Through Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs), students tap into the 21st Century Learning Skills such as creativity, collaboration, and citizenship. Students explore their inspirations and foster new passions. They develop lifelong friendships that will provide support through difficult challenges. They also build confidence in themselves that translates directly into success in the classroom.
Our ECAs are built from the bottom up by using student voice to drive change. Many of our activities were created by passionate students and dedicated teachers working together to create different activities so that each student can participate in something that they enjoy. Our ECA opportunities exist for the wellbeing of our students and range from beginner to advanced levels, and from general to specific. Special-interest clubs help students master new skills or make a difference in their community. Athletic programs focus on beginner skill development or competition at the highest levels.
For fees and registration details, please refer to Parent Portal.
- Art and Culture
- Academic Enhancement
- Health and Well-Being
- Local and Global Citizenship
- Local and International Competition
Visual Storytelling Workshop for Students by Ben Marans Photography (13 – 18)
During this 10-week course, students in grades 9-12 will gain a better understanding of photography equipment, composition, natural vs. artificial lighting, portraiture, and street photography. Each session will be full of practical tips and hands-on shooting to improve their photography skills and, at the end, students will receive a framed print of their work.
Ben Marans is a professional photographer who tells stories about putting people and the planet first. Some of his clients include KELY Support Group, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and the Peninsula Hotel. His work has been published locally and internationally and he has trained both amateur and professional photographers via workshops and mentorship programs in Canada, Hong Kong, and online.
Drama by Faust International Youth Theatre (all ages)
Each week, under the careful guidance of our leaders, children explore a different drama theme, play or topic. Workshops are tailored to the needs and age of the children. The program starts with ice-breaking activities helping the children to become comfortable in their new environment, allowing them to get to know each other and encouraging them to be proactive and supportive. The workshops then focus on development of performance skills such as improvisation, devising, clarity of expression, vocal projection, movement or script work.
Since 1999, Faust has been bringing the wonderful world of theatre and performing arts to the young people of Hong Kong through our after-school drama workshops and our extensive array of productions.
Drum Courses by Hong Kong Drum Academy (12 – 18)
The Beginner Drum Course at DSC International School is a 12-week program designed for students who want to start playing the drums! Students will learn how to play basic drum beats and fill-ins so they can play their favorite songs or play in a band!
By the end of the 12 weeks, students will be able to play at least 15 different drum grooves and a variety of fill-ins that are suitable for most pop/rock music. Each student will also complete at least 2-3 songs during this program.
The instructor is Jaedyn Yu, a professional international touring drummer, and drum educator. She graduated from UCLA and studied from the best drummers in the world like Juan Carlito Mendoza (Guitar Center Drumoff Champion 2012), Glen Crosby (Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Coach), Wojtek Deregowski, Nathan Eby (Los Angeles Philharmonic and UCLA Drumline), and Mitchell Peters (UCLA).
Drama Club (7-12)
Students develop dramatic skills and work collaboratively on a school drama production. All aspects of drama will be explored, including acting, writing, stage management, set design, and more.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Yeung and Ms Lee
The Open Studio Club (9-12)
The Open Studio Club allows students to create art in a safe and supportive space through independent exploration of topics and materials. Sketch, paint, sculpt, or build, if you like to be creative and want some independent time to make art, this club is for you.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Todd
Advanced Painting (9-12)
Some basic painting experience would be helpful, as this club is geared to help students develop a wide range of technical skills. Whether you are coming to be creative, to relieve stress through art, or to build your creative portfolio, this club will be a unique experience at DSC.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Todd
Japanese Drum Club (9-12)
Students will learn how to play Japanese Drums (wadaiko) and perform in front of a live audience. This club is a great way to combine culture and music.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Shoujie
Asian Calligraphy (9-12)
Focusing on Chinese and Japanese culture, students will learn traditional calligraphy and create beautiful artworks.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Wen
Songwriter’s Workshop (7-12)
Students will focus on the basics of guitar chord progression and vocal accompaniment. Open to beginner or experienced musicians who enjoy playing guitar, singing, and creating.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Anderson
Continue the exploration of academic subjects outside of the classroom
Code the Future with Artificial Intelligence by BSD Education (12+)
AI is a part of our future. There is no better time to start learning the inner workings of how it functions and powers the world around us. Students will learn about the design and programming behind modern digital assistant softwares like Alexa, Siri, and Cortana and explore the technology powering in-car navigation.
