Co-Curricular programmes can provide students with interesting and important experiences outside of the classroom. There are many advantages to students being involved in co-curricular activities, including:
- Allowing students to explore strengths and talents outside of academics
- Helping students develop stronger time-management and organisational skills
- Teaching the importance of following through with commitments
- Giving students the opportunity to build friendships and participate in group activities
- Helping to build confidence and self-esteem
The current Co-Curricular programmes offered at New School:
Student Council: The objective and purpose of the student council is to represent the students of New school in collaboration with the staff, to unify the student body through social, sport and community service opportunities. Both the Elementary and Upper School have student council members that organise special events throughout the year.
Model United Nations: MUN teaches upper school students how to solve global problems through research, diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, and public speaking. Students will learn about the history, activities, and functions of the United Nations and research the most pressing global issues of our time from the perspectives of the different countries which work together to address these issues. Students will have the opportunity to participate in conferences with other schools both in Tbilisi and abroad and to learn about different debate and parliamentary procedure systems. This year, students will also have an opportunity to participate in organising a regional Model United Nations event here at New School.
Service Club: Research has proven that a key way of finding happiness is to do kind acts for others. Upper school student members of this club will identify opportunities where altruism can be put into action. Activities can include spreading awareness of certain causes, visiting local orphanages, and assisting local animal shelters. This club offers the perfect opportunity for students to fulfil the “service” aspect of the CAS requirement as well as the Advisory requirement.
Year Book: Students become a chronicler of the 2018-2019 year at New School and write about the most interesting school events, the academic life of students, take astonishing, dynamic photos and promote school life! They have an opportunity to learn new skills while working with a publishing house. It is a great and sustainable CAS project that involves Creativity and Service
CAS Trip to Berlin: Each year the CAS trip to Berlin by our DP students is an enriching experience. It helps students broaden their horizons and teaches them to appreciate different cultures, history, art and people.
IB Retreat: The IB retreat provides an excellent platform for DP students, where they have an opportunity to collaborate with friends and get to know their teachers even better. Students participate in different events and activities which help them to work as a team.