Sport at SLISR
Not everyone is destined to be a wonderful athlete. Preferences, temperament, and natural ability can all impact performance, but the benefits of sports go far beyond performance and winning. Kids who play sports benefit from a number of physical, social, and emotional skills as well!
Engaging in team sports can improve a child’s self-esteem and boost their confidence. Rather than focusing attention or questioning on winning and losing, focus on how much enjoyment your child is receiving from playing a sport. This is really the most important factor that will contribute to confidence and self-esteem.
Additionally, even children who aren’t the ‘best’ or who don’t win often can still achieve great confidence by having a growth mindset (often taught from coaches or parents). What this means is that these children understand that with practice and effort, they can become stronger players. This mindset will serve children well not only in sports, but in the future at a workplace or school, as well.
As kids develop this growth mindset of focusing on effort and a desire to learn and grow, they also develop better sportsmanship, and are able to accept defeat, seeing it as just another opportunity to grow and improve.
At SLISR we provide a range of sporting activities both inside and outside the curriculum.
We also regularly offer whole school sporting activities such as ‘Annual Sport Meet‘ at first semester.
Activities within Physical Education and Games Lessons include:
Games skills and team games
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” -Mike Singletary