SAISA Athletics and Fine Arts
The South Asia Inter-School Association (SAISA) is made up of 10 member schools in the South Asia region. The purpose of SAISA is to promote and coordinate regional professional development activities, academic and cultural festivals, athletic tournaments and other events deemed appropriate by member schools.
The fundamental aim of SAISA is to promote the values of collaboration, creativity, sportsmanship and fair and ethical competition. While we acknowledge the notion of “winning” in sporting events and other competitions, a far more important recognition is that students come together to participate in various activities in the truest spirit of cooperation and competition. By doing so they develop physically, emotionally, creatively and intellectually through a variety of sporting, academic and artistic experiences.
LAS is an active member of SAISA and sends sports and fine arts teams to annual competitions hosted by member schools. The ten member schools in SAISA are spread across Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Students who participate in SAISA events are often hosted in the homes of families from the host school, allowing our students to develop new friendships with other international school students.
To be eligible for activities such as athletic tournaments and the fine arts competitions, students must meet all academic, attendance, and behavioral expectations as detailed in the LAS Secondary Handbook. [Insert popup link to LAS Secondary Handbook]
SAISA sports are divided into three seasons with teams organized according to two age categories: Middle School for grades 6-8 which participate in tournaments within Pakistan known as SAISA West, and High School for grades 9-12 which participate in tournaments with SAISA schools internationally. Fine arts teams participate in invitationals throughout the school year.
SAISA Member Schools
- American Embassy School, New Delhi, India (AES)
- American International School, Chennai, India (AISC)
- American International School, Dhaka, Bangladesh (AISD)
- American School of Bombay, India (ASB)
- International School of Islamabad, Pakistan (ISOI)
- Karachi American School, Pakistan (KAS)
- Lahore American School, Pakistan (LAS)
- Lincoln School, Kathmandu, Nepal (LS)
- Murree Christian School, Pakistan (MCS)
- Overseas School of Colombo, Sri Lanka (OSC)