CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Overview

THIS is proud to offer a wide range of after school programming to enhance our students’ experience. The Primary School, Middle School, and High School all have a very active sports & clubs program. For students not interested in sports or looking to join multiple things, THIS offers a wide variety of clubs which are organized by third party companies at the primary level and student and staff lead in Middle and High School.

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Community Building Trip Programs
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Chinese Culture Trip Programs
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Active Student Clubs

THIS Clubs

After School Activities (ASA) at THIS for Primary School students center around our core value of Discovery. We provide opportunities for our students to participate in a range of activities in five different areas: Sportsmanship and Movement, Creative and Performing Arts, Cultural Diversity, Practical Skills, and STEM. All of our activities are driven by student interest and change on a rotating schedule throughout the year. Some classes, such as Kung fu and guitar, are offered all year in order for the students to gain more mastery and understanding. The Secondary school offers a wide variety of student-organized clubs as well as teacher-led clubs. These clubs are based on students’ interests.

THIS Field Trips

At THIS we strive to provide your child with hands-on opportunities to learn both within the classroom and outside the walls of our institution. As such, every year teachers, departments, and clubs organize trips, big and small to further engage your child. Over the last two years, THIS has also made it a priority to further develop the international opportunities available to our students. We now have an official exchange program in Italy. Besides content-related trips, THIS begins each year with a ‘community building trip’ to connect students to the core values of THIS such as collaboration, Engagement, and Spartan Spirit.

2020-2021 Active Club List

Grade 6-12 Clubs

Baking Club

The Baking Club is for students to have fun and enjoy the tasty snacks that they bake. This club is for students who want to take a break from school and to socialize while learning how to bake.

Board Game Club

The Board Game Club fosters critical thinking skills and logical thinking ability. We also have fun interacting with the student body by playing table top games.

Ceramics Club

Students will learn basic concepts about the use of clay and firing while they create wonderful ceramic pieces, such as pottery and sculptures.

Chinese Author Circle

Students will enhance their Chinese writing skills and use their creativity to create a Chinese book!

Chinese Newspaper 清音

Chinese Newspaper club was established in 2015. It aims to provide a stage for those who have good writing and graphic design skills, and also to help students improve these abilities. With every issue, students learn how to collaborate through active engagement in the creative process. The content of the newspaper includes “School News”, “Opinions”, “Entertainment”, “Prose”, “Novel”, “Chinese customs” and many more.

A Capella Choir Club

A Capella choir club is a group that promotes the creative spirit of THIS which relies solely on voices and uses no instruments in performance.

Hack THIS

Hack THIS is a technology club founded with the mission of using technology to enrich students’ lives. The club’s main product is Spartapp, an app available to both iOS and Android devices that allows students and teachers at THIS to check personal class schedules instantly and receive news and announcements anywhere and anytime. The club consists of six different teams that work closely together — iOS, Android, Web, Design, News, and Creative.

Harry Potter Club

In the Harry Potter Club, students will do all types of Harry Potter related things, which include making Butterbeer, playing trivia games, watching Harry Potter movies, and making wands.

Spartans Magazine

Spartans is a student-run bi-monthly magazine that is dedicated to be the voice of the students and a free platform for expression. The club consists of writers, designers, and is in collaboration with Studio 35 to make weekly video announcements during homeroom. Spartans welcomes passionate writers, thoughtful thinkers, and students looking to improve their English skills to share their views and opinions. The design department welcomes creative designers and photographers interested in typesetting and art.

Traditional Dance Club

This is a club which students will practice some classical dance such as ballet, Chinese dance, etc. Students will be prepared to perform in some school activities.

Writer’s Circle

Writer’s Circle is a club for aspiring writers who wish to develop their skills through writing articles, short stories, and poems for the school magazine or yearbook, and/or publish an original novel.

Animation Club
Beauty & Fashion Club
Chinese Band
Chinese Traditional Art Club 清艺东方
Digital Music Production Club
Eco Club
M & M
Investors' Club
Read THIS
Visual Art Club
Grade 6-8 Clubs

MS Events & Activities Team

Come share your ideas and join other Middle School students at lunch as we plan fun events and activities for Halloween, Spirit week, and fund-raising programs for Middle School students! No prior experience is necessary.

