Continuing this theme, next week our High School focuses on sustainability with activities promoting more awareness and understanding of this key issue. A central goal of this period will be to come up with concrete actions we can take as individuals, families or as a whole community. A couple of weeks after this, Primary School will hold their ECO Beasts Conference where many other international school will attend workshops focused on sustainability activities. Throughout this week, our Primary children will be recommending actions we can all take to help make these goals a reality.
ECAs and Sports
Sports are a great way for everyone to have an active healthy lifestyle that allows you to challenge yourself while also spending time with like-minded people and building strong friendships. This is why it is so important all across our school to have our children participating in a rich selection of sports and physical activities that develop balance, movement control and coordination. This can be done through the development of ball skills through team games or racket sports, or through physical fitness activities like athletics, dance or gymnastics. From an early age and throughout their time at St Andrews, all children have opportunities to be involved in these activities as part of their curriculum as well as after school.
The Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) programme at St Andrews makes it easier for everyone to be involved in activities they may want to improve. Our sports teams and representative squads have developed from being just basketball and football teams to now including excellent swimming programmes, dance, athletics, badminton, volleyball, golf, rugby, gymnastics and tennis. These groups have improved year on year and are a vitally important part of our school allowing young people to enjoy healthy competition.
This year we have made changes to the way we have traditionally offered our sports activities in order to have as many individuals as possible being able to receive training from specialist coaches across the school. Sports squads can be much larger so that as our student athletes improve and develop throughout the year, they can also get new opportunities to compete in numerous tournaments and competitions our school attends.
It’s been a great start to the year and a pleasure to see so many students playing sport or being involved in physical activities. I am proud to state that we’ve had sporting and aquatic spots filled by 585 students in High School and 670 students in the primary school. This is a fantastic achievement and a special thanks must go to all our staff, especially our PE leaders, Ms Anna, Mr Adam and Mr Damon, for making this possible by organising a fantastic group of coaches and teachers committed to the ideals of inclusivity in everything we do. With the number of students and coaches now available, we have opportunities to give even more students the chance to compete- both locally and overseas- at a competitive level that suits each individual player.
In most cases, players will train at the same time and venue as others in their age group. Within this, they are split into various groups to train alongside players who they will likely compete with this year. This gives us the flexibility to move players between groups as they develop. In practice, this means all players could represent STA Flames at varying levels such as BISAC, TISAC, and FOBISIA , as well as other invitational and friendly events throughout the year. Teams will be selected taking into consideration the level of competition and application in training, meaning we can keep all players fully motivated as we progress.
With the number of students taking part and healthy competition available, it is an exciting time ahead. We look forward to seeing and sharing the different successes our community will achieve.
School Calendar 2019/2020
The updated school calendar for the 2019-2020 is available here.
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