Extracurricular activities

Sports, Music, Robotics, Dance, Chess… TES offers a variety of activities for every age group. Discover them all and register to your favorite ones!

Before registering for any activity, please read about our conditions and terms from the Extracurricular activities Policy (Updated on 16 December 2021).

Nursery

NB! This activity is full!

Art for Nursery’s main goals are to get familiar with different art techniques: painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking and explore shape, lines, colors while expressing oneself and having fun along the way! Little students will also be introduced to art history and discover major artists, as well as forms of art from various cultures and time periods.

As often as possible, the lesson will be linked to an exhibition happening in Tallinn or in Estonia. A great opportunity to discover Estonian artists or plan a museum visit for the family!

Every child attending the activity will receive an “art portfolio” consisting of his/her works and pictures of the creating process. This portfolio will be brought home by the students at the end of each month.

Languages of the lesson: English and French

  • Group: Nursery
  • Time: Tuesday 16:30-17:15
  • Fee: 25€/month
  • Teacher: Astrid de Boisfleury

Active Studio invites nursery level girls and boys to a dance and body movement class! 

This is a developing and fun class, where we engage in rhythm and dance games, develop coordination, learn how to move to music, be creative, do different exercises and dance.

  • Group: Nursery 1 and 2
  • Time: Friday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Kadi Valgma

Would your child benefit from having some extra time learning the basics of English? Then come along to the English Club. We will use songs, rhymes, pictures, movement, and games to help each individual child build up their confidence and word banks.

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Thursday 16:00-16:30
  • Fee: 46€/month
  • Teacher: Rebekah Wisbey

KOIT DANCE SCHOOL offers students gymnastic dance lessons, where dances are created through various acrobatic elements. The training focuses on creating unity, training skills, and learning responsibility. Students’ physical abilities are developed in the lessons and the child’s individual age-appropriate development is contributed. Dance lessons are based on general physical dance training, where you get to know and feel your body. Dance steps are learned, and choreography is created. Technically correct performance and body awareness play an important role. Part of the lesson is spent on mats, where acrobatic elements are learned, and flexibility exercises are performed. The content and structure of the lesson will be adapted to the group.

  • Group: Nursery 1 and 2
  • Time:
    • Wednesday 17:15-18:00
    • Friday 17:15-18:00
  • Fee:
    • Once per week: 33€/month
    • Twice per week: 50.60€/month
  • Teacher: Malle Alvela

NB! This activity is full!

Hola! I am Carlos from Madrid, and I am a kindergarten teacher. It is my 3rd year working in the Nursery at TES.

Would you like your child to get to know Spanish with a native speaker? We will learn through reading stories, playing games, and working in teams.

I offer 40 minutes of Spanish immersion lessons weekly for kids from Nursery 1 to Primary 1, language level 0.

I am excited to hear from you!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Tuesday 16:15-16:50
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Carlos Rodriguez

My name is Carlos. I have been working as a Motor Skills teacher at TES for 2 years. I am a qualified kindergarten teacher and Sports teacher.

During sports activity lessons the children will improve their physical skills and learn more about how important it is to have an active and balanced life.

Get ready for a healthy journey!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Thursday 16:15-16:50
  • Fee: 23€/month
  • Teacher: Carlos Rodriguez

NB! This activity is full!

Zumbinos is a Zumba like class for children. We dance and have a lot of fun. Games with music. Learning routines and of course times of interpretation. We learn rhythm, body and spatial awareness and develop our memories.

Come and join the dance party and express yourself however you wish!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Tuesday 16:00-16:30
  • Fee: 26.50€/month
  • Teacher: Rebekah Wisbey

Primary

Do you also feel like Art lessons just fly by?

This is your chance to join the extracurricular Art club for more Art!

Have fun, learn, create, express, and challenge yourself, develop new skills, solve problems and try something new every week!

