Trips for Internationalisation (TIE)
If we think about how we became passionate about our hobbies, we may think of a parent or of friend who first ignited our interest in these hobbies. The push that ignited our passion may happen during a conversation, a game or a casual outing. That is because a great deal of what we learn, discover and eventually come to love often happens beyond the classroom.
At Presbyterian High School, teachers believe in involving students in their learning. Teachers create opportunities for students to learn outdoors. Every year, teachers organise Trips for International Experience (TIE) for groups of Secondary 3 and 4 students and offer them a choice of visiting Thailand,
During these trips, students will visit national and historical sites and participate in significant cultural
activities unique to these countries. They also sample a myriad of local delicacies, interact with the locals and volunteer at institutions that provide homes for the less fortunate. Keenly observing the world around them, our students actively construct new knowledge and connect their classroom learning to the real world.
These trips expand their horizon and memories are etched firmly in their hearts – even after graduation. The cultural experiences, the strong friendships forged and the ‘AHA’ moments of revelation are things that remain precious.
Teachers also cherish the TIE as a valuable platform to bond with their students. We are betters able to inculcate values and instil in our children, the need to become culturally sensitive and empathetic.
As the old saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Learning happens everywhere, anywhere – and that is why Presbyterian High School believes in creating experiences that matter, experiences that empower her students to face the challenges of the 21 st century ahead.
Chiangmai Trip 2017
China Trip 2017