At OIS, we believe in the inseparable harmony between a healthy body and a healthy mind. It is this belief that propels us to prioritize sports and physical activities as a fundamental part of our students’ education. Through competitive and non-competitive sports, we aim to raise in our students a deep appreciation for physical fitness, teamwork, and personal growth.
Within the realm of sports, OIS proudly participates in prestigious leagues like CHESS (Council of Heads of English Speaking Schools) and ISSA (International School Sports Association), where our competitive teams demonstrate their skills and sportsmanship against esteemed schools. Our students at OIS have the privilege of exploring a wide range of sports, including football, volleyball, basketball, cross-country and many more. By offering a diverse selection of sporting activities, we strive to cater to the unique interests and passions of each student. Every afternoon at OIS, we offer team sports activities that create an environment where all students can engage in physical pursuits within a fun and inclusive setting.
Active participation in sports equips our students with crucial life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and resilience. These qualities extend beyond the playing field, proving invaluable in their academic and personal lives, as they learn the significance of teamwork, cooperation, and leadership. At OIS, we understand that sports encompass more than just victories and defeats; they foster personal growth, character development, and holistic well-being. Our mission is to cultivate an environment where every student feels supported, encouraged, and inspired to uncover their passion for sports, whether in a competitive environment or simply enjoying time with friends.
To ensure a comprehensive approach to physical education, we integrate Physical and Health Education (PHE) into the curriculum for all MYP students. PHE it goes further than simply doing physical activity, fostering the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that contribute to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through engaging, active learning opportunities, this subject embodies and promotes holistic well-being.
For students in the Diploma Programme, the option to study Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences (SEHS)is available. This interdisciplinary course encompasses various fields such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and nutrition, all within the context of sport, exercise, and health. Through this program, students gain a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of these disciplines.
The Quinta provides ample space for additional recreational activities. Students are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes and explore the tracks they have created along the valley. This lunchtime activity allows them to enjoy the fresh air and expend energy in a non-competitive environment. Furthermore, we embrace activities like skateboarding and rollerblading, nurturing students’ interests and cultivating joy through physical movement.
For those seeking an extra challenge, we offer an arduous and demanding cross-country course renowned for its punishing ascents and descents. Each year, we host several inter-school tournaments, transforming them into thrilling community events. Despite the course’s difficulty, hundreds of students and staff eagerly participate, demonstrating their resilience and sportsmanship.
At OIS, our comprehensive sports program encompasses a wide array of activities and academic offerings. Through our activities we aim to promote a healthy lifestyle, fostering knowledge, and providing opportunities for physical growth and development, we empower our students to become well-rounded individuals both on and off the field.