Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel
Clubs have an important role to play in enriching the curriculum. We want happy, self-confident children because they are motivated and can achieve more is the philosophy laid by Billabong High International School. The events that we plan and participate in are perfect platforms for students to use to find and express their talents and interests, and in the process discover more about themselves.
The various clubs provides varied opportunities for students to experiment and find those areas in which they excel; more importantly, areas in which they find comfort and enjoyment. An activity chosen as hobby is very dear to one’s heart, doing which the hobbyist derives immense satisfaction. Pursuing an activity in which you have inherent interest helps unearth hidden talents. They broaden the child’s horizons, both socially and individually thus leading to interactions with peers and teachers outside the normal school setting.
LANGUAGE (ENGLISH, HINDI, FRENCH, GERMAN) : The literary club, Expressions, gives a chance to the learners to express themselves in English, Hindi as well as French and German. The learners would demonstrate their journey of learning through a display of colourful collages, informative newsletters, story boards, pictionaries, creative book covers, etc. Skits, street plays and radio shows would be yet some other attractions. Another fun filled corner would be the ‘Games Zone’ where the audince will be found scratching their heads to solve puzz les
The club engages the learners in enhancing their numeracy and arithmetic skills. The learners would be portraying their research work on topics like Solar energy – a power saving source, water footprints and so on through power point presentations. The visitors would also be seen pondering over puzzles like quadrilateral bingo, fun with dots, time to count billion, etc. they would also be discussing about BMI and good health, place values, symmetry and timelines.
The learners here would portray information related to adulteration, DIY Water Filter, composting, first aid box, etc. They would focus on the on demand topics like recycling of waste plastic cups and old clothes.
The activities here serve as a platform for the learners to be in sync with the digital revolution. Various activities like application softwares, dealing with health and medicine, would be depicted through research surveys and presentations. The main attraction would be an app created by the Billabong learners namely Orbitus which would apprise on health related issues.
Learners of robotics club shared the role of the mechanism on which the particular model works. For example, the role of gears in speedster model, of caster wheel in the advanced racing car and working of hydraulic models, GUI based Software, Blind Stick, Smart Home, Automated Street Lamp-Street Light and so on.
The learners informed about all astronomical instruments, their significance and purpose, working and principal behind barn door trackers, the sundial device, comet making, handeling DSLR camera in the night sky, rocketry & hydro rocket launching, weight on various planets, and so on.
The club prepares the learners through various interdisciplinary streams to lead the modern and improved home life that is unhampered. Here the learners would be talking about napkin folding, hygiene, table setting, home remedies, benefits of spices and air purification.
The learners are trained and mentored to face the world and life ahead through sessions like developing positive body image and safe use of technology. The learners would depict the above through videos and discussions. The club has been formed on the objective of inculcation of basic life-skills to deal effectively with the challenges of life & manage them through problem solving & critical thinking skills. The activities undertaken are:
a) Creating inner & outer mask to focus on inner & b) outer self
The club works towards enhancing the various social and civil responsibilities in the learners. The activities would be related to disaster management, first aid, benefits of medicinal plants, bio diversity, healthy eating habits and safe consumption of drugs.