At Dowen, we strive to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to fulfill their purpose in life. We encourage all children to nurture and develop their talents and gifts while perfecting necessary skills under the supervision of team facilitators.
Below is a list of some of the activities at Dowen:
Art and Craft Centre:
(Where creativity knows no bounds). The art and craft is used for art, pottery, sculpture, and modelling. Students use the Centre in their free time. Majority of the work done in the centre is displayed around the college.
At Dowen we try as much as possible to depict the culture of the environment and also that of the international stakeholders in our community. The Cultural Day offers the opportunity of doing this through organized activities like:
Traditional Food Exhibition (Various Cultures)
Aims and Objectives:
To develop students’ curiosity and consciousness about events around them and beyond.
To instill in students adventurism and a sense of humor.
To develop students’ analytical and objective skills in reporting events.
To develop reportorial skills and literary ability in journalistic writing of all styles.
To conduct interviews and contribute to the production of the school publications.
To enhance observational skills and selection of relevant materials for writing.
The Literary and Debating Society
The Literary and Debating Society is a viable club which is compulsory for all students of the college. It provides a forum to develop creative abilities in all the four language skills, listening, and reading, writing and speaking.
Aims and Objectives:
To develop all facets of communicative skills.
To develop the ability to communicate ideas effectively through speech.
To develop the ability to brainstorm, select, organize, and present ideas coherently.
To participate in debates and other forms of public speaking.
To participate in impromptu speeches.
To acquire confidence, poise, audience rapport and eloquence.
To develop the creative use of imagination, appropriate words, idioms,
figurative language and various sentence structures in literary writing.
The Dowen College Mathematics Club
This club was introduced:
To help remove ‘math phobia’, the fear of Mathematics, which students generally have; and to make them see that Mathematics is a subject which can be enjoyed.
To help students learn steps towards developing conceptual and manipulative skills in Mathematics.
To encourage and prepare potential Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists through:
Interactive play methods. i.e. the use of Mathematical games and models.
Regular quiz, lectures and seminars; with students themselves as major participants.
Students also find expression in other interesting clubs and societies such as Literary / Debating Society, Press Club, Drama Club, French Club & Math ClubTogether (mentoring and networking)
Together (Mentoring and Networking)
School-Based Mentoring is a lesson in friendship! Students enjoy School-based mentoring, and parents know what a difference it makes. But some of the biggest supporters of School-Based Mentoring are actually teachers. They see students come back from their one hour a week mentoring session with confident smiles, ready to learn to succeed.
Children Who Feel Good About Themselves Do Better in School.
Educational and leisure visits are organized to give our students advantageous exposure that will enhance the competitive edge they already possess. Each term there are several educational visits planned to complement the teaching of many subjects.
Frequently, visits are made to places and events of interest nationwide including visits to corporate and government offices, factories, technical and agricultural workshops. Foreign visits, both educational and recreational are also arranged for all students.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
We are a co-educational day and boarding secondary school with over 20 years record of excellence.