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Co-Curricular Programme

Grow through teamwork
A range of sports, like football outside on our playing field, teach teamwork and healthy lifestyle habits.
Find your voice on global issues
Model United Nations is one of our flagship activities, thinking leadership, debate and negotiation skills.
Develop talents and take to the stage
Theatre and musical performances like the Wizard of Oz give students the chance to learn new skills and make new experiences.
Aim high, train hard
Our girls sports teams, like the varsity volleyballers, enjoy teamwork, sportsmanship and individual excellence.
Unite for concerts and theatre performances
All students in Grades 6-8 learn a band instrument and perform in 2 concerts a year.

School is more than what happens in the classroom

We believe that a school needs to give students many ways to experience success, venues to make new friends and ways to explore (and broaden) their unique talents. These experiences can be in the classroom -- but also on the playing field, on stage, while making music, or joining a club. 

Run by teachers, parents and select coaches and activities leaders, the BIS Co-Curricular Programme (CC) provides many opportunities for students to broaden their interests and talents.

Enjoy a breadth of options

Our programme spans everything from the arts to sports, languages to political debating clubs. Students participate in a variety of activities during their breaks in the school day, before and after school as well as during school holidays.

The cost of activities varies broadly, depending on the type of activity and its provider. Activities such as choir, Garden Club or recreational sports incur no additional cost, whilst other activities such as private music lessons or programmes offered by outside providers encounter a specified fee. Our competitive sports teams travel to play with other international schools. Families of students who compete with our sports teams contribute a proportion of the costs associated with this.

Playing sports, especially team sports, is excellent preparation for all areas of adult life. You learn winning with fairness, losing with grace, commitment and putting your team before yourself. These are so important for careers, relationships and personal wellbeing.

Tajana Vesligaj, Maths Teacher and Athlete

Take a look at what is on offer

  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Art Club

Explore media and art techniques while broadening creativity and skills.

  • Creative Arts
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Bands, Choirs, Ensembles

Enjoy creative expression through bands, choirs and ensembles.

  • Performing Arts
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Basketball

Recreational or competitive options for girls and boys in Grades 3 - 12. 

  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreational Sports
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
Camps

Holiday camps are for fun and trying out new sports and activities.

  • After School Care
  • Creative Arts
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Coding

Basic coding in Primary to advanced python in Secondary.

  • STEM
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Creative Writing

Expand your love of prose, poetry or storytelling.

  • Academic
  • Creative Arts
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Equality Alliance

Advocacy group promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Debating & Public Speaking
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Football

From EL3/4 to Grade 12, for girls and boys.

  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Games

Choose from Odyssey of the Mind, chess, board games or jigsaws.

  • STEM
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Garden Club

Cultivate our courtyard garden and bio-diverse spaces. 

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
Gym & Acrobatics

From tumbling in the younger years to acrobatics club in upper Primary. 

  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Homework & Drop-in Clubs

Stop by for subject-specific academic after-school drop-in support sessions. 

  • Academic
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
Kidz Klub

Fun, attentive child care until 18:00 every day during school term.

  • After School Care
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Languages

Children can participate in a variety of private school language classes. 

Native speakers of Chinese, Dutch, and Swedish benefit from onsite language growth.

  • Academic
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 9 - 12
Mathematics Club

Who else loves solving maths challenges and investigations?

  • Academic
  • STEM
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Model United Nations

Current affairs, public speaking, debating and negotiating all in one. 

  • Debating & Public Speaking
  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Music Lessons

Choose string, woodwind, brass or percussion for after-school lessons.

  • Performing Arts
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Outdoor Adventure

Explore the great outdoors from hiking to camping and the skills you need.

  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Photography

Learn skills like portrait taking, food photography and capturing movement. 

  • Creative Arts
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Running Teams

From cross country to marathon, running club to track and field.

  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreational Sports
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  • Early Learning
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Swimming

Sign-up for swimming lessons, swim all year or compete for a season. 

  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Theatre

Backstage or on stage, students take charge of our annual performance.

  • Performing Arts
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Volleyball

Girls teams starting in Grade 5, as recreational or competitive sport.

  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreational Sports
  • Grades 9 - 12
Yearbook

Photography and publishing skills create a much treasured keepsake.

  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
Yoga

Promoting wellbeing and mindfulness through focused movement.

  • Recreational Sports

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