School Welcomes National Athlete to Support ECA Programme
The start of Term 2 has seen a new Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) programme commence at KIS. On Monday, we welcomed AJ ‘Pyro’ Lias Mansor and his team of coaches into the school to conduct the first of our weekly Key Stage 2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sessions.
A former Malaysian National Rugby player and National Silat Champion, AJ became the first East Malaysian One FC MMA competitor and first Malayisan National One FC Featherweight Champion. AJ founded and is the Head Coach for the Borneo Tribal Squad, which is a team of young, developing competitors with a diverse background in Muay Thai, Silat, BJJ, Wrestling & Boxing. MMA has proved to be one of the school’s most popular ECAs this term, with over 25 students joining the activity. On Monday afternoon our enthusiastic students were introduced to some initial skills, which they will be developing for the rest of the term.
Each term, a wide range of extra-curricular activities are arranged for students from Year 1 to Year 13 and, where possible, external coaches and experts are brought into the school to extend the range of activities on offer. This term the diversity of options includes Karate, Recycling, Scratch Making & Programming, Textile Crafts, Community Service, Model United Nations, Cooking, Drawing & Illustration and CrossFit.