Beyond Lessons: Co-Curricular Activities

One of the best ways for students to get the most out of their time at Knewton International School Miri is to get involved in anyone of the huge numbers of co-curricular-activities (CCAs).

We offer our students a large selection of CCAs including sports, academic and art clubs. They are a superb way of deepening existing interests and skills and acquiring new ones. Activities are on offer to students in Year One and above, and take place after school from 3 to 4 pm.

The CCA timetable changes termly and students sign up for clubs for the full length of the term. All students should aim to do at least two CCAs each term, and students sign up for the programme at the beginning of each term.

Sport has a high profile here with a number of matches being played during the week and sometimes at weekends. The coaching is as committed as it is excellent. The activities programme is largely free, though some specialist activities or those off-site may incur a charge.

A good record of skills, activities and interests could one day boost an application to the best universities or with a CV when applying for a job.

CCA Times:

3.00pm to 4.00pm
Students who are not involved in any CCAs on any particular day are permitted to go home at 3.00pm

The House System

Every student at Knewton Global Schools Miri is assigned to one of four Houses within the school – Sharks, Cobras, Lions and Dragons.

These Houses, each with an equal number of students, form smaller communities within the school. This allows students to interact with staff and students outside of their normal cohort, whilst giving them an identity beyond their year and tutor groups.

Each House has an assigned House Patron who is selected from the teaching staff. Their role, amongst others, is to assist in the organisation of the various House events that happen within the school. There are full House meetings every term, where members of each House come together under the direction of their House Patron. House

Captains are elected each year from the student body and they are expected to motivate their peers to compete in House events as well as acting as role models for the rest of the members of their House.

House patrons play an active role in the development of pupils’ self-belief, awareness and confidence. They are responsible for encouraging students to participate in House events so that they can take pride in what they have done. Outstanding effort during House events is recognised during House assemblies and whole school assemblies.

Pupils actively try to acquire ‘House points’ for their respective Houses through participation in House events as well as through their attitude in lessons. These House points are totalled throughout the year and the winning House is presented with a trophy at the end of an academic year.