Activities

SSIS is committed to running a well-rounded cocurricular and extracurricular programme and offers a wide variety of lunchtime and after-school activities for students from Nursery through to Grade 12. Teachers, parents, and community members are welcome to join in to promote fun, social settings and learning communities for our students to meet others and try new experiences.

At SSIS we believe that a strong activities programme, as part of the IB curriculum, helps prepare students to both enjoy and be successful in life. Through involvement in the activities programme students learn lifelong skills that will help them succeed at university and beyond. Leadership, organisation, interpersonal, team work and a strong work ethic are some of the skills that our students learn through participation. Students, coaches, teachers, and parents all work together to ensure success for our students.

Activities are offered across the arts, sport, and service.

Activities generally run from 3:30-4:45pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. In addition, some activities offered by outsourced providers also operate on Saturdays and Sundays. From time to time some sporting events may occur on Saturdays or if a team is playing away in one of the league tournaments students in that team may be required to leave school at lunchtime to travel to play, returning late into the evening. Other clubs may operate during lunchtimes or before school.

Activities are publicised in advance and vary for each semester depending on availability of facilities and the skill sets of staff and the wider community. In the Elementary School parents sign up and approve extracurricular activities via the PowerSchool public portal and in the Secondary School students sign up for extracurricular activities via PowerSchool and these are approved by parents via the public portal. SSIS Community Learning Hub activities are accessed via the school website. Information regarding Extra-curricular and Community Learning Hub activities is provided in advance of sign ups via email, school assemblies and Dragon’s Den.

Costs

Extracurricular activities are offered at no cost. Through our Community Learning Hub we have a number of professionals who charge for activities such as taekwondo, rugby and performing arts, including private music lessons and dance classes.

Contacts

Katalyn Hu, Community learning hub Coordinator
activities@ssis-suzhou.net
Scott Turner, Athletics Director
scottturner@ssis-suzhou.net