Griffin
Academics

INSPIRING STEM FUTURES starts from a very young age. The current Griffin Academics Programme offers two exciting STEM opportunities to Primary School students.

Antwerp International School is proud to be partnering with the Thomas More STEM Academy (WIWETER) to offer an exciting Primary School Programming Course. The course will gradually introduce computational thinking in a playful way, using a series of screen-based and non-screen-based activities. During the lessons, which are taught in English, children will sample several programming activities such a Beebots and Ozobots.

The Academy is open to students in Grade 1 and 2 from AIS and local schools. A maximum of 20 students can sign up.

There will be nine sessions on Wednesdays from 15:30 to 16:45 in March, April, May and June, all taking place at AIS, Veltwijcklaan 180 (enter via Reception in Moerenhoutlaan), 2180 Ekeren.

Registration opens in late February for AIS and early March for other schools. It closes at the end of March. Exact dates and methods for registering will be communicated at a later date.

The cost for the whole course is €85. The fee is tax deductible for Belgian tax payers under the “kinderopvang”system.


Antwerp International School is proud to be partnering with the US Mission to the EU to offer Club Invention after school. Participants are presented with fun challenges that emphasize STEM concepts, creative problem solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship through innovation.

The Castles, Catapults and Coats of Arms module weaves Middle Ages history, basic scientific principles and hands-on creativity through the challenges of each day. Children discover how everyday inventiveness existed, even in a time of suppressed learning. While assuming the roles of lords, knights, craftspeople and serfs, children work in cooperative groups to complete each task. The course is taught in English.

The Academy is open to students in Grades 3 to 5 from AIS and local schools. A maximum of 16 students can sign up.

There will be eight sessions on Wednesdays from 15:30 to 16:45 in March, April, May and June, all taking place at AIS, Veltwijcklaan 180 (enter via Reception in Moerenhoutlaan), 2180 Ekeren.

Registration opens in late February for AIS and early March for other schools. It closes at the end of March. Exact dates and methods for registering will be communicated at a later date.

The cost for the whole course is €85.