A number of different athletics, activities, and clubs are offered after school for all SAS students through our activities and athletics programming office. Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the options available for your child.
To find out more, click the tabs below for the appropriate division or click on Community Sports and Activities to view our Eagle Club offerings.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS
Activities Offerings 2018-19
The ‘Eagle Pathway’ is a mean of prioritizing participation in SAS activities and athletics. The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) activities and athletics currently offered in high school guide the SAS Eagle Pathway activities or sports through the school divisions starting in elementary school.
Eagle Pathway Activities
There is a considered effort to provide students enriching opportunities in Eagle Pathway Activities. We endeavor to offer a variety of these activities for all grade levels throughout the school year, but course availability is subject to change based on the ability to staff them and the age appropriateness of certain activities.
|Eagle pathway activities|
|Debate (Fourth and fifth grade)||Model United Nations (Fourth and fifth grade)|
Eagle Pathway Athletics
All Elementary students have access to selected Eagle Pathway Athletics throughout the year. The focus of these is on ‘fun fundamental’ skill development and play in a positive sporting atmosphere to get more children involved in attempting and enjoying sports. As suggested by the ‘pathway’ term, the focus on skill development is age appropriate for each grade level.
|Eagle pathway athletics|
2018-19 Eagle Pathway Schedule
|Grade||Season one||Season two||Season three|
|KG and grade one||Soccer and volleyball development||Baseball/softball and track/CC||Basketball and rugby/touch rugby|
|Grade two and grade three||Basketball and rugby/touch rugby||Soccer and volleyball development||Baseball/softball and track/CC|
|Grade four and grade five||Baseball/softball and track/CC||Basketball and rugby/touch rugby||Soccer and volleyball|
Eagle Athlete Development Model
The Eagle Athlete Development Model is the basis for the development of all SAS student athletes in Eagle Pathway sports. This model identifies age-appropriate expectations for children for their participation in athletics. In the EAA program, this means:
- Kindergarten to fifth-grade pathway programs will focus on structured skill development specific to each sport they participate in.
- There will be no cuts and no ability-based sorting in fifth grade or below for pathway sports, which means that all students who come out to play a pathway sport will be able to participate (depending on space availability).
- Emphasis on the benefits of sports seasons and the encouragement of students to participate in multiple activities throughout the year.
For future implementation:
- Kindergarten to fifth-grade programs may engage in a local or an internal league determined by specific criteria (e.g. number of participants) and in alignment with the Eagle Athlete Development Model.
- Kindergarten to fifth-grade programs may include a culminating ‘festival’ event for each season that could include other international or local schools.
*This model applies only to sports that fall within the EAA program. Some athletic activities for elementary students in the Community Sports & Activities program will not adhere to the Eagle Athlete Development Model.
To maintain a robust and diverse activities program to cater to the different interests of our elementary students, we also offer an array of other activities that do not fit into the Eagle Pathway programming. These activities are offered by both SAS faculty and external vendors. Course availability may change periodically.
|Odyssey of the Mind||Technology|
|Critical thinking/brain games||Foreign language based activities|
Community Sports & Activities
In addition to the activities provided by the Elementary Activities & Athletics program, the Community Sports & Activities program provides many other opportunities for students from preschool to fifth-grade including tennis and swimming. For more information visit the CSA website here.
The middle school Representative (REP) Sports Program offers over thirty ‘tryout’ teams that compete interscholastically in the 14U (14 and under), the 13U (tackle rugby), and the 12U divisions of ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools).
REP team tryouts are held in the first few weeks of each season and once teams are selected, students practice and/or play up to three times a week. Practices begin at 3:10 p.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. Games and matches typically begin at 4:30 p.m. and finish before 6:00 p.m.
Games and matches are only scheduled Mondays through Fridays. Many of our students also participate in other outside of school programs, and we encourage them to do so by leaving the weekends free. However, on some occasions an ACSIS season will end with a tournament that may be scheduled on a Saturday. This date will be made clear early in the season by the team’s coach.
The middle school Intramural Sports Program aims to provide every student the opportunity to participate in a sport in a friendly, less-competitive setting. Intramural sports are mostly once-a-week activities from 3:10 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and no experience is needed!
Everyone gets to play, and it’s a great way to get some exercise and have fun after school. There are no fees, students can make the 4:30 p.m. activity buses, and no intramural activities are scheduled on the weekends.
14U—"14 and under"
A student must have been born on, or after, June 1, 2003. These teams are open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth students who meet the age requirement.
13U—"13 and under"
A student must have been born on, or after, June 1, 2004. These teams are mostly sixth and seventh grade students, though a few eighth grade students still meet the age requirement.
12U—"12 and under"
A student must have been born on, or after, June 1, 2005. These teams are mostly sixth grade students, though a few seventh grade students still meet the age requirement.
Overview of Intramural and REP Sports Seasons
Sign ups for each intramural or travel sport usually take place on the first scheduled day of the activity. No advance registration is necessary (there may be a few exceptions where advanced sign up will be expected but sufficient notice will be given to allow for this).
