THE BISA P.E REPORT!

Here at BISA we believe wholeheartedly in developing all aspects of life for our students and therefore have planned a busy and active P.E schedule.  It is so important to remain physically fit, for obvious reasons, and also to learn a new skill. Students love being part of a team representing our amazing school.

This term, Primary is providing a wide range of fun sports for our students.  These include rounders, football, athletics and swimming.

We believe it important for students to learn to play in team sports such as rounders, where the children get to enjoy playing together. The aim for this term is to improve their bowling, batting and fielding skills, which are vital in competitive match situations. With competitions against other schools coming up soon, the children are showing a winning determination to do their best and to have fun. 

SWIMMING!

With the help of Coach Anze, the Primary swim team is divided into Team B and Team A. Swim Team B is for our youngest talented swimmers who are still learning the correct strokes. The goal for them is to learn proper strokes and skills (starts and turns). With time they will participate at NTAA inter-school galas.

Team A consists of more able swimmers. They have already mastered all four strokes and are now preparing for swimming galas in Tanzania and abroad. Their first major gala of the season will be Tanzanian National Championships 2019 in Dar-es-Salaam, at the end of October.

In the Secondary school, swim training continues unabated. You will find the swimmers in the early hours of the morning and in the evening, training and preparing themselves for the oncoming season.

ATHLETICS

One of the most talked about sports of this term is Athletics in both the Secondary and the Primary schools. BISA is known for having excellent athletes in both track and field events. The students have been training after school with Mr. O for events such as javelin, discus and the exciting track events too.

Secondary is also providing a range of sports for this term in which each student is encouraged to participate. These include: netball, basketball (boys and girls), football (boys and girls) and cross fit. With a lot of events happening this term, the students are already showing discipline and determination by showing up for training during their P.E lessons and after school.

With the Sports Festival coming up in Nairobi, Inter-House Athletics and the long awaited Inter-School Athletics, much training is needed. The students will get to show their amazing talent on both track and field events, leaving with a load of medals and making parents and teachers very proud. Fingers crossed, we shall win yet again this year.

After this, the students then get selected to compete in the major athletics competition happening in Kasarani (Home of Heroes) in Nairobi, Kenya. BISA will also compete against other schools in Nairobi.

Wish us luck out in the sports fields and in the swimming pool! We are excited and motivated!

 

NTAA Inter-Schools Cross Country

On Saturday 18th May, a soggy and very muddy BISA hosted the NTAA Inter-Schools Cross Country event.

Six other schools from the Arusha and Moshi area came to join BISA in running the three different cross country routes around the Kisongo area. The routes range from 1.8km to 5km, each with their own challenges, including slippery hills, rugged surfaces and muddy obstacles.

Every competitor took on their course with grit and determination - no mean feat in the rainy season we have been experiencing!

BISA came out as winners overall by a huge margin with wins in 6 out of 10 categories as well! With many personal bests and a few record-breaking performances, our competitors absolutely shone on the day.

A very special mention goes to:

Yuri Lems - 1st Place U13 Boys (3km) with a time of 7m 45s (New Record!)

Clinton Mutuku - 1st Place U15 Boys (3km) with a time of 10m 56s (New Record!)

Congratulations to you all on your fantastic achievements!

Enjoy the highlight reel of the event below:

Swim Team compete at Kenyan National Qualifying gala in Nairobi

A small BISA team participated at Kenyan National Qualifying gala from 11th to 14th April 2019 at Kasarani Aquatic Stadium in Nairobi. This was a very competitive gala with a large number of quality swimmers from Kenya and other countries. Our swimmers arrived to Nairobi a few days before the gala to acclimatize to the Olympic size pool. It was a very tough gala but our swimmers swam very well. 

The four of them achieved the following results:

Ophelie König: 10th place in 200 breaststroke, 14th place in 100 breaststroke, 16th place in 50 breaststroke, 37th place in 50 freestyle and 35th place in 200 IM.

She swam her best times in all her races. Well done, Ophelie!

Niamh Baker: 1st place in 200 backstroke, 2nd place in 100 backstroke, 3rd place in 50 backstroke, 5th place in 200 freestyle, 7th place in 100 freestyle, 8th place in 50 butterfly, 10th place in 200IM and 12th place in 50 freestyle. Fantastic results, Niamh!

Antonio Smit: 3rd place in 800 freestyle, 5th place in 1500 freestyle, 8th place in 400 freestyle, 15th place in 50 backstroke, 17th place in 200 freestyle and 59th place in 200 IM.

Antonio made massive improvements in all of his times at this gala. Great job!

Ciaran Eddy: 2nd place in 100 breaststroke, 3rd place in 200 breaststroke, 8th place in 50 breaststroke, 13th place in 50 freestyle, 12th place in 50 butterfly, 9th place in 200 IM. 

Well done to everyone on a fantastic competition!

BISA U9s are hockey champions!

Our U9 hockey team took on other international schools in the NTAA hockey tournament last Tuesday and brought home the trophy!

In a hotly contested tournament, our young hockey players fought hard showing determination and focus throughout. Their team spirit, sportsmanship and behaviour was impeccable and all their efforts paid off as they won game after game to secure the trophy.

A special congratulation goes to Yuvraj who was awarded player of the tournament as well!

SCIS Swim Gala Highlights

Swim term is in full flow and our fantastic Junior and Senior swim teams took on the St Constantine's International School Swim Gala last weekend.

BISA swim team members train before school and at lunchtimes throughout the week and all their hours of training were put on display at the gala. Many BISA students won medals or placed within the top three and, with team spirits high, our well-established Senior team took second place overall.

With many of the Junior team building in their skills and confidence, Coach Anze is excited to see what is to come in the future for these talented young swimmers!