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Welcome to VISa, Vientiane International School’s Co Curricular Activities program. VISa offers an opportunity for students to pursue and explore areas of interest in a safe, secure environment. The VISa program is designed to be an extension to the school’s main IB curriculum and strives to provide a broad range of activities that enhance the development of the whole child through active lifestyle choices, social interaction, leadership, and community involvement.

VISa programs include sports, arts, academics, interest clubs, and an extensive variety of community-focused groups. Please access the CCP Schedule tab to view our current offerings.

VIS has an exchange program with other international schools in the Vientiane area and is a founding member of the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA), an organization of international schools within the region including:

  • International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Northbridge International School, Cambodia
  • International School Eastern Seaboard, Thailand
  • United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hanoi International School, Vietnam
  • International School of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Saigon South International School, Vietnam

The association provides social connections and opportunities for sport competitions and cultural exchanges for Secondary students (grades 6-12) throughout the school year including; sports exchanges for the Middle School and High School, a Cultural Exchange, and a Model United Nations (an academic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly).

VIS encourages all students to take advantage of the opportunities available to them within the VISa program. A wide range of experiences helps students prepare for the future in this ever-changing world. Universities are always in search of well-rounded, emotionally intelligent, and interpersonally skilled students. VIS is also mindful that students have various academic commitments and supports students to have a balanced experience at school.

VIS acknowledges the unique passions and interests of our students, staff and community in Vientiane and what they may offer the VISa. For this reason, the program is always evolving. If you have an idea for a new activity, or would like to offer your skills or an activity to the program, please contact the Co Curricular Program Office.

Nisse Welchman
Activities & Athletics Director



Vientiane International School offers a varied range of sports in its co curricular program. The VIS dragons are involved locally in the Vientiane School Sports Association (VSSA) and internationally involved in MRISA. The core sports that VIS compete in is football, basketball, volleyball and swimming. Primary teams (G4 and G5) compete locally in the VSSA, while junior teams (G6 to G8) and senior teams (G9 to G12) also compete nationally in MRISA.

The Vientiane School Sports Association (VSSA) was brought together by a group of international schools that wanted more organised sport for their school teams. The league currently has 8 participating schools playing over 3 age levels these schools include: Australian International School, Kiettisack International School, Vientiane Pattana School, Eastern star Bilingual School, Sengdara Bilingual School, Lycée Français Josué Hoffet, Panyathip International School and VIS.

Vientiane International School is proud to be a founding member of the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA). This association of schools meets for regular sporting, artistic and leadership activities. The MRISA Leadership Conference focuses on providing young leaders from all over the region with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through participation in many different activities and workshops.

CCP Schedule

Our co-curricular activities provide a balanced program of social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.

VIS offers three rotations of CCP activities throughout the school year for all students from Early Years to Grade 12. These activities range from sports such as soccer, swimming, tennis, taekwondo and gymnastics, to art and craft activities and music.

The CCP rotation dates for the 2017/ 2018 school year are:

1st Rotation

28th August 2017 - 10th November 2017

2nd Rotation

27th November 2017 - 23rd February 2018

3rd Rotation

12th March 2018 - 25th May 2018

CCP Packs Rotation 1

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