Students at ISSOS will join a clan that promotes teamwork and good sportsmanship.

The ISSOS Clans

At ISSOS we like to celebrate our Scottish roots, as a result the ISSOS clan system has become a central part of the student experience. ISSOS has four student clans: MacDonald, Stewart, MacGregor and Wallace and one staff clan; Munro. Each clan is represented by a different colour and students are given a clan t-shirt when they are welcomed into a clan at an Evening Program called Clan Calling.

Brothers and sisters of alumni will be welcomed into the same clan and returning students are always part of their original clan.

Clans are the heart and soul of healthy competition and good sportsmanship. During the three weeks, clans compete in a variety of Evening Programs (Dodgeball, Urban Orienteering, Mini Olympics and more) where points are awarded.

In the final week the clan games culminate in the ISSOS Highland Games.

The clans are an important part of ISSOS and foster team work, bonding and teach leadership skills while building confidence in every student. 

Highland Games

The Highland Games

The Highland Games sees the end of the competitions and the winning clan will win the ISSOS "Clan Cup". At the Highland games students will take part in welly wanging, tossing the caber, ISSOS strongest student and an all school capture the flag.

The final night plays host to our traditional Scottish evening, dinner is a little different with Haggis on the menu and a piper to pipe in the haggis and then off to the final night dance where students and staff can take part in some traditional Scottish dancing and later on have fun at the disco.