The RIS PE Department aims to empower individuals through quality physical education in order to contribute to the development of a healthy RIS community. We strive to create an environment that allows each learner to maximise his/her ability and ambitions in sport. All sporting activities in incorporate high levels of physical activity, learning and the opportunity for each learner to be successful.
The PE department contributes to the development of children’s fundamental movement skills and physical competences, which are necessary for lifelong participation in sport. The sporting program at RIS supports the development of social skills, self-esteem, academic and cognitive skills.
Sporting opportunities exist for our learners aged between 7 to 12 years of age. Lower Grade learners receive three PE lessons a week, as well as having various opportunities to attend sporting classes after school. At RIS, we believe it is vital that our youngest learners get the opportunity to develop basic fundamental sporting skills as soon as possible.
Our sports program plays an important role in the school life of each RIS learner. The PE department aims to install values of self-confidence, discipline and teamwork which can be incorporated into the classroom setting and later into their lifestyle. Each learner is encouraged to embrace a variety of challenges in order to maximise their potential.
We endeavour to develop our learners’ ability in sport, but are equally keen to ensure that a broad range of activities and opportunities are offered to each learner regardless of their aptitude and ability. Regular inter-house competitions in various activities allow each learner to experience competitive sport, while a full fixture list stretches the more experienced performers.