- Amnesty International
- Animal Rights
- Art Club
- Box Gallery
- Dance Club
- DEAR Club
- 3D Puzzle
- Girls Club
- History Club
- Medical Society
- Open Minds Society
- Rooftop Garden
- Silver Screen
- Survival 101
- Yarn Club
Amnesty International is an organization based in the UK, aims to bring awareness and change to current global issues through petitions. We are finally bringing this club back to Sacred Heart in hopes to educate the entire student body on current global issues, and encourage them to develop a deeper understanding of these issues. Amnesty International is originally a petition-based club, however, this year, we are hoping to incorporate simulation events that simulate the global issues that we are examining, so that students can put themselves into the shoes of those who are suffering from the issues. We hope to, as a group, become empathetic and globally aware members of the world.
The Animal Rights Club is back at Sacred Heart! In the animal rights club, we explore ethical issues regarding consumption of animal based products, the pet industry, and dwindling wildlife ecosystems. We hope to inspire action among our student body to defend those who are forced to rely on humans and cannot understand or speak up against injustice. This year we plan on reinstating events such as the Animal Rights free dress day, hosting guest speeches from local animal rights charities, and holding a table at Family Festival (if it is to happen). In addition, we hope to introduce a more social media based approach to spreading awareness for animal rights.
Art club strives to guide students to create and draw art to their full potential by providing them with the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills. We mainly focus on traditional art, such as water coloring, painting, and much more! Though we assign many projects to our students, we are a very relaxed and laid back club; this creates opportunities to make friends from other grades. Students from all ranges of skill are very much welcome to our club, and we implore you to raise an interest in art.
The Box Gallery club aims to raise awareness of various environmental and social issues by creating art using recycled materials. By utilizing materials that people see in everyday life but fail to acknowledge its beauty, our goal is to attract viewers' attention and give them a chance to think about the message behind our artworks.
Continuing from the in-person exhibition we hosted last year, we have a few projects planned out, including making children’s books using cardboard, teaching children arts and crafts using recycled materials, and many more side projects. We look forward to seeing how our club members will use their creativity and passion for art to create amazing artworks that will give new insight to their audience.
The Dance Club is filled with people who are interested in dance and want to share their interests. The club strongly values human connection with one another through teamwork. This club wants to provide a safe community for club members where we can grow and rely on one another that exceeds not only during club meetings but on personal levels. We hope to showcase our teamwork by presenting on semester 1 & 2 performances, family festival performances, and dance covers on YouTube. Since the club also values personal connections, our members have been split up into two groups making it easier to get to know your team on a personal level. Currently, our members are working on our semester 1 performance as we have one group performing the song Love Dive from IVE and the other group performing the song HYPE BOY from New Jeans. We look forward to seeing the progress of the club members as they improve their skills and the growing fluidity of spending more time with one another!
The purpose of the DEAR Club is for students to discover the many aspects of literary culture/genre with others that are interested, have fun with book related activities held in the club, and raise money for good causes. The club’s goal is fundraising for good causes, provide a relaxing zone for busy high school students, and spread the love of reading within the Sacred Heart community. If possible, some potential projects for the club this year would be to create a compilation of short stories for the Junior School Library, host a bookmark and sticker sale, and read stories to kindergarteners/junior schoolers. Throughout club meetings, club members will have the opportunity to read and relax, talk with other club members about their favorite authors, tropes, genres etc, and host events throughout the year to raise money for children in need of books/other good organizations.
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a non-profit organization founded in 1946, which aims to prepare young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders in areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and business management. Essentially, DECA Club is a business club which will teach students the essentials of business and entrepreneurship they will need for their future. In the second semester, students will have the chance to compete in various competitions and events organized by the DECA organization. On top of competitions, students will also have the opportunity to organize business-related events within the school, as well as explore their interests in the field of business. As this is a club founded this year, we hope to build a strong foundation for the DECA club to stay at Sacred Heart for many years to come. One of our goals for next year is to participate in DECA ICDC - International Career Development Conference. This DECA event is held once every year and it is hosted in the US (this year the conference will be held in Orlando, Florida). ICDC consists of competitive events, the emerging leader series, college and career exhibits, but in general is a great opportunity and experience for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. We can’t wait to see the successes of the DECA club members.
3D Puzzle Club is one of the new and unique clubs that was initiated this year. The purpose of our club is to cultivate logical thinking skills through solving 3D puzzles. Students will be able to learn how to solve Rubik's Cube in creative ways. This is not just limited to Rubik's Cubes, but to any other kinds of puzzles. As well as having fun solving these puzzles, we would like to contribute to the Sacred Heart community by hosting fun free dress days and raising donations. For example, some ideas include having each grade dress up in each color of the Rubik's Cube and sell cool designed stickers! We are also planning to host fun events such as creating a Rubik’s Cube Art in our school and hosting a Rubik’s Cube competition where people compete their time to solve the Rubik's Cube.
This year, consisting of 24 members, Ekispo focuses on accomplishing three major goals: promoting joy of sports, building teamwork, and improving physical and mental development as athletes. We have 4 main events - Students vs Teachers Week, Mikan Relay, Undoukai, Christmas Games - as well as other tournaments. Through these events, students have the opportunity to participate in fun fundraising events while honing their athletic capabilities. Students vs Teachers Week is a prominent charity event, where we not only compete against teachers in fun sports games and activities, but also raise money for various charities. Last year, we raised over 70,000 yen for the Japanese Red Cross Society and Plan International. Most importantly, we give students opportunities to raise their Symbas spirit through a shared love for sports and through the building of a community for Symbas athletes outside of seasonal sports. We will make sure that this club will be a place for the student athletes of Sacred Heart to have fun, collaborate, and invigorate students throughout the school through sports and physical activity.
