Student Empowerment

Tilak High School believes in empowering students. As such students are given the opportunity to actively participate in school activities and decisions that will shape their lives, the lives of their families and the lives of their peers.

We see our students as assets, value their experience, and invest in their potential and skills. We focus on the resilience and strengths of the students and provide opportunities for contribution and participation for all students. Students are encouraged to actively participate in competitions and school organised activities.

We understand that each student have different skill set and interest, as such the school offers many programs that the students can choose from which will help further develop their skills, gain experience, make better decisions, increase their capabilities and provide support to their peers. Our extra-curricular programmes not only empowers the student by giving them control of their own learning but the students also becomes a teacher within their peer group.

Academic Competitions

Tilak High School advocates participation in all academic activities. Trials are carried out by the teacher in-charge of the programme. Students who prove themselves in the trials are then trained by the teachers for the competition. Although the competition falls under a particular subject, here at Tilak we promote "TEAM TILAK", therefore all departs come together as one and contribute towards the preparation of the team.

Students are also encouraged to enter into individual academic competition so that they can enhance their skills in the subject matter. Enormous amount of effort is placed in the preparation and participation of all the competitions as these competitions provide great opportunities for the students to develop their cognitive functions, build team spirit, cooperation and broaden their horizons.

Tilak High School take part in the following academic competitions:

                  • Spell Well
                  • Team Mathematics Competition
                  • Science & Technology Team Quiz Competition
                  • National Physics Team Competition
                  • National Commerce Team Competition
                  • Fiji Mathematics Competition
                  • Eco-Contest
                  • Social Science Competition
                  • Chemistry Battle
                  • Biology Battle
                  • Titration Competition
                  • Various National & International Essay Competitions
                  • Various Oratory Competitions 

Energy & Environment Competitions

Tilak High School is an environment friendly school. Our vision is to provide a green and healthy environment and our goal is to archive carbon neutral state in years to come. The school has many initiatives in place such as the 5R programme, which are Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Respect.

The school also engages in rubbish separation at source and on 23rd June,2017 The Honourable Minister for Education, Heritage & Arts launched Tilak’s Pledge to COP23 “Tilak for Sustainable Fiji – Say No To Plastic Bags”. The school is also practises in smart energy use, as such all of the tube lights in the school has been changed from florescent to LED.

We promote sustainable development, green energy, sustainable farming and respect to environment. Tilak High School encourages students to take part in all energy and environment competitions and welcomes innovations which will help us reduce our carbon footprint.

The energy & environment competitions that Tilak High School takes part in are:

  • Energy Model Competition
  • Energy Audit Competition
  • Science & Technology Poster Competition
  • Science  & Technology Model Competition
  • Science & Technology Scientific Research Competition
  • Lautoka City Council Clean School Program
  • Go-Green Competition
  • Zayed Future Energy Prize


Year 9 Club Activities

Aligned to Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Annual Corporate Plan- 2017-output 3, the school offers the following club activities to Year 9 students .

Cooking & Baking
Creative Arts
5R & Gardening
Drama & Kula
Oratory / Spell Well
Martial Arts

Sports Competitions

Physical activity for children has been linked to positive self-esteem, skill development, skeletal and cardiovascular health, and general healthy development. It is widely established that childhood is the best time to establish positive attitudes and behaviour relating to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Physical education programs are an important part of a comprehensive approach to providing education.

School sport offers the school community opportunities to build a strong identity and culture of excellence. Traditional values of respect, fairness, responsibility and resilience are developed as part of students’ participation. School sport is often a partnership between the school and local community organisations, which work together to develop students’ abilities and foster student aspirations for interesting and rewarding lives.

Physical education improves students’ concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance. Students can lift the performance and outcomes through maximum participation, enjoyment and personal reward. Tilak High School physical education programs to help motivate students and support learners in their academic work.

Apart from the scheduled Physical Education class the following sporting activities are offered by Tilak High School:

  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Rugby

Fine Arts

Fine Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Education in the arts is an integral part of the development of each human being, they are a part of our cultural heritage. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student.

Art is about fitting things together: words, images, objects, processes, thoughts and historical epochs.It is both a form of serious play governed by rules and techniques that can be acquired through rigorous study, and a realm of freedom where the mind and body are mobilized to address complex questions.
Fine arts is beneficial to the educational process. It develops neural systems that produce a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from fine motor skills to creativity, improved emotional balance and enhances the process of learning.

Fine arts also provide learners with non-academic benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, become sustained, self-directed learners as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. These are the very fibres of the fabric known as culture.

Tilak High offers the following Fine Arts activities:

  • Kula Film Competition
  • Various Poster Competitions
  • School Band
  • School Choir

Fashion Design, Modelling & Culinary Arts

Fashion design is exciting and challenging. Students work with a range of different materials and technologies to produce original and innovative designs. They are encouraged to look at fashion design and costume design from different periods to interpret those designs using a repertoire of different techniques. This exciting extra-curricular prepares students for a career in a wide variety of related fields and job roles such as Fashion Buying, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Design and Interior Design.

Modelling & Fashion Design are two sides of a coin. Modelling may seem like a piece of cake, but there's more to modelling than a quick pose or twirl. Taking modelling will help you learn the ropes and acquire skills needed to become a successful model, or just help boost your confidence in general. The aim of this program is to make the participants more energetic, charismatic, creative, determined, and passionate as well as develop personal image and self-esteem. 

Culinary Art is the art of preparing, cooking and presentation of food. Students enjoy the activities whilst they are learning to make different recipes that are healthy as well as tasty and learning new vocabulary. They are learning lots of culinary skills such as cutting, slicing and peeling, decoration, mixing different ingredients and preparing menus.

Tilak High School participates in the following activities:

  • Junior Chef Competition
  • Fiji Fashion Student Designer
  • Fiji Fashion Student Model