- Amnesty International
- Gay Straight Alliance
- History Bee and Bowl
- Medical Society
- Mock Trial
- Rooftop Garden
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.
The Art Club was created to promote and appreciate the students’ artistry and give students an opportunity to extend their artist endeavor outside of class. Throughout the year, students will be focusing on both 2D and 3D art pieces. In the first semester, we will create a 2D collaborative mosaic-like project, using all the materials available in the art room! Everyone will draw individual mosaic pieces which will be later combined to create a large heart. We will then start to focus on 3D art in the next semester, where we will be working hard toward the Family Festival by creating art pieces to sell (e.g: book stands, paper holders, tissue containers). These projects will give students a great opportunity to work in various fields of art, while working with artists across the grades, and simply enjoying the art! Students will also be working on their own occasionally to further polish and explore their art skills. As a final word, through 2019-2020 Art Club, we wish for everyone to be able to enjoy art more!
At dance club, students practice any type of dancing that they want to do. It does not matter how well they do, but the whole purpose is to enjoy dancing and to get used to working as a team in a new environment. Also in dance club, there are two end of semester performances that you can participate in. The purpose of this performance is to allow students to gain courage and confidence by exposing them to a large crowds
The Ekiden Club is a running club based on the Japanese word “ekiden,” a long-distance relay race typically held on roads. The ekiden club welcomes runners of all levels, and our purpose is to promote the enjoyment and benefits of running to the Sacred Heart community. In addition to hosting fun group runs around Tokyo such as Christmas illuminations in Roppongi and cherry blossom streets in Meguro, we also participate in charity races. In the first semester of this year, our club plans to participate in our first charity race to raise money for the recoveration efforts in Tohoku from the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. Our members are dedicated to their fitness and well-being while discovering how fun running can be!
Girls Club is a feminist club that aims to inspire and empower women of all cultures and ethnicities from around the world. In order to achieve our goals, Girls Club works towards:
- Informing and educating others about feminism and why we should support feminism--a topic full of controversies.
- Participating in and/or creating our own campaigns or projects to empower women in our Sacred Heart community as well as worldwide.
Supporting organizations that empower women to show Sacred Heart’s support towards female empowerment.
The purpose of the GSA is to raise awareness for the LGBTIQ+ community, advocating for their equal rights. The club will also serve as a place for discussion for any pressing issues (globally for example) regarding LGBTIQ+ and provide a safe and confidential community to not only students struggling with gender identity and expression, but also to straight ally students by creating an environment where all identities are respected. We are also open to discussing and giving support to others through personal experiences and episodes.
The purpose of the History Bee and Bowl club is to deepen our historical understanding and to challenge ourselves of historical trivia through quiz-formatted meetings. We would also like to participate in the annual International History Bee and Bowl regional tournament--usually held at the Indian International School--and proceed to the Asian Championships and the World Championships if possible.
The Medical Society Club is a community that allows students with interests in the medical field to meet, connect, and share their aspirations and dreams. The club will give students the opportunity to be inspired by guest speakers, learn about the different areas and jobs in the medical field, and also gain the experience of conducting various experiments. This club not only aims to expand the student’s knowledge of the medical field, but also exposes students to the different areas of the world of science.
Mock Trial Club is a place that simulates real court trials in a high-school setting. Students will get to play the role of the attorney, judge, witness, and defendant, and shape the verdict of real-life cases. For those interested in law, Mock Trial Club is also an opportunity for students to develop their public speaking skills, knowledge of the courtroom, and deductive reasoning to argue for their position. During meetings, members will vote and participate in their desired case and try to win over the judge.
The Rooftop Garden Club maintains a small garden on the top of the JS rooftop and promotes the creation of a greener campus. In addition to rosemary and basil which has been growing well since last year, our club has newly planted spinach and turnip this year and we are excited to watch their growth. In our bi weekly meetings, we discuss the progress of our plants and take care of them, for example by removing insects and weeds Our members share watering duties outside of meetings and update an almanac where we can keep track of our plants’ growth through pictures taken throughout the year. By the end of the year, we hope to cultivate what we successfully grow and enjoy simple dishes made from them.
The Self Defense Club promotes confidence and awareness in students, by students gaining new and more knowledge in protecting themselves. In addition, from learning different moves and strategies, students learn the importance of self-discipline, mental development, physical development and thus able to develop a warrior spirit. Overall, Self Defense will bring many benefits that will be a great help for the students in the future.
TASSEL (Teaching And Sharing Skills to Enrich Lives) is a non-profit organization that focuses on changing the lives of rural Cambodians through English education; providing food and medical aid; and sponsoring needy families. As a part of the club, members not only fundraise to support the organization, but are directly involved in teaching English remotely to a specific group of children/Cambodian teachers in rural Cambodia. All members are committed to teach the TASSEL students by either correcting a student’s essay or doing Vsee calls (a platform used by the TASSEL members to video call the TASSEL students to teach Phonics and English Grammar). TASSEL allows our club members to develop a relationship deeper than those charities that simply ask for donations. The club members learn the sad history of Cambodia, and this enables our members’ true hearts to serve the Cambodians. The importance of our high school students is not to donate money, but it is to serve the Cambodians and to teach them what love is.