Vital to our students' wellbeing, our athletics programme contributes toward their physical, social, personal, emotional, and academic development.
Students participate in sports and physical fitness activities to build dexterity and resilience, hone their communication and cooperation skills, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. As well, physical exertion is a constructive outlet for stress and an effective counter to obesity.
When students learn to move their bodies in purposeful, coordinated ways they are prepping their minds for learning. An active body triggers the brain to release endorphins, which elevate mood. An elevated mood increases a student's ability to concentrate and boosts their confidence — "I can do it!" — advantageous for learning inside and outside the classroom. We want to introduce and encourage physical fitness habits and attitudes that stay with students long after they leave our school.
Athletics at ISD includes co-curricular sports along with physical and health education subjects and components that are part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum. Students have opportunities to play competitive and recreational sports, both at the team and individual level. And our annual Swimming Gala and Sports Day are fun ways for students to participate in aquatics and track and field, with events like swim races, high jump, and shot put.
Students in Middle and High School (Grades 6 to 12) can participate in:
Recreational sports and physical activities include:
The ISD Hawks
Our ISD Hawks compete in DISA (Dhaka International Schools Association) a citywide sports league of local and international schools. Hawks teams also compete in international events.
Weekly training sessions prepare players for weekend games and tournaments of badminton, basketball, cricket, football, and volleyball, which happen across three seasons during the year.