  • Groups: Primary 1-2 and Primary 3-5
  • Times:
    • Wednesday 14:30-15:15 (P1-P2)
    • Friday 15:15-16:15 (P3-P5)
  • Fee:
    • 34.50€/month (P1-P2)
    • 40.30€/month (P3-P5)
  • Teacher: Inna Inanna Soone

There are many benefits playing basketball such as strength, shape, heart health, stress relief, quick thinking, hand-eye coordination skills, agility, timing, team building, self-discipline, work ethic, confidence, awareness of space and body.

As passionate sportsman of many fields (athletics, table tennis, cycling, football…) I am especially keen on basketball, first as a player of regional winning team and with a call up for the U-16 national team. Later followed by 7 years of coaching teams participating in school leagues.

If you are interested in more than a leisure game, and you would like to uplift your technical skills to the next level, you are welcome to join the team.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” (Magic Johnson)

  • Group: Primary 5 and Secondary
  • Time: Thursday 16:15-17:15
  • Fee: 35€/month
  • Teacher: Adrian Graziatti

Chess is a strategy board game that was invented in India before the 7th century. Chess is a perfect example of how learning, playing and having fun can be combined. It is also proven that chess can improve memory, elevate creativity, develop perspectives and boost planning skills. And as it was said by Anatoly Karpov (World Champion 1975-1985): “Chess is everything – art, science and sport.”

  • Group: Primary
  • Time: Friday 15:45-17:15
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Karl Erik Olde

Would your child benefit from having some extra time learning the basics of English? Then come along to the English Club. We will use songs, rhymes, pictures, movement, and games to help each individual child build up their confidence and word banks.

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Thursday 16:00-16:30
  • Fee: 46€/month
  • Teacher: Rebekah Wisbey

Football and sports trainings take place at Tallinn European School every Monday and Wednesday for Primary, and every Monday for Nursery students.

Our trainings are versatile and interesting, offering elements from different sports activities to develop children’s movement and coordination. The trainers will teach the child gymnastics, running, jumping, kicking the ball, throwing and movement with the ball. All this is taught through fun developing games.

  • Group: Primary
  • Times:
    • Monday 15:30-16:30
    • Wednesday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee:
    • 23€/month if attended once a week
    • 46€/month if attended twice a week
  • Teacher: Rando Hallik

KOIT DANCE SCHOOL offers students gymnastic dance lessons, where dances are created through various acrobatic elements. The training focuses on creating unity, training skills and learning responsibility. Students physical abilities are developed in the lessons and the child’s individual age-appropriate development is contributed. Dance lessons are based on general physical dance training, where you get to know and feel your body. Dance steps are learned and choreography is created. Technically correct performance and body awareness play an important role. Part of the lesson is spent on mats, where acrobatic elements are learned and flexibility exercises are performed. The content and structure of the lesson will be adapted to the group.

  • Group: Primary
  • Times:
    • Wednesday 16:00-17:00
    • Friday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee:
    • 33€/month if attended once a week
    • 50,60€/month if attended twice a week
  • Teacher: Malle Alvela

NB! This activity is full!

Learn computer science developing 3D games in Roblox Studio. This course will teach children a wide range of skills – 3D modelling, coding, project management and also develop soft skills- like working in teams, communication, creativity. The core of the course is Roblox Studio – a powerful and engaging tool that enable kids to create their own 3D worlds and objects, learn coding and share created games with friends. During the course, each participant is creating 3 different games learning at the same time main modelling technics and coding basics ( loop, condition, triggers, events, parameters, functions etc). Roblox Studio is a free-of-charge tool – that will also give the opportunity to practice at home and continue learning after the end of the course.

Teacher Olga Khodyreva (Tallinn Technical University Bsc, engineering) has four years of teaching experience: XTeadus (robotics and coding for kids), DigiScool Computer School (Algorithmics, Coding, Game development, Web development).

  • Group: Primary 3 to Primary 5
  • Time: Wednesday 16:40-17:40
  • Fee: 41.40€/month
  • Teacher: Olga Khodyreva

NB! This activity is full!

