Clubs & Activities
Activities that are offered each trimester may change depending upon faculty interest and expertise.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a very popular, challenging and rewarding program offered throughout the UK and much of the Commonwealth. It is valued for the qualities and skills it teaches young people and provides participants with a tremendous sense of achievement. Each level of the Award has four aspects, two of which are already incorporated into the TASIS' Sport/Activity and Community Service programs. The third aspect (Skills) is also often already a part of the student's life. The fourth aspect is the Expedition, which is an outdoor camping activity, though the mode of travel can vary.
Though there are many benefits to participating in the program, in terms of leadership the Award emphasizes "Self-confidence, a sense of responsibility, an understanding of strengths and weaknesses and the ability to lead and work as part of a team."
THIMUN, a registered NGO recognized by the United Nations, is the major Model United Nations event of the year. Overall, it is a five-day role-playing simulation of the United Nations designed specifically for secondary school students, which takes place in the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. THIMUN attracts approximately three thousand two hundred (3,200) students from approximately 200 schools around the world and is quite intense. The MUN programs are among the finest academic extra-curricular activities available today for high school students.
The object of THIMUN is to seek, through discussion, negotiation, and debate, solutions to the various problems of the world including questions relating to human rights, the environment, economic development, disarmament, the problems of youth and of refugees, as well as the more critical issues of war and peace. Students achieve a deep insight into the world’s problems, and THIMUN makes them aware of the causes of conflict, and the interests and motivations of nations. It also teaches them cooperation in a variety of ways.
The Student Cooperative is a student-led organization for young entrepreneurs with a simple goal – to make profits for charity.
Under the Cooperative umbrella, new and established venture groups benefit from each other's support and guidance as they take their own business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. The Student Cooperative is a student-led organization for young entrepreneurs with a simple goal – to make profits for charity. Under the Cooperative umbrella, new and established venture groups benefit from each other's support and guidance as they take their own business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace.