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 2020/2021 academic year, activities and clubs will occur on Tuesday (14:50-16:20) for two lessons  each week, and for two lessons on Week 1 Fridays (14:50-16:20) and for four lessons  13:15-16:20 on Fridays on Week 2.

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. 

ECAs program Seasons 1&2

Week A

Week B

Season 2  (late Nov-March)

 

Tuesday ECAs

  Friday ECAs

 

Middle School Band 

Visual Arts Studio
 

Orchestra

Dance
  Dance Choir / Instrument 

 

 

Pottery

 

Film
Percussion Ensemble

 

   

 

 

Badminton
 

Golf

Bowling
 

Karate

Football Middle School Team

 

 

Badminton

 

Table Tennis
Football High School Team
 

 

Varsity Basketball 
 

 

HMUN

Swimming and Fitness
    International Award 

 

Yoga & floor exercise  
  International Award  

 

 

 

 

Reading

Swimming and Healthy Eating

 

Technology

 

 

Legend of the Three Kingdoms  

Service 

 

Investment

 

  Dungeons and dragons

 

 

Game Culture

 

 

Chinese Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 1 (early Sept -late Nov)

 

 

Tuesday ECAs

 

Friday ECAs

 

Badminton

American Football

 

Basketball (MYP1 - 4)

Badminton

 

Chess

Basketball (MYP5 - DP2)

 

Chinese

Cycling (MYP3 - DP2)

 

Dance (MYP1 - 3)

Dance (MYP4 - DP2)

 

Digital Creation

Football (MYP1 - 4)

 

Football (MYP5 - DP2)

French

 

Game Culture

Game Design

 

Game Design

Outdoor Adventure

 

Golf

Percussion Ensemble (MYP1 - 2)

 

Math

Photography

 

Pottery

Swimming and Fitness

 

Public Speaking and Debate.   

Theatre (MYP3 - DP2)

 

Rock Band (MYP1 - 5)

Traditional Chinese Painting

 

Scuba Diving

Ultimate Frisbee

 

Superheroes (MYP1 - 2)

Visual Arts Studio

 

Table Tennis

Volleyball

 

Theatre (MYP1 - 2)

 

 

Yoga and Meditation

 

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