Extension Activities

All students have unique interests and learning preferences, and they benefit from exposure to possible new interest areas into, through and beyond the core curriculum. At AISM in partnership with support staff, families and the community, teachers modify, adapt and extend the core curriculum in response to interests and learning preferences. Students have the opportunity at AISM to deepen areas of interest through school and community based enrichment opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore areas that provoke curiosity, thereby discovering unique strengths and talents.

Some examples of the enrichment and extension opportunities available at AISM are:

Cross Curricular Whole School

International Competitions and Assessments for School (ICAS)

ICAS is the most comprehensive suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.

Each test is sat at school and is invigilated by teachers under normal examination conditions.

The Hague International Model United Nations (Thimun)

Thimun aims to advance the interests of international education across national boundaries through the promotion of interaction and dialogue between young people from a variety of countries and school systems. Thimun develops a global awareness among young people, focusing on the formulation of peaceful resolutions to world problems and practicing the communication skills which help foster this education in world citizenship.

Open to all students in Years 7-12. Selection process in Semester 1 by Head Teacher after try outs which involve an impromptu speech.
World Scholar’s Cup The World Scholar's Cup is an international team academic program with students participating from over 50 countries. AISM competes every year and students are selected to participate based on a number of criteria.

Curious Fridays

Junior School

Class teachers and Stage Leaders through the Learning Enrichment Delivery Model

Mathematics Whole School

AIMS Year 5 & 6 Annual Mathematics Competition 2 day competition hosted throughout KL
Series of enrichment texts designed to develop and enrich students problem solving skills Designed to develop and enrich students problem solving skills for able mathematics students

Maths Challenge

MCYA Enrichment Stage- 16 week program

Australian Intermediate Mathematics Competition

Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO)

The Challenge Stage.Divisions are Middle Primary (3-4), Upper Primary (5-6), Junior (7-8) and Intermediate (9-10)

4 month program for gifted mathematicians following on from the Challenge Stage

This competitions is used to determine which students are selected to a number of invitation only events through the Australian Mathematics Trust leading onto selection for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The AMC is a one off competition with many of the problems set in situations familiar to students and showing the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives.

Maths Games Olympiad

 

Maths Senior and Junior Olympiad

Maths Games provides an opportunity for mainstream students in Years 5 and 6 to learn valuable problem solving skills and exposes them to the application of mathematical problem solving strategies and techniques.

Specifically designed to stimulate and challenge students at primary school level. It teaches major problem solving strategies and strengthens students' mathematical intuition prior to starting high school.

University of Cambridge

Nrich Mathematics The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all students. Students work on weekly live mathematical problems and submit solutions for feedback.

Science /DT Whole School

Australian Science Innovations

Big Science Competition

Curious Minds is a six-month program for girls that combines two residential camps and a mentoring program. The camps will enable girls to explore all aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths through guest lectures, interactive sessions, practicals and field trips.

Questions test critical thinking and problem solving skills. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts. Top performers may be invited to take part in the Australian Science Olympiad Competition, the Asian Science Camp and Curious Minds – a hands-on extension and mentoring program for girls in STEM.

Australian Science Teachers Association Spectra Awards SPECTRA, is a national science award program developed and administered by ASTA for students between Years 1 and 10. Spectra can be used as a class activity ,to extend capable students and to encourage and inspire students that find science a challenge.

F1 in schools

F1 in Schools Competition F1 in Schools a global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood /foam F1 cars.

Technovation Challenge

Technovation Challenge It’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of data and information for audiences through a range of communication techniques and skills. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, subjects collectively known as STEM.

Humanities

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs

The Simpson Prize The Simpson Prize is an Australian national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia.
Australian Geography Teachers Association Australian Geography Competition The Australian Geography Competition is a contest for Australian secondary school students, assessing their geographical knowledge and skills. The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations Model United Nations aims to give students perspective and empathy of positions and thinking. It allows students to practice public speaking and analyse world problems at a deeper level.

English/ Language Arts

Monash University

Annual Writing Competition

This is a dual component competition, which involves a writing component, followed by a speaking one. In the first instance, the candidate submits an argumentative essay of between 1000 to 1250 words based on the prescribed topic. Only in the event that the candidate is shortlisted will he or she then be required to also participate in the speaking component of this competition.
 

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

Write On (BOSTES) writing competitions

A competition for Stage 1,2,3 in creative writing.

Kuala Lumpur Librarians Association KL Novel Knockout A competition for students in Years 4-8 where students read varying genres and then compete as a team to test comprehension of texts.

Arts

Selangor Symphony Orchestra

Euroasia Strings Competition

The series was established with the main purpose of providing a platform for young musicians to expose themselves to international standards of music competition. It hopes to recognise talents at various stages of their musical development and identify those who can project an all-balanced state of creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire and artistic excellence.
AISM has Talent! In Creative Arts week there are Art, Photography, and Performing Arts streams. Students perform anything from Juggling to singing to dance to Drama Skit! The finals will be in front of whole school Audience.

PDHPE/ Sport

ISAC

Numerous events including the following sports

  • Touch Football
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country Swimming
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
 
AISA Games- Australian International Schools Association

Basketball, football, netball, touch football, swimming, Performing Arts

Students are selected to compete in a team against other Australian schools situated throughout Asia in a variety of sports and the arts.

Triathlon Series

Livemore and Compress sport

Community triathlon series

All students can participate in the triathlons from 4 years old.

AISM Athletic Academy Advanced running academy Available to students to improve their running ability and performances in triathlon and running events.
Barracudas Advanced swim training

3 levels of ability

Bronze, Silver, Gold with experienced swim coaches. Students need to qualify to participate in Barracudas

Football Academy Soccer Football Academy to extend skills further in soccer.