Athletics at SSIS
The SSIS Dragons are known throughout the region for both their ability, dedication and sense of fair play. Our athletics 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, and a demonstration of respect for the efforts of team members, opponents, coaches and officials are expected from all Dragons.
SSIS has a no-cut policy with A, B and C teams in many sports in all divisions. This means that any child who comes out for a team and is committed to practices has the opportunity to play. We leverage our outstanding facilities to ensure that all teams get the chance to participate in games and tournaments at levels which match their abilities.
We seek to promote:
- Teamwork and cooperation to achieve a common goal
- Skill development and an awareness of one’s talents and limitations
- Respect for the talents and abilities of oneself and others
- An understanding of the benefits of constructive criticism
- 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, swimming, cross country and track & field. Please be sure to check the SSIS Link athletics section on a regular basis for schedules and updates on each team and try to take the chance to watch our Dragon's in action.
SSIS is one of the building block schools of the Saigon International Schools Athletic Conference. Fifteen schools in Saigon competing in the SISAC league and the number is growing every year. SISAC provides excellent local inter-school competition.
SSIS is one of the founding members of the Mekong River International Schools Association, MRISA. MRISA is made up of eight member schools in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. This organization provides athletic and cultural exchange opportunities for middle and high school students to interact with other schools in our region. The benefits through memories, friendships and personal development that our students make on during these tournaments and exchanges far exceed the results on any court or playing field.
SSIS is very proud to be the only school in Vietnam who is a member of the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC). In addition to a wider range of athletic and sporting competitions for high schoolers, SEASAC hosts 24 events at 16 schools throughout the region, they include Model United Nations, cultural and art exchange opportunities as well.