Secondary After-School Activities

UPDATE: Registration for Trimester 2 is now closed. Late registration forms are available in the front office. Late registrations will be processed once all other schedules have been processed.

Winter Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 15 January 2018. Please scroll down for the full Winter Trimester activity schedule and activity descriptions.


Tashkent International School (TIS) offers secondary students a wide range of after-school and co-curricular activities throughout the year. The activities are divided into three terms, or trimesters – fall, winter and spring. Some activities such as choir and student councils will run for the whole year. Other activities are only offered for one or two trimesters. New sign-up forms must be completed every trimester.

When signing up for activities, students should understand that they are making a commitment to attend every session. Excessive absences will result in removal from the activity. Instructors take attendance each session.

Please note students in Grade 8 and below are not permitted to remain on campus after school hours unsupervised. Students not participating in an activity should be picked up at the regular dismissal time even if siblings are participating in another activity.

There will be no activities on early dismissal days, such as parent conferences, or on days when there is no school. Throughout the school year, we may have to cancel an activity for reasons beyond our control (i.e. illness of the instructor or inclement weather). Notifications for activity cancellations will be by email. We may also have to cancel some activities if we do not have enough students registered.

For questions, please contact the Activities Coordinator, Andrew Maul, at drewm@tashschool.org


MONDAY ACTIVITIES:

Performance Choir (G2 to G8) – Performance Choir prepares students to participate in Spring Ball and Arts in the Park performances! Attendance is mandatory, so make sure you show up every week prepared to have fun and learn some great repertoire! More information on performance schedules and extra rehearsal requirements will be released later in the Trimester.

MS Production (G6 to G8) – All aspects of a theatrical production are covered in this activity which develops a piece of original theatre which is performed at the end of the Trimester. Note that registration is required for both the Monday and Friday sessions.

Middle School MUN (G6 to G8) Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Middle School MUN is an activity run by experienced HS MUNers to prepare students for the rigors of MUN Team beginning in Grade 9.

Robotics (G6 to G8) Learn to build and control a Lego Mindstorm robot and see what goes right and wrong. Learn what robots can and can’t do. Science, technology, engineering and maths all rolled into one as you build and programme. Plus there’s robots… Space is limited.

Drum Lessons (G6 to G9) Join TIS secondary students as we learn drums & percussion together in a fun and collaborative after school environment. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Russian Club (G6 to G10) Improve your Russian language skills after school! Need help with Russian homework, or participate in conversation. Spending extra time on language acquisition is good for cognitive development!  Sign up today.

Portrait Drawing (G6 to G12) – Traditional instruction in the tried and true methods of realist portrait drawing for the serious artist seeking in depth training.

Co-Curricular Council (G6 to G12) Co-Cu-Co members develop leadership skills through weekly meetings to plan, organize and review school events such as assemblies and the CABC. Co-Curricular Council is a yearlong activity. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Yearbook – Monday (G6 to G12) Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for two out of three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Embroidery (G8 to G12) This activity is an good opportunity for students who want to learn how to embroider on clothes. Embroidery will be taught to students in this activity.

Designers of TIS (G9 to G12) Do you like drawing, crafting or designing? Or you like marketing and economics? This project will let you be creative in any way and will be helpful for those of you who pursue design as your future career! We will be making products for the clients and selling them. We also need people to promote our publicity. Any skills are welcome. And do not forget it covers all three strands of CAS – creativity, activity and service.

High School Student Council (G9 to G12) We are responsible for creating, planning and carrying out amazing events for the high school body. In the past years we have planned events such as Nerd Party, Reign of Hearts and Spirit weeks. This year we are going to plan more totally awesome events! HS StuCo is a yearlong activity. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.


TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Football Skills Development (G4 to G6) – Students will focus on advanced techniques and skills development in a fun football-camp style atmosphere with Mr Yuri. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Because this activity takes place outdoors, students should be prepared for all weather conditions.

Middle School Student Council (G6 to G8) MS Stuco organizes social and service events for middle schoolers. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Make a Print (G8 to G12) A service group that will work together to come up with creative ways to involve the TIS community in helping the local animal shelter. For instance, organising the annual Make a Print “Capture the Flag” event coming up in spring. We will also engage in direct service with animals from the shelter when possible. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Yoga (G6 to G12)Not only is yoga a great way to unwind after a long day, it is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility training. We will explore various styles of yoga and tailor classes to suit all levels.  

