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Physical Education

At the British International School of Houston (BISH), we believe in the holistic development of each child. Our extensive Physical Education Programme provides ample opportunity for a variety of physical and sporting activities to keep the bodies of students as active as their minds. 

The mission of our Physical Education Programme is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that leads to the development of skills and understanding to help learners prepare for lifelong participation in sport and physical activity. The curriculum aims to deliver balanced learning through a range of opportunities. Our goal is to provide students sufficient opportunities to practise and secure physical skills that enable them to participate confidently in the sporting activities of their choice.  

Our Physical Education curriculum provides opportunity for each student to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to improve the range, quality and complexity of their skills 

  • Understand and apply appropriate strategies and tactics 

  • Develop social awareness and problem-solving skills to work independently and as part of a team within a safe, learner-friendly environment 

  • Foster an understanding and appreciation of the role activity plays in promoting health-related fitness 

  • Learn to constructively evaluate their own performance and that of others and provide informed feedback, with an aim to continually reflect upon and improve their performance 

  • Understand how to lead themselves and others within physical activity 

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  • Physical education at the British International School of Houston
  • Physical education at the British International School of Houston
  • Physical Education at the British International School of Houston

The types of activities in which students participate are specific to the developmental level of each student. These activities are always interchangeable and emphasise students developing their physical literacy and understanding. Below are examples of the types of activities for each Year group: 

Early Years

Exploration of movement through play, including Swimming. 

Years 1 and 2

  • Development of Fundamental Movement Skills, including Swimming.

Years 3 and 4

  • Refinement of Fundamental Movement Skills, including Swimming. 
  • Understanding of concepts through various invasion (Handball), net/wall (Volleyball) and striking and fielding (Softball) games.

Year 5 and 6

  • Refinement of Fundamental Movement Skill, including Swimming and Track & Field.
  • Understanding of concepts through specific invasion (Handball), net/wall (Volleyball) and striking and fielding (Softball) games.

Middle School

  • Development of sport- and activity-specific skills through Handball, Swimming, Volleyball, Softball, Track & Field and Fitness.