Our Community

Warm and welcoming, our worldly community and family atmosphere prepares our students for a pluralistic society.

Clubs & Activities

Activities that are offered each trimester may change depending upon faculty interest and expertise.

You may view Service Clubs here

 

Art Club

This activity meets in the Art room on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and is open to any student interested in visual arts.

Debate Club

In this acitivity, students learn how to construct a compelling argument.  How to cross-examine an opponent. How to win debates.  How to speak in front of an audience with style and confidence.  Whether you're thinking about becoming a lawyer, a businessman, a journalist, or a scientist-- these are skills you need for real success in any field.  (And they'll also give you a real boost in writing effective essays, at TASIS and at university!) This activity  will not only bring out your best but also give you opportunities to explore controversial topics and compete with students from other schools.

Duke of Edinburgh

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."

Film Club

Film club is about embracing a passion for watching movies!  The goal is to explore films across a variety of genres and cultures.  Along with a bag of popcorn and snacks, we watch and discuss films.  What makes them interesting, successful, dramatic, exciting or provocative?  Previous movies have included classics like Casablanca and The Graduate; foreign language films like Water (India) and Pan’s Labrynth (Spain); musicals Moulon Rouge; art house films such as Being John Malkovich, recent films like The Ides of March, old school comedies such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and modern day classics such as Shawshank Redemption.  Film club is also open to suggestions!  Come join us and let’s talk movies! 

Gardening Club

The Fleming Garden Club, which meets Mondays and Wednesdays, helps maintain the Fleming Garden, which produces a healthy harvest of organic vegetables and herbs in the summer and early autumn. Activities involve weeding, planting, and various infrastructural improvements.

Global Issues Network

Global Issues Network (GIN) is a focused international community of highschool and university students, working to improve worldwide problems through action and discussion, both locally and internationally. Through project based learning activities, GIN helps students realise they can make a difference by empowering them to develop solutions for global problems with their peers in other schools and with leaders in international organizations. The International GIN conference is held in Luxembourg every year in March and TASIS students work towards presenting their action plan and project updates at the conference.

The Model United Nations

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.

Robotics

Whether you're interested in learning to build your first robot or an experienced builder, it's the ultimate combination of fun, competition, and teamwork. It's also the coolest way there is to learn about the science and math behind everything from Mars probes to the latest theme park rides.

Student Cooperative

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.

Yearbook Activity

Yearbook is an after school activity that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Participants plan, design, take photos, interview, and edit the upper school yearbook.  The activity requires that participants attend some school events outside of the activity times.  Team Yearbook would love to have people committed to creating a dynamic yearbook during the next two activity terms.  The work is hard; however, it is also highly gratifying.
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