Secondary Extra Curricular Activities
ECAs at CAIS provide diverse opportunities for students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Middle and high school students can select clubs, teams and activities from a wide range including sports, music, drama, HMUN, arts and game design.
Timing and Sign-Up
For the 2022/2023 academic year, activities and clubs will occur on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:15 to 4:25pm.
Students sign up online in the first week of each season explaining reasons for their choice. Sports teams will involve trials in the initial weeks of school to ensure a high standard of ability and performance. Throughout the year there may be competitions/activities on weekends.
A year-round program with three seasons
The ECA program has three rotations – autumn, winter and spring/summer.
Most outdoor sports occur during autumn and spring/summer (except winter sports) due to the climate. The vast majority of clubs are organised by the well-experienced staff at CAIS, so are free to join. Travel fees may incur for competitions outside of the Changchun area.
Dedication and Balance
If a student is triumphant in becoming a member of a sports team, then he or she will become an active participant in training and scheduled matches, which requires dedication. The IB is a demanding curriculum, so students enrolled in teams will have to ensure that a commitment to both their team and their studies is required. Our policy details that students can take part in a variety of clubs as long as their academic performance adheres to a certain standard.
At CAIS we realise that while academics are an important part of student development, being part of a club improves soft skills in team work, time management and communication, and builds self-esteem and a sense of community. We believe that a balanced student has the opportunity to develop interests outside the classroom in a variety of aspects including sports, the arts and service.
Schedule for ECA program:
*ECA program offerings 3 Rotations for the 2022-2023 academic year.