Sport is one of the three pillars of Inspired Education. It stands for health and well-being, fun, motivation, self-discipline and self-esteem. AIS aims to provide a sports programme to suit every boy and girl, whether it be achieving national or international honours, or providing the fitness, enjoyment and life-long interest in physical activity. Sport and physical exercise at AIS can help contribute to the mental alertness necessary for successful study and love of learning.
AIS plays competitive sport in the Saigon International Schools Athletics Conference (SISAC). Teams are entered in both boys’ and girls’ sports at five levels – U9, U11, U13, U15 and U19. Matches are played after school during the week. Sports include basketball, football, table-tennis, volleyball, swimming, tennis, badminton, bench ball, netball, touch rugby, cricket, tee-ball and athletics.
Each year, AIS competes in the annual Australian International School Association (AISA) Games, which are held in different countries in Asia or the Middle East. AIS has also recently become a member of ASAC (Asean Sports & Activities Conference), a six-member organisation that provides opportunities for our athletes to compete internationally in volleyball, basketball and football at junior and senior level.
AIS KIDZONE / SPORTSCENTRE
AIS offers a separate, after-school community-based sport programme called ‘Kidzone’. This programme uses the facilities at our ‘Cherry Blossom’ campus, conveniently located in Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC adjacent to the APSC Compound and next to the An Phu Supermarket.
The AIS Sports Centre provides a dedicated venue for Kidzone activities run by experienced and qualified coaches. The sports facilities are also available for hire, enabling the wider community to have access to a beautiful large outdoor pool, netball court, basketball court and an astro-turf field.
For further information on our after-school, community-based Kidzone programme click here.