The PE department believes in “education through physical activities”. It aims to guide students to develop an aptitude to excel in various physical activities and also to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We emphasize on not only developing students’ physical competence, but also their cognitive skills. During PE lessons, collaboration, communication and aesthetic appreciation is also imparted, leading to nurturing of positive values in the students.
For junior graders, emphasis is on enhancing students’ Fundamental Movement Skills. This improves their coordination, locomotion, control, balance and manipulation. These are the basic building blocks for developing sport-specific and complex movement skills.
For senior graders, a wide variety of sports experiences are arranged throughout the year, such as track and field, swimming, gymnastics, rope skipping and an extensive variety of ball games. This diversity allows students to explore and discover their physical strengths and interests, it also facilitates them to develop an active lifestyle.
To motivate students to learn, think and question, the “Teaching Games for Understanding Approach” is applied to demonstrate sports skills and knowledge instead of direct teaching. Game-situations are provided during PE lessons to enhance students’ tactical use of skills, decision making and creativity.
A Swimming Gala, Sports Day and Aquathon Race are organized every year to encourage students to participate in physical activities and also to instill team spirit as the students represent their houses while competing. These events are highlights of the School Calendar and are well-received by both students and their parents. These events create opportunities for students to accept new challenges and accomplish their best. It is also a good experience for students to learn perseverance and sportsmanship.
To widen students’ horizons, sports themed overseas tours are organised. During these trips, students not only experience intensive professional sports training but also have a chance to broaden their skills. Friendly matches are carried out throughout the tours. These trips impart a vital message that sport is not just playing a game, but also something that bridges cultures and enhances teamwork.
To encourage students to actively engage in sports, a variety of programs such as triathlons, tennis, taekwondo, rope skipping, table tennis, fencing, rugby, football, basketball, to name but a few are provided as extra-curricular activities. Additionally, a variety of sports team members are trained by professionals to become elite sportspersons. These sportspersons and teams represent the School at various competitions.