Chinese Debate Club (MS)

Chinese Debate Club is dedicated to training students on debating skills, critical thinking, and evidence-based argumentation. Students have the opportunity to practice defending their own arguments and analyzing topics from different perspectives. The club hosted a tournament in 2018-2019 at THIS and attended several tournaments in Beijing and other cities. Students in the club will have the opportunity to participate in these tournaments and learn about debating through their own experiences.

Speech and Debate Club (MS)

The Middle School Speech and Debate Club is about learning how to command your voice. Through research and practice conducted during and after our weekly meetings, students will learn the necessary skills of persuasion and critical thinking. Most importantly, they will slowly embrace confidence in their speech. Students will also get to travel to tournaments to test their skills and foster their growth.

Pep Bank Club (MS)
Grade 9-12 Clubs

Chinese Debate Club (HS)

Chinese Debate Club is dedicated to training students on debating skills, critical thinking, and evidence-based argumentation. Students have the opportunity to practice defending their own arguments and analyzing topics from different perspectives. The club hosted a tournament in 2018-2019 at THIS and attended several tournaments in Beijing and other cities. Students in the club will have the opportunity to participate in these tournaments and learn about debating through their own experiences.

Math Club

Join the math club – a club that makes math fun and competes in challenging math competitions domestically and internationally.

Community Service Club

CSC is a club that organizes a range of on-campus and off-campus events that contribute positively to the THIS community. The club encourages all students and teachers to participate in events such as Animal shelter trips, mentorship programs, and other charity events, both as organizers and as participants. Join CSC to oil the gears of THIS and provide help for others with the best of your ability.

Model United Nations Club

Model United Nations Club prepares future world leaders by simulating global critical analysis scenarios with the intention of improving participants’ deliberative, documentation, and diplomatic skills to exemplary levels.

MG-Net Dance Club

MG-Net Dance club empowers students to take ownership of their bodies in order to feel more confident about themselves and their bodies. Students will learn a variety of dance styles: jazz, hip hop, Kpop, urban, wacking, and more. Performance opportunities include the annual THIS Talent Show, Art Festival, and Dance Battle.

Prom Committee (Seniors Only)

The Prom Committee is a student organization dedicated to planning and fundraising for the annual prom. In the past, the prom com has usually consisted of only seniors. PromCom runs the dorm store and hosts various fundraising events during the school year (such as bake sales, teacher lunch orders, etc). All funds raised are spent towards the venue, food, and decoration of the senior prom to decrease the ticket price.

SciNex Club

SciNex provides a platform for students interested in STEAM-oriented fields to share their experiences through student presentations of topics of interest. SciNex offers tutorship, internship and competition opportunities, and guest lectures.

Spanish Club

Spanish Club seeks to engage all students at THIS in Spanish culture.

Speech and Debate Club (HS)

Joining the Speech and Debate Club provides students with the opportunity for leadership, community, travel, and competition. Students are taught research and argumentation skills during weekly meetings through a combination of lectures, activities, and mock debates, empowering students to overcome their fear of public speaking and gain their own voice. The club prepares debaters for regional and international tournaments and is also responsible for hosting its very own annual fall debate tournament, in collaboration with the National High School Debate League of China.

Studio 35

As the club in charge of both the photography and videography at THIS, Studio 35 produces not only photos, recordings, montages, and interview videos for school events, but also weekly Video Announcements with Spartans and cover shots for the three magazine clubs: English, Chinese newspaper, and UNIT-E . The club earns money from covering events and doing photoshoots outside of school and reinvests the money into the production of school media.

Film Appreciation Club
Piano Club
Sports journalism Club

Meet Our Student Activity Coordinator

Stella Hu

Daoxiang Lake Campus Activity Coordinator

Stella graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2018, she joined Tsinghua International School and served as an admission officer and a homeroom teacher. These roles have given her a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the education and teaching at THIS. As the activity coordinator, Ms. Stella will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of student activities and events, including clubs, international exchange programs, domestic and international field trips, and academic competitions. Stella is committed to enabling students to enjoy vibrant campus life and to cultivate their comprehensive abilities.

Joy Zhou

Fuzhong Campus Activity Coordinator

Joy received her Master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. She works with subject teachers and organizes activities and events including Clubs, International Exchange Programs, Domestic and International Field trips, and Academic Competitions. Joy also teaches High School Enrichment to 9th Grade students to help those new scholars better adjust their academic and social life in High school. The Peer Mentor Program and Internship Program will be launching to provide more opportunities for THIS students to connect with the outside world and to take on bigger leadership roles.

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