Clubs/Activities

The following clubs are only in effect at the High School Camp

1. Journalism Club

a. Produce Students Newspaper/Journal
b Produce School’s Yearbook.
c Take and produce activities photographs.
d Collect paid adverts to meet the cost of Journal/Yearbook production.
e Arrange tours of members to media institutions and establishments.
f Compile inventory of materials and equipment that may be necessary and needed for a proper and productive functioning of the Journalism Club.
g Prepared to meet the challenges of global life and living.

2. Debating Club

a. Research into current affairs – local, national and global, and select topics for debates.
b Coached for intra and inter-school debating competitions, as well as other intra and inter-institutional contests.
c Learn how to use the school, public as well as other institutional libraries and research facilities in preparing for debates and debating competitions.
d Learn how to write out topical outlines as well as content outlines for debate subjects scripts.
e Learn proper speech and articulation, including proper pronunciation of words, cross-culturally or internationally.
f Relate with Journalism Club in the areas of current and public affairs.
g Exposed to contemporary global issues affecting human life and living.

3. Dramatic Club

a. Learn elements of playwright and playacting.
b Stage at least two (2) dramatic plays during a school year.
c Use playacting and drama as sources of fundraising for the school.
d Arrange drama contests with other schools and institutions
e Liaise with the TV medium for projecting the activities of the club – most especially during the staging of the two (2) principal plays.
f Learn the principle and practice of props, costume and artwork production, for ultimate play production
g Use the club as an instrument of effective literature arts teaching/practices
h Raise funds for the club/school through staging plays, skits, etc.

4. Band and Choir Club

a. Exposed to proper use of voice to produce unique melodious and entertaining music.
b Exposed to musical instrument practice and performance.
c Organize viable school choirs (Middle/High Schools) that can bring reputation as well as material and monetary resources to the NCCS.
d Purposefully design how to use the schools’ bands/choirs as instruments of fundraising through the mass media entertainment.
e Using the Band and Choir Club as institutional promotion and image building agency.
f Use the Band and choir club as a practical laboratory for the teaching and learning of music in the schools.

5. Environmental Club

a. Exposed to the problems and prospects of modern environment.
b Learn about the importance of clean and safe environment, starting with their class and school environments.
c Learn about environmental challenges in the 21st Century.
d Arrange tours and visits to targeted and unique environmental sites.
e Encourage the learning and experiencing of environmental tourism.
f Use the Band and choir club as a practical laboratory for the teaching and learning of music in the schools.
g Relate the learning of life science, biological and agricultural sciences to recognizing, preventing and alleviating environmental problems and disasters.
h Understand and appreciate the inextricable relationships between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual environments of every human being.
i Learn about environmental pollution, its economic, health and political consequences and costs.
j Reach out to receive donations of materials and equipment from institutions and establishments that will enhance the teaching and learning of environmental sciences in NCCS.

6. Maths and Science Club

a. Understand and appreciate the functional and theoretical relationships between the various science disciplines.
b Carry out special projects in the disciplines of Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
c Stimulate and enhance the teaching and learning of science and encourage students to pursue university education and professional careers in the fields of science and mathematics.
d Seek out avenues for soliciting and accepting donations of Science and Math equipments to the Middle and High Schools.
e Carry out excursions and visits to interesting and stimulating Science and Math institutions and establishments, including the Space Center in California, Florida and Houston, Texas.
f Find ways and means of raising funds for the activities of the club in particular and the schools in general.

7. Institutional Patrons for Club
Club advisors, in conjunction with their club members, should seek out persons and institutions, within the State and County, to serve as patrons.  Such patrons may not only donate handsomely to the clubs but may serve as external linkages between the clubs and institutions, establishments and persons of interest, that may help enhance the activities, interests and scope of the clubs, resulting in greater benefits to members of such clubs in particular and the NCCS in general.

8. Club Meetings
Each club should meet at least once a week.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as need(s) arise(s).  Meeting days should be staggered to avoid conflict.  Since there are presently six (6) clubs, two (2) clubs may need to meet the same day, but in different locations.

To avoid initial conflicts on meeting days, the following club meeting days are being proposed:

Mondays: Journalism Club
Tuesdays: Current Affairs/Debating Club
Wednesdays: Dramatic Club and Math & Science Club
Thursdays: Environmental Club
Fridays: Band & Choir Club

9. Hours of Meeting
2:30 – 4:00 pm each day.  Extended practice meetings may be allowed, if members agree in advance, so that parents are informed.  In every case, parents are to be informed in advance of meeting days/time, involving their wards.  Attendance at meetings must be religiously kept

10. Student Membership in Clubs
No student may register in more than two (2) clubs.  Membership dues are to be established by club advisors in consultation with student members and approval by the Director.  Dues may be unique to club and not uniformed.

A register of members must be kept by the Staff Advisor and the Director of Academics & Administration of the school.

11. Funds and Funding Clubs
Each club must raise the funds necessary to carry out its activities and meet the needs of basic equipment and supplies.  Each club must prepare a budget after formation.  The budget must indicate equipment and material needs of the club and indicate ways the club intends to use in raising funds, including membership dues.  The NCCS shall support all clubs in these directions.  The viability of any club and its ability to meet its functional needs may depend on its ability to raise/have the necessary funds.