Sport, has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.’ (Nelson Mandela, 2000)
Physical Education at Haileybury Astana
At Haileybury Astana, we offer a wide range of sporting activities for pupils of all ages and stages of development.
We believe in the potential of all our pupils to develop physically, socially and emotionally, through the medium of physical education. We offer challenging and engaging activities from EYFS through to Key Stage 5. We recognise the potential of sports which empowers young people.
In Early Years and Mile Post/Key Stage 1, our focus is on the development of fundamental movement skills and water confidence. Through various activities and topics including gymnastics, athletics multi skills, team games and swimming we focus on the development of gross, fine and, perceptual motor skills/abilities.
In MilePosts 2 and 3, we start to utilise the skills learnt in previous years through more challenging activities and tasks; these include net/wall games, athletics, invasion games, striking and fielding activities and developing stroke techniques in swimming.
In Senior School we work again on the progression of skills for all sports. We also focus on leadership qualities and the ability to problem solve, reflect and analyse performance. We believe strongly in inclusivity and the development of young people regardless of their level of ability.
The Sports Department at Haileybury offers a range of activities through the CCA programme including basketball, volleyball, football, swimming, gymnastics and fitness. These programmes run on a seasonal basis throughout the year and permit the opportunity for development from beginners to more advanced learners at a competitive level, locally, regionally and nationally. We believe in inclusivity and the pursuit of excellence in coaching and pupil development.