ACTIVITIES AT AIS

Throughout the school year there are numerous opportunities for students and faculty to participate in a variety of activities. AIS offers a wide array of choices ranging from arts and crafts to music to community service and much, much more. As a founding member of NESAC (Near East Sports and Activities Conference) many of our high school activities travel and compete on a regional level in places such as Jordan, Dubai and Qatar. If you have any questions or would like more information please send an email to activity.director@ais-kuwait.org.




Campus-wide Events


International Day:
Every year AIS celebrates our diversity through a day dedicated to international mindedness and global citizenship.

During the day the AIS family enjoys:



Regional Booths: where they can sample food and games from different regions
Global Assemblies: featuring dance troupes, guest speakers, film clips and music from around the world
Multi-Cultural Activities: that introduce students and staff to different cultural practices, sports and events


Sports Day The AIS sports day is a time for everyone to enjoy the benefits of physical activity with company of their friends. The day starts with an opening ceremony, where all of the students (PreK-12) in their team colors cheer and support their teams. Throughout the day, all students participate in 10-12 different activities including soccer, obstacle course relay, team challenge competitions, handball, dodgeball, goalie kick challenge, lawn bowling, ultimate Frisbee, etc. Each team is awarded points based on winning of activities, their sportsmanship, and their positive team cheering, which is then celebrated at the closing ceremonies at the end of the school day.


Fine Arts Night: Arts students from all divisions participate in this annual event. Guests enjoy the visual art gallery featuring art from elementary, middle and high school students. The drama department as well as the band and choirs perform throughout the evening.


Student Assemblies:


Elementary:In the elementary school each grade level hosts one assembly during the year where they showcase their talent and incorporate what they have learned in their Units of Inquiry through student developed performances including drama, dance and music. Parents and other elementary students enjoy the show.


Middle School: Middle School assemblies are a time for students to come out and show their school spirit! Run by the Student Leadership Council (SLC), these student-driven, student-centered assemblies are full of fun activities that allow students to cheer on their houses and earn house points. Assemblies always run in conjunction with house shirt days and are a great way for students to express themselves and show their passion for the AIS Middle School.


High School: Once a month the high school SLC hosts an assembly where we recognize student athletes and activities participants. These assemblies are filled with exciting student produced video clips and fun student organized games. This is also the time when the Profile of the Graduates Awards are announced.


Student Activities:


National Honor Society: The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. More than 30 members of the AIS chapter raise funds for Sight Savers and maintain active involvement in school activities and community service.


Kiva: This student-led organization hosts fundraisers and sponsors micro-loans to deserving individuals through the Kiva non-profit organization. To date AIS students have lent over $15,000 to worthy causes.


Academic Games: The Junior and Varsity Academic games teams participate in quiz bowls and subject-specific Olympiads (spelling, math, geography, fine arts, current events and engineering) against other schools in Kuwait and the Gulf region. The teams meet twice a week to practice, develop their team-building skills, and expand their knowledge.


Model United Nations: Also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. In the AIS MUN club, students develop and practice a variety of skills for life: critical thinking, public speaking, framing an argument, research, and debate. AIS MUN participates in simulations in Kuwait with other local international schools. The culminating event of the season, The Hague Model United Nations conference (THIMUN), involves international travel and interacting with 4,000 student delegates from around the world.


Band and Choir: The band and choir perform numerous times throughout the year and participate in the regional NESAC Band and Choir festival in February.


Forensics, Speech and Debate: - Forensics, Speech and Debate is an academic competition comprised of eight performance events. Students write and perform speeches, readings and plays as well as debate. The team has 20 competitors and each one must participate in two of the eight events.


Student Leadership Council: The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is comprised of student elected representatives tasked with increasing school spirit throughout the year. The group organizes monthly assemblies, host events such as lunch bazaars, Oscar Night and Night of the Stars.


Middle School and High School Plays: Once a year each division performs a play. Auditions are open to all middle and high school students. Recent performances include The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Honk!


After school club options:
Art Club
Ballet
Chess Club
Cooking Club
Conversational Spanish Club
Creative Writing Club
Dr. Seuss Club
Introduction to Scrapbooking
Gymnastics Club
Hip-Hop Club
Jewelry Making and Beading
Photography Club
Table Tennis Club
Yoga




The JV Academic Games team participating in the NESAC regional competition. The team finished 1st place overall.




The Forensics and Debate participants at a local competition