“To aim for excellence and stand out as the Premier PE Department in Cyprus”
Departmental aims and ethos
The PE Department aims to achieve Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the morning Physical Education lessons that we offer to our students. We aim to develop the fitness and sporting skills of our students in a range of sports, whilst we also focus on the importance of respect, fair play and effort in all our sporting endeavours. In line with the philosophy of our Founder, we try to offer numerous sporting participation opportunities for our students. One way of achieving this is through Afternoon Games, where we offer a wide range of Physical Recreation options for our students. The more competitive students can represent their House in a number of Inter-House Competitions, with the more able ones having opportunities to join our School Teams and play competitive sport against other schools and sports clubs.
We aim to be active in the community and we seek opportunities for our students to participate in events organised by the Ministry of Education, the Nicosia Private Schools as well as competitions organised by the Cyprus Sports Federations and Strovolos Municipality. We regularly play competitive sport in a friendly atmosphere against the ESOBGA sports teams, as part of the Founder’s Day Events and the Salakian Hockey Tournament.
We continuously strive to improve what we do and we are currently going through a phase of improving our facilities. Our multi-use Sports Centre was completely renovated in 2018 and brand new changing rooms were built. A new weights room opened in 2019 and our Hockey pitch received much needed maintenance as well. Our new Tennis Centre was delivered in early 2020 consisting of five brand new state-of-the-art tennis courts, which we can use during our morning and afternoon sports activities. The renovation of the Main Football Pitch and stands, with a brand new artificial grass surface was completed in 2021. The pitch can be divided into two 9-a-side playing areas or into six 5-a-side futsal pitches. At the same time, the original four futsal pitches that we had are now fully modernised and available for our students to use. Furthermore, two new outdoor Basketball Courts were constructed, to replace the ones that were taken up when the new Newham Building was erected. Those were delivered to the School in the autumn of 2021. The latest project that has been completed was the refurbishment of our Athletics Track, which was made available to the PE Department in June 2022.
The PE Department does strive to achieve excellence in all that we do, whilst encouraging our students to get involved in sport, get fitter and healthier, make friends, enjoy themselves and do their best to be successful!