Physical Education is central to the NIS curriculum, not just because many students enjoy participating in sport, but because it embodies many of the qualities which the school strives to develop in our students. Dedication, commitment, teamwork and knowing how to win and lose gracefully are all promoted through the students’ participation in sport.
Physical education also contributes to the overall well-being of our students through a curriculum which addresses the physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of youth. It is part of all the learning experiences the school offers and contributes uniquely to physical development and fitness through physical activities. It promotes:
• Physical fitness which permits the individual to live more effectively.
• Physical development which takes place through exercise.
• Social and emotional growth which depend on wholesome associations through interactions in group activity.
• Recreational activities which are creative, relaxing, or stimulating and provide for worthy use of leisure time.
• Self-esteem through feeling better about who one is as a person.