While the classroom remains central to the life of students at Collegiate Schools, we believe co-curricular activities are vital to a rounded education. Music, sport and drama play an integral part in the students' lives, both within the curriculum and beyond.
The energy and variety in our co-curriculum programme is such that every student is certain to find something to get inspired from. The ever-changing and expanding list of clubs and societies within the Collegiate Schools is proof of the success of our philosophy. In fact, if there is adequate interest in an activity currently not available, we will do everything in our power to make it available. In this way many of the clubs and societies get initiated by the students themselves.
Over one hundred activities, led by professionals from our central curriculum office, offer a diverse range of possibilities. We take care to ensure the quality, balance and safety of these programmes, so that the individual needs of each student are catered for. The co-curricular philosophy is governed by the following 'four-C' principles:
The world of arts brings together demanding teaching and the need for regular practice. Performances, celebrations, exhibitions, externally assessed examinations allow objectives to be set and progress to be measured such that our students are proud to demonstrate their talents.
It is through sport that each individual assesses his or her own ability and can compare himself or herself to others. Whether beginners or advanced competitors, each student learns about his or her own physical capabilities and how to be part of a team. Collegiate Schools participate actively in inter-school competitions and require its students to participate in expedition programmes during which they learn how to stretch themselves to their limits.
Collegiate Schools' students are privileged. They are called upon to share their time, imagination and energy with others. Projects within the local community along with humanitarian trips to some of the poorest areas of the region contribute to their education as compassionate human beings.
Young students discover their own culture spontaneously, particularly in terms of music; Collegiate Schools aim to widen its students' cultural horizons by encouraging them to observe and enjoy music and drama performances, to go on trips, to attend conferences, to participate in debates and to find a taste for a variety of things in all sorts of other areas from Indian classical music to culinary artistry, from politics to theatre.