- Category: High School
- Last Updated on 22 October 2011
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & TEAM SPORTS
Teachers and parents recognize that:
1. All that is worth knowing cannot be taught or learned in the classroom environment;
2. Co-curricular school activities can provide appropriate challenges and avenues to achievement and help establish a balance between educating for academic growth and educating for transition to self-sufficiency. ZIS endeavors to provide a program of student activities designed to develop self-directed, responsible social interaction in an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation, and to provide the opportunity for each student to develop interests, skills and attitudes which contribute to the worthwhile use of leisure time.
There are several after-school activities for students in the Primary and High School. These activities are offered where appropriate for the students in grades 7 through 10. Some of these extracurricular activities are:
- Advanced Math Club
Some students like solving challenging questions and improving their thinking capacity. The Intelligence club is for these students who like challenges. Students solve puzzles, challenging intellectual problems and learn how to use logic. Gradually, they get proficient with the logic games and puzzles used in Intelligence club and they have fun using logical thinking skills.
- Aikido Club
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the early 20th century by MoriheiUeshiba (1889-1969). Master Ueshiba synthesized Aikido from traditional martial arts including Jujutsu (grappling techniques), Kenjutsu (sword techniques), and Sojutsu (Spear techniques). Later in life, Master Ueshiba emphasized the philosophical implications of Aikido through his involvement with an esoteric sect of Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan. The word Aikido is made up the three Chinese characters: “Ai”: to meet or join together; “Ki”: energy or spirit; “Do”: path or road. Together, Aikido can loosely be translated as a path one follows in the practice of uniting one’s energy or spirit.
- Apsara (Khmer Dance) Club
Female students participate in this club. They learn Khmer culture and tradition. They train for a Khmer Dance performance called the 'Kbatch Bat' dance. As a result of this they make their bodies fit. The students perform Apsara dance at several ceremonies during the academic year.
- Art Club
At the beginning of the club, the students focus on basic artistic concepts and techniques such as composition, perspective, distance and shading. These initial basic building blocks enable the students to gain confidence in exploring art and to attempt simple still life compositions. Students start by using pencil and paper. After enough improvement, drawings switch from basic drawing techniques to basic linear drawing, from paper to canvas, and from pencil to paint. During this period, students are taught basic brush techniques and the use of color. After that, students begin 'project assignments'. Using the techniques developed previously, the students learn how to apply these to landscape pictures, providing practice in drawing-together concepts such as perspective, composition, measurement and detail.
- Astronomy Club
Students will learn and discuss the development of the solar system from its origins until the present day. Stars, galaxies and the natural history of the universe will be taught using video and library resources.
- Basketball Club
The students learn the basic rules of basketball and how to play basketball. The students practice under supervision of an experienced basketball coach. The aim of the Basketball Club is to train students to be competent players, and help the mental and physical development of the students while teaching them the basics of Basketball. The students play coached basketball games with each other after practice to improve their skills.
- Chemistry Club
The objective of this club is to make the students familiar with the chemistry laboratory, laboratory equipment, and chemicals. Students perform different experiments and activities such as how to make an ammonia fountain, sodium acetate mountain, hydrogen balloons, simple volcano on a table, the preparation of soap, rapid burning of sugar, a perfect match, color-change demonstrations, titration, Aladdin's lamp, the effect of acid on different metals and some other activities.
- Chess Club
At the beginning of the club the students learn the basics of chess such as dimensions and orientation of a chess table, kinds and movements of the chessmen, and general rules of chess. After that students start to play chess with each other. Sometimes competitions are arranged between students and also student versus computer. Some students learn to succeed in winning against the beginner and intermediate levels of computer chess.
- Cinema Club
The club is for the students who like cinema and watching movies. The primary aim of the club is to improve the English level of the students. Movies are mainly pre-adult level and suitable for student's level of understanding. Movies are subtitled to be easily understood. At the end of the club hour, student comments are encouraged. Sometimes a written summary of the movie is required from the students.
