The Middle School Sport program is designed to fit with the overall philosophy of SIS. It has seen much growth in recent years, not the least of which is the addition of varsity athletes as assistant coaches and managers. This has added a degree of mentoring previously unreachable in the MS program, and has seen a wide degree of success. These high school students work closely with supervising-coaches to strengthen the MS sport program.
All Middle School after school sports offered at SIS are 100% optional. No student is required to play any sport during the school year. It is best that only those students who want to play sign up for the teams.For tryouts and practice information, please check SIS Middle School Sports website.
Seoul International School provides many co-curricular activities organized by the Director of Activities. These school sponsored activities are monitored by the appropriate School Principal and the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and its representatives.
Parents should encourage their students to participate in some of the activities available after school and on Saturdays. The Director of Activities is responsible for developing a full spectrum of activities for all grades throughout the year during these times.
Limited bus services after school will be available to students who have a bus pass at 5:10 p.m. This service provides transportation to the major residential areas of Seoul. Parents may be required to assist in transportation following after school activities. There is no bus service for Saturday boosters so parents are encouraged to car pool.
In addition to the curricular instrumental music classes, enhanced and enlarged music groups meet after school. These include a full orchestra and a jazz ensemble. All groups and ensembles perform frequently at SIS and also at other locations. Groups participate in the annual KAIAC Instrumental Music Festival.
The Middle School Student Council is a leadership organization at Seoul International School. Each year the student body elects a group of students whom they feel would best represent them. The role of the Student Council is not only to represent the thoughts and desires of the students, but also to provide academic and social events in which all students can participate.
These activities consist of dances, class competitions, talent shows, etc. Charity and service projects are also sponsored. The goals of the Middle School Student Council are to increase school spirit, provide a more friendly and exciting atmosphere, and offer an opportunity for students to express their opinions on school matters.
Spirit Week is an event promoted by the Executive Students Council twice a year in order to raise school spirits and class rivalry. During Spirit Week, students are given a specific theme for each day, and the class that comes up with the most interesting and creative ideas for the each theme will get the “spirit points” of the day. The class that receives the most spirit points will be rewarded a free thanksgiving dinner, provided by the Executive Council.
MS Off-Campus Experiences
Aligning with the SIS Mission and Vision statements, the Middle School Off-Campus Trips create opportunities for our students to develop as inquisitive, independent thinkers. Each program is designed to help students work well with other students, form and build on our strong SIS community and to learn more about Korean geography and culture.