Activities & Clubs List

Here you will find a complete list of HS and MS Clubs and Activities

AIS also offers students the chance to start their own HS clubs in areas that interest them. Students need only bring their ideas to Jarret Lambie, HS Principal.

For a year view of all MS and HS Athletic & Activity teams please click here.

HS Clubs & Activities

Click the name of a club or activity for more information.



Amnesty Youth

The HS Amnesty Youth Group meets regularly during the school year. We take part in letter writing and petition campaigns related to documented cases of violence in the light of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition, we create informational displays for the school, we organize Saturday activities for children of the refugee home “Haus Karwan” and we play with children of the refugee home “Rossauer Lände”.

Contacts: Ilse Heinecke and Zeynep Guerkoek-Muellner

Austrian Studies

For information about Austrian Studies contact Huber Zunzer.

Chess Club

We hope to accommodate all interested HS students from all skill levels from beginners to champions. Students can come as often or as rarely as they like. This is a student chess club, so the students will decide if this club will become a quiet place to play chess or a scene of competitive tournaments.

Contact: Stephen Patoprsty

Coding and Game Design Club

For information about the Coding and Game Design Club contact Jeff Phillips.

Conquer Cancer Club

The HS Conquer Cancer Club focuses on raising awareness about cancer and gathering funds for St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung. The club members are not only involved in the fundraising projects such as bake-sales, dance shows and markets, but also acquire experience through frequently visiting the children in the hospital.

Contact: Michael Marinucci

Diplomacy Club

For information about the Diplomacy Club contact Stephen Patoprsty.

Elderly Home Visits

For information about Elderly Home Visits contact Elissavet Pontikakis.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is a High School organization open to all students and staff. The purpose of the Environmental Club is to uphold the AIS community goal of becoming a “green school” through increased awareness about protecting the environment as well as conserving and recycling resources. We identify school practices that could be modified and promote change through research and action. Accomplishments include collecting and presenting data about school printer usage, which led to printers being set to double-sided, and a campaign to reduce plastic bottle usage.

Contacts: Chrys Pappas and Susan Krassnig

Film Making Club

For information about the Film Making Club contact Michael Marinucci.

Fitness Club

For information about the Fitness Club contact Fred Miller.

Habitat for Humanity

For information about Habitat for Humanity contact Luisa Forsgren or Peter Forsgren.

Human Writes Creative Writing Club

This club provides young and aspiring writers with fellowship, workshops and feedback of fellow peers, as well as give them a chance to discover their talent.

Contact: Lucinda Edmunds

Junior Math Team

Our Junior Math Team competes in the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation Tournament (ISMTF).

For more information about ISMTF visit http://www.ismtf.org/.

Contact: Cindy Harrison

Knights Student Network

The HS Knights Student Network is an online media and journalism club. The club provides young journalists an opportunity and an outlet for their interests in writing, video, photography.

For more information about KSN visit http://ksnvienna.com/.

Contact: JT Hilliard

Knowledge Bowl

Our HS Knowledge Bowl teams compete each year in the CEESA tournaments, which pose knowledge-based questions to teams in head-to-head competition.

Contact: Chrys Pappas

Limbs Club

For information about the Limbs Club contact Elissavet Pontikakis.

Madame Defarge's Tricoterie

For more information about Madame Defarge's Tricoterie contact Lucinda Edmunds.

Math Corner

For more information about Math Corner contact Elissavet Pontikakis.

MUN Club

Model United Nations is a class offered in the High School. However, AIS also gives other students an opportunity to participate in MUN activities and a year end conference.

Our MUN team competes each year in the SAIMUN Conference hosted by St. Andrews in Dublin. At the conference students compete in an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies.

For more information about the MUN Club contact Elissavet Pontikakis.

NHS

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a High School student organization committed to the principles of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. While there is a minimum grade point average required for membership, the organization is much more than an honor roll. NHS provides a forum for students who have exhibited excellence and leadership to collaborate and make a difference in their community.

Because one of the four pillars of NHS is service, the AIS chapter has established projects that reach out into the local and global communities. To cover our project expenses, we hold fundraisers throughout the year. These include the famous Singing Valentines in which students and faculty can pay for NHS members to serenade their loved ones during the week before Valentine's Day.

The AIS chapter of NHS invites new members in the spring according to these selection criteria.