Digital Council (G6 to G12) Digital Council is concerned with all things technical. We do our best to promote and improve the digital welfare of the school in any way possible. We create posters, give support, and share our humble knowledge with anyone interested. However that does not mean that only IT enthusiasts should apply, we organise plenty of fun events like Game Nights and Movie Nights and support other events, so anyone with a inclination towards a good time is welcome too. The work isn’t very crushing and usually rather fun, but we will count on your commitment. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Business Club (G8 to G12) We will look at what students are demanding and try to run a business based on the wants. We will create a small store/cafe where we will sell drinks at break! It is all related to marketing, creativity, and service.

MUN Team (TIS MUN) (G9 to G12) – Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

Environmental Club (G9 to G12) Students will work on ideas and actions which help to curtail their (negative) impact on the earth. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Service Learning Council (G9 to G12) – If you are someone who likes to give back to your community, volunteer, learn from your experiences then this council is for you. We will meet every Tuesday during lunch to coordinate the service learning opportunities at TIS, plan assemblies, lead homeroom sessions, raise awareness of service learning in the secondary school and develop more opportunities for TIS students. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Chess Club (G3 to G8) – Due to popular demand, we are extending Chess Club to Grade 8 so younger students can learn from more advanced secondary students. If you already know how to play chess, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your skills with TIS chessmaster Mr Bakhodir.

Yearbook – Wednesday (G6 to G12) Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for two out of  three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Humans of TIS (G9 to G12) Humans of TIS is back and new! Join the Humans of TIS team to help create and publish magazines featuring stories of people in our community!  Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

UNICEF Club (G9 to G12) – If you are interested in learning about UNICEF and advocating its causes, join this club! We will be coordinating directly with UNICEF Uzbekistan and participating in the TIS UN Day event.

Project Red (G10 to G12) “Project Red” is a service learning activity, which is aimed to support Central Asian Education Center for HIV positive children in Tashkent. A point of this activity is to establish a team of individuals who will be planning and doing awareness campaign about HIV at TIS and also initiating games or educational activities for children at the center. Additionally we will be gathering donations by locating donation boxes in office and other parts of campus.  Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

Español – Spanish Club (KG to G8)NEW for the first time at TIS! This hybrid activity is for both native speakers and INTERMEDIATE Spanish language learners. This activity will explore the culture of the language of the Spanish speaking world. Secondary students and parent volunteers will lead this activity providing a culturally and linguistically enriching experience for all!

MakerSpace (G4 to G8) – Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces and fablabs, are creative “do it yourself” spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Create through software, electronics, crafts, hardware supplies, tools, and more. Your only limit is your imagination! New for Trimester 2, introducing the MakerSpace Lab!

Language Learning Apps & Games (G6 to G8) – This activity is designed to provide extra and time and space for students that need or want to work on an additional language skills!  We will be using various apps to learn new languages, to build vocabulary.

Hour of Code (G6 to G8) Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Learning to code can help you understand the world around you, teach new problem solving skills and—most importantly—it’s fun! Learn to programme your own stories and games and bring your ideas to life. Space is limited. Serious Students Only.

3D Letters (G6 to G12)Students create 3D letters and many other objects made out of cardboard and paper mache and design these accordingly. If you are a creative individual and you like to come up with cool ideas and designs then you should definitely join us! Serious Students Only. Students in Grade 6 & 7 are subject to approval by the activity supervisor.

Spark Student Newspaper (G9 to G12) – Learn about the entire journalism process and everything involved – writing, interviewing, researching, market research, layout, editing etc. Contribute to the student newspaper and have your voice heard through cutting edge journalism. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

CEESA Choir (G9 to G12) – Students enrolled in CEESA Choir will be learning the repertoire for Central Eastern European Schools Association Band/Choir Festival. A select group of the choir will be permitted to travel to the CEESA event. Participation in this ASA does not guarantee a spot on the CEESA trip! We will also be singing for Arts in the Park and potentially several other school events, such as the Spring Ball. Please see Ms Alicia for additional details.

