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NIS students are involved in a range of Athletic conferences.

We take part in a wide range of sports. Currently this includes:

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, Swimming, Track & Field, Cross Country Running, Table Tennis, Golf, Softball and Touch Rugby

The most important aspects of all our programmes are learning and participation through a philosophy of inclusion. Coaches will do their best to ensure that this philosophy is at the heart of their programme. Sportsmanship and fair play are central to what we teach our athletes. At CISSA level, equal inclusion and participation are fundamental and, as we progress through SCISAC, SISAC and ACAMIS programs, the balance of playing time may change to reflect the more competitive nature of these events.

Click on the Conference and Association links below to see the affiliations for each one and how we participate.

Danny Clarke

Activities Director

Member Athletic Conferences and Associations

Southern China International Schools Athletic Conference (SCISAC)

SCISAC is a 6-school hotel-stay conference for Grades 7, 8 and 9. We participate in 3 tournaments a year in Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer.

Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS)

ACAMIS is our main High School Athletic Conference. For our core sports of Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer we are currently in the Orange Division with teams from Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia and various parts of China. We also participate in a variety of other sports tournaments across the region. Go to www.acamis.org for more details.

China International Schools' Sporting Association (CISSA)

CISSA is our main Middle School Athletic Conference. It is Shanghai based with two age groups; Junior (Grade 5 – 6) and Senior (Grade 7 – 8). We normally finish our season with a trip to Shanghai to participate in a CISSA tournament.

Shanghai International Schools Athletic Conference (SISAC)

SISAC is a High School, Shanghai-based organisation. We normally compete in a range of the tournaments organised by SISAC and this may vary from year to year; normally Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis and Badminton as a minimum.

Shanghai Swim League (SSL)

SSL is a group of international schools from Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing who organise and host a series of swim competitions throughout the year for students from Grade 3 and upwards. We are an integral part of this league and will host events and travel to events though the school year.

NIS Student Athletics Committee

NIS Student Athletics Committee (NISSAC)

The NIS Students Athletics Committee consists of a group of students in Grade 9 - 12 who actively participate in the Athletics Program offered at NIS. Under the supervision of the athletics director, Mr. Clarke, NISSAC helps organize sports-related events such as the Awards Evenings and ACAMIS Competitions hosted at NIS. NISSAC demonstrates the school’s philosophy, “Student’s Voice and Choice” to its extreme. The collaboration between NISSAC and the Athletics department allows the exchange of students’ innovative ideas and teachers’ expertise, leading to many student-friendly events.

To find out more about all our Athletics Programmes check out our Athletics site or contact Mr. Danny Clarke and/or Ms. Vicki Hong.