- Computer Club
The aim of the Computer Club is to make the students familiar with computers and computer software. Students are introduced to different IT concepts and skills. Some of these skills involve learning software programs such as Photoshop and Adobe Flash.
Students learn why computers are so important in the modern world and they learn how they can use computers productively in daily life.
- Computer Project Club
Students in this club will prepare a project for the computer project Olympiad. Initially, with guidance from the teacher, the type of project will be decided.
- Electronic Organ Club
The students who attend to this club learn about musical notes first. And they start to learn rhythms of simple songs. After the students improve themselves, they imitate the rhythms of famous songs.
- English Conversation Club
The aim is to boost your confidence, improve your pronunciation and enhance your knowledge of useful subjects. The result will be to strengthen your conversation skills and you will be able to get your questions answered by a trained English teacher. It also motivates students with speaking and listening activities which are relevant, interesting, natural sounding, and varied. Conversation activities give the student practice in a variety of daily life situations. Conversation clubs are designed for students who have good knowledge of English and speak quite fluently using the basic grammar forms, but would like to improve their conversation skills and everyday vocabulary.
- English Debate Club
Students learn basic debating skills and the structure of a formal debate. Current topics are discussed and students are encourage to form their own opinions and then defend them.
- English Project Club
Creative Minds and Hands of English- an English project club that enhances the creativity and knowledge of each participating student. This club focuses on the cognitive and manual dexterity aspects of each student making them confident and competitive in the field of English. Aside from boosting their skills, they are also developing their interpersonal relationship while dealing with other students. This club also aims to produce English projects that are informative, useful, unique, attractive, and environment-friendly. This project will also focus on using recycled products which could be of great help in minimizing financial expense and environmental problems. This club is looking forward to improvements in all of the participating students.
- Football Club
Boys participate in this club. The club is for students who have prior soccer experience and skills. The Zaman International School Soccer Team consists of the students who attend the soccer club. Soccer club members train during club meeting times and after school if needed. Students who attend the soccer club play in some pre-arranged interschool matches.
- Games in Chinese
Would you like to learn Chinese in a fun and enjoyable way? Then this club is for you. Games, songs, and other activities in Chinese are played to make learning fun!
- Games in French
Would you like to learn French in a fun and enjoyable way? Then this club is for you. Games, songs, and other activities in French are played to make learning fun!
- Games in Japanese
Would you like to learn Japanese in a fun and enjoyable way? Then this club is for you. Games, songs, and other activities in Japanese are played to make learning fun!
- Games in Korean
Would you like to learn Korean in a fun and enjoyable way? Then this club is for you. Games, songs, and other activities in Korean are played to make learning fun!
- Games in Spanish
Would you like to learn Spanish in a fun and enjoyable way? Then this club is for you. Games, songs, and other activities in Spanish are played to make learning fun!
- Guitar Club
The club begins with learning how to sit and hold the guitar. The members of this club learn the names of the seven basic chords, gradually increasing until fourteen cords are introduced. After the basics are completed, students start to practice simple songs. Students learn theory and move from simple cords to # and b, basics of plucking, basics of soloing as well as the names, places and sounds of the notes. Practicing, plucking and solo come after the theory. Finally, the students experience the connection of 'Minor' and 'Major' chords.
- Handicrafts Club
Students will learn the traditional handicrafts from Cambodia and around the world. Handicraft items will be made by students. Different types of materials will be used to produce hand-made products. Produced items will be held for exhibition later in the year.
- Karate Club
The students who join this club train Kihon, such as Zen kutsudachi, Jodan age uke, Chudanuchiuke, Jodanmaegeri; Kata such as Teikyokushodan and Heian shodan; Bookai kata and Kumite. They will have some grading tests. The students who are successful are promoted to upper belts.
- Khmer Music and Instrument Club
Students will experience and learn how to play classical Khmer instrument of their choice with a trained teacher. Students also get to see experts play Khmer instruments on video.
- Khmer Novels and Poems Club
Classical Khmer novels and poems will be read and analyzed by students. In addition students will be given the opportunity to write their own material for discussion and criticism by the group. For those who are interested in Khmer Literature.