CEESA Band (G9 to G12) – Students enrolled in CEESA Band will be learning the repertoire for Central Eastern European Schools Association Band/Choir Festival. A select group of the choir will be permitted to travel to the CEESA event. Participation in this ASA does not guarantee a spot on the CEESA trip! If you have questions regarding the requirements for participation in this activity, please speak to Mr Odendaal.

Psychology Club (G9 to G12) Psychology club discusses psychological topics, experimental psychological theories, and interesting articles. It helps students develop psychological knowledge and think critically and deeply about human psychology in a fascinating way.

Project 3580 (G9 to G12) Project 3580 is a service learning opportunity. Here you will have the chance to learn about our partner school in Sierra Leone, Africa. You will learn about global issues such as poverty. We will debate and discuss the implications of NGOs and charities across the world. What are positive outcomes of these organisations? What harm do they create? What is responsible international aid? Project 3580 will also host a  Dance and Singing competition fundraiser in Trimester 2.

Shake it Off! (G9 to G12) Hey Guys! Do you like dancing? If yes come and join us on Thursdays to “Shake it off”. In this activity we will not only dance but we will also choreograph (collaboratively with you guys) and from time to time teach ZUMBA dance! We will also incorporate songs and dances from different countries. Come and join us and get ready to have fun!

Catering Council (G6 to G12) This council works closely with the other councils and events staff to coordinate delicious, nutritious catering is available for any group that wants it. From planning to cooking to distribution, this council covers all aspects of catering. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Prom Committee (G10 to G12) Annual StuCo extension committee to plan and organize the High School Prom! Get involved if you like event planning or want to share you ideas to make this year’s Tashkent International School High School Prom the best EVER! Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Bulletin Board Design (G4 to G7) – Help the teachers design and create interesting wall displays! In this activity you will interview teachers who would like help making their bulletin boards useful and attractive. Then you will draw, cut, color and arrange the items for the board to make the classroom informative and colorful.

MS Production (G6 to G8) – All aspects of a theatrical production are covered in this activity which develops a piece of original theatre which is performed at the end of the Trimester. Note that registration is required for both the Monday and Friday sessions.

MS Games (G6 to G8)Play card games and learn new games to play. A middle school take on the classic Card Games ASA from yesteryear. Game on!

Poetry Club (G6 to G12) Poetry club is back on Fridays during the secondary lunch in Room 121. Come and appreciate this unique form of literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Be creative and express yourself poetically. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Dungeons and Dragons (G6 to G12 )  Back by popular demand, Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game with no limitations. Stretch your imagination to the far reaches of a fantasy world. In this original RPG anything can happen as long as you roll high enough, so the dice decide your fate. Create. Customize. Play. The character is yours you pick his Destiny. Delve into the wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons! Please note, this activity runs 1.5 hours, from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

Chamber Orchestra (G6 to G12) – This performing ensemble will rehearse music, develop technical skills, and perform when the opportunities arise. Ideally all participants have an intermediate playing ability and read music at a proficient level. This activity lasts all year, but registration is required each trimester.

“HI” Health Investigation (G6 to G12)  In this activity, our main goal is to investigate student health. We will make posters and presentations about student health, and plan for an event on World Health Day, on April 7th, 2018. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Open Math Clinic (G6 to G12) A drop-in clinic for students who need help with homework or classwork. Come as needed for mathematical assistance.  Note that registration is not necessary for participation in Math Clinic.

Honey Project (G6 to G12) Join us! Go to the farm! Sell honey! Let’s all be philanthropic. Make your CAS page look good (11th & 12th graders). It is not as demanding as you think it is, at all. You will enjoy it. If you only wish to do one (either sales or honey farm), you can, but you still need to sign up! Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Yearbook – Wednesday (G6 to G12) Be awesome – help create the yearbook!  Plan, design and create this year’s yearbook using your social, journalism and computer based design skills. Yearbook members must register for two out three sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Coding (G6 to G12) Learn all about the amazing world of coding, the new literacy! In this course, we will learn how to code in different programming languages including Java, and possibly C+ and others. Once we know the basics, together we will create apps for our school.

Buy Art Help Kids (BAHK) (G9 to G12) – Buy art help kids is a high school charity club that culminates in a charity art auction in early spring. Students will collect and create works of art for the auction. This activity is supervised by a TIS art teacher. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.