ELEMENTARY school ACTIVITIES

Our Elementary School activities are available to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and change with each semester. A wide range of activities are available including sports, visual arts, drama production, music ensembles, choirs and our elementary student service group Kids for Kids. SSIS participates in the Junior International Schools Sports Association (JISSA) which offers the opportunity for our younger students to play competitive sports against schools within and around Suzhou.

To allow our younger learners to explore and find their passion we try to schedule a range of arts activities on Tuesdays and sporting activities on Wednesdays.

After school activities commence at 3:45 pm and end at 4:45 pm. A reduced 5:00 pm late school bus service is available for students in Grades 2 and above. Please note this service does not take students to all compounds. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students participating in after-school activities are required to be picked up by a parent or caregiver at 4:45 pm.

Elementary School Activity sign-up uses our Power School Public Portal. These activities will start October 10. Sign-ups will open mid-September.

Here is a sample of past extracurricular Elementary School activities.

Kindergarten & Grade 1

  • Book drawing
  • Chinese movies
  • Cooking
  • Engraving and printing
  • Indoor games
  • Junior Soccer
  • Lego creation
  • Mask making
  • Ping pong fun
  • Pinyin
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Sand pictures

Grade 2 & Grade 3

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Book making
  • Calendar making
  • Cartoon drawing
  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Chinese movies
  • Chinese painting
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Cross stitch
  • Doll making
  • Drama production
  • German culture
  • JISSA Basketball
  • Jump Jam
  • Kids yoga
  • Magnet fun
  • Paper-mache
  • Production back stage
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Toy sewing

Grade 4 & Grade 5

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chinese movies
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Cross stitch
  • Doll making
  • Doodle art
  • Drama and improvisation
  • Drama production
  • German culture
  • Graphic novel writing
  • JISSA Basketball
  • Jump Jam
  • Orchestra
  • Orienteering
  • Paper-mache
  • Photography
  • Production back stage
  • Soccer
  • Stop motion movies
  • Swimming
  • Spanish language
  • Tennis
  • Toy sewing