Personal and Social Development (PSD)
Our regular schedule includes time every Wednesday afternoon for Personal and Social Development (PSD). These are teacher-led activities organized into 4 blocks across the school year, which provide all students with an opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities. Personal and Social Development (PSD) is popular choice with students, who look forward to making new friends and working with different teachers in our school.
Student Support Programs
AIS is proud to have a number of established student-support programs formally organized within our elementary school program. Beginning in Early Childhood, students at AIS are taught essential social and emotional skills and strategies through a formal and systematic program built into our regular curriculum. As a school we actively practice conflict resolution strategies with our students and emphasize building effective intra-personal communication skills.
In addition to PSD, AIS offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for students in our elementary school. The school regularly invites external companies and coaching organizations to run extra-curricular programs for our students. Sporting activities including gymnastics, golf, tennis, soccer and basketball are very popular. Other extra-curricular activities including choir and drama are also well-received and popular choices with students.
The benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle are also reflected in the school’s outdoor education program. From Grade 2, our students and teachers begin a systematic program of outdoor activity days and camping. Single overnight stays for our younger students gradually extend to week-long residential camps and overseas trips in both middle and high school.