TMS MUN Club
Under the able leadership of Samrin Saleem, the President and Jai Mehta, the Vice President of the MUN Club, the club witnessed the emergence of new diplomats and confident leaders, thanks to the efforts of the Prefects, Lulua Vohra, Stephanie Saju, Nahush Shrivasta and Mohammed Nibal and the weekly training sessions conducted along with the MUN Coordinators, Ms. Bindhu Joseph and Mr. Elias D’Souza.
On the competitive side, the students of TMS participated in the MUN Competition conducted by the Assam Valley Public School. Priyanka Gopinath and Jarul Prajapat made us proud by winning awards in this event which had participants from schools across and outside India. The student driven Annual Inter-House MUN, as usual, set the stage for a healthy competition, where more than a hundred students debated, discussed and deliberated on global issues.
Debate & Quiz Club
The aim of argument or of discussion should not be victory but progress’.This quote by Joseph Joubert holds true with the Debate Club, as we have encountered tremendous enthusiasm and willingness from students to express their opinion on matters of interest in and out of school, acquiring great appreciation and accolades.
Sara Ansari from Grade 12 did us proud again by winning the First Runners up position at the 20th Annual Inter-School Debate Competition on 2nd October 2019 held at the Indian Consulate.
Our team comprising of Shydle John (Grade 11), Sriniwas Garg and Parv Gagarani (Grade 10) participated in The Modern Debates and Quiz Competition on 6th and 7th December held at GEMS Modern Academy. There were 25 teams from various schools in UAE, India and Africa. Our team forged ahead to the quarter finals after four rounds of debates. Sriniwas won the title of Best Speaker at the Quarter Finals.
Two Junior and three Senior teams participated in the Gulf Debates. Our Junior Team comprising Sana Feroz, Leena Ansari and Asmit Singh from Grade 9 won the second place in their category and Shydle John, Avinash Raju and Stephanie Saju from Grade 11 won the third place in their category.
Two teams consisting of Ishaan Samdani and Aditya Balajee (Team 1) and Udayveer Singh and Aditya Praveen (Team 2) participated in the Game of Knowledge Quiz Competition organized by Dubai Gem Private School. Ishan and Aditya Balajee bagged the third prize at the competition.
The TMS Generation Global Club has taken part in video conferences with different countries such as India, Egypt, Spain, Indonesia, Sudan, Jordan, Ukraine, etc. about various topics such as Women Empowerment, Peace and Reconciliation, Festivals, Human Rights, Power and Influence, Identity, Belonging and many more.
We celebrated the ‘World Tolerance Day’ with great pomp and enthusiasm. Different grades participated in various activities, which included writing quotes and notes; preparing bookmarks, badges, posters, greeting cards, etc. Grade 10 students participated in quizzes on what tolerance means to them.
On 27th June 2019, students of Grade 7 participated in their first Video Conference on a global platform. They had a healthy dialogue with students expressing their own aspects and views on their favourite festivals.Students from Poland spoke about their favourite festivals, some of the major ones being Easter and Christmas. The students from Pulwama and Kothi Bagh talked about Eid being one of the major festivals celebrated within their community.
On 25th June 2019, our Senior students took part in a meaningful dialogue with schools in India and the UAEC (Govt Girls Hr Sec School Kangan, India, HSS Boniyar, India and GEMS Modern Academy, UAE).
On 25th June 2019, the members of the club discussed the meaning of education, the education system and the importance of being a global citizen.
The TMS Environment Club is dedicated to preserve the environment through several initiatives and campaigns. We believe in inculcating a sense of environmental awareness and sustainability. It ensures that students collectively participate in protecting nature. Our club is an enthusiastic member of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) and supports its diverse strategies to preserve the ecosystem. Over the years, the club has successfully taken up the role as the ambassador of the environment with relentless determination. All activities of the Environment Club fell in line with the UAE vision of “Year of Tolerance”.
The Environment Club takes part in the following activities:
- Earth Hour
- Earth Day
- EEG Award Ceremony
- Clean-up Drive
- Sustainability week
- “Green Print” Campaign
The Best Buddies Club
The Best Buddies Club began in 2007. We are a socially inclusive school and the inclusion program has helped us enable the ability. The Best Buddies programme is something that everyone in the school is passionate about. It has always been an OUTSTANDING feature of the school through the years.
Every Wednesday on an average 35 pupils and 15 teachers from The Manzil School for Challenged Individuals spend the entire day at The Millennium School. Various activities such as cooking, art, music, dance, swimming, basketball are planned and woven into the curriculum. This gives every students an opportunity to experience mainstream school-life. This program started in the academic year 2007 - 2008 to enhance the development of social skills.
Peer Buddy Programme
The purpose of Best Buddies is to foster natural friendships between two people. A Peer Buddy, commits to be a true friend. The main focus of the program is to pair mainstream students with students from special need institutes. Buddy pairs are paired for an academic year keeping in mind the age group, languages spoken and social needs. The families of the Buddies meet at least once a month at a place of their choice. The first meeting is preferably held at the home of the special needs student to make them feel comfortable and secure. This year we have students volunteering to be buddies.