AST HS Students Prepare for TAIMUN XV
TAIMUN XV is only three months away! TAIMUN is proud to celebrate its fifteenth year of hosting students from around Asia to simulate the United Nations. The Planning Team has been at work since September and AST delegates, officers, press and admin are already at work.
Every student from Gr. 8-12 is involved in TAIMUN. Every Monday until April 17, from 3:45 to 4:55 PM, delegates are required to meet as a team to learn and practice procedures and debating. Those experienced with MUN assist new students in learning the art of debating. Those appointed to the Admin team will also be meeting weekly, day to be announced shortly. The Press team will be lead by Mr. Tim Michael. The meeting times for Press are still to be determined.
All Grade 8 students will be given positions as Secretaries, assisting the Admin and committees. There will be a brief training session for them, to be announced later.
Give your child a chance to practice MUN skills by opening conversations about current issues like the Syrian refugee crisis, nuclear disarmament, and so on. Ask the student delegates about their countries, committees, and issues. If your child is in admin position, ask about the behind the scenes activities at TAIMUN. The students will appreciate your support and encouragement to help them through the next three months of preparation.
April 15 is when the final UN simulation, mini-MUN occurs and all delegates and officers are required to be present for one final practice. TAIMUN is a sought after conference and we are training this year's students to uphold this fine tradition.
Courtesy of Sylvia Wiebe, Director TAIMUN