Health and fitness
As a Department, we’re always looking for ways to develop our PE Programme across the school and to provide opportunities for students to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle.
For many years, the students have done termly Bleep Tests from Year 6 to Year 9. We’ve recorded the results and asked students to set targets for each new test.
Over the years, not only has the average fitness test score improved for a Year group year after year, but the average score has increased between Years i.e. the average for the current Year 13s when they were in Year 7 was 5.6 on the Bleep Test. The average score for the current Year 8s when they were in Year 7 was 7.1.
We’ve decided to try to engage our current students with a new measure of their fitness: the ability to undertake a continuous run. In Year 6, this will be 1,000m; in Year 9, it will be 1,500m. There is no time limit - they may run as quickly or as slowly as they wish - but they may not walk.
We will encourage them to be mentally and physically resilient to complete the challenge and we’ll run the test every term throughout KS2 and KS3. At the end of each Key Stage, we’ll have a result for each cohort, expressed as a percentage of our students who can complete the task.
We’re ambitious and hope that we can achieve a 100% pass rate!
Some students can complete this challenge today - others will have to work in stages towards it. We’ll encourage the fitter students to mentor others during the tests, so that there is a real team effort involved. Over time, we hope that our STA students will develop their intrinsic motivation to be fit and healthy, and enjoy an active lifestyle at school and beyond.
If you’d like to talk about your child’s fitness, feel free to discuss it with either Mr. Damon (Primary) or Mr. Ollie.
Primary School Sport
What an amazing weekend for the children. Two days of competitive sport hosted by St Andrews International School Bangkok against 4 other Nord Anglia Schools from South East Asia. Well done to the 24 children who represented STA with so much drive, passion and commitment. You were credit to the school and you played your part in making this such a positive experience for the children, teachers and staff from our neighbouring Nord Anglia Communities.
The girls played some amazing Teeball and it is so great to see them play such a of high level of sport. They were clear winners and the 2017 NAE Games Teeball and Basketball Champions. The boys finished 2nd in the basketball and after a three-way tie in the teeball they missed out on first place by 1 run. Well done on all the performances over the weekend.
It has been a massive team effort and the Estates, Transport, ICT, maids and admin team have been supportive and brilliant throughout.