The activities program at IIS is very diverse and encompasses a wide range of offerings led by our teachers. There are over 40 different sport, art, culture, and service activities offered to our students over the school year.
Additionally, more than 25 different activities are offered by part time teachers who come to IIS to specifically offer extracurricular activities. IIS has over 400 students who are active participants in the sports and activities program. This is important as research has shown that more than academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities is a strong indicator of success in adulthood.
The IIS sports program consists of 4 core sports for middle school (volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer) and three for high school (Soccer, basketball, volleyball). We participate in the Taiwan International Schools Sports Association (TISSA) and we are a member of the Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS).
IIS places all teachers and students into one of the four Houses: Ignis, Aqua, Terra, Aethra. The IIS House system encourages students and teachers to interact in an environment outside of the classroom to develop unity and the spirit of a team.
Students can choose to join Student Council among many other clubs to foster leadership ability through hosting school activities such as The 30 Hour Famine, talent shows, music concerts, fundraising and more!.
ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
Period 8 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and period 7&8 on Wednesdays are Activities and Clubs period. The clubs can be divided into 3 groups:
Model United Nations (MUN)
Chess and Board Games
Arts and crafts
Creative lantern design
Manga and Anime club
Chinese Drama Tricks
Cross Country Running
Global Issues Network
Projects in local Primary schools
World AIDS Day
The Sierra Leone project
Performance opportunities – Music and Drama
30 Hour Famine
Organization of student led assemblies
International Schools Sports Tournament
With IIS being a member of TISSA and ACAMIS, there are many inter-school sport tournaments for sports such as, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and softball.
IIS has an accomplished history at international tournaments including triumphs on and off the field. IIS promotes a culture of collegiality and friendship with our fellow tournament schools.