Monster Battle Game Maker by BSD Education (10 – 12)
French Club (7-12)
Practice French in a social, informal setting, through games, music, and cinema. Enrollment in French class is not required, but some previous knowledge of French will be beneficial.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Hay-Sabourin
Board Games/Card Games Club (7-8, 9-12)
In the first half of the club, students will focus on games of chance and probability, and how to analyze risk versus reward when making strategic moves. In the second half of the club, students will focus on a variety of games that require endgame strategic planning based on the player’s ability to adapt to opponents and the evolving game environment.
Teacher Supervisors: Mr. Moses / Mr. Anderson (7-8) / Mr. N. Leung (9-12)
Design, build, compete. This program is developed for all levels of robotics backgrounds from beginner to experienced. Students will design and program their own robots for competition.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Waller
Debate Club (9-12)
Students will develop the ability to analyze, critique, and create arguments, as well as the structure of formal debates. Students will be given a topic, which they will have to research and defend a viewpoint against other members of the Debate Club.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Murray
Video Games/Coding Club (9-12)
The purpose of this club is to allow students to design and create their own games. Students will discuss the video game industry (e.g. discussing emerging jobs and economic potential and social issues related to video game addiction). The club will provide an opportunity and safe space to socialize and create video games, promote teamwork, and collaborate. Previous coding knowledge recommended.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Elson
University Preparation Course: Writing Quality Research Papers (11-12)
This intensive masterclass will help you develop and fine-tune your research essay writing skills. Students will work through the steps involved in writing a high quality, well-structured and thought-provoking university level essay. This ECA is open to Grade 11 and 12 students only and limited to a maximum of 15 students.
Supervisor: Mr. Morrison
Be fit and have fun. Athletics is an integral part of building the confidence and perseverance needed to succeed in all areas of life.
Cricket by AP Sports Academy
AP Sports Academy is a well-established and renowned cricket coaching academy since 2013, we offer a variety of structured coaching sessions with a team of fully qualified and highly skilled coaches, delivering an unparalleled cricket experience for all individuals and providing the greatest opportunity for success in their sports career. Our coaches have represented the Hong Kong Cricket team and have played international matches. Our sustainability lies upon the level of experience, quality of coaching and teamwork.
Our cricket coaching program are designed for boys and girls who have never played cricket before. It is a fast, fun and active program that emphasizes maximum participation, basic motor and fundamental cricket skills development.
What they will learn:
- Basic batting
- Bowling and Fielding
- Hit a moving ball
- Bowl with a straight arm
- Throw, pass and catch the ball
- Game sense
- Teamwork Communication Sportsmanship
Also, our advance coaching sessions are designed for boys and girl, who have played the game before and want to further develop their skills and technique.
Ball Hockey Club (7-8)
Learn about Canada’s official winter sport. Acquire basic ball hockey skills and participate in friendly games. All meetings will take place at DSC International School on the Courtyard.
Teacher Supervisors: Mr. Moses and Mr. Vienneau
Basketball Club (7-8)
Gain an interest in basketball by playing friendly games and learning basic skills. All meetings will take place on the DSC International School courtyard.
Teacher Supervisors: Mr. Miles and Mr. Roes
Soccer Club (7-8)
Gain an interest in soccer by playing friendly games and learning basic soccer skills. All meetings will take place on the DSC International School courtyard.
