Discover Your Passions with Over 130 Co-Curricular Activities at Straits International School
At Straits International School, we believe in providing a well-rounded education that goes beyond academic excellence. Co-curricular activities (CCAs) are an integral part of our curriculum, offering students a diverse range of opportunities to explore their passions, develop new skills, and grow as individuals.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
CCAs offer a unique learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. They provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in class, develop new interests, and build valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and time management.
Benefits of Co-Curricular Activities
Research has shown that participating in CCAs can have a positive impact on academic performance, as well as personal growth and development. CCAs help students to:
- Develop new skills and interests
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Build social skills and make new friends
- Learn teamwork and leadership skills
- Develop a sense of responsibility and accountability
- Discover their passions and strengths
A Diverse Range of Activities for Every Interest
At Straits International School, we offer over 130 CCAs that cater to a wide range of interests and abilities. Here are some of the categories of activities we offer:
Sports and Fitness
Our sports and fitness CCAs provide students with opportunities to stay active, develop their skills, and compete in inter-school competitions. We offer a wide range of sports and fitness activities, including:
Music and the Arts
Our music and arts CCAs provide students with opportunities to explore their creativity, develop their talents, and perform in school concerts and events. We offer a variety of music and arts activities, including:
- Painting and Drawing
STEM and Entrepreneurship
Our STEM and entrepreneurship CCAs provide students with opportunities to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as develop their entrepreneurial skills. We offer a variety of STEM and entrepreneurship activities, including:
- Science and Engineering Club
- Business Enrichment
Our cultural enrichment CCAs provide students with opportunities to learn about different cultures, traditions, and languages, as well as develop their social skills and cultural awareness. We offer a variety of cultural enrichment activities, including:
- Chinese Calligraphy
- Malaysian Traditional Games
- Spanish Club
Testimonials from Our Students
Our students’ own experiences paint a vivid picture of the transformative power of CCAs. Here are two examples:
Yuin Khei’s Story: Beads Painting
Yuin Khei, Year 8, revels in the world of beads painting, describing its impact on her creative journey: “Beads painting has helped me explore a different type of art network and style and enhances my interest in drawing.”
Marcus’s Story: Hip Hop Dance
Meanwhile, Marcus, Year 4, delves into the dynamic world of Hip Hop, where he hones his dance prowess and develops his own choreography: “I chose Hip Hop because it helps me to dance better and explore new movements to create my own choreography.”
Additional Opportunities for Personal Growth and Development
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a prestigious programme for Year 10 students that focuses on developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
Volunteering and Community Service
We encourage our students to give back to the community through volunteering and community service projects.
Mindfulness and Well-Being
We offer activities that focus on mindfulness and well-being, such as Smiling Mind Meditation, to help students manage stress and build resilience.
Leadership and Public Speaking
Our school offers opportunities for students to develop their leadership and public speaking skills, such as participating in the Year Book Committee.
Empowering Students to #GrowBeyond
By embracing these opportunities, each student will #GrowBeyond their academic pursuits and become well-rounded, confident individuals who are prepared to make their mark on the world.