In the Secondary School, extracurricular activities are regarded as ongoing activities that aim at providing opportunities to improve on the areas of the students’ interests. Therefore, while these opportunities address a range of interest to the students, the number of activities is kept to a minimum so the school can provide a more specialized education.
Here are some examples of what the secondary students have been offered:
After School Programs (ASP)
The Secondary School after School Program is designed to provide quality training in a variety of well-structured activities.
The goal is to balance a challenging academic program with opportunities for self-exploration.
Some of the ASPs at the Secondary Level are:
a. Student Organizations / Clubs
FIS offers organizations/clubs to provide a venue for students to identify and apply their special interests and talents. As a supplement to classroom learning, the students develop further their critical and analytical thinking as they venture in the different activities each club offers. Clubs for academics, non-academic subjects and co-curricular areas are offered and are facilitated by the teachers.
b. Sports Program
Aside from academic programs, FIS aims to develop holistic learning by engaging students in various sports activities. In 4 hours a week, students undergo physical training to develop motor and social skills and to instill the values of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
c. Student Publication
The FIS newsletter is the official publication of the school which serves as a medium by which the literary, journalistic and artistic talents, skills and creativity of the students are manifested and recognized.
d. Educational Exposure Trips and Off-Campus Activities
Local and International Educational Exposure trips and Off-Campus Activities are supplementary and complementary to classroom learning. It concretizes important curricular objectives by way of allowing the students to experience and discover the environment and its elements beyond the four walls of their classrooms.
An Educational Trip or an Off-Campus Activity is an official school function, therefore, early notification shall be sent to parents by the Principal via a circular/letter indicating the details of the trip or activity.
Likewise it provides a reply slip where parents need to sign as an acknowledgement that their child has their permission to join the activity which will be submitted to the Class Adviser. A student who fails to submit a signed reply slip shall not be permitted to join the trip.
All students are required to attend all local educational trips and are therefore obliged to pay the corresponding fees.
e. International Exchange Program
The International Exchange Program gives interested students the opportunity to experience a short-term education program in another country. All interested students together with their parents shall undergo a thorough screening process to determine their qualifications and capabilities to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the program.
f. National and International Academic Competitions
The school prides itself with the competence to train students enabling them to compete in various academic competitions on a national and international level. Qualified and interested students undergo comprehensive training and are sent to represent the school and the country.
g. Music Festival (Rock Fest)
FIS Rock Fest provides students a platform to express themselves through their musical ability. This provides opportunities for students to perform in a group and assume roles as lead vocals, instrumentalists, or even musical composers.
h. Sports Fest and Family Day
In this annual event, all students are given equal opportunities to participate in friendly sport competitions and develop in them the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. Along with this is the FIS Family Day wherein parents are all welcome to join activities together with their children to build and foster family ties.
i. Subject Culminating Activity
Subject Culminating Activity is a summary exercise that takes place at the end of a task sequence that requires students to use all the information that they have gained throughout a particular subject. Students are given independent and group tasks and are responsible in producing a concrete end product.
Overnight is a supplemental activity during which students leave the school grounds to engage in different stimulating activities. This activity holds the purpose of strengthening student and teacher relationships as well as learning skills in an outdoor setting.