An engaging introduction to robotics and computer science for kids. The course is based on Lego Education Robotic and Scratch curriculum and covers such topics as robotics basics, modelling, basics of mechanics and coding. Lessons are conducted in playful and engaging mode- over 30 robotics and coding projects children will do by themselves and learn how modern technology is changing the world. Kids will develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, modelling and coding skills. This course is a good introduction to next-level IT and technology courses.

Teacher Olga Khodyreva (Tallinn Technical University Bsc, engineering) has four years of teaching experience: XTeadus (robotics and coding for kids), DigiScool Computer School (Algorithmics, Coding, Game development, Web development).

  • Group: Primary 1/2
  • Time: Wednesday 15:30-16:30
  • Fee: 41.40€/month
  • Teacher: Olga Khodyreva
Tim Heath, a full-time novelist and an International Bestselling Author, is delighted to continue to share the joy of storytelling with your children, in a return of last year’s very successful club. Through activities and games for all ages, each student will learn the keys to telling a compelling story, growing in their confidence and ability, as well as their use of vocabulary. With a focus on the practical, students will see stories come alive around them, and from this, become better writers themselves. Students will also hear one of Tim’s own stories told week by week. Don’t miss this fascinatingly enjoyable and unique opportunity for your child!
  • Group: Primary & Secondary
  • Times:
    • Tuesday 15:30-16:15
    • Thursday 15:30-16:15
  • Fee:
    • 34.50€/month if attended once a week
    • 51.80€/month if attended twice a week
  • Teacher: Tim Heath

Being a positive, enthusiastic and an active young woman I dream big and do all my work with great commitment. All my life I have been very passionate about dancing. I’ve done it more seriously for the last ten years now and with that time I’ve studied different styles such as: ballet, hip-hop, show dance, cheerleading, club freestyle, contemporary, jazz and so on. For a year I was also a cheerleader for the biggest basketball team in Estonia. It’s my passion and joy to convey that same feeling and emotion, that I get from these trainings to others!

This group, where I am inviting you, is a place where everyone who wants to dance is welcome with open arms. If you don’t have any experience in dancing then don’t be afraid, just come to this group and we are going to find that courage and passion to dance freely! 😉 All are welcome – beginners and advanced students. Come to the first open lesson and if you like it then you are more than welcome to stay for the whole year to dance with me and all the other students. In the lessons, we are going to do some choreographies, stretches, techniques and your own creations also!

See you in the trainings 🙂

  • Group: Primary 3 to Secondary 3
  • Time: Wednesday 15:00-16:00
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Liis Nesler

NB! This activity is full!

Hola! I am Carlos from Madrid, and I am a kindergarten teacher. It is my 3rd year working in the Nursery at TES.

Would you like your child to get to know Spanish with a native speaker? We will learn through reading stories, playing games, and working in teams.

I offer 40 minutes of Spanish immersion lessons weekly for kids from Nursery 1 to Primary 1, language level 0.

I am excited to hear from you!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Tuesday 16:15-16:50
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Carlos Rodriguez

My name is Carlos. I have been working as a Motor Skills teacher at TES for 2 years. I am a qualified kindergarten teacher and Sports teacher.

During sports activity lessons the children will improve their physical skills and learn more about how important it is to have an active and balanced life.

Get ready for a healthy journey!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Thursday 16:15-16:50
  • Fee: 23€/month
  • Teacher: Carlos Rodriguez

I have always liked sports and developed a keen interest in playing tennis aside from soccer and I will like to share this passion with pupils.

Table tennis is a team sport as well and helps to promote awareness, hand-eye coordination and promotes bonding. Participants are going to learn the rules of the game- service rules and general match play. It is a team sport that develops perseverance and aids concentration as one needs to pay attention to the details of the game. Moreover, players will have fun as they learn the techniques of the game.

  • Group: Primary 5 and Secondary
  • Time: Thursday 15:30-16:30
  • Fee: 34.50€/month
  • Teacher: Samuel Amankwaa

The short film represents a form of storytelling that can deliver a message, like any other form of communication. It is also, a form of art that borrows elements from disciplines including acting, human resource management, creative writing, visual arts, animation, covering the different stages of movie making from casting, directing, filming (photography), producing, editing and delivering the final product.

