By Crisha Joy Casison
Driven to develop its students through holistic education, Great Christian Academy (GCA) opened interest clubs and encouraged students to join as part of their extra-curricular activities.
All students of GCA are advised to participate in at least one club to nurture their talents and explore their interests.
“The best way we can support students with holistic development is to offer different kinds of activities outside of the classroom and to let them participate in ones that meet their interests and needs,” said Jesseca Flamiano, in-charge of marketing & extra-curricular affairs
Students participation in extracurricular activities can help them grow not only as students but as proactive individuals of the society as well.
They can join clubs facilitated by GCA teachers or specialized classes.
Facilitated clubs include:
Art encourages creativity and imaginative thinking, two skills that are increasingly linked with long-term professional success.
The beauty of the world is captured by artists. Students who are interested in various forms of art such as traditional art (painting, sculpting, sketching), digital art (animation, digital painting, game designers, manga creation), and creative writing.
Chess is, definitely, the game which will raise your IQ and it’s not a surprise. A study showed that 4000 Venezuelan students both boys and girls showed IQ scores after 4 months of chess instruction.
Students who love to play chess and strategize are welcome in the Chess Club.
Dance helps you develop emotionally, socially and cognitively, and the dedication, discipline and focus you must learn and practice are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of your lives.
Love performing and transforming songs into dance interpretations? Dance to beat and join the Dance Club!
Math and Science Club
Students who look up to famous mathematicians and scientists like Pythagoras, Euclid, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, and Nikola Tesla, might want to join Math and Science Club! Compute statistics and probability or try to conduct experiments in the fun activities prepared for club members.
Writing broadens the thought processes, which can lead to success in many areas, including problem solving and analysis.
Students who have the nose for news are welcome in the Journalism Club! If spreading news and updates is your forte, this club is perfect for you.
Table Tennis Club
Table tennis offers surprisingly great health benefits. Like most sports, table tennis offers great mind-body stimulation, aerobic exercise, and social interaction. Unlike many sports, however, the overall risk for injury with table tennis is quite low. Students who love playing table tennis are welcome to join!
- Music Club
- Playing instruments helps you to learn on a deeper level setting and achieving more complex goals. Music lessons for helps to develop a student’s imagination and creativity.
You can join the Music Club to study voice, guitar, piano, drums, and ukelele facilitated by Aksento Music School teachers. The music lessons include 10 sessions worth P4,500 (can be paid in two tranches of P2,250) of training. Members of GCA Choir and group band are exempted from the club. Schedule of training is on every Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm.
Taekwondo enhances self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers. It builds confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life and it also develops discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo.
Those interested in martial arts can try out in Taekwondo Club facilitated by Coach Andres Bulay and Coach Arnold of Center for Excellence in Taekwondo. Each module has 12 sessions (P3,000) payable in two installments of P1,500.
“By participating in a co-curricular activity, students have the potential to become the finest that they can be and to experience all that is available from life at school and life beyond school,” Flamiano said.
*GCA interest clubs start every 2nd week of June and October of every school year.