At TMS we strongly embrace the belief that learning occurs in many different settings beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. We believe that every student should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or social circumstances. In this light we have established activities that introduce students to a variety of exciting, stimulating and enriching experiences beyond the classroom. ‘Beyond the classroom’ activities include participating in sport events, functions and school societies and clubs.
In our schools, learning happens everywhere, from the library, the ICT labs, Robotics labs, the corridors and communal areas, as well as outside of the school environment. We believe that our students need to understand that the world around them is not always like TMS. We nurture our students’ social and emotional development, both within our lessons and with our variety of extended learning activities and educational and recreational visits. Students have many experiences beyond the school, such as going on internships which are activity and culturally based, visits to the theatre, visiting local attractions and taking part in national and international functions, events and competitions.
We want our students to be inquisitive, problem-solving, explorative, responsive, curious, in order to anticipate, discover, to be persistent, initiate and investigate. We nurture our students’ social and emotional development as integral to every part of their learning within and beyond the classroom and the school day.