Welcome to the Sports Department
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Physical Education and Sports Department at ISR! I hope that you will enjoy reading all about our program and our wonderful team of teachers and coaches. Each of these fantastic educators contributes in offering ISR students the best sporting education and experience possible.
We have an outstanding physical education program, encompassing a wide variety of both team and individual sporting activities. Our physical education curriculum has been carefully planned and each class is taught to a very high standard by well-educated and highly-skilled physical educators.
In addition to our physical education program, we have an excellent program of ISR sports teams from U10 right up to U18 age level. These teams train throughout the year and take part in regular friendly games against schools and sports clubs in the local area.
Our aim in Physical Education is to give students confidence and self-belief to manage distinct situations in life. No matter the challenges that we face as we mature into adulthood, the experiences gained on the sports field and in sporting competitions teach us many life-lessons that we can take with us, no matter where we go and who we meet.
Here at ISR, we are blessed with a wide range of fantastic sports facilities, meaning we are able to compete with, if not surpass, many other international schools in North Rhine Westphalia and in Germany. Having these facilities directly at our disposal allows our students to practice and develop their skills in a variety of different activities and it also allows us to host a number of large-scale international sports events.
Our purpose built, state-of-the-art sports hall facility is fully equipped to be able to accommodate up to three physical education classes taking part simultaneously through the use of electronic dividing curtains, maximising the space available. Our sports hall is fully equipped and with the appropriate floor markings for the following activities:
- Badminton (6 indoor courts)
- Basketball (4 indoor courts)
- Handball (1 indoor court)
- Indoor Football / Futsal (1 indoor field)
- Indoor Hockey (1 indoor court)
- Volleyball (4 indoor courts)
Another one of the many attractive features that our sports hall offers is the indoor climbing wall. This climbing wall has both an easier climbing area and a more challenging area to climb for our more expert climbers! A number of our physical education teachers are adequately trained and offer indoor climbing as Student Life activity.
On a similar note, during the academic year 2012-13, ISR was the benefactor of a Grand Master School Trampoline, which was a very kind sponsor from the Sparkasse Neuss. Since receiving the trampoline, our students have been practicing their skills and techniques, displaying twists and turns that put our Physical Education teachers to shame!
From the beginning of 2019, ISR took over the neighboring sports field (“Stadtwald”) from the city of Neuss. For the coming years, both the construction of an artificial turf pitch, as well as the manufacture of an all-weather running track is planned. In this way, ISR students will be given the opportunity to do sports in excellent conditions, especially in the areas football and athletics.