kind of skills in basketball and hence everybody had fun and enjoyed the classes. From what we could observe, friendship had also been built up in class as well. In short, the coach did an excellent job in teaching the class and made the experience unforgettable to most of the kids who joined the class if not all. "
- Parent from Summer Camp Basketball Class 2022