At BIS, we subscribe to the ancient credo - Mens sana in corpore sano - “a sound mind in a sound body”. Sport is an important part of both the regular BIS curriculum and of After School Activities (ASA). A professional and progressive-minded Physical Education (PE) team and exceptional facilities guarantee a wide range of sports activities across all ages and ability levels. Facilities include sports halls, track and field areas, a fitness centre, and dance studios.
As an international school with a panoramic view of the Alps, BIS offers its own extra-curricular ski and snowboarding programme in the Scheffau ski region of Austria for preschool ages through grade 12. The BIS Alpine Ski Race Team provides competitive opportunities for more advanced students. (BIS Community Skiing is open to students, parents and staff on Saturdays in December, January, February and March.)
BIS students compete for points, goals and best times as the "BIS Lions", facing other schools in the Munich and Haimhausen region in friendly competitions. BIS Lions also participate in the German International School Sports Tournaments (GISST) and the European Sports Conference (ESC). Students prepare for competitions following structured and balanced training programmes, training vigorously two to three times per week. While various athletes are recognized for special accomplishments at season’s end, every BIS student who competes experiences the rewards of teamwork and develops “a sound mind in a sound body”.
Quality instruction from dedicated staff teach students that physical activity is a fun and natural part of daily life. The Physical Education Program goes far beyond the teaching of fine and gross motor skills. It promotes values such as cooperation and teamwork, strengthens confidence and performance and creates an awareness of nutrition, health and well-being.
- Jerry Nicol, Head of Department Physical Education & Ski Programme Coordinator