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High School Athletics and Activities

Welcome

A warm welcome goes out to all of the new students, parents and families who are joining the ASB community.

This year ASB is hosting visiting students for SAISA Girls Basketball and SAISA Tennis. The SAISA seasons are 10 weeks in length, which means preparation, training and game time before the culminating tournament.

Season sign-ups are on Veracross. Please check the HS matrix in the High School Handbook for MS and HS clash of activities before committing to a sport or activity.

Through our co-curricular program we hope each student will develop an understanding of commitment and the value of dedicated practice. Therefore, all students who sign up to participate in an activity are expected to complete the full period, regardless of whether they have made the traveling team.

If you have any questions please speak with us in the Athletic and Activities office.

Kylie Olsthoorn - Director of Athletics and Activities

MUN

Every year, ASB Middle School and High School student's have the opportunity to participate in the Model United Nations.

Model United Nations (informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.

In Model United Nations, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

The insight participants do gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation once the actual role playing gets under way and ensures a lively and memorable experience. It gives all participants an insight look look into the way things are done, and also allow them feel how challenging it is to negotiate with adversaries.

During MUN simulation sessions, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the the countries they are representing. Skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing (required when drafting resolutions or working papers).

Performing Arts

At ASB the music program includes both instrumental and choral components and in grades 11 and 12 we offer the IB Music program. In the high school, students have the opportunity to participate in the curricular band and choirs but can also choose from special offerings like the jazz band and show choir, or being part of the musical. Learning about the music of various times and cultures while performing it makes the learning authentic and it becomes a lasting part of who the student is.

Theatre is just about everywhere at ASB. From the role plays you might see in an elementary classroom enacting some historically or socially relevant scenario to the drama lessons and formal theatre productions in the high school.

Through theatre processes and ensemble work students are learning the skills of public speaking, working together, leadership, time management, information fluency, problem-solving, creativity and exploring new perspectives. The IB Theatre program takes 11th and 12th graders through an intensive study of theatre processes, practitioners, world theatre and play texts, and involves practical engagement with all the roles that go into theatre making (director, actor, designer, technician). Major productions, one act plays, and plays written and directed by students, all emerge from the laboratory-type setting of the theatre classes.

The Performing Arts at ASB develop and showcase the many talents and interests of our diverse student population. Bringing this talent and diversity to the fore contributes immensely to the vitality and joyfulness of the ASB community.

SAISA

ASB high school students may participate in several competitive sports during the year. These sports are part of our interscholastic program. Students are selected for the season roster through a tryout process. SAISA operates within a three-season structure with teams practicing 4 times a week. This will include a morning and a Saturday game or practice. SAISA mandates that a maximum number of student-athletes are chosen for the SAISA Championships. This travel team is selected from the team roster.

Students that are selected to be on a travel team will be charged a travel fee at the end of each season. The travel fee will include the payment for airfare, visa, ASB Athletics practice and travel apparel, travel bag and possible other items. Students are housed with families from the host SAISA School. ASB Students are expected to participate in the reciprocal housing scheme.

Sports Teams

Badminton, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling, Netball, Track and Field.

Athletic Activities

Climbing, Fitness, Swimming and Weight Room Intramural Program.

Other Activities

ASB belongs to various international organizations such as MUN and AMIS, which allow students an opportunity to travel within India or further afield to participate in activities with other international students. We recognize the important role that activities play in the total education of our students. Our wide varieties of academic, art, music, service and theater activities are designed to cater to our students' different and diverse needs.

It has been our intention to provide a diverse program that the students can enjoy and will want to participate in.

Current Activities

Model United Nations, Choir, Band, Theater and Art