Clubs

HS Clubs

Amnesty

Amnesty International works to fight against the abuse of human rights worldwide, by taking direct action to enact change. We discuss, gather information, and write petitions to address and raise awareness of international issues. We stand for those neglected, mistreated, and unheard. Amnesty allows an opportunity for us students to not only observe and recognize global injustice, but to actively do something about it.

Animal Rights

Respect yourself, value others. This club extend this school goal to not only other other humans, but also other creatures we share the earth with.

Animal Rights club, started two years ago, is a club dedicated to advocating the rights of animals, and fostering a love and compassion for all living creatures in our world. As animal rights is such a broad topic, our field of focus lies within what the members of the club are passionate about. In the past, we have discussed dolphin hunting in Japan, and wrote a petition to the mayor of Taiji, the most prominent exporter of dolphin meat. We also work with ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai) during family festival to promote adopting and recusing pets over buying them from pet shops. This year, the club is lead by Hana, and will be discussing a variety of issues from animals in captivity to the conditions of pet shops and pet breeders. We also plan on trying to be more actively involved by volunteering at animal shelters, and possibly raising money for an organization/foundation.


Art/Manga

Art/Manga Club is a place for people who love 2D art to share their work, ideas, and tips to other members of the club. It also creates an environment for artists to explore and experiment with different styles and to draw just for fun, something most cannot do due to their busy schedules.

Creators' Club

Every Thursday, students from different grades get together to CREATE by sharing skills and inspiring each other. It is a great way to get your mind off of stress and have a break from school hours. We are planning to focus on craft making, 3D art, pottery, video making, and stop motion animation. Our main goal is to just be creative and produce art that you’ll be proud of.

Film Club

In the film club, we meet every Thursdays to explore our creativity and share it with other by filming a short film. We will write the script, direct the movie, act, shoot, and edit the movie. This club brings us together and gives us an opportunity to share our talents with other students and teachers.

Fitness

The Fitness club was started three years ago with the goal to promote physical fitness by creating workout sessions and weekly exercise goals to encourage each other. In the past two years, the club has shifted its focus from physical fitness to general wellbeing by also discussing healthy eating habits, body image, and having lunchtime cooking sessions. This year, the club is lead by Hana and Rachael, sponsored by Mr. Bowler, and the goal is to maintain these workout/cooking activities, but also try to reach out to the rest of the high school to join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle. This will include opening up workout session to non-club members, and also having lunchtime sports games such as soccer or netball.

Gay Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance club, (also known as GSA identity and gender justice organisation), provides a confidential environment where students who are struggling with gender identity and expression can feel safe. Together, we build a sense of community for people in the LGBTQIA community, empowering trans, queer, and allied youth. We strive for equality for everyone, being advocates of gay rights, and work towards ending homophobia and transphobia, whilst also raising awareness of the community.

This year we are hoping to make posters, an LGBT month free dress day, a rainbow bakesale, hold an LGBT-themed film screening, and collaborate with American School In Japan’s gay-straight alliance club.


GIrls

"GIRLS" is a feminist club that aims to inspire and empower women of all cultures and ethnicities from around the world. Our main goal is to raise funds to institutions that work towards a more equal world as well as raise awareness to everyday sexism and its origins. GIRLS meets every two weeks and the meetings are very discussion based; encouraging every member to input her ideas and suggestions."

History Bowl and Bee

History Bee and Bowl is a student-led club sponsored by Mr. Baker. We study historical and current events in preparation for the competition that is usually held in November-January. In this competition, we compete against other international schools in the hope of getting through to the Asian championships.

Medical Society

The main purpose of the Medical Society is to introduce and explore the medical field. This is going to be a great opportunity for students to specifically find what they want to achieve in the medical field in advance. It is important for students to know the diverse aspect of the medical society so that we can have an idea and be able to cooperate with other doctors in the field.


Nerd

The Nerd Club is one of the longest running clubs in the highschool, and throughout the years, the club has focused on many different aspects of being a ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’. In the past, the club has worked on a variety of things from solar panel activities, science night with junior school students to ‘geeky’ movie nights and comic book exchange.

We use the word nerd and geek in a very general sense. In the past, if you self-identified as a nerd or geek, it implied that you were socially awkward or academically oriented, but we do not see it this way. In our club, being a nerd or a geek simply means having enthusiasm and insight on any topic you are passionate about. Being a nerd or geek just means there is something in the world that you care deeply about—be it twelve-sided dice, a favorite sports team, super heroes or the periodic table. This club provides a space in which students can express their passions that may otherwise be shut down or ignored. It is a place where we can share our interests, and also develop new enthusiasm for a topic.

Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden is a club hosted on every other Friday. Our club leaders are Hana and Karen with our sponsors Mr Felstehausen and Ms Pomroy.

We grow herbs, vegetables, and fruits on the rooftop of the junior school. During our meetings talk with other club members, while watering and harvesting the plants. The plants that we harvest are used for multiple purposes that our club decides on. We have made dishes such as pesto penne, pickled daikon, and more. This year we are hoping to have a good harvest and make a more variety of things beyond food such as herbal oils.

Room to Read

Room to Read Club is a high school club that is dedicated to raising awareness of global literacy and working with and raising funds for the non-government organization, ‘Room to Read’. The original Room to Read Organization was founded to build libraries and provide books to children in developing countries. Since 2000, almost 10 million children have benefited from this organization, and we aim to help them in their global movement of spreading literacy. Our club has been successful in establishing a connection to the Shree Manakamana Primary School in Nepal through our letters that we send every year. Last year, we worked to raise awareness of global literacy in the middle school by organizing a read-a-thon and in the school, we have also held other school wide events such as the Color Run in order to raise funds for Room to Read. Last year, our club members got the opportunity to work with Room to Read's Tokyo Chapter and volunteer at their annual gala. This is the fourth year since the foundation of our club and we hope to extend our efforts even more this year.

UNU Lectures

Since Sacred Heart is an international community, the main purpose of the UN University Lectures Club is to follow current trends and opinions about international issues and discuss/disseminate findings to other students.
This club will focus on learning about international issues by attending open lectures at the United Nations University (UNU), and learning about the world in depth. Students will have the opportunity to do research on various topics and have a better understanding about their interests. This club will also spread awareness of various international topics and encourage students not only in the club, but also others, to form their own opinions about worldwide issues that affect our lives.

Writers

The writer's club is a place for writers of all levels and genres to come together in an informal setting to have fun and develop their skills. Regardless if the writer is just beginning or has been writing for years, everyone gets to try new forms and discover what about writing they love the most. Throughout the year we will be working on prompts, trying different genres, as well as having discussions. Writers can also share their writing with the rest of the club to get feedback and support. Overall we aim to produce a fun, pressure-free environment where people can release their inner writer and try new things.