PE & Sport: Information & Monthly Update – September 2023

PE & Sport: Information & Monthly Update – by Nadeen PE Department

Dear Parents, 

What a busy first month we have had as a PE department! It has been great to see so many different sporting opportunities for children to get involved with, and for children to have the space and the resources to be able to showcase their skills. 

Sports ECAs & External Academies

This month has seen us begin all of our sporting extracurricular activities (ECAs), where we currently have 28 different sports programmes for children to choose from. These range from football, basketball, athletics, badminton, gymnastics and more, providing children with many different ways to find their passion for sport, discover new talents and hone their skills. It has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm for these clubs from students across the school. 

September also saw the launch of our Sports Academy Partnerships at the school. These provide an avenue for children with a particular passion for a sport to receive regular, expert coaching from professionals in their sport. There are still places for children to sign-up for this term. Please contact the academies directly to book your place or for more information on our Sports Academy Partnerships please click on the links below:

24N Football click here

Aspire Gymnastics click here 

Aces Taekwondo click here Please contact Ali Al Aradi directly to register: +973 39658741

Royal Lifesaving Bahrain click here

Victoria Dance click here


Curriculum PE

This month in our PE lessons, we have developed and refined our skills in a number of sports. In Year 1 & 2, we have looked at hand-eye coordination and basketball. In Year 3-6 we have learnt about futsal and continued with basketball. In Secondary, our students have developed and created their own warm-ups and then further developed their basketball skills & understanding. 

After the October half-term, students from Year 1 to Year 6 will begin the swimming curriculum during their PE lessons. 

If your child has swimming in either Period 1 or Period 2, they will be able to come into school with their swimsuit underneath their PE kit. If your child has swimming in Period 3-6, then they will come into school in their PE kit with their swimming costume in a bag to change into. Their class teacher will give the students time to change during their morning break/lunch break. Following their lesson, all students will be able to change back into their PE kit. Please ensure your child brings a towel, swimming cap, goggles, spare t-shirt & poolside footwear (flip flops/sandals/crocs). 

We are delighted with the new PE kit which is available to buy from the Kapes website, as is the Nadeen School swimsuits. With this in mind, please be aware of the following expectations regarding PE uniform; 

 1.  All children must wear Nadeen School branded PE kit for their PE lessons, accompanied by plain white trainers with white soles. Black trainers & black soled shoes are not allowed.

 2. Jewellery in PE is strictly forbidden for health & safety reasons. All earrings, necklaces & bracelets must be removed.

 3. For Secondary Students, all students must have the correct in-class uniform and black leather formal footwear to change into after.

 4. If you would like your child to remain fully covered when swimming, then please visit a local sports retailer (eg. Decathlon, Sun & Sand Sports)

Competitive Sport

All competitive sports fixtures for this calendar year have now been confirmed. Children in years 5&6 will be competing in the Primary Sports League (PSL), where they will compete across the year in six different sports; football, athletics, netball, basketball, badminton and futsal. Similarly, our senior school students will be competing in the Senior School Sports League (SSSL), where they will play three different sports across three separate seasons; volleyball, football and basketball. There will also be a one-off mixed badminton tournament for this age group too. 

In preparation for these tournaments, and our first international tournament of the year in November, squad trials for netball, football and volleyball have already taken place. It was great to see so many children try-out, making it an extremely difficult selection process for the coaches involved in choosing the squads. Congratulations to all of those that were selected on this occasion! 

We are looking forward to seeing the children progress more throughout October as we look to head outside to the Astro turf as the weather begins to cool down. 

If you have any questions then please contact one of us in the PE department, 

Thank you, 

PE Department