Developing skills in new ways
The school emphasises all round development through a balanced programme of extra curricular activities that inculcate team spirit, exploration and development of each students’ potential and confidence.
The extra curricular activities include field trips, trekking, educational trips, projects and leadership camps. Interest based clubs such as drama, debating, elocution and public speaking, music, craft, creative writing and meal planning and cooking are conducted on a regular basis. Inter House competitions are held in sports, public speaking, dance, quizzes, art, music and essay writing.
Guided by specialist teachers, The Westminster School offers a variety of extra-curricular activities both as part of the planned school day and after school. These provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and develop new skills and talents. Many of these activities are team based enabling students to work together.
- Arts and Craft
- Creative Writing
- Educational Trips
- Elocution / Public Speaking • Gymnastics
- Leadership Camps
- Mural Painting
- Physical Education
- Team Sports
One of the non-scholastic activities that the School offers is sports and after-school coaching. There are a wide variety of sports to choose from and the school is able to cater to the individual talents and interests of its students.
At the Westminster School we make every effort to understand each individual child’s strengths and aptitude, to see how we can best address them. A range of specialist clubs provide enhanced guidance and training to students, helping them enhance their skills in their particular field of interest. Such focused learning helps students work well in groups, take responsible and independent decisions, and understand better their areas of potential and proficiency.
The specialist clubs at The Westminster School include:
Art and Craft Club
Art and craft specialist club is introduced at an early stage to help the students in the pursuit of artistic and creative excellence.
The Westminster School Environment Club is a part of the United Nation’s Environment Programme and with the Emirates Environment Group. As part of the Club, students participate in various clean up drives, they learn more about the environment and the conservation and management of resources. The students are driven by the enthusiasm to make sure the environment they live in is clean and conducive to learning. This has been extended to recycling waste and cleaning neighbouring public areas.
For students who wish to empower themselves with advanced ICT skills, specialist training in provided through the Multimedia club. TWS boasts of a studio which is being updated with all requirements for the smooth functioning of the TWS Radio and the TWS Newsroom. The Multimedia club leaders also
lead whole school events related to same. The school boasts of 2 Microsoft student ambassadors who take a lead in events, like the SWAY festival.
The cultural club at TWS, gives students multiple opportunities to perform, connect and empower themselves. Students are mapped against their talent and provided a platform through the various events at school, like the Carnival, Edupulse, Talentestic, Shakespeare.
Word smart students are presented many opportunities to further enhance their literary skills. The Wordpeckers (from year 6 upwards) ensures that our exceptional writers are provided a platform for free expression. Students are also provided opportunities to connect with writers / authors through the Book Fairs and Author visits to the school. They also connect with students around the world and comment on their work.