September 14 - November 4
August 11 - November 5
November 28 - February 10
November 9 - February 11
March 6 - April 28
February 15 - May 20
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
SAS maintains a comprehensive high school athletic program in accordance with the other IASAS member schools (Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools). The athletic calendar is divided into three competitive sports seasons with 13 different varsity-level sports.
Sports currently offered include:
First Season: Cross-Country, Soccer, Volleyball
Second Season: Basketball, Rugby, Touch Rugby, Swimming, Tennis
Third Season: Badminton, Golf, Softball, Track, Field, Baseball
Additionally, freshman, reserve, junior varsity, and varsity teams compete in ACSIS (Athletics Conference of Singapore International Schools) competition, friendly matches with local schools, colleges, and community teams, as well as exchanges with other IASAS schools which are organized during each season.
Introduction to Eagles High School Athletics
The Singapore American School high school athletic department invites you to participate in the many interscholastic athletic programs offered at SAS. We invite you to join us in representing “The Eagle Way!"
At SAS we believe our student-athletes learn a great deal by participating in interscholastic athletics, and we constantly strive toward the goal of the "well-rounded individual." Grit, ownership, determination, perseverance, achievement, sportsmanship, teamwork, and communication are but a few of the valuable lessons that can be attained through athletic participation, the building of self-esteem and self-confidence are ongoing processes during practice and competition throughout at a season.
By providing a variety of athletic experiences for student-athletes, our program helps students develop important habits and attitudes that prepare them for adult life.
Additionally, athletic competition naturally fosters school spirit and develops pride in the school and community for participants, students and spectators. Consequently student-athletes and coaches are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct, both on and off the playing fields, as they are representatives of their team, school and community.
Indeed, student-athletes and coaches are expected to demonstrate proper respect for one another, opponents, opposing coaches, teachers, officials, spectators and the community. Competitive athletics provide excellent opportunities to teach our student-athletes the virtue and significance of the SAS core values:
Compassion • Fairness • Honesty • Respect • Responsibility
We call the modeling of these core values whilst in the pursuit of excellence: The Eagle Way.
Student-athletes are selected for varsity, junior varsity, or freshman teams based on their demonstrated abilities. Our numerous programs are designed to accommodate as many students as possible. Unfortunately, “cutting” athletes from certain programs is sometimes necessary due to various constraints.
The goal of all varsity teams at SAS is to win. There is a distinction between this and “win at all costs.” Our aim at the varsity level is to win the game while demonstrating the Eagle Way. It is when the stakes are highest that the Eagle Way is most visible or most absent. We aspire to demonstrate the Eagle Way while we perform on the biggest stage. This is true for our student-athletes, our coaches, our administrators and our parents. We set these high expectations of ourselves in order to challenge ourselves to be better.
The goal of all sub-Varsity teams at SAS is to develop future varsity athletes. Freshman, reserve, and junior varsity players learn commitment, accountability, and sports-related skills and strategies that will prepare them for the varsity stage, to introduce them to the Eagle Way.
Students who choose to participate in SAS athletics at any level are making a choice that requires self-discipline, sacrifice, grit and ownership. Parents, siblings, friends are also asked to make sacrifices as a result of a student’s participation in SAS athletics. Sometimes this takes the form of foregoing parties, early morning practices, uniform purchases, and housing foreign guests for IASAS events. All stakeholders must be aware that participation in athletics is a privilege, not a right. The privilege of being an Eagle must be earned every day.
In conclusion, we take great pride in our athletic program here at SAS. We invite you to become an integral member in our athletic family. We believe that student-athletes are role models for our entire community. Consequently we are on watch to ensure that the Eagle Way standard is upheld.
Community Sports and activities
Singapore American School Community Sports and Activities (CSA) offers programs for SAS and non-SAS students from elementary to high school. All CSA programs take place on Singapore American School's campus.
CSA has formed partnerships with vendors for programs that are not or cannot be offered on SAS' campus. Partners have been chosen by the quality of their programs and alignment with SAS' philosophical approach. Pleas contact vendors directly for program information.
PAYMENT VOUCHER SYSTEM
SAS is pleased to announce a new payment system for on-campus private coaching sessions. In the past, parents and coaches organized all aspects of such coaching privately, and these cash-based agreements bypassed school oversight and government regulations. To standardize and legalize such arrangements, SAS is instituting a voucher-based payment system for all CSA and other school-contracted sports coaches who offer private coaching sessions. Coaches and parents will be obligated to adhere to this new payment system, while continuing to set costs and other details privately.
How will the system work?
- Parents may buy vouchers in S$10 and S$50 denominations at the Booster Booth or order them online. To cover GST (7 percent), CPF contributions (17 percent), and other costs, these vouchers will cost parents S$11 and S$55 respectively.
- Vouchers will be in paper form only.
- Vouchers ordered online may be picked up at the Booster Booth.
- Vouchers will be non-refundable and for the current school year only.
- Parents pay for private lessons with vouchers - no cash payments.
- Coaches turn in vouchers to SAS and receive the face value of each voucher (S$10 or S$50) in their monthly SAS paychecks.
- Coaches’ earnings from private sessions are automatically reported to the government, fulfilling SAS and employee income reporting obligations.
- SAS pays GST and CPF costs out of the 10 percent surcharge paid by parents, fulfilling government tax and pension fund requirements.