Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools

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The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) is an association of six private schools in and around Southeast Asia. The member schools are International School Bangkok (Thailand), International School of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), International School Manila (Philippines), Jakarta Intercultural School (Indonesia), Singapore American School (Singapore), and Taipei American School (Taiwan).[1]

High level competitions and events involving teams or groups from the IASAS schools are held throughout the school year in areas of sports, speaking, or cultural events. Sports competitions are organized into three separate seasons, and tournaments are held at the end of an approximately 10-week season. Each of the IASAS schools rotate the hosting of events, based on available facilities. While participating in events, students are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct. Students traveling to other schools to participate in IASAS events stay with families from the host school. The events, organized by season, are listed below.


First season IASAS, held in October, includes soccer, volleyball, and cross country running. Second season IASAS, held in January includes basketball, rugby union (for men), touch rugby (for women), swimming, and tennis. Third season events, held in April, are badminton, softball, golf, and track and field. In addition to the culminating IASAS events that occur at the end of each season, athletics exchanges are held during the season so that teams have an opportunity to see the competition. These exchanges usually only involve three or four of the IASAS schools at a time, and no awards are given for winning an exchange.

Non-competitive events[edit]

Leadership Convention has been canceled starting from the 2008-2009 academic year due to the effort to reduce the unnecessary travel for non-competitive events. A conference for student peer-helper groups took place in September 2005, 2006 and 2007, but has since been discontinued. Model United Nations is held in November, usually with additional schools participating.

Cultural convention[edit]

Cultural Convention is held in March and includes three separate components: "Art and Music", "Dance, Drama" and "Debate and Forensics". The music delegation includes choir, strings, band and pianists. Forensics events include Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu. Though the three components of Cultural Convention take place concurrently, they are typically hosted in different locations.

Other events[edit]

  • Math is not held as a traveling event but as a competition comparing the American Mathematics Contest results of students from each school. Top scores from the AMC 12 test are used to comprise the Varsity math team and the top scores from the AMC 10 test are used to comprise the JV math team.
  • Chess has been experimental since 2013
  • IASAS Film Exchange has been ongoing since 2016, where a film is chosen by each IASAS school to be represented