- Math Games and Olympiad Club
Students do exercises in preparation for the International Math Olympiad. Some students may choose to participate in the Olympiad later in the year. This club is for students who enjoy and want to learn more about math. This club also gives students the opportunity to represent Cambodia in the competition.
- Math in Khmer Club
Math Club is not just a group of people that get together to crunch numbers, and work out number problems. Members like to promote math as a discipline, and have fun doing it. And it will be in students’ native language, Khmer. Have some math fun with your Khmer math teacher.
- O-Level English Club
This club prepares students in subjects related to the O Level Cambridge Exam given to 14 and 16 years old. Practice exercise questions and exam practice are given to give club members the best chance to succeed in these exams.
- Physics Club
The basics of some natural events and how famous scientists invented the science of physics are among the subjects of the Physics club. How 3D pictures, roller coasters, and electro-magnets work, how serial and parallel circuits are built, intermolecular forces, interaction of mercury and water molecules in a glass tube, difference between mass and weight, mass and force of friction, applications of mass on an inclined plane, and action and reaction forces, are all part of the physics club.
- Science Club
Students who are exposed to the wonders of science in an enjoyable and caring way will begin to appreciate the beauty of the unique world in which we live. Science club helps students to predict and make decisions based on prior knowledge as well as newly acquired knowledge. Science club activities include doing experiments, watching science videos, preparing science cards, playing science games, preparing and playing science drama, searching scientific knowledge data bases….etc.
- Singing in Turkish Club
Students listen to and learn Turkish songs. Students who sing well may go to the Turkish Olympiad to perform. For students who are good at singing.
- Sport Club
In sport club, our aim is to develop our students’ athletic abilities and skills, to teach them the importance of warming up and doing exercises regularly in order to be healthier. So in this club we have basketball, volleyball, games, competitions, and physical education as well. We hope it will be a lot of fun and also educational for the students who join this club.
- Taekwondo Club
A coach from the International Taekwondo Federation trains the students who attend this club. They learn the basics of Taekwondo. They practice general kicks and special kicks as well as punching and blocking Taekwondo style. The students who are successful in training are promoted to higher belts.
- TOEFL Club
We prepare our students for the TOEFL test. Students are required to get a satisfactory score from this test to be eligible to study at colleges and universities, mainly in the United States of America but also in many other countries around the world.
Grade 12 students prepare for this test with the experienced teachers employed by the school.
Required skills; listening, grammar, reading and writing are taught creatively. Clear explanation, a lot of examples and worksheets make it easier to understand and to answer the questions on the TOEFL test easily. Members are given preparation practice tests of what they have studied tested to see how much they have learnt.
- Turkish Dance Club
Turkish folkloric dance will be taught in this club. Turkey has been the birthplace and bridge for many past civilizations and has thus inherited a very rich tradition of folklore. Each region has its own dance and costumes. As in every branch of folklore, the attitude and movements in the dances portray the soul and character of the people. From region to region, dances differentiate from each other. Several types of Turkish dances will be practiced in the club, such as Horon, Halay, Zeybek…….etc.
- Turkish Olympiad Club
This Olympiad is held every year in Turkey. The competition has three parts: grammar, composition and fluency. Those who want to represent Cambodia at the Olympiad join this club.
- Violin Club
The violin club is offered to every student in ZAMAN. No prior experience is necessary, but students are expected to have a serious interest in this performing art and be ready to participate in intensive daily training classes. With consistent practice, our students achieve competence, confidence, good citizenship and maturity that are the foundations for success in high school. There are culminating violin performances at the end of the school year, if necessary. We are committed to helping your children flourish in a positive school environment where a focus on understanding and group learning is a significant part of every lesson.
- Volleyball Club
Students learn the basic rules of volleyball and how to play volleyball. Students practice under supervision of an experienced volleyball teacher. The Aim of Volleyball Club is to train students to play better and to promote the mental and physical development of students while teaching the basics of volleyball. Students play volleyball against each other after practice to improve their skill through competing.