Cocurricular and Extracurricular Program

In addition to our standard Physical Education, Fine Arts, and STEAM programs, CIS offers a wide variety of Cocurricular and Extracurricular activities for students ages 5 and above. These extra activities take place before and after school.

Cocurricular Athletics Program

The CIS Athletics Program gives students in Grades 1 to 12 the opportunity to train and compete in a number of sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field and cross country running. 

Our athletics program is rooted in Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. The goals of the CIS Athletics Program for students are: 

 

  • to develop foundational sport skills in a range of sports and physical activities
  • to develop strength, endurance, and flexibility through games and fun activities
  • to balance training with competition and to avoid specialization in sports
  • to ensure sport and physical activity remains FUN!

 

Committing to a CIS sports team means training, competing, and being a member of a team. This type of experience teaches children about commitment, discipline, winning and losing, and teamwork; it’s an essential learning experience. Students do not need to have prior training in a sport to play for a CIS team; all that is required is a positive attitude and a commitment to the team.

There is no extra-charge for co-curricular activities, however, some sports tournaments require a fee.

Extracurricular Activities

Our extracurricular activity program allows your child to explore and develop their interests in a range of sporting, artistic, and STEAM based activities. In order to deliver the best possible ECA program, we partner with local providers, all of which are thoroughly vetted for quality and safety. ECAs are divided into three, eight week terms. 

Students compete in a STEM boat building challenge

Elite Soccer Coaching

Each month, the technology and sciences teachers collaborate to create a STEAM challenge for one of the Middle school or High school grade groups. In these challenges, students are given a problem they must solve and work together as a team to come up with a solution.

Sand Art

In addition to the many curricular and cocurricular STEM program opportunities at CIS, our students are offered a plethora of technology related extracurricular activities. CIS has an active Media Club where they learn about video production and broadcasting. Alternatively, the STEAM club offers students the chance to learn about virtual and physical robotics, coding, as well as other STEAM subjects. 

Media Club Green Room

ASAC STEM Competitions

CIS is a member of the ASEAN Sports and Activities Conference (ASAC), a group of 8 international schools across Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia. Our students are regularly given opportunities to compete against other schools in STEM challenges through ASAC (currently virtual).

Please note the above list provides an example of the range of ECA’’s available and is subject to change on a termly basis. Availability is based on a range of factors, such as provider availability, previous popularity, etc. 

Athletics Conferences

CIS is a member of several local and international sports associations, including the International Schools Sports Association of Phnom Penh (ISSAPP), the ASEAN Sports and Activities Conference (ASAC).

We endeavor to enter our teams into as many of the following competitions as possible, both locally and internationally.

Local Conferences

Locally, CIS coordinates with other international schools in Phnom Penh to provide regular sports and athletic competitions for students Grade 2 and up. This includes regular team fixtures as well as inter-school tournaments.

YAPP - Young Athletes of Phnom Penh

  • For students in Grades 2-5
  • Member schools: CIS, ISPP, NISC, iCAN, Hope, Logos, East-West, CIA
  • Six meets per school year: basketball, soccer, track and field, tee-ball, dodgeball and capture the flag, ball hockey
  • Non-competitive; any student with any skill level can participate

ISSAPP - International Schools Sports Association of Phnom Penh

  • For students in Grades 3-12
  • Member schools: CIS, ISPP, NISC, iCAN, Hope, Logos, East-West, CIA, LFRD, AISPP, Paragon, SISC.
  • All competitions take place in Phnom Penh
  • Sports: basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field

Regional Conferences

  • For students in Grades 3-12
  • Member schools: CIS, ISPP, NISC, iCAN, Hope, Logos, East-West, CIA, LFRD, AISPP, Paragon, SISC.
  • All competitions take place in Phnom Penh
  • Sports: basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field

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