Extra-curricular Activities

Overview

In addition to academic support and classes provided after school, our On Nut campus offers a wide variety of activities, including academic, sports and arts programs, and community service opportunities. These extra-curricular classes and activities allow students to explore their interests and express their strengths in a positive manner. Through their involvement in such programs, they begin to develop confidence and social skills while gaining valuable skills and experience that can be applied to later studies and professional careers. Though participation is not mandatory, all students are highly encouraged to take part in such activities in order to become well-rounded, engaged learners.

 

Community Service

As part of its graduation requirements and the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) component of the IB Diploma Programme, Wells expects high school students to take part in community service activities, and students of all levels are encouraged to find ways in which they can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The Student Support Services Department coordinates with local and international organizations in order to provide opportunities for students to give back to the community through donations, volunteer work and other forms of activism. Wells students regularly partner with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Bangkok ServICE Conference, and also take part in activities such as reforestation, fundraising, flood relief and more.

On an individual level, students often take part in community service conferences and workshops as presenters. Through exposure to global issues in classes such as Survey of World Religions, Environmental Science, and Issues in Society, they explore possible solutions and learn how individual actions can impact others. In line with the school’s core values, Wells encourages students to find a passion and contribute to the betterment of the local, national and global communities by applying this knowledge in practical, real-life settings.

WIS students volunteering at the Baan Nontapum Foundation

WIS students volunteering at the Baan Nontapum Foundation

The WIS Green Share Club cleaning the beaches in Hua Hin

The WIS Green Share Club cleaning the beaches in Hua Hin

 

Sports

Wells has been a member of the Thailand International Schools Activity Conference (TISAC) since 2008, enabling its students to participate in intervarsity sports with other top international schools around Bangkok. Additionally, it has applied to become a member of the Bangkok International Schools Athletic Conference (BISAC) and currently takes part in friendly games with member schools. The official Wells sports teams are known as the Wells Seahawks, and the school has gained a reputation for its fierce competitiveness among the international school community. The Wells Seahawks have accumulated over two dozen championships in TISAC over the course of their time as a member school.

  • 2012-2013 TISAC Titles: Senior Boys Basketball League & Tournament Champions, Under 17 Boys Champions at St. Stephen’s Khao Yai Basketball Invitational, Under 15 Boys Basketball League & Tournament Champions, Under 15 Girls Basketball Tournament Champions, Senior Boys Football League Champions (Group 2), Under 13 Girls Football League Champions (Group 2)
  • 2012-2013 BISAC Titles: Under 17 Boys & Girls Champions at Bangkok Patana School Volleyball Invitational
  • 2011-2012 TISAC Titles: Senior Girls Basketball Tip-off Tournament Champions, Under 15 Girls Basketball Tip-off Tournament Champions
  • 2010-2011 TISAC Titles: Senior Boys Basketball Tournament Champions, Senior Girls Basketball League Champions, Under 15 Boys Basketball League & Tournament Champions, Under 15 Boys Champions at St. Stephen’s Khao Yai Basketball Invitational, Under 15 Girls Basketball League & Tournament Champions, Under 13 Boys Basketball League Champions, Under 13 Table Tennis Tournament Champions (Team)
  • 2009-2010 TISAC Titles: Under 13 Badminton Tournament Champions (Team & Individual), Under 15 Boys Basketball League Champions, Under 13 Girls Basketball League Champions, Under 13 Boys Football League Champions,Under 11 Table Tennis Tournament Champions (Team)
  • 2008-2009 TISAC Titles: Under 15 Girls Badminton Champions (Doubles), Under 13 Boys Basketball League Champions
The WIS Seahawks defend their home court against St. Andrews

The WIS Seahawks defend their home court against St. Andrews

The 2012 Bangkok Patana Volleyball Invitational champions

The 2012 Bangkok Patana Volleyball Invitational champions

 

Academics & the Arts

Students at Wells also participate in a variety of national and international competitions in academics, the arts and debate, among them the Thailand High School National Debate Championships, EU-Thailand Invervarsity Debate Championships, World Education Games, World Scholar’s Cup, and various other tournaments organized through TISAC and other organizations. Wells students are well-rounded learners, having won numerous top prizes in multiple areas, including a 2011 world championship in the World Math Day competition.

  • 2013 World Scholar’s Cup (Bangkok Round): National Champion (Senior Individuals), Debate Champion (Senior Individuals)
  • 2012 Asia Books Readers’ Theatre Competition – Season 4: Overall Champions, 1st Place (Div. 5)
  • 2012 EU-Thailand National Intervarsity Debate Championship: 1st Place
  • 2012 World Scholar’s Cup (Global Round): 1st Place (Individual Debate)
  • 2012 World Scholar’s Cup (Bangkok Round): 1st Place/National Champions (Senior Division)
  • 2012 TISAC So You Think You Can Dance Competition: 1st Place (MS), 1st Place (HS)
  • 2012 Asia Books Readers’ Theatre Competition – Season 3: 1st Place (Div. 4), 2nd Place (Div. 3)
  • 2011 World Scholar’s Cup (Global Round): 3-time gold medalists
  • 2011 World Math Day: 1st Place/World Champions (Ages 8-10 Division)
  • 2011 World Spelling Day: 3rd Place (Ages 11-14 Division)
  • 2010 Asia Books Readers’ Theatre Competition – Season 2: 1st Place (Divisions 3 & 4)
  • 2008 EU-Thailand National Intervarsity Debate Championship: 1st Place
WIS students perform at the 2012 global round of the World Scholar's Cup

WIS students perform at the 2012 global round of the World Scholar’s Cup

The 2012 EU Thailand debate champions

The 2012 EU Thailand debate champions

 

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