In addition to the PE curriculum, all students have opportunities to take part in competitive sport through the inter school House system and the extensive Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) programme here at DBIS.
The school’s goal is to involve, excite and motivate our students to join in sporting activities as life-long participants and therefore we offer a varied, progressive and exciting programme from Year 1 through to Year 6. We are fortunate to have excellent sporting facilities for our primary school, which enable us to provide a wide range of competitive and noncompetitive activities throughout the year. We encourage maximum participation, individual aspiration, team achievement and personal excellence.
At Key Stage 1, there are gross motor movement activities on offer to boost coordination and fundamental movement skills. At early Key Stage 2 level, we offer fully inclusive opportunities for students to participate in running, swimming, gymnastics and dance as well as football, netball and hockey. Year 4 students can also join cricket club. There are some competitive opportunities available for Year 3 and Year 4 students in each activity within practice time and some students are selected to represent DBIS when opportunities are offered locally.
A full range of sporting activities are offered to Year 5 and Year 6 students, all school clubs continue to be fully inclusive for this age group with opportunities for selected students to represent the school at competitions in Hong Kong and also internationally. In addition to the above activities offered to Years 3 and 4, Year 5 and 6 students can access an extensive range of sports clubs including a wide range of team games and individual sports and are invited to participate in cricket, basketball, rugby, aquathon.
More recently, we have been able to offer pop lacrosse to years 3 to 6, and this year we will be offering are offering Australian Football (AusKick) and tennis to Key stage 2 students for the first time.
All extra curricular sporting opportunities at DBIS aim to foster not only physical but social, emotional and personal development through sporting involvement and challenge.
DBIS has a membership with FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia). The FOBISIA Games promote healthy competition, pursuit of excellence, social and cultural interaction and the development of friendships across the region. Although the actual competitions are for selected teams only from Year 5 and Year 6, we hold open trials over a prolonged period to include as many students in the training and trials as we possibly can.