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The SSIS interscholastic athletic program seeks to instill in students a respect for elements of fitness and skill that are integral to developing a lifelong interest in sports and fitness.  The ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, fair play and a demonstration of respect for the efforts of team members, opponents, coaches and officials are expected from all participants.

We seek to promote:

  1. Teamwork and cooperation to achieve a common goal
  2. Skill development and an awareness of one’s talents and limitations
  3. Sportsmanship
  4. Respect for the talents and abilities of oneself and others
  5. An understanding of the benefits of constructive criticism
  6. Pride in the accomplishments of oneself and one’s team

Throughout the year our students compete against other international schools in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding countries in basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, and swimming. Please be sure to check our website on a regular basis for schedules and updates on each team.


SSIS is one of the building block schools of the Saigon International Schools Athletic Conference. There are now 12 schools in Saigon competing in the SISAC league and the number is growing every year. SISAC provides excellent local interschool competition.


SSIS is one of the founding members of the Mekong River International Schools Association, MRISA. This is an organization that provides athletic and cultural exchange opportunities in order for students to interact with other schools in our region.  MRISA is made up of eight member schools in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Tournament exchanges during this school year (2013-2014) are to be held in the following locations:

HS Volleyball UNIS, Vietnam October 30-November 2
MS Basketball ISHCMC, Vietnam November 13-16
HS Basketball ISPP, Cambodia February 5-8
MS Soccer ISE, Thailand February 26-March 1
HS Soccer HIS, Vietnam April 2-5
MS Volleyball VIS, Laos May 21-24