Thought Leadership

Where Art Thou Happy?
  • 2022
  • High School
Dr. Jadis Blurton, Head of School

On May 31st, this year’s cohort of Grade 12 students graduated in a small, intimate ceremony for families at the Black Box Theatre. For these seniors, Grade 9 was their only “normal” year of school with Grades 10 to 12 disrupted. Yet despite sub-optimal conditions, they’ve pulled through admirably to succeed at high school. This week’s blog features Head of School Dr Jadis Blurton’s commencement speech. 

A Kinder Education
  • 2022
  • Primary
  • Teachers
Steven Winbur, Grade 6 Teacher

While the future of education is a topic much discussed by experts in education, and policy makers, few have asked students what they think. In Grade 6, THS students deep dive into this topic, reflecting on their personal feelings and experience while researching what the future workplace needs. On May 26 & 27, they presented their findings and arguments at a Future of Education conference held at school.

The Cashmere Sweater
  • 2022
  • High School
Brennan Dignan, High School College And Career Counsellor

For most high school students, attending their dream university is the ultimate goal after graduation. Students strive for the best grades, dedicate their time after school to extracurricular activities, spend hours mugging for exams, chalk up service hours or practice sports all in the hopes of impressing top universities. Meanwhile, colleges increasingly grow more selective, seemingly with each application season. No matter how much students achieve, it just never seems to be enough. At THS high school, instead of doing what we think colleges want, our students are encouraged to discover what they are passionate about. The school’s innovative four-year college counselling program help each individual student unlock their best, and find the best fit.

Exploring Who We Are Through Art
  • 2022
  • Middle School
  • Primary
Evan Binkley, Art Teacher

The advent of science and technology in the last couple of decades has seen education in the arts sidelined or deprioritised in many school curriculums, and wrongly deemed to be less important than STEM subjects. At THS, where Arts Interim is one of the favourite annual events at the school, we take arts education seriously.

All Access: This Revolution is Definitely Televised
  • 2022
  • Leadership
J. Christine Greenberg, Primary And Middle School Principal

Rigour must reflect all the results that matter for high school graduates today. The results that matter in the 21st century go beyond traditional metrics because today’s graduates need to be critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and effective communicators who are proficient in both core subjects and new, 21st-century content and skills. These skills include learning and thinking skills, information- and communications-technology-literacy skills, and life skills. These are skills that are in demand and will have an enormous impact on their future prospects.

Stronger Together
  • 2022
  • Community
Daryl Cheung, TCI Supervisor

Why is diversity, equity and inclusion important? For a progressive school like THS, we celebrate diversity to appreciate every one of us better.

A Writer’s Purpose
  • 2022
  • Primary
Emilie Razon, Learning Extension Coordinator

You might have seen the acronym LEAP in the school bulletin and wondered what it was. Literacy Extension and Acceleration Project is THS’s thriving program for students receiving literacy learning extension run in an active, workshop format where students respond to creative writing prompts, share their work and critique their peers.

Sports Day Reimagined
  • 2022
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Primary
PE Team

Sports is one of the most popular classes at THS for students, thanks to the dynamism and infectious enthusiasm of the PE team. Despite the challenges of going virtual, the team has managed to keep PE interesting by being creative.

Engaging Tech for Engaging Students
  • 2022
  • Primary
  • Teachers
Ivan Ng, Grade 1 Teacher & Co-Teacher Coordinator and Mentor

One of the main objectives of virtual classrooms is to create an online platform that invigorates engagement while maintaining the many functions of a traditional classroom, without having students and teachers physically present in the same place. Find out how teachers use EdTech tools to increase student engagement in virtual classrooms.