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Extra Curricular Activities

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 Programmes (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:

  • Study Skills
  • 3D Design & Printing
  • Chess Club
  • Art & Design
  • School Band
  • Volleyball
  • Robotics
  • Graphics Design

 

Exchange Activities
As a school that believes in the holistic development of its students, Horizon has implemented a number of extra-curricular programmes around our community. We have established exchange activities with neighbouring schools to enhance students' development, socially and culturally. We are able to offer these types of programmes to Horizon students because we have built solid relations with the surrounding community.

Private Schools
Horizon runs exchange activities with a neighbouring private school where the members of both communities get to explore and learn about each other. The two schools have participated in:

Japanese Tea Ceremony
School Camps
Japanese Calligraphy
International Festivals
Japanese Language Classes
Japanese Flower Arrangement
English Language Classes
English Summer School

Public Schools
Horizon also runs exchange activities, with public high schools in the area. Our students have participated in the following club active activities, while enjoying a multilingual setting:

Basketball
Football
Tennis

 

Saturday School
A unique aspect of HJIS is our Saturday Activity Sessions, which started a few years ago when one of our teachers volunteered to run remedial classes. The students showed such interest in the Saturday sessions that some other teachers have continued to volunteer to do both curricular and non-curricular work. The aim of the Saturday School programs is to offer the students additional help in building language, math and science skills. Language Programs allows children to experience other cultures and become aware of multicultural issues. Students build oral and written language skills through games, songs, and hands-on activities. Reading and writing skills are introduced age appropriate. It is also great opportunity for students to socialize with friends in other grades through enjoying various activities. It has become a tradition, currently embracing students from Kindergarten and up.
We currently have three sessions for secondary school students; Mathematics, Science and Turkish  lessons. Students enjoy extended activities as well as getting ready for the exams.

HJIS Saturday School Chart