FYI is one of the new clubs that was founded this year, consisting of 23 enthusiastic members who were willing to participate in a project: creating a picture book. FYI was originally established to promote the awareness of the tragedy of Sarin Gas Attack occurred in 1995. Not only to spread what happened on that day, our role is to build awareness for the younger generation who are targeted by the cult to use their intelligence. Also, by creating a picture book by working together, we create a close-knit community and constantly exchange ideas. We split into Writing, Drawing and Book Cover book to finalize the draft by the end of the year. From creating the plot to actually digitalizing the draft and selling the book, we are so excited to walk through the journey with our members.
The Girls Club at Sacred Heart strives to achieve three main goals: Empower. Educate. Support.
We help create an environment to discuss gender bias and advocate for gender equality.
In keeping with these goals, the girls club has long been working to raise funds for SEEDS Nepal to provide underprivileged girls in Nepal with sanitary pads, and look forward to establishing meaningful relationships with them this year.
The Medical Society club is where members can have fun while learning more about the world we live in today. This year, we have many diverse plans for the members to be actively involved in and learn about. Not only does this club offer knowledge to students who are interested in medicine, but this club is also for students who are interested in science. Throughout the year, we will be experimenting with masks, bacteria, and disinfectant sprays. Besides the experiments, members will research a condition and make a poster to spread awareness to the sacred heart community. We also plan to welcome a special guest speaker who campaigns for cleft lip and is trying to help children who cannot get the medical attention needed. Through our club meetings, we hope to shine light on medical conditions that are not commonly recognized.
Open Minds Society
Open Minds Society is a club dedicated to spreading mental health awareness. Through researching and discussing mental health issues, our club strives to educate and promote mental health awareness in our school community. In previous years, we have created podcast episodes, created infographics, organized a school-wide letter exchanging project, participated in TELL’s Step Up Challenge event to encourage conversations about mental health, and inform our community on various ways we can take care of our mental health and help others. We hope to bring further impact to our school as well as Tokyo by continuing to be involved with TELL Japan, an English lifeline NPO, and contributing to donations for mental health organizations with fundraisers.
The Rooftop Garden Club invites students to embrace nature, create a greener campus at Sacred Heart, and learn more about gardening. Throughout the year, the club will grow various plants such as vegetables, herbs, and wildflowers. Last year, we faced a big problem - some animals had nibbled at our plants! So this year, we would like to work towards protecting our plants and have a club bonding activity where we build a scarecrow together. Growing plants is not all that we do though! We also hold sticker fundraisers, regularly upload articles to the high school newsletter (Green Column), and are even thinking about collaborating with the World Council on Earth day this year. The Rooftop Garden Club is a perfect place for students to relax, have fun, and embrace nature!
Silver Screen is a film club which allows members to deepen their love for filmmaking but also introduce the beauty of it to those who may find this field completely new. In this club, we primarily watch films and use them as inspiration to create our own original short films which may be submitted into the Kanto Film Festival. These films use techniques from famous directors and styles and take into consideration the music, color, tone, camera movement, etc. that may have a hidden meaning. This year, we’re planning on hosting events that spread the art of film to all grade levels, such as through movie screenings. Club members get to be more involved in the school community while also hosting events that bring students together.
STAC is a math club made mainly to give opportunities to students to get help in various fields of mathematics, such as SAT math and school math. It is a place where students are able to ask questions and work with each other to develop their skills. In each of our meetings, we spend the time to work on developing members’ math skills by playing trivia games and scavenger hunts related to math. This year, we have three main activities: students vs. teachers math tournament, interschool math event, and math tutoring volunteer. We plan to re-host our students vs. teachers math tournament as it was a success last year. This year, we are planning to have the students participate in a volunteer program to teach mathematics online to students all over the world.
Inspired by the Duke of Edinburgh award, Survival 101 train members to survive in the wild with the motto “leave no trace”. Members experience nature in a sustainable way so that they may come to love it and take care of the environment. Today, taking care of the environment is essential, however, it is unrealistic to expect students to protect our environment if they never get the chance to fully experience nature. Survival 101 prepares sustainable hikes and camp trips and members explore many different kinds of environments. In our club meetings, we play active games and fun competitions to learn to essential skills of surviving in the wild including building tents, learning first aid, packing our survival backpacks, etc. Survival 101 continues striving to understand the key skills for surviving in the wild with limited resources.
Our school’s TASSEL chapter serves as a medium for our dedicated club members to help alleviate poverty in rural Cambodia by teaching high-quality English to underprivileged children. We spend the first-semester raising funds to support the TASSEL organization; this year, the villages are specifically struggling with constant flash floods, and our club is working to bring much-needed help to these villagers through fundraisers. We also continue to educate ourselves about the tragic history of Cambodia to truly understand the significance of our roles as compassionate volunteers. During semester two, our club members teach the TASSEL students English through video calls or essay corrections. Either way, our club members get to develop a close relationship with the Cambodian community to remind the villagers that love can be shared despite their struggles.
Yarn club is one of the new clubs that was founded this year and consists of 12 passionate members! We mainly work with crochet, but some students create their own projects through knitting, embroidery, finger knitting, etc. Yarn Club provides a perfect time and space to cultivate students’ inner creativity by making artworks using yarn. Every club member gets to experience the bliss of seeing a project develop and its creative and therapeutic essence. At the same time, we also contribute to the community in a meaningful way by holding fundraisers. One other exciting event that we are planning to do this year is yarn bombing which is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn, fibre, or fabric instead of a paint or chalk. We will decorate our school with yarn and create something fun, unexpected and beautiful to create warmth and comfort inside an environment of high school where it may get intense sometimes. Whether a student is a beginner or experienced, no matter the experience level, students will learn how to express themselves through their own artwork and be able to appreciate its aesthetics.