Extra Curricular & Events
As part of our belief in developing the whole-child, we are proud to offer a wide variety of after-school clubs and activities daily at MIS. These include offerings that enrich students learning and engagement in art, music, drama, athletics, games, crafts, homework support, culture, languages, nature studies, cooking, technology and design. While clubs are largely offered free of charge by the MIS teaching staff, several other clubs are led by external providers at a fee.
Students are welcome to sign up for multiple clubs and activities throughout the week. Our students repeatedly share how much they enjoy and grow as a result of these engaging opportunities.
At MIS, we celebrate a number of events throughout the year. Our students start the year with an Opening Ceremony and by participating in the regional Sakura Medal Book Bowl followed by the School Bazaar filled with food, entertainment, booths and vendors. Three times during the year, students hone their skills during Calligraphy Week.
Additionally, students enjoy various inter-house challenges to build teamwork across the grades, including our much-anticipated annual Sports Day. All children at MIS take swimming lessons for one term taught by professional coaches at a local indoor swimming facility. Staff and students celebrate their love of reading during Book Week which is full of various activities all promoting literacy.
Of course, there are also opportunities for parents to connect with their child’s teacher at Open Day and Parents’ Evenings. One of the school communities favourite events are our Kindergarten and Elementary Winter Performance which are spectacular performances by each of our grade levels. Additionally, in order to support our global citizenship while fostering students’ Japanese heritage, all students celebrate both Japanese and international holidays such as Setsubun bean throwing, Halloween, and other cultural celebrations. Besides celebrating our students at weekly assemblies via our Student of the Week Awards, we culminate our year recognizing our students’ achievements at awards ceremonies and at both the Kindergarten and Grade 6 Graduations.
MIS – a school rich in celebrations and enriching events!