Welcome to the PE Department
Director of Sport, Head of PE
The Physical Education Department aims to provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum in order to meet the needs of our students. Through exposing the students to a wide variety of activities, each is encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards their personal health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
Using a variety of teaching styles, students will develop skills in planning, performing and evaluating. Opportunities are given to compete in individual and team sports to build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect and resilience.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore a range of areas:
- Outwitting an opponent (Netball, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Water Polo and Badminton)
- Exploring and communicating ideas (Dance)
- Performing at maximum levels (Athletics and Swimming)
- Identifying and solving problems (Life Saving and Personal Survival)
- Exercise to improve health and wellbeing (Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates and Circuit training)
During Key Stage 4 and 5 students are able to select from a range of options where they can decide what sport they would like to develop and pursue to a higher standard.The department also offers GCSE and AS Physical Education to students who would like to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
The Senior School has a very extensive Extra Curricular Sporting Programme, with activities running at lunchtime, after school and at weekends. School teams play a very active and successful part in the Bahrain Private Schools Sports League. Our teams also take part in the BSME (British School in the Middle East) at Under 13 and Under 15 levels travelling around the various Gulf States. Our Football Teams have also been very successful in Football Tournaments in Dubai.
Students should leave St Christopher’s with positive attitudes towards physical activities and be able to adopt a fulfilling and healthy life style.