The participants in “Video and Cinema” are invited to explore different stages of filmmaking presented in an easy way, adapted to young students. In the end, they will have the chance to produce a 3’ Short film or animation applying the knowledge and the skills that they gained in classroom.

The Video and Cinema activity is led by Hanna Geara, holder of a Masters degree in Social communication and art.

  • Group: Primary 3 to Secondary 7
  • Time: Thursday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee: 34.50€/month
  • Teacher: Hanna Geara

In yoga class we enhance physical flexibility, refine balance and coordination, develop focus and coordination, boost confidence and strengthen the mind-body connection. It is a fun class beneficial for the mind and body!

  • Groups: Primary 1/2 and Primary 3/4/5
  • Time:
    • P1-P2: Monday 15:30-16:15
    • P3-P5: Monday 16:15-17:00
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Kadi Valgma

NB! This activity is full!

Zumbinos is a Zumba like class for children. We dance and have a lot of fun. Games with music. Learning routines and of course times of interpretation. We learn rhythm, body and spatial awareness and develop our memories.

Come and join the dance party and express yourself however you wish!

  • Group: Nursery 1 to Primary 1
  • Time: Tuesday 16:00-16:30
  • Fee: 26.50€/month
  • Teacher: Rebekah Wisbey

Secondary

There are many benefits playing basketball such as strength, shape, heart health, stress relief, quick thinking, hand-eye coordination skills, agility, timing, team building, self-discipline, work ethic, confidence, awareness of space and body.

As passionate sportsman of many fields (athletics, table tennis, cycling, football…) I am especially keen on basketball, first as a player of regional winning team and with a call up for the U-16 national team. Later followed by 7 years of coaching teams participating in school leagues.

If you are interested in more than a leisure game, and you would like to uplift your technical skills to the next level, you are welcome to join the team.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” (Magic Johnson)

  • Group: Primary 5 and Secondary
  • Time: Thursday 16:15-17:15
  • Fee: 35€/month
  • Teacher: Adrian Graziatti

Tim Heath, a full-time novelist and an International Bestselling Author, is delighted to continue to share the joy of storytelling with your children, in a return of last year’s very successful club. Through activities and games for all ages, each student will learn the keys to telling a compelling story, growing in their confidence and ability, as well as their use of vocabulary. With a focus on the practical, students will see stories come alive around them, and from this, become better writers themselves. Students will also hear one of Tim’s own stories told week by week. Don’t miss this fascinatingly enjoyable and unique opportunity for your child!

  • Group: Primary & Secondary
  • Times:
    • Tuesday 15:30-16:15
    • Thursday 15:30-16:15
  • Fee:
    • 34.50€/month if attended once a week
    • 51.80€/month if attended twice a week
  • Teacher: Tim Heath

Being a positive, enthusiastic and an active young woman I dream big and do all my work with great commitment. All my life I have been very passionate about dancing. I’ve done it more seriously for the last ten years now and with that time I’ve studied different styles such as: ballet, hip-hop, show dance, cheerleading, club freestyle, contemporary, jazz and so on. For a year I was also a cheerleader for the biggest basketball team in Estonia. It’s my passion and joy to convey that same feeling and emotion, that I get from these trainings to others!

This group, where I am inviting you, is a place where everyone who wants to dance is welcome with open arms. If you don’t have any experience in dancing then don’t be afraid, just come to this group and we are going to find that courage and passion to dance freely! 😉 All are welcome – beginners and advanced students. Come to the first open lesson and if you like it then you are more than welcome to stay for the whole year to dance with me and all the other students. In the lessons, we are going to do some choreographies, stretches, techniques and your own creations also!

