HTG students have a number of extracurricular activities to go in for after school. The 2019/2020 options are as follows:
- History Club
- Bridge Club
- School Newspaper "Miilang"
- Art Club
- Drama Club
- Linguistics Club
- Petanque Club
- Green Club "Rohelised" (in English: "The Greens")
- Mixed Choir "Anima"
- Sports Club
- Dance Group “Tantsutallad” (in English: "Funky Feet")
- Martial Arts Club
- Debate Club
The HTG History Club was started in September 2008. Meetings are held once a week and they usually consist of presentations, visits to different establishments, city tours, movie nights and other exciting activities. It is organised by the school's history teachers but the peresentations themselves are held by current or former students or other experts in the field. Every year a student is chosen to assist the teachers with organistational matters. The club is aimed first and foremost at those with a keen interest in history.
Club meetings are held on Tuesdays at 16.00 - 17.30 in classroom 141.
The bridge club is one of the latest additions to our ever-expanding list of extracurricular activites here at HTG. It doesnt't matter whether you're a beginner or a pro – anyone with an active internest is welcome to try.
The club's activites are supervised by Tiit Hendrik Piibeleht and meetings are held on Wednesdays at 14.30 in classroom 135.
School Newspaper "Miilang"
Treffoonia students also have their own mouthpiece - the school newspaper Miilang which has been circulating on and off since 1925. The editorial board writes about the students' accomplishments as well as their hardships and publishes personal pieces about teachers and students alike. In addition to writing stories, the newspaper gives students the opportunity to publish photos and learn how to design newspaper layouts.
The main aim of the paper is to reflect the colorful school life in HTG as well as the goings-on in Tartu through the eyes of students. A number of former writers and reporters for the Miilang have become professional journalists.
The editorial meetings are held on Fridays at 14.30 - 15.30 in the library (room 110).
The activities of the HTG Art Club are aimed at developing the creativity, personalized style of artwork and self-expression of its participants through a variety of artistic mediums. In addition to regular exercises, a variety of workshops, such as animation, sound art, pinhole photography and graffiti are conducted under the guidance of professional artists. Everybody’s welcome!
Club meetings are held on Wednesdays at 15.45 - 17.15 and Thursdays at 14.15 - 16.00 in classroom 304.
Character development, creativity and the improvement of one's acting skills take center stage in the HTG Drama Club. These are aided by regular speech and improvisation lessons aimed at building up the confidence of its participants.
Club meetings are held on Mondays at 16.00 - 17.30 and Wednesdays at 16.00 - 18.00 in classroom 105.
Although no previous foreign language skills are required, the club provides help to those with a keen interest in world languages, writing structures and numeral systems. The linguistics club usually deals with puzzles and tasks which are most easily solved by logical thinking and deductive reasoning.
Club meetings are held non-regularly on Mondays at 16.00 under the supervision of Kristiina Punga. The first meeting of the year takes place on 17 September at 16.00 in classroom 144.
The HTG Petanque Club was started by our PE teacher and multiple-time Estonian petanque champion, Aimar Poom. The unique French ball game even has it’s own facility set up in the school’s cellar solely for accommodating matches.
The cellar can be used at any time during the school day but practice sessions are held on Mondays at 16.00 – 21.00.
The pentaque club also has its own facebook group.
Not all students leave school after class. Instead, some of them choose to stay and discuss green topics, drink tea and play board games. This peculiar group of green-minded people is called "The Greens".
They organise the annual eco-weeks for the school as well as camping trips to the beautiful Estonian wilderness.
Mixed Choir "Anima"
Just like every respectable high school, HTG has its own choir. The mixed choir called "Anima" has garnered national acclaim and won several awards. The Choir is currently conducted by HTG's music teacher Eve Paap.
The everyday life of the choir is busy as singers have to practise three times a week and even more frequently when preparing for upcoming concerts. The choir often performs at school events and ceremonies, the most important of which is perhaps the annual spring concert. The choir has also performed at several citywide events.
Twice a year - in autumn and in spring, song camps are held to welcome new members to the choir. Anima also has its own logo, designed by former student K. Vahtramäe.
Choir rehersals for girls are held on Mondays at 16.00 - 17.30 in room 220 and for boys on Tuesdays at 16.00 - 17.00 in room 221. Mixed rehersals are held on Wednesdays at 16.00 - 18.00 in room 220.
Sport has always been popular with the students of HTG. The most popular events are basketball and athletics. After the construction of the new gym was completed in 2001, students have once again had the opportunity to play ball games at their own school. The sports club is instructed by PE teachers Aimar Poom and Anneli Saarva. At the moment students can play basketball, volleyball and indoor hockey.
Club activites are held on Mondays at 16.00 - 17.30 (volleyball) and 17.30 - 19.00 (indoor hockey), on Tuesdays at 15.50 - 17.30 (indoor hockey), on Thursdays at 14.30 - 18.00 (volleyball) and on Fridays at 14.30 - 16.00 (basketball) and 17.30 - 19.00 (indoor hockey).
Dance group "Tantsutallad"
In "Tantsutallad" students can learn traditional Estonian folk dance, as well as show dance and modern dance. The dance group always performs at Estonian Youth Song and Dance Festivals and Estonian National Folk Dance Festivals. The most important event of the year for the dance club is the annual spring concert, which takes place in the assembly hall of the University of Tartu. In addition to regular rehearsals, there are also dance camps held in autumn and spring.
Tantsutallad also have their own website: www.tantsutallad.ee
Martial Arts Club
3 different styles of martial arts are taught under the supervision of Reedik Pääsuke. They are as follows:
1) Wado-ryu karate
3) Hontai Yoshin-ryu jujutsu
Club meetings are held on Wednesdays at 18.00 - 19.30 and 19.30 - 21.00 in room 112. The first meeting of the year takes place on 11 September at 18.00.
The martial arts club also has its own website.
The renowned HTG Debate Club was started many years ago and has since garnered national recognition, snatching the first place in the Estonian championships numerous times.
The goal of the club is to teach students to express their thoughts in an argumen-tative and unbiased way in order to develop a rational and more open-minded society.
The Debate Club is not just an academic community, but also one of lasting friendships. The meticulous preparation of cases, the early victories and inevitable defeats, the excitement of participating in tournaments - they all provide the perfect basis for creating long-term affection. In addition to practicing for competitions, we also organise academic nights and play various games aimed to boost students' cognitive abilites.
Club meetings are held on Thursdays at 16.00 - 18.00 in classroom 144. E