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The following clubs are currently running at Thornlea Secondary School.


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Animal Rights Club

Art Council​
Athletic Council
Biology/Environment Club ​
Breakfast Club
Chemistry Club
Christian Fellowship

Computer Club

Curling Club

Debate Team

DECA

Diversity Club

Do-It-Yourself Club (DIY)

Drama Club

Empowered Student Partnerships (ESP)

Fabrication Club

Fishing Club

Free the Children

French Club

Games Club

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

History Club

HOSA

Homework Club

Investment Club

Judges Cup

Library Crew

Morning Announcement Crew

Music Council

Newcomers' Club

Otaku (Anime) Club ​

Peer Buddies

Poetry Slam Club

Prom Committee

Red Cross Club

Running Club

Ski & Snowboard Team

Tamil/South Asian Club

Thornlea Amnesty International Book Club

Thornlea Basketball Association

T.L.S.S. (Thornlea Lights, Sets and Sound)

TSAC (Thornlea Student Advisory Council)​​

TWIC: Thornlea Wellness Initiative Council

Women's Fitness

Yearbook Team



Art Council

We meet Tuesdays after school in room 215/The Art Room. It's a fun, relaxing place to work on your art homework or try a new material like clay, jewelry-making, or silkscreen t-shirt printing. We also have guest artists that visit to talk about making art and what it's like to be an artist. Join us on Tuesdays!


Athletic Council

If you love all things sports, then Athletic Council is the place for you! We organize and manage athletic events within the school such as buyouts, tournaments, and score keeping. We work hard to make each event a success.


Breakfast Club​

Everyone is welcome at Breakfast Club which runs 5 mornings per week from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Club relies on staff and student volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a student volunteer at Breakfast Club, come to the Library to pick up an application form.


Christian Fellowship

Thornlea Christian Fellowship is a club that meets weekly to learn about the relevance of God in our daily lives. We play games, eat snacks, and support each other in our spiritual walks. Notable meetings include a visit from Tyndale University (with pizza) and baking cookies with no recipes.


Do-It-Yourself Club (DIY)

DIY is a weekly lunchtime club for students who love all things ‘crafty.’  This year we’ve made jewelry, decorative masks, and origami valentines’ gifts.  On less ambitious days, we do relaxing things such as mindfulness colouring, beading, and knitting.​


Drama Club
Ever wanted to act in a professional-caliber production but don't have an agent?  No problem. Thornlea Drama Club offers two shows per year that students can participate in, regardless of whether or not they are taking a drama course. In the first semester, we do a full-length script, and in the second semester, we produce the much-loved Student One Act Play Festival (SOAP for short) where students both act AND direct.  Each year over fifty students are involved in Thornlea Drama Club.  Come be one of them!


French Club​

Come improve your French by taking part in fun interactive activities such as board games, making crepes and masks for carnival, and other events.  Club members decide how often they would like to meet Le Club Francais vous attend!


Games Club

Stressed out and want a fun place to relax and play games? Then Games Club is the place for you! We meet once a week after school to sit back and relax, eat snacks, and play some fun games like Risk, Monopoly, and cards. Whether you’re looking to de-stress, show off a new card trick, or want to participate in video game tournaments, come over and join us!


French Club

Come improve your French by taking part in fun interactive activities such as board games, making crepes and masks for carnival and other events. Club members decide how often they would like to meet. Le club français vous attend!​


Homework Club

At Homework Club, skilled, senior-level, student-volunteers provide academic support to students in a wide variety of subject areas: math, science, languages, etc.  Homework Club is part of Thornlea’s Wellness initiative, as we believe the existence of readily available, free, academic support has the potential to reduce students’ stress levels.  Homework Club operates Tuesday through Thursday, after school in the Library.  This year, we added a Monday Lunch help session as well!


Library Crew

This Library volunteer club will be starting up again in the fall of 2017. More info to follow!


Morning Announcement Crew

Thornlea Morning Announcement Crew is your source for getting all of your information on the morning announcements and playing fun music in the halls in the morning. Whether it’s getting up early to play fun music in the halls, or staying back to collect, record, and play announcements for the next morning, these kids are here to make sure your mornings are upbeat and you get all the information you need!


