Sports & Activities FAQs
- Are there any after-school activities for elementary students?
- What are the sports offered at NIS and for which students?
- When do teams practice?
- How are teams "picked" and what are the rules for participating?
- Why does NIS not offer sports activities for elementary students?
- Can parents get involved with sports and activities at NIS?
- Does NIS have a summer school or other courses outside normal school hours?
NIS offers "ASAs" (After School Activities) for certain days in quarters 2,3 and 4. Since these activities rely on the particular skills of teachers or parents who are available, the type of activities offered vary each quarter and each year. Parents are asked to pick children up shortly after the activities finish.
NIS is a member of the Western Japan Athletic Association (W.J.A.A.) through which our middle school and high school students compete against teams from other international schools throughout Japan. Boys’ sports for both middle and high school include: baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and badminton. Girls’ sports for both middle and high school include softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and badminton.
At the middle school level we encourage all students to participate and focus on developing fundamentals in skills and highlighting the importance of a positive attitude and team spirit. At the high school level we form teams based on "try-outs" and encourage healthy competitiveness in the players. Our aim is to see each student setting goals and playing to their full potential. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible for participating in sports activities.
Due to the nature of our small community, and particularly due to the fact that a large number of elementary students are registered bus users, eliminating them from after-school activities, NIS is not able to support organized teams or activities in sports like the secondary school. NIS does however offer "ASAs" (After School Activities) for certain days in quarter 2, 3 and 4.