THE WORLD IS THE CLASSROOM
Thames is a small tightly-knit community that has its own unique brand of student life that aims to enrich and enhance the overall development of students. Being involved in various activities, both co-curricular and extra-curricular is an integral part of the Thames experience.
This is in line with the school’s philosophy that well-rounded learning necessitates making the world our classroom, whether it be domestically or internationally. Students can choose from clubs and organizations that revolve around sports, outdoor, leisure, communication media, and social outreach. Majority of the numerous projects and events during any given term are actually conceptualized and implemented by students.
Through such activities, all students are given an opportunity to apply and further develop their interests, skills, knowledge allowing for varying degrees of involvement as well. Similar to the academic programs, activities are also strongly characterized by collaboration and mentoring.
HELPING FIGHT CANCER The Stand Strong group made a generous contribution from their fund raising fun-run to the Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc (CWFI). The group, consisting of [above, L-R] Gino Bantugan, Jason See, Mary Villanueva (CWFI Chairperson), Michelle Castaneda, Jason See, and Christine Peralta, are immeasurably helping improve the lives of three children fighting cancer.
Several groups of students implemented their carbon offsetting initiatives via tree planting projects in various areas within Metro Manila and Rizal. In the last couple of months alone over a thousand saplings have been donated, adopted, and planted by E.S.A. students themselves. More are planned during the next couple of months until summer. Those interested in […]
In keeping with E.S.A’s commitment to give back to the community, a group of students consisting of Derek Espinosa, Em Inserto, Francis Parado, Dodge Melicor and Miguel Felipe gave bowling a whole new twist when they came up with Fright Bowl. Being the promising project that it was, the Halloween-themed bowling competition aimed to raise […]
Frisbee is a popular sport on campus. Games are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Basketball court. Those interested are welcome to join. Futsal, and a revival of mixed martial arts are being organized.
The annual assault on Mt Pulag is scheduled for this summer. Members are hoping to experience the near-zero temperatures once again as they reach the highest point of Luzon (and 2nd highest in the country). It will be another test of will against the mountain. But as previous groups conquered the mountain, so will this […]
Basketball, one of the favorite sports of students, is not only a means of staying in shape and strengthening the competitive spirit. A group of students from the EXL 5 (Experiential Learning 5 – Social Entrep Project) class organized a tournament for a charitable cause as part of their class requirements. In the end, everybody won […]
A group of students from the EXL3 (Experiential Learning 3) class are planning a hike to Mt Batolusong this May. The group’s objectives are to unwind and bond with schoolmates as well as friends while also appreciating nature and ‘rediscovering’ more of the Philippines. The mountain, which is just a couple of hours away in […]
This year’s Teenpreneur Challenge reverted to its original schedule of September-February ten years ago, when the expo was first held at the SM Mall of Asia. This year’s expo, which was on Feb 4-5, was once again held at SM Megamall. Some perennial podium finishers shone brightly once again while last year’s upstart made it […]
YOUTH FIGHTING POVERTY THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Teenpreneur Challenge is an inter-high school entrepreneurship competition that aims to help underprivileged communities uplift their lives through business, build greater awareness among the youth, and foster an entrepreneurial spirit among them. As a result, the livelihoods of micro-entrepreneurs are improved, students’ desensitization towards poverty is greatly reduced, and participants’ lives […]
E.S.A.’s mission is to develop a new order (novus ordus in latin) of business professionals with an enlightened entrepreneurial spirit. Recently, some groups of students undertook some projects toward that goal. One of the projects was called “Samaritan’s Cup” (see Sports and Outdoors box), a basketball tournament for the benefit of the elderly. The other project was a an […]