Peer Buddies

Peer Buddies Club is a great example of the amazing students we have here at Thornlea Secondary.  It is a student-run club supported by staff advisors.  The club consists of students from both our special education & mainstream populations who are paired up and make a commitment to spend a minimum of one hour per week with each other. The Club provides opportunities for our students to interact in a positive meaningful way.   During their weekly get-togethers, students participate in a wide range of activities include eating lunch together, conversation, and playing cards and boards games, to name a few.  The entire club also meets twice a semester for larger celebrations such as the Introduction Luncheon, the Winter Holiday Party, March Break and the End of Year Parties.​


Poetry Slam Club

Thornlea's Slam Poetry Club is comprised of students that come together and explore a popular new form of Poetry: Slam Poetry. On a monthly basis, group members meet at lunch to watch Slam poets speak on various topics: social justice, day to day experiences, memorable moments, and many more. Once inspired by their thought-provoking messages, the Slam Poetry group selects a topic as their monthly focus, and the club members are encouraged to write their own Slam poems. Given that Slam Poetry is an open form of writing, students have the liberty to play with various poetic devices such as rhythm, dynamic, metaphors, and analogies, in order to convey their messages. Then, at the next group meeting, students are given the occasion to present their poems to their fellow group members.


Ski & Snowboard Team​

The Ski and Snowboard Team started their season through vigorous dry land training, followed by two on-hill training sessions. The competitors experienced racing in both slalom and giant slalom at a variety of private ski clubs. All racers greatly improved throughout the season. Honourable mention goes to Vanessa S. who came third in all of York Region under the high school girls division. We look forward to tackling new hills in 2017-2018!


Thornlea Amnesty International Book Club

Teacher Advisors: Nancy Swailes and Debra Hanff

Student Book Clubs have been a part of Thornlea Secondary School Library for many years: we’ve gone the gamut from “A Novel Idea” to “White Pine” to “Poison Oak.” This year, our Library book club has morphed into a group of young people who want to apply their reading to make the world a better place.  Book club members read a novel or nonfiction book relating to an important issue, meet to discuss the book and to plan a community-geared ‘action’ of their own design relating to the book’s central issue, and then collaborate to see that ‘action’ through to completion.  We meet during lunch about 3 times a month.  So far, this year, we have explored the following themes through literature: the protection of indigenous families from violence (Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian); the plight of refugees (Chris Cleave’s Little Bee), and coming out as gay to your parents and friends (Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda).  The actions we’ve planned and conducted include an online petition campaign to promote the protection of indigenous families and a visit to Thornlea by a Syrian refugee who spoke to a number of classes in our school about his experiences.  Monies raised through his visit were donated to the local refugee project currently being managed jointly by the Islamic Centre and Synagogue on Bayview Avenue, just south of Laureleaf.​


T.L.S.S. (Thornlea Lights, Sets and Sound)

If you love all things technical: things that light up, make sounds, or help construct bigger things, then TLSS is the club for you.  We are responsible for every set-up that goes on at Thornlea.  We hang all the lights and construct the set for al least three major theatrical productions per year.  We set up all the microphones, speakers and sound gear for all the music nights.  We do movie nights in full surround sound.  We set up for Spirit assemblies. And graduations.  And, well, EVERYTHING.  And don't worry if you don't know a microphone from a hammer.  We train!​


TWIC: Thornlea Wellness Initiative Council

Thornlea’s Wellness Initiative Council is made up of a group of staff and students who are dedicated to making our school a happier and healthier place through a wide variety of initiatives.  From monthly Wellness Wednesday, to daily Breakfast Club, and from our Living Wall in the Library, to our full day of Wellness in April (Just for the Health of It!), TWIC exists to ensure students and staff are making physical and mental health a priority.  During the 2016-2018 school years, TWIC is working closely with a City of York Region public health nurse (Noreen Valimohamed) to ensure we meet our wellness goals.


Women's Fitness

Women's Fitness Club is intended to be a safe place for girls to learn to work out and get fit. We meet once a week in the Thornlea weight room to workout together.​


Yearbook Team

Are you into design? Want to improve your leadership skill? Yearbook Team is the thing for you. Yearbook Team works all year to put together the wonderful yearbook you get at the end of the year. We meet on Wednesdays. Hope to see you there!​


 
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