Welcome to the Physical Education and Sports Department at ISR! Physical Education is an integral part of the ISR curriculum, and ISR also encourages sports activities beyond the curriculum. In addition to a modern sports hall, a climbing wall, and an outdoor basketball and beach volley ball court, ISR has a modern outdoor sports facility with an artificial turf pitch that rounds off the campus.

Sport at ISR

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 the U18 age level and offer a wide variety of student extracurricular activities (SEA).

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.

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” 

-George Halas

Sports Facilities

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, maximizing 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)
  • Beach volleyball (1 outdoor court)

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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!

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 and 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 of football and athletics.

Physical Education Lessons

At ISR, each child receives 2 back-to-back Physical Education lessons per week. Our students are privileged to receive instruction and be taught by very skilled and highly knowledgeable PE teachers.

This means that students have a total of 90 minutes in which to take part in a wide variety of sports activities and to release the stresses and tension from the hustle and bustle of their daily academic schedule.

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Over the course of one academic year, students are taught in a wide variety of sporting activities, each block or sport typically lasting between 4 and 6 weeks. This has been carefully planned and thought out so that students can focus on one sport for a number of weeks and aim to develop their skills and techniques, before moving on to the next activity.

Students are given their PE schedules at the beginning of every term, in which to fix into their homework journals so that students and parents can see on exactly which date what sport will be taking place and which kind of clothing is required.

School Holiday Programs

  • February/March Winter Break – Ski and Snowboard Camp
  • June/July Summer Break – ISR Sports Camp (not from “The Shackleton Way”)

Cooperation with the Neighboring Sports Club

The PSV Neuss 1961 e. V. is a sports club, located directly opposite ISR on the district sports facility Stadtwald. Sporting disciplines such as Football, Athletics, Ju Jutsu, Triple Alpha Combat, Self-Assertion, and Boule are available to interested students of ISR. The training is supervised by professional trainers, some of whom competed in high-stake competitions. Teachers and parents of ISR are welcome to join in and train at the sports club.

More information about the respective disciplines, contributions, training times, or a possible registration can be found on Further information is available from Ruben Sievers, the Athletic Coordinator at ISR (

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