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Director of Athletics' Welcome

Welcome to Hangzhou International School Athletics - home of the Golden Dragons. The Athletics Department seeks to provide students with an appreciation of how involvement in individual and team sports is a great complement to their academic pursuits. Athletics challenges our student athletes physically but of equal importance is the development of self- confidence, resilience, teamwork, leadership, commitment, courage, and a growth mindset. These qualities, which are emphasized in all of our Athletic programs, will serve our students well beyond their time at HIS.

Hangzhou International School offers a diverse range of athletics options for all students with a total of 27 teams across 10 sports. We are a member school of four athletics conferences: Hangzhou International Schools Athletics Conference (HISAC), Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), Shanghai International School Activities Conference (SISAC), and China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA). These affiliations provide our student athletes multiple opportunities to compete in events in Hangzhou, Shanghai and throughout China.

The HIS campus has a full-size gymnasium capable of hosting matches and tournaments in all of our indoor sports, a 7-a-side artificial turf soccer field. Our Track and Field teams practice off-campus at nearby training facilities and our Cross-Country teams are fortunate to take short bus ride across the Qintiang River to access the multitude of running trails in and around the Longjin tea fields. We are looking forward to relocating soon to our new campus which will include two full-sized gymnasiums, a full-size soccer field, outdoor multi-purpose courts, fully-equipped fitness center, yoga and dance studios, and a 25-meter, 6 lane swimming pool.

The HIS Golden Dragons Athletics program continues to grow each year, with over 65% of all Middle and High School students involved in a sports team during the 2020-2021 school year, and over 50% involved in multiple teams. Athletics is well-supported by our faculty members and parent community and this provides a focal point for our wider school community to connect and share successes. I’m looking forward to your involvement in our athletics program throughout the year.


Filipe Nogueira

Director of Athletics and Activities