The TPIS LEADER Program
TPIS’s signature LEADER program is aimed to develop literacies, aptitudes and leadership capacities for both Primary and Secondary students.
The TPIS program emphasizes:
Focusing on literacies and competencies, students explore the self, others, and the community in student-centred classes that focus on relevant topics across five main domains:
Health and Sciences
Society and Culture
Economics and Finance
Arts and Literature
Language and Communication
The LEADER program offers Secondary students many opportunities to gain leadership experience and develop key academic and entrepreneurial aptitudes, while considering ethical dimensions in their work. The program explores issues organized in to the five main strands:
Physical and Life Sciences
Art and Design
Business and Entrepreneurship
TPIS feels that an interdisciplinary development program allows young students to reflect on many new ideas and participate in diverse experiences, facilitating growth, self-confidence, literacy and 21st century collaborative skills. Students in the TPIS program gain skills, knowledge and abilities about many important aspects of life and become more curious, aware and communicative about the world around them through guided activities that build strengths of both mind and character.
The LEADER program emphasizes:
While students will participate in activities across all these disciplines throughout the program, they are also expected to choose a strand and develop a research project throughout the year. Choosing from a variety of Capstone projects, students may conduct qualitative and quantitative research in the fields of social science, physical science, life science, humanities, or, they may choose to produce reports and portfolios about internship experiences in media, art and design and business. These Capstone projects will be supervised by a faculty member or sponsor from the community.
Students need opportunities to strengthen self-efficacy, become self-directed, and think creatively, while gaining experience with project-oriented work that prepares them for challenges ahead. The LEADER program empowers, inspires and motivates students to be at the centre of learning.
TPIS recognizes our role as facilitators of innovation and development, but we also value student-led learning. The Social Club program gives students opportunities to become leaders in group activities that are fun, peer-centred and participatory.
Many of our Social Clubs were created on demand, as we have listened to what students want, and have tried to accommodate these special interests. While each Social Club is overseen by a member of our faculty, teachers are meant to play a supportive role in these activities. Each Social Club forms a leadership committee, and we try to encourage student collaboration and self-direction.
Social Clubs are meant to be, first and foremost, fun, lively and entertaining. However, many learning opportunities and teachable moments arise during these activities.
Some of the most popular, ongoing Social Clubs in our Primary school are: Taekwondo, Language, Sports & Fitness, Cooking, Dance, Choir, Painting, Game and Computer Clubs.
Secondary students enjoy: Cooking, Sport & Fitness, Dance, Mass Communication, Football, Design, Painting, Guitar and our Outdoor Adventures Club
We are constantly adding new Social Clubs and considering new ways to facilitate them, and yet ultimately, we encourage clubs to develop naturally, building on the dynamics, energies and talents of Club members.
Social Clubs are a way that students can create learning opportunities and exchange ideas. TPIS sees the Social Club program as offering opportunities for students to become leaders and learn how to work together in collaborative groups, co-creating, imagining and evolving together
With students and families from over thirty countries, TPIS recognizes the value of intercultural exchange and the many opportunities that diversity affords. Every year, we host a Multicultural Day, a gala event reflecting the many cultures, languages and traditions here at TPIS. Food, music and dance are at the centre of this annual tradition, and we invite the entire TPIS community to participate in setting up country booths, cooking food, sharing cultural artifacts and supporting cultural performances.
As the world trends towards globalization, it is more important than ever to celebrate the rich array of cultural resources and practices. Culture represents a big part of what makes each of us unique culture from all over the world, from Southeast and North Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, Europe and Central Eurasia and the Americas.
Multicultural Day is a chance for all of us to come together and share our unique heritages, traditions and cultural practices in an atmosphere of harmony and mutual support