Elementary School

The Elementary School activities programme offers a range of after school (extra curricular), class-time (co-curricular) and lunchtime activities.

After-School (extra curricular) Activities


After school activities are offered to all students from Kindergaten to Grade 5 and are held over two seasons during the year. We offer a range of arts activities on a Tuesday and sporting activities on a Wednesday.

The Elementary after school programme is complemented by outside groups who also offer after school classes such as private music lessons, swimming, and self defence. For more information go to the SSIS Community Learning Hub.

There is a reduced 5:00 pm bus service available for students in Grades 2 - 5. This service does not take students to all compounds. Kindergarten – Grade 1 students are required to be picked up by a parent or caregiver at 4:45 pm if they are participating in after-school activities.

Parents use the Power School Public Portal to sign up for the Elementary activities. Further information, including the dates for Season 1 and Season 2 is available on the school calendar.

Co-curricular Activities

All Elementary students participate in the co-curricular activity programme. This runs once a week for one period on Thursday for the Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten students and from 2:30 - 3:30 on Friday for the Kindergarten to Grade 5 students within the school day.

All Elementary students rotate through a range activities over an eight week period with a culminating inter-house challenge event in the ninth and final week of the season. The dates for all three seasons are on the school calendar.

The four mediums though which all co-curricular activities are taught are organised Sport, the Arts, Design and Science. These mediums have been purposely chosen to enhance the breadth and depth of our Primary Years Programme and ensure that all students experience a variety of activities.

Action Groups - Lunchtime Activities

The SSIS Action Groups programme supports the PYP curriculum in encouraging students to  explore and participate in service learning. The Action Groups include our Kids4Kids charity focused organisation, a new sustainable environmental focused group, as well as a student-centred student council.

The Action Groups run for 30 minutes during the lunch break and use a range of facilities at SSIS. These clubs are voluntary and children can choose the club they are interested in.