Tema International School was established in 2003 with a vision to be an international school of choice that produces world-class citizens. As a a private coeducational P-12 school and IB World School authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), TIS ensures that our Grade 12 students exit with a rigorous and internationally acclaimed IB Diploma, based on a philosophy of responsibility, performance and service. As a school, we are extremely proud of our students’ outstanding achievements across all areas.
TIS students are very focused on successful academic results so that they can gain admission to their college or university of choice. Our facilities cater for our scientists, musicians, artists, sports stars, computer scientists and academics. Our school-wide wifi network enables our students to access online resources, digital textbooks and learning management system within our IT labs or by using their own devices. The learning program and environment promotes our students to become active learners and critical thinkers within a balanced program. The TIS DP graduate is an articulate leader who is intelligent, balanced, independent and committed to service and lifelong learning.
TIS is the founding member of the Tema International School Sports Association (TISSA) which offers the following interschool competitions: athletics; swimming; volleyball; tennis; table tennis; soccer; handball; and basketball. Students have the opportunity to represent their house colour in the following competitions: handball; swimming; badminton; tennis; soccer; volleyball; basketball and athletics.
A multitude of clubs and activities are conducted after school and during weekends during each semester. Clubs and activities include: art and craft; bead making; badminton; basketball; chess club; cooking; cosmetology; garden club; handball; information attaché; keep fit club; MUN Club; needlework; pop band; readers’ and writers’ club; regimental band; robotics; school choir; science fair club; soccer; strings; swimming; swimming club; table tennis club; taekwando; tennis; yoga and zumba.
Service-learning actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which often benefit others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum. Common goals achieved by service learning include: gaining a deeper understanding of the course/curricular content, a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
What does service-learning looks like at TIS? Students are actively involved in the following service learning programs. • Kofi and Ama Foundation annual partnership
• Akorlikope TIS adopted community service learning trips • Educom program • Bole Whole for Rural Areas – Water for Life • Liter of Light Ghana • TIS Red Cross Society • Art Therapy • Literacy Project • Outreaches • Hospital outreaches – I am Smile (I am someone making illness less evident) • Awareness • Recycling • GardenHolics – making compost on campus • CureAid • Junior Community Service • Debating Society • Soccer Outreach • Photography Club • Feeding Program • Kitchen Soup • Annual School Play • School Magazine Club
The students’ natural talents in music, drama, singing and dance are enhanced and displayed each year through various opportunities and events. The TIS Annual Play has established an enviable reputation within the local and wider communities. ‘The Lion King’ is still being spoken about in Accra, five years after the event. The 2015 performance, Sarafina, was described by the TIS Board Chairman, “as good as any play I have seen on Broadway.” Of course, those who witnessed the incredible 2019 adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast thought they were sitting in a Broadway theatre. It sent a benchmark for others to try and match.
Students have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills through a range of opportunities from Grade 3 to 12. These opportunities include the Prefect system (Grade 11/12), SRC (3-6 and 7-12), class leaders and representatives (7-12), Inter-Colour leaders, Model United Nations, service learning, CAS, Club Executives, as well leadership in sporting and cultural activities.
A successful school reflects a strong school community. Although TIS main campus is a residential school, the school ensures regular communication through weekly bulletins, frequent events to which parents are invited, online reporting and an open door policy with the Principal.
Our Alumni, successful past students who have pursued/completed undergraduate studies in colleges and universities around the world, are a special part of TIS. Most Alumni members frequently visit the school to meet their former teachers and staff, talk to students about their experiences, as well as participating in different school events. One member is featured weekly in our bulletins and newsletters. Not only were our Alumni champions at TIS, but they are also stars in their chosen studies and careers.