Secondary After-School Activities

New! Please scroll down for the Trimester 3 activities schedule and descriptions.

Spring Trimester Activities begin on Monday, 3 April.

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 trimetser.

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. It will not be possible indicate student participation on any extracurricular activities documentation requests if students do not demonstrate a commitment to the activities they are registered for.

Please note students in Grades 6 to 8 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.

Classes are limited in size.  Should a class fill-up, an equal priority a lottery system will be used. When a class is full, students who wish to participate will be placed on a waiting list. On the other hand, we may have to cancel some activities if we do not have enough students registered.

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.


ATHLETICS SCHEDULE:

The athletics schedule for Trimester 3 is posted here for scheduling and informational purposes only. Questions regarding sign-ups and tryouts for athletics should be directed to the athletics department.

Girls Volleyball

Monday : 16:30 to 18:00, Friday : 15:30 to 17:00, Saturday : 12:00 to 14:00

Boys Volleyball 

Monday : 15:30 to 17:00, Friday : 16:30 to 18:00, Saturday : 10:00 to 12:00

Track & Field

Tuesday : 15:30 to 16:30, Wednesday : 16:30 to 17:30, Thursday : 15:30 to 16:30


MONDAY ACTIVITIES:

Playground Design (G4 to G6) – This is a community service activity where students will design and create structures or games for the pre-school play ground. We will use recycled materials to make interesting items for the pre-schoolers to play with.

Middle School MUN (G6 to G8) – Led by two experienced “MUN’ers” who traveled to an international Model United Nations conference in Istanbul last year, and to the Netherlands this year,, participants will carry out research on various countries positions, then debate these issues in a public setting.

Middle School Knowledge Bowl (G6 to G8) – A quiz show styled activity; students will play, and learn, with trivia questions from several genres. With enough sign-ups from committed students, it may be possible to field a team for a trip to the international Knowledge Bowl competition next year!

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.

Turbo Touch (G6 to G8) – Play it! Love it! From New Zealand, Turbo Touch is the perfect social sport to keep you active and on-game. It’s not just for experienced athletes though, even if you don’t know a touchline from a centre circle, Turbo Touch is easy to pick up but impossible to stop!

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. No new registrations will be accepted for Trimester 3. Existing Yearbook members must re-register.

TED Ed Club (G8 to G12) – Using TED Talks as models, you will learn a process for crafting effective presentations, learn techniques to help you conquer the fear of public speaking,  and create a TED style talk that will be filmed and submitted to TED for potential inclusion on the TED Ed YouTube channel. In order not to be rushed, this activity will run both 2nd and 3rd trimesters. No new registrations will be accepted for Trimester 3. Existing TED Ed Club members must re-register.

MAD Mahalla (G8 to G12) – Make a Difference! Serve the local community! Plan and deliver fun English lessons to a group of children from a local malhalla. English is taught through science, art, games and many other areas!

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:

Slackline (G3 to G12) – Have you seen Mr Jamie afterschool walking along the tightrope? This is your last chance to join and learn about how to rig a slackline (it’s not a tightrope!) and how to walk on it – maybe you’ll even be able to do some tricks! We usually meet in the Park, near the front entrance to the school campus, but we might have to move into the summer kitchen if it is raining. This activity will not continue next year.

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.

CEESA Strings (G6 to G12) – This activity is for violin, viola and cello players who are interested in learning Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) music. This group will also perform at Arts in the Park. Please note, no new registrations will be accepted for this activity. Existing CEESA Strings members must re-register.

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.

Open Math Clinic (G6 to G10) – 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.

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.

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.

Digital Photography (G6 to G12) – Learn, explore and see the world from a different angle.  Photography is one of the world’s most popular hobbies for good reason!  Join to learn about composition, theory, technique and digital manipulation. Please note, a digital camera is required for this activity.

Environmental Matters (G8 to G12) – Students will work on ideas and actions which help to curtail their (negative) impact on the earth.

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.

SAT Math (G9 to G12) – Practice for the math portions of the college entry SAT examinations! Focus on SAT specific math problems with expert guidance from TIS secondary math teachers.


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:

Chess Club (G3 to G6) – Due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer Chess club for Grade 3 to Grade 6 for the winter trimester. If you already know how to play chess, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your skills with TIS Chess superstars at the intermediate and advanced levels. Mr Bakhodir will lead this activity with special assistance from skilled secondary students. For trimester 3 we will meet in the Elementary Library. Please note, students in grades 7 to 12 who would like to participate may speak to the instructor about being a mentor. Next year, we will offer two Chess Club activities. One for elementary and one for secondary.

After School Basketball (G6 to G8) – Do you want to play a basketball, while having fun and improving your skills? By signing up for this after school activity you will be coached and there will be drills that will help you improve in different areas of the game of Basketball. Hope to see you there!

Poetry Club (G6 to G12) – Poetry club will continue for Trimester 3 on Wednesday’s 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.

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. No new registrations will be accepted for Trimester 3. Existing Yearbook members must re-register.

UNICEF Club (G6 to G12) – If you are interested in learning about UNICEF and advocating its causes, join this club!

