Outdoor Experiences and Trips | Creative Projects | Social Consciousness
At NPS International School, we offer a wide range of activities to develop the students varied interests and talents.
The ECA programme is considered an extension of the Foundation Physical Education Curriculum at NPS International School. The programme and each activity are typically offered after school, for the duration of one term (10 - 12 weeks). These activities have a separate activity fee.
Students are encouraged to explore and choose from a variety of activities from the areas of music, drama, art and sports that include football, basketball, cricket, tennis, floorball, swimming, gymnastics, aerobics and many more.
The following non-scholastic activities may be offered in a phased manner and based on the student interest and intake:
- Junior Choir
- Senior Choir
- Model United Nations (M.U.N)
- Classical Dance Society
- Book Reading
- Literary Society
- Web Design
- Speech and Debate
- Instrumental Group (Musical)
- Year Book
- Mathematics Society
- Classical Music Society
- Interactive Media and Digital Society
Classroom learning is complemented by enriching outdoor experiences and challenges. In groups, students travel to various places such as Bali (Indonesia), Rider's Lodge, Pulau Tioman (Malaysia), Sentosa, China, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia) and engage in activities like snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, river rafting, cycling, horse riding, jungle trekking, camping, swimming and explore a variety of different cultures and habitats in the process. These special learning opportunities are critical in building students' self esteem and confidence, and allow our students to develop valuable qualities like leadership and team spirit.
Such outdoor trips are offered on payment of costs by the students to defray the trip expenses and are organised in collaboration with expert study tour operators.
Besides outbound activities and sports, our students participate in carnivals, exhibitions, "Show & Tell", Annual Day stage productions and inter-house cultural activities. We offer Visual Arts as a subject option in the IB Diploma Programme, training in the artistic fields of music, dance, creative writing, dramatics and craftwork, many of them in collaboration with renowned institutions.
An excellent example of blending creativity with environmental awareness is the Sphinx, built by students using recycled beverage cans. The NPS International Yearbook and the Annual Day productions are the quintessential epitomes of our students' creative and artistic skills. The NPS International School quarterly online newsletter, Probe, is handled completely and independently by students. Such opportunities impress upon the students the importance of life outside the world of studies, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academics.
Beyond developing students' interest and talents in the sporting arena and on the performing stage, students at NPS International School are guided to understand the importance and value of making a contribution to the community and support less fortunate people of all ages and from various backgrounds.
At NPS International School, service to society forms an integral part of our education framework. We aim to inculcate, in the students, compassion and kindness towards others as well develop a habit of helping the less fortunate. The students have participated in initiatives like visiting the Moral Home for Disabled and Challenged Adults, hosting fundraising activities geared towards funding Braille Machines for a blind school in Jodhpur, the Netraheen Vikas Sansthan, visiting Ren Ci Community Hospital and raising funds for learning centres for first generation female students, from socially and economically disadvantaged sections, in rural India, along with IIMPACT.
Through various projects, including the Yearbook, the students raised and donated a sum of S$5000 to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (where some of our students volunteer regularly).