Contact: Jennifer Lahue.

People to People Club

For information about the People to People Club contact Ian Dorton.

POW

POW club, which stands for People of the World, is a group dedicated to discussing and raising awarness for the problems that modern women face. They provide a safe place to discuss opinions and experiences.

Contact: Jennifer Lahue

Rainbow Club

The purpose of the Rainbow Club is to create a place of safety for LGBT students, as well as learning and activism in issues of homosexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Membership of the Rainbow Club does not mean that you are a LGBT student but it does mean that you will stand in support of the LGBT community and promote equality between gay and straight students.

Safety — the Rainbow Club is an all-inclusive club that provides a place of safety and support for LGBT students.

Learning — the Rainbow Club provides an environment for learning about issues of homosexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Activism — the Rainbow Club organizes activities to support and recognize issues facing LGBT students.

Contact: Michael Westfall

Robotics (HS)

AIS has a successful HS Robotics program that competes in CEESA tournaments. The HS Robotics Team starts in October and finishes with their tournament in February.

Contacts: Kevin Healey and Christophe Ganneval

Romanian Children's Relief

For information on Romanian Children's Relief visit http://inocenti.ro/.

Contacts: Kevin Healey and Mercy Jesudass

Rossauerlände Group

Students visit the refugee home in the Rossauer Ländespend and spend time playing with the children of the asylum seekers living there in an attempt to better understand their situations as unwelcome foreigners in Vienna.

We try to encourage a connection with and integration between our international community and these displaced families.

Contact: Elissavet Pontikakis

Running Club

Are you a beginner and not sure if you can run? Do you run from time-to-time but you think it’s hard to stay motivated over the winter? Are you an experienced runner and want to bring more spice to your workout? The AIS Running Club is open to teachers, staff, and AIS High School students (permission from parents required), for runners, speed hikers or Nordic walking fans. Let’s have fun together by enjoying nature and doing something healthy for our body.

Contact: Peter Forsgren

Senior Math Team

Our Senior Math Team competes in the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation Tournament (ISMTF).

For more information about ISMTF visit http://www.ismtf.org/.

Contact: Elissavet Pontikakis

Speech, Debate, & Acting (SDA)

Our HS Speech, Debate & Acting Team meets throughout the year and competes in the New European Speech and Debate Association (NESDA) tournament. For more information about NESDA visit http://www.speechdebateacting.com/.

Contact: Nicole Forbes-Wagner

Student Ambassadors

For information about Student Ambassadors contact Amy Carey or Mercy Jesudass.

Tech Committee

For information about Tech Committee contact Wolfgang Soeldner.

Venturing Club

Do you like adventure? How about the outdoors? If so, then think about joining the Venturing Club. We do almost anything we can; hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, etc. and we do it just for fun. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age or 13 years of age and have completed Grade 8 and under 21 years of age. The purpose of Venturing is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Contact: Peter Forsgren

MS Clubs & Activities

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Digital Broadcasting - MS KSN

Our digital broadcasting activity has a main goal of broadcasting, live over the web, the SCIS and ISST tournaments that we will be hosting this year.

Contact: Jim Ellis

MS Honor Music

AIS is a member of AMIS (The Association for Music in International Schools). AMIS is dedicated to the promotion of excellence at all levels of music education and sponsors a variety of festivals annually, which are especially designed to benefit students in international schools in Europe and the Middle East.

More information about AMIS can be found at

http://amis-online.org/.

MS Math Team

Our MS Math Team competes in the ISMTF or the CEESA tournament.

More information about ISMTF visit http://www.ismtf.org/.

MS Robotics

AIS has a successful MS Robotics program that competes in CEESA tournaments. The MS Robotics Team starts in early September and finishes with their tournament in November.

MS Speech and Debate

Our Middle School Speech and Debate Team competes once a year in the CEESA Speech and Debate Competition.

The MS team is coached by Connie Miller and Sarah Wagner.

Other Clubs and Activities

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Scouting

Click here for information on joining Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of the USA.

Venturing

Do you like adventure? How about the outdoors? If so, then think about joining the Venturing Club. We do almost anything we can; hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, etc. and we do it just for fun. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age or 13 years of age and have completed Grade 8 and under 21 years of age. The purpose of Venturing is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Contact: Peter Forsgren

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