Anyone with an interest in competitive sport will enjoy being part of the BISS Lions programme - 'Part of the Pride' as we like to say. Our extensive facilities and highly qualified coaching staff allow students the opportunities to develop, train, compete and succeed at a wide range of team and individual sports. Practices take place before school, at lunchtime, after school and at weekends, building on the work in curriculum lessons. We are part of many different sporting organisations and this gives our young athletes a great many opportunities for competition and fun.
China International Schools Sports Association
Older primary and younger secondary students play against other schools on a weekly basis in a range of sports as part of the CISSA programme. Different sports operate at different times of the year, with opportunities for teams of boys and girls in football, floor hockey, volleyball and basketball, as well as a boys rugby team and a girls netball team. There are also competitions for athletics, tennis and cross-country running. This gives our students the maximum possible exposure to their favourite sports in a competitive but friendly atmosphere, preparing them for tough sporting challenges later on.
Shanghai International Schools Athletics Conference
Older secondary students play high quality competitive sport in the SISAC leagues, with opportunities in division one and division two ensuring that young sportsmen and sportswomen are playing at the right level to challenge and develop them. Students have the experience of hosting and playing away in football, volleyball, rugby, netball and basketball, as well as competing in cross-country, tennis and athletics tournaments. Intense but friendly rivalries with other schools help to build team spirit, and our students learn to win well and (occasionally) lose with good grace and determination to learn.
Association of China and Mongolia International Schools
For our older students, the highlight of the sporting year is the end of season ACAMIS tournament. Teams travel across China to compete in volleyball, basketball, netball, rugby, swimming and football tournaments, enjoying three days of intense competition and collegiality with other schools from different cities. This is a great learning experience, building teamwork and drawing some outstanding performances from students. 2013 was an exceptional year for the British International School Shanghai, Puxi, as our boys and girls teams came home as tournament champions from both basketball and football competitions.
Federation of British International Schools in Asia
Students from year 4 to year 10 have the opportunity to compete in the FOBISIA games, an international sporting event held three times each year in a variety of places across Asia. A team of 36 multi-talented students is selected to compete in football, athletics, swimming and basketball or tee-ball. As much a celebration of sport as a competition, the FOBISIA games is a real experience for those who take part, and an opportunity for parents, teachers and young athletes to enjoy a fantastic event.
Shanghai Swim League
We have a very strong swimming programme and swimmers from year 3 up train hard and compete regularly in high level competitions throughout the year. Walking past our secondary swimming pool early in the morning or late in the evening, you can expect to see members of the swimming team working hard to improve technique and stamina with our experienced coaching team. Swimmers understand, perhaps as much as anybody, that hard work in training pays off in competition.