Dear Parents

On 8th May, we had a wonderful time with some TIS Alumni, via a Zoom virtual meeting. We were very privileged to have them share insightful nuggets of wisdom, advice and their candid experiences from life beyond TIS, and in the universities, with our DP2 students. Many of the questions baffling them were answered. Thank you very much, our distinguished alumni! We again wish to express our sincere gratitude to the following alumni for joining us and, especially to Elom Tettey-Tamaklo, for his dedication and enthusiasm in facilitating the meeting. Thank you to Dyllis Bruce-Cathline, Kwabena Agyare, Yehowahi Sekan, Derek Bonsu, Cecilia Odonkor, Kalyssa Owusu and Nana Yaw Ankama-Asamoah. We are happy to hear how each of you is excelling in diverse ways and we pray for more grace and good success ahead. Stay healthy and safe.

THIS YEAR THE ALUMNI CLASS OF 2010 WILL BE ‘HOSTING’ OUR SPECIAL VIRTUAL GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2020! WE INVITE ALL ALUMNI TO JOIN US FOR THIS VIRTUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION ON 6 JUNE AT 10AM! IT WILL BE SUPER-EXCITING!

Here are reflections from some DP2s who were part of the meeting with Alumni (pictured above)

‘‘Undoubtedly, the virtual pre-university departure meeting was a success. I was amazed at how the Alumni passionately poured out their words of wisdom and experience unreservedly. One thing that really struck me was when an Alumna encouraged us to go to university bearing in mind that wherever we may find ourselves, we belong where we are and we must take up the space and not be mere spectators. After the meeting, I definitely felt empowered to take the next step ahead of me!’’ – Phoebe Agyarko

 

‘‘On the 8 May, my colleagues and I were lucky enough to gain some advice from some of the Alumni in such an unprecedented time. The meeting was extremely helpful to most of us because we had the opportunity to ask different kinds of questions about life after TIS. The questions ranged from questions on race to questions on party life. It was very informative. Fortunately for me, one of the Alumni who joined the discussion attended the university I plan on going to and so I was able to get a better sense of the school community. Finally, I’d like to thank all the Alumni who took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us as well as all the counsellors for organising this meeting.’’ – Dwayne Gyateng

 

‘‘I found the virtual pre-university session very informative and engaging. The most interesting part for me was when the Alumni discussed the cultural differences when studying abroad, specifically, the contrast in the meaning of “friendships”. They explained that in Westernized cultures friendships are usually more surface-level whereas in African cultures, generally, there are deeper connections between friends. I am grateful for the opportunity to take part in the session as I learnt a lot and found it worthwhile.’’ – Daniela Kumah

  

‘‘The online Alumni session we had was very insightful. We posed questions about financial aid, dealing with cultural shocks, co-curricular activities, and all thoughts about university life as against life in high school. I personally loved the discussion about finding what fits best for you, in terms of co-curricular activities and managing them such that they bring your fulfillment without negatively affecting your academics. It was a lovely meeting we had and I am glad I took part in virtually meeting past students of Tema International School.’‘ – Kendric Effah-Gyan

 

‘‘The meeting with the Alumni last week was very insightful. We were privileged to have students from Class of 2011-2018. During the meeting, we learnt that university is very difficult but it can be easy if we are determined and always ready to challenge ourselves. They also encouraged us to spend our money wisely, make new friends from different countries and never be shy to ask for help. This meeting has given me great ideas and plans for university. Thank you College Guides team and the TIS family for this great opportunity.’‘ – Maame Abena Mensah-Asante