Super User 2 A. Co-Curricular Activities:Our school's academic programs offer a wide variety of co-curricular activities to supplement formal learning. Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in a co-curricular program. The diversity of the co-curricular program ensures that there is something for the interests and ability levels of all students. Our students are challenged to use their recreational time in a constructive and fulfilling manner within the general scope of goals set for the school. These include: The development of new skills that reflect the specific interests of individual students. Personal and social development through the provision of experiences that enhance personal attributes such as cooperation, tolerance, self-confidence and respect for others, as well as the environment. An appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism. Co-curricular activities include, but are not limited to, the following activities: Sport Days: Some of the activities involved are football, running, volleyball and badminton. International Day: It is a day to recognize and celebrate people and cultures from all around the world. Earth Day: It is dedicated to tree planting, awareness, and conservation of resources through student-created posters and presentations. Spelling Bee: Students compete against each other to determine the best speller in their class. The English department of each section assigns the lists of words for the competition. Math Competition: Students compete against each other to determine the best “mathematician” in their class. The Math department of each section assigns the required material for the competition. Science Fair: Students are asked to prepare scientific projects pertaining to the units of inquiry taken during the year. The Science department of each section assigns the requirements for participation in the competition. Arabic Competition: Students compete in Handwriting contests, grammar contests, or poetry contests. The Arabic department of each section assigns the requirements for participation in the competition. Hat Parade: It is a time for students to show off their creative talents. Students design hats and parade their creations in front of the rest of the school. Open Day: On this day, students are allowed to wear clothes other than the uniform as long as they comply with the dress code; long pants or long skirts. On these days students may be given the chance to watch a documentary movie or participate in art activities with their classmates. Open days are usually scheduled at the end of each term. Art Festival: At the end of each academic year, T.I.S. holds its annual Art Festival to showcase the art projects that have been created throughout the year. Students are given the choice of which projects they would like displayed that best represent the skills and attributes that they have learned. B. Extra-Curricular Activities:In keeping to its mission of educating well-rounded individuals, T.I.S. considers extra-curricular activities imperative to broadening the students’ horizons.Extra-curricular activities are offered to Upper Primary School students on Thursday mornings during our Thursday Activity Club. Students can enroll up to two activities .****After School Activities are offered to Upper School students between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. One after-school activity will be allowed each term.****Various activities like aerobics, basketball, volleyball, football, martial arts, science clubs, and arts and crafts are offered. Activities vary from year to year based on the interests of students and the availability of activity sponsors. Students will be placed in activities on a first-come-first-served basis as different activities have different capacities and availabilities.Parents will be informed by email when these activities start.School TripsStudents are taken on two recreational trips and one educational trip during each term. Parents will receive a Trip Permission slip to sign before their child is allowed to leave school with the class. Verbal permission is not accepted.Please note: If a student does not return the signed permission slip to go along on a trip, prior to the trip day, the student will remain at school under the supervision of another teacher. If a parent does not wish to send his/her child on a trip, then the child is to remain at home on the day of the trip.