Co-curricular Activities

Handong International School co-curricular activities are aimed to cultivate creativity, help students discover and develop their talents within the community, and provide a practical outlet for what they learn in the classroom.

Elementary School Co-curricular Activities

Elementary co-curricular activities are divided into the areas of Specialized Programs, Event Programs, and After-School Programs.

1 | Specialized Programs

EPE (English Practice Everyday): During the school day, students are required to communicate in English in order to improve their English skills.

ESL (English as a Second Language), KSL (Korean as a Second Language): The ESL and KSL programs take place during class or after school and are offered to students who need supplementary language instruction.

Scholastic Literacy Pro online reading program: This online reading program run by publishing and education company ScholasticⒸ allows students to read English books online while also assessing their reading comprehension.

2 | Event Programs

3 | After-School Programs

After-school clubs allow students to discover and develop their interests. Each club is supervised by a teacher, and students are allowed to join more than one club.

2023 Regular Clubs * Clubs offered may vary by semester

Praise Team

Grammar Club
(영어 문법)

English Escape Room
(영어 방탈출)

Korean History
(한국사 이야기)

Library Book Club
(또북또북 이야기)

Jigsaw Puzzles






Board Games



Middle & High School Co-curricular Activities

Middle & high school co-curricular activities can be divided into Independent Activities, Club Activities, Community Service Activities, and Career Activities.

1 | Independent Activities

Students are given the opportunity to plan and prepare their own events, and in the process develop their gifts and serve each other within the community.

2 | Club Activities

After school, students can participate in various academic, arts, or sports-related clubs. Regular clubs are organized and guided by teachers and student-led clubs are formed and led by students themselves. Students may join one regular club (compulsory) and one student-led club (optional).

Homeroom Activity
Community activities arranged by homeroom.
Team Activity
Community activities taking place in teams made up of grades 7-12. 
Community Week
A week of activities that enables students to socialize and develop community spirit.
Camping Trip
A 3-day trip within Korea, including activities such as a 100km walk, hiking, participation in local events, or career exploration.
Spirit Week
School anniversary event taking place in the last week of May, including community activities and special programs such as Blue/Gray Day, Sports Day, H-Festival, or the HIS
Variety Show
Annual school arts festival, including dance, music, and acting performances with a biblical theme, planned and produced by students and including the participation of the entire middle and high school.
Friday Evening Worship
Prayer meetings led by the Student Council.
Handong Premier/Basketball League
Intramural sports organized by the Student Council.
SKAC Competitions
Southern Korean Activities Conference. Students can participate in various events and competitions in sports and academics with other international schools in the Daegu, Gyeongbuk, Busan, Gyeongnam, Gwangju, and Jeonnam areas.
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2023 Regular Clubs * Clubs offered may vary by semester

Hansori Broadcast
(한소리: 방송)

(퓨처 비즈니스 마인즈)

Issue Debate

Science is Amazing

Korean Writing

Beginner Japanese Conversation with Ghibli
(지브리와 함께하는 초급 일본어회화)

English Conversation


Children's Storybook Translation
(어린이 동화책 번역)

Cocoboco : Book Reading
(코코보코: 도서부)

Computer Graphic Design
(컴퓨터 그래픽 디자인: 크레올라)


Music Project
(음악 프로젝트)



Art Project
(아트 프로젝트)

Local Engagement
(지역사회 참여: 두드림)

Green Zone
(그린존: 친환경동아리)

Sign Language


MS Floorball
(중등 플로어볼)

MS Boys Basketball
(중등 남자 농구)

MS Girls Basketball
(중등 여자 농구)

(산악 라이딩)

3D Printing & Model Painting
(3D 프린팅 & 모델 페인팅)

Fitness and Hiking Club
(피트니스와 등산)

Prayer For the World

College Essay Workshop
대학에세이 워크숍)

2023 Student-led Clubs * Clubs offered may vary by semester

Handong Debate Club
(HDC 한동 토론)

Math Study
(다이어릴리: 수학 연구)

Righteous HIS Reporters
(정한기: 정의로운 한동 기자단)

Book Project
(북 프로젝트)

(카다쉬: 워십댄스)


3 | Community Service Activities

Through community service, students can practice love for their neighbors and share with the community. There are three main types of community service activity.

- Service done as a group within the school (e.g. cleaning)
- Service done independently within the school (e.g. praise team, interpretation/translation, reading club)
- Service done independently outside of school

4 | Career Activities

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