Teacher Supervisors: Mr. Vienneau and Ms Shojiue
Dance Team (7-12)
The Dance Team allows students to develop technical skills through choreography, collaboration, and perseverance. The Dance Team competes in friendly competitions and showcases their talent through entertaining events throughout the year.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Shack and Ms Yeung
Varsity Sports (7-12)
Complete against other international schools in Hong Kong while developing perseverance, determination, and collaborative skills.
Teacher Supervisors: Various
Committed to the well-being of students through an integrated support network
Wellness Warriors (7-12)
This student-centered club is for those who want to promote health and wellness within the DSC community. The Wellness Warriors serve as role models by encouraging a change in the habits, attitudes, and knowledge of social and emotional wellbeing.
Teacher Supervisors: Mrs. Schnepf-Comeau and Mr. Miles
Yoga Club (9-12)
The Yoga Club is an inclusive group that aims to foster a community of mindfulness and healthy living through the practice of yoga.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Michon and Ms Law
Mindfulness Matters Method Eline Snell (9-12)
Brain studies have shown that regular mindfulness practice can promote and strengthen the development of the prefrontal cortex so that we live happier, stress-free lives and become better learners. This program is taught by a certified instructor. Class size will be limited to 12 participants.
Teacher Supervisor: Mrs. Schnepf-Comeau
Help drive meaningful change within the community
Student Council (7-8, 9-12)
Elected student representatives work with teachers and the administration to promote school spirit and a sense of community. The Student Council is responsible for organizing homeroom challenges, school dances, charity events, and a variety of other activities.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Lee and Mrs. Orser (7 and 8) / Mrs. Maiden and Mr. Buntain (9-12)
Athletics Council (9-12)
Students will be trained in the details of running athletic competitions, as well as marketing these events through social media accounts and bulletin boards throughout the school. This club will give students the confidence to be leaders and make a positive impact on the school as a whole.
Teacher Supervisor: Ms Richard
Yearbook Club (9-12)
Yearbook Club members collaborate with the entire school community to publish memories of the academic year in the School's Yearbook. Students will develop photography and design skills while working closely with the school staff and students.
Teacher Supervisor: Mrs. Murray
Digital Media/Newspaper Club (7-12)
The Digital Media and Newspaper Club publishes multimedia content designed to celebrate the DSC community. This is a great way to improve writing and technological skills, time management, organization, cooperation, and creativity.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Chan and Mr. Elson
LGBTQ+ Alliance (7-12)
The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning) Alliance is open to any Grade 7 - 12 student. This alliance is designed to bring students together in an effort to explore social issues that are relevant to all young people in our modern world.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Yeung and Mrs. Orser
Make A Difference Club (M. A. D.) (9-12)
This is a unique opportunity for students to Make A Difference (M. A. D.) in their community. Students will work together to support local charities through fundraising and volunteer service.
Teacher Supervisors: Ms Chan, Ms Wen, Ms Liu
Celebrate your talents and learn from competition
Model United Nations (9-12)
Model United Nations provides an opportunity for students to practice diplomacy, encourage public speaking, and develop an interest in international affairs and politics. Students will compete with other schools when the opportunity is available.
Teacher Supervisors: Mr. Hill and Ms Hay-Sabourin
Mathematics Club (9-12)
The goal of this club is to prepare students to write the international mathematics contests developed by the University of Waterloo. Students will develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills by practicing problems from previous years at each meeting.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. N. Leung
Battle of the Books (7-8)
Battle of the Books Club will motivate students to read while exposing students to a variety of different literary genres and authors. Students will practice teamwork as they prepare to compete in the “Hong Kong Battle of the Books” Competition.
Teacher Supervisor: Mrs. Maiden
Dragon Math (7-8)
Dragon Math is designed to provide students with wonderful experiences in developing their math talents. The goal is to help interested students through problem-solving sessions to prepare for the annual Hong Kong Dragon Math Competition as well as the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition.
Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Hendrickse