See you in the trainings 🙂

  • Group: Primary 3 to Secondary 3
  • Time: Wednesday 15:00-16:00
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Liis Nesler

Starting this October, TES students have the opportunity to join a student-company entrepreneurship course where they’ll have a unique chance to actually put their business ideas into action. By founding a student company in small teams, the students will learn about methods for brainstorming business ideas, marketing, financial accounting and how to establish, operate and terminate a student-company. Additionally, the students will learn about teamwork, conflict resolution and motivation in teams. The course is instructed by a teacher who is currently working at a start-up and has previous experience with student-companies. All S4-S7 students are welcome to join, further information about the schedule will follow.

I have always liked sports and developed a keen interest in playing tennis aside from soccer and I will like to share this passion with pupils.

Table tennis is a team sport as well and helps to promote awareness, hand-eye coordination and promotes bonding. Participants are going to learn the rules of the game- service rules and general match play. It is a team sport that develops perseverance and aids concentration as one needs to pay attention to the details of the game. Moreover, players will have fun as they learn the techniques of the game.

  • Group: Primary 5 and Secondary
  • Time: Thursday 15:30-16:30
  • Fee: 34.50€/month
  • Teacher: Samuel Amankwaa

The short film represents a form of storytelling that can deliver a message, like any other form of communication. It is also, a form of art that borrows elements from disciplines including acting, human resource management, creative writing, visual arts, animation, covering the different stages of movie making from casting, directing, filming (photography), producing, editing and delivering the final product.

The participants in “Video and Cinema” are invited to explore different stages of filmmaking presented in an easy way, adapted to young students. In the end, they will have the chance to produce a 3’ Short film or animation applying the knowledge and the skills that they gained in classroom.

The Video and Cinema activity is led by Hanna Geara, holder of a Masters degree in Social communication and art.

  • Group: Primary 3 to Secondary 7
  • Time: Thursday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee: 28.80€/month
  • Teacher: Hanna Geara

Volleyball is a great activity to stay healthy and fit, it is also a great way to stay involved in social activities.
There are a lot of health benefits of volleyball. Volleyball:
– improves hand-eye coordination
– builds agility, coordination, speed, reaction and balance
– builds muscular strength
-improves interpersonal skills.

I am a volleyball player Julija, the captain of the Estonian National team. I have been playing volleyball for 25 years. During those years I have been playing professionally in numerous countries, and I have also been coaching young people in different age groups.
As I have many experiences with volleyball, I would like to forward my knowledge and create the interest of this great sport among young people.

You are very welcome to join our team!

  • Group: Secondary girls
  • Time: Tuesday 16:00-17:00
  • Fee: 35€/month
  • Teacher: Julija Mõnnakmäe

Individual Lessons

NB! This activity is full!

Drumming is a great way to develop coordination and dexterity alongside entertaining rhythmical exercises that support the evolvement of musical as well as mathematical thinking. During our lessons we will cover the basics of many different music genres like pop, rock, swing, latin etc, and not only play the drum set but also familiarize ourselves with other percussive instruments such as the congas and bongos, tambourines, shakers and so forth.

My name is Hans K. Pikani and I have played the drums since I was 15 years old. I graduated from G. Ots Tallinn Music School in 2019 and started my undergraduate studies at Viljandi Academy of Culture. I have taught in children’s summer camps for 10 years and for the last 2 years gave drumming lessons at Kaarli Kool in Tallinn. I have been teaching drumming at TES for a year now and recently started a new job as a drumming teacher at Viljandi Huvikool.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 23,00€
    • 45 min – 28,80€
  • Teacher: Hans Kristjan Pikani

As a pro flautist, I am happy to teach flute and recorder to beginners and advanced students at TES.

Little ones are recommended to start with a recorder first to know what a woodwind instrument and fingerings are, as a real flute is too heavy and big for them 🙂

Check my website (http://mizukishindo.com/) to find out more about me, and please do not hesitate to contact me. I am waiting! 😀

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 25€ (recorder); 30€ (flute)
    • 45 min – 35€ (flute)
  • Teacher: Mizuki Shindo

NB! This activity is full!