Badminton (G7 to G12) – Have you ever heard of a Shuttlecock? Badminton is now here at TIS! This isn’t tennis! Badminton is a one-on-one game played worldwide. If you never played it before we would love you to join this activity or improve your skills!

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.

School of Rock (G8 to G12) – We’re pleased to announce School of Rock, where you can be a part of a rock wave. This includes teamwork, unique creative atmosphere, concerts on various school events and much more. We welcome intermediate and advanced musicians, especially drummers, guitarists, piano players, saxophone, singers! Are you ready to ROCK!?


THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:

Global Citizens (G2 to G12) – What does it mean to be Global Citizen? What are the responsibilities and duties that come with being a member of an international community? In this school-wide activity, we will learn about the lives and cultures of students from around the world. Share your own story and connect with other global citizens. This activity will be split by grade level depending on the number of registrations.

Garageband (G5 to G12) – Have you ever heard of Garageband? Do you like creating music? GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside the computer! Create music with a full orchestra of musical instruments. Music student or not, you can join us and learn a lot from it! Meet us every Thursday in lab A.

Football Skills Development (G6 to G8) – Call it soccer or football, this international sport comes back to TIS for Trimester 3 with Mr Yuri from the Physical Education Institute of Uzbekistan. Students will focus on advanced techniques and skills development in a fun football-camp style atmosphere. Please note, due to weather and field conditions, it may be necessary to cancel this activity short notice. Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. Proper footwear is required. Space is limited to 12 committed students.

Homework Club (G6 to G10) – Homework Club is available for supervised serious study only for Grades 6 to Grade 10 on Thursday. Those attending will be able to use the computers in Lab B.  Students may sign up to attend as a regular commitment, or you may join on a drop-in basis.

CEESA Choir (G6 to G12) – Students enrolled in CEESA Choir will be learning the repertoire for Central Eastern European Schools Association Choir. A select group of the choir is traveling to the CEESA choir event in Prague this April. We will also be singing for Arts in the Park and potentially several other school events, such as the Spring Ball. Please note auditions are required for the trip. No new registrations will be accepted. Existing students must re-register in order to participate for Trimester 3. Please see Ms Alicia if you have additional questions.

CEESA Band (G9 to G12) – Students enrolled in CEESA Band will have the opportunity to travel to Prague for the CEESA Band event in April. Please note auditions are required for the trip. No new registrations will be accepted. Existing students must re-register in order to participate for Trimester 3. If you have questions regarding the requirements for participation in this activity, please speak to Mr Odendaal.

Anime Club (G9 to G12) – Anime (アニメ) is used to refer specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. In this activity, we will watch and discuss outstanding examples of the genre.

Indoor Hockey (G9 to G12) – Did you know that indoor field hockey was first developed in Germany in the 1950’s, and that the first indoor field hockey world cup was held in 2003? In this new activity, students will practicing the skills of indoor hockey in the gym. Teaching basic skills like ball control, passes, shots and team play. Please note, gym rules regarding footwear apply.

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. Note that this activity takes place during lunch from 1:20 to 2:10pm.

Secondary Drama Production (G10 to G12) – Get your creative juices flowing! Join the Drama department for advanced hands-on concept planning and development for the Fall 2017 Secondary Drama Production. Space in this activity will be limited to a committed group of 12 students.

Dance with me one more time (G10 to G12) – “You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. See that girl, watch that scene, diggin the Dancing Queen” – Lyrics from the iconic Abba song will inspire you to embark on a memorable journey of dance. This activity will be supervised by Ms Thurow.


FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Ultimate Frisbee (G3 to G6) – Ultimate Frisbee is a great game combining aspects of several popular sports like football, soccer, and basketball. Ultimate unites them in a game governed by the principles of fair play and fun!

German Language Club (G6 to G12) – Sprechen Sie Deutsch? No? Well this is your chance to learn! In this after school activity we will learn the German language. From absolute beginner to intermediate level German speakers, here you can expand your vocabulary and practice conversation and grammar.

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.

Yearbook – Friday (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. No new registrations will be accepted for Trimester 3. Existing Yearbook members must re-register.

Designers of TIS (G6 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.

Bananagrams (G6 to G12) – A very fast and fun game for all ages and interests! There’s usually lots of laughter during the game, and we can play up to six games per hour. If you used to play in the library during lunch or break or you want to learn to play and let off steam, this activity is for you!

Friday Night Basketball (G7 to G12) – Fast paced and casual pick-up basketball is back on for Friday night action at TIS! Polish your street skills and stop by the courts outside the gym on Friday nights. Basketball season will be here before you know it! Please note, this activity takes place from 4:30 to 6:00pm.

Honey Project (G8 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.

High School Knowledge Bowl (G9 to G12) – A quiz show styled activity; students will play, and learn, with trivia questions from several genres.


SATURDAY ACTIVITIES:

TIS Elementary Baseball (PS2 to G5) – Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. I don’t care if I never get back!! Baseball is back for Spring 2017! Join TIS teachers and parent volunteers as we play ball! Secondary Baseball will meet on Saturday mornings at the school from 10:30am to 12:00pm.