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Co-Curricular Activities

The British International School of Houston offers a wide range of after school programmes with opportunities for student participation from Foundation Stage through to IB. The development of young people goes beyong the classroom with a rich selection of Co-Curricular Activities (CCA's) available to extend your child's learning experience from 3.35pm to 4.30pm each day. 


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2021 - 2022 After School Activities Block dates


Primary & Secondary After School Activities:

Block 1

30 August 2021

 10 December 2021


Block 2

5 January 2022

8 April 2022


Block 3

25 April 2022

10 June 2022



Frequently Asked Questions


What is a CCA? 

We have developed an elective Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) programme Monday – Friday from 3.35 to 4.30pm. The British International School of Houston offers a wide range of opportunities for student participation from Foundation Stage through to IB. The development of young people takes place both inside and outside the classroom and a rich selection of co-curricular activities extends your child's learning experience each term. 


Why do we have CCA's? 

At the British International School Houston (BISH) we believe that a school’s role is to nurture confident, knowledgeable, independent young people who understand that their actions can make a difference to their school, as well as the local and global communities.  In addition to outstanding academic outcomes based on our gold standard curricula, we provide opportunities for all our students to enrich their lives and the lives of others.


What times do CCA's run? 

CCAs run Monday - Friday 3:35 - 4:30pm and are optional for all students.


What activities can you sign up to? 

The school also hosts a wide selection of external providers including Basketball, Soccer, Lego, Robotics, Tennis, Gymnastics, Fencing, Karate and Dance.  


How do I log into Schools Buddy?  

Log into Schools Buddy using your iSAMs Parent Portal login credentials, alternatively you can download the app. If you cannot remember your Parent Portal password, please email Dr Eaton who will be able to reset this for you. If you are new to the school, you should receive your iSAMs Parent Portal in your pack.


How are the CCA's allocated? 

Schools Buddy is an automated system. Sign up is NOT first come first served. After the sign-up period has closed the system automatically allocates students to their chosen CCA. If a CCA is full, you will be allocated your second choice or your third. Those students that were previously waitlisted and did not enrol in their first choice in Block 2 are given preference in Block 3.


Why is there a deadline? 

When we close the sign-up Schools Buddy allocates students to their chosen clubs. After this deadline clubs will become full and further choices and changes are limited. To enrol after the cut-off date, choices are added on a manual basis and not by Schools Buddy. Please allow your child time to adjust to their new schedule and remember their choices before the new block starts. 


When do I know which CCA my child is approved for?

These approvals will show in your Schools Buddy homepage. We will also send you a confirmation email.


How do I pay for a CCA? 

Payment is made online through Schools Buddy. After all the CCAs are allocated, you will receive an email to make payment. To make payment there is fees section on the Schools Buddy homepage, payment is made with a credit or debit card. We are not able to accept any other form of payment.  


Can I make changes to my chosen CCAs? 

You can change your CCA choices prior to the cut-off date only. It is not advisable to change a CCA mid-block. This causes the student's, teacher's and provider's schedules to change. Transport must also be changed if using the bus. It is recommended that a student becomes accustomed to a routine and develops their skills within each CCA.


How does my child know which CCAs they are attending? 

On your Schools Buddy homepage there is a calendar, you are also able to import this calendar into google or outlook. This displays day by day the CCAs your child has been approved for and the room locations. It is advisable to print this and give to your child to keep as a reference or display in your home. Your child's class teacher will also have their CCA schedule.


What happens if it rains and my child's CCA is outdoors?

When it rains or is too hot, we will try to move all activities inside, space permitting. If the CCA is cancelled, we will send you a text message and email prior to and in advance of pick up.


Where do I pick up my child after CCAs?


Primary Students are to be collected in the Boma. Safety is top priority in the British International School of Houston After School Program; therefore, no child enrolled in this program will be released from the program without parent/guardian signature. 



Any students who are not signed out/collected from the Boma by 4:45pm will be taken to BISH Kids and a $15 charge will be applied to your Schools Buddy account. Primary Swim team students can be collected from the pool. Parents will receive a notification that their child has been taken to BISH Kids through email, text or will receive a phone call.


What happens if my child cannot attend their CCA?

If your child is not attending their CCA as usual please email your class teacher and CCA@houston.nae.schoolor text/call the CCA direct line at 832-206-9090.  If your child rides the bus, it is very important to contact Mrs Franklin at to confirm bus transport.


If you require further help using Schools Buddy please use their help section.