Mathieu is a professional guitar player, composer, and music teacher from France with more than 20 years of international experience. He has been a backing guitarist for some top-selling artists in France, touring around Europe, recording in some of the most prestigious studios and collaborating with world-class musicians. He has released 2 albums with his own project “KSIZ”, distributed worldwide. In addition to his music career, Mathieu has always been sharing his passion with amateur and professional students of all ages. His versatility allows him to teach

and explain many different music genres (such as jazz, blues, brazilian, funk, rock, hard-rock, etc) on both electric and acoustic guitar, to beginners as well as more advanced players. Patient, organized, reliable, flexible and earnest, Mathieu is a dedicated instructor who thinks that having a good time is the key to good learning. The content of the lessons will be adapted to each individual student depending on their age, level and musical preferences. In addition to practicing the guitar, the students will also benefit of some notions of solfege and harmony. Mathieu is also teaching in Georg Otsa nimeline Tallinna Muusikakool.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 22€
    • 45 min – 28€
    • 60 min – 35€
  • Teacher: Mathieu Spaeter

Hi! My name is Kairiin, and I teach piano. I’ve been playing the piano since the age of 7 and am currently studying at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. I’ve also been active in different bands and orchestras. I wish to pass on the music knowledge I’ve learned in 14 years.

The piano is a great instrument because you can play pretty much anything you want on it – basslines, chords, melodies. It’s like a mini-orchestra. It doesn’t matter if you like classical, pop or even rock music, in some months you will be able to play your favourite song on the piano.

In the lessons we will mostly focus on learning to read sheet music, using correct techniques and understanding basic music theory. We will also have some fun with synthesizers – explore different sounds, play along with a beat, and also improvise and make our own music.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 23€
    • 45 min – 30€
  • Teacher: Kairiin Kukk

NB! This activity is full!

My name is Maria and I have been teaching piano for over 20 years! At the moment I work besides Tallinn European School also at the Estonian Music Academy and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Teaching piano is my passion and work at the same time. I would be happy to share all my knowledge and enjoy music together!

Piano lessons and practice can be fun and creative! We learn chords, melodies, sight-reading sheet music, combining hands, ear training, key signatures, and so much more while playing favourite songs and music genres. I have an individual approach to each student. Lessons at TES are available on Tuesdays and Fridays!

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 23€
    • 45 min – 30€
  • Teacher: Maria Bachmann

My name is Mizuki from Japan 🙂
I teach kids in different ways in their early stage, which I do from my 13-year teaching early-stage kids experience. Every student is different, and the last thing I want to do is to take away the student’s motivation and their love and interest in the world of music. I also guide advanced students through further training, choosing pieces/exercises depending on their aim.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 25€
    • 45 min – 30€
  • Teacher: Mizuki Shindo

Personalised and individual vocal coaching sessions are the most effective to get guidance and support through your journey to Find Your Voice!

In the solo singing lessons, students can:

  • Develop and improve the singing skills,
  • Work on the skills of articulation and diction,
  • Practice on the performing skills.

Teacher Ms Ivi Rausi-Haavasalu is an Estonian jazz singer and experienced vocal coach. You can read more about her at www.ivirausi.com or listen to her on Spotify.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 25€
    • 45 min – 35€
  • Teacher: Ivi Rausi-Haavasalu

With Individual lessons children can learn how to play the violin and master classical violin basics. Folk music and favourite tunes can also be integrated into the learning process besides standard classical repertory.

Children aged 12 and above have the possibility to learn viola.

Individual lesson times will be agreed upon individually. Contact Talvi Nurgamaa: talvi.nurgamaa@gmail.com

Talvi Nurgamaa graduated in Estonia as a string teacher, has also studied viola at the University of Music and Performing arts Vienna. Talvi is currently teaching at Old Town College Music school and possesses good experience in teaching children. She has participated in many international masterclasses and likes to learn and practice new things.

  • Fees (per lesson):
    • 30 min – 25€
    • 45 min – 30€
  • Teacher: Talvi Nurgamaa

If you have any questions regarding extracurricular activities, please contact our Activity Manager Liis Teras: liis.teras@est.edu.ee.

We might add more activities to the schedule during the school year and some activities might drop out due to low attendance. All the changes in the schedule will be announced on our website.

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