There’s a growing body of research that links physical activity to improvements in educational achievement. That’s because sport helps children develop character and to learn important social and brain skills such as problem-solving, resilience, perseverance, confidence and teamwork.
There’s nothing more important than good health and being active has been proved to be one of the best ways of staying healthy. The definition of health is “a complete sense of social, mental and physical well-being”, so when we encourage your child to play sports, it is not just about their body. Sport gives them a boost psychologically and socially. Their body circulates the nutrients it needs more efficiently and concentration levels are improved by the activity.
Team sports can also provide a sense of identity, a feeling of belonging and good sportsmanship makes children better adults. Sport teaches them to play by the rules, to be the best they can be within the constraints of the game. It fosters self and collective discipline and rewards hard work. There are many examples of students struggling to find their way in life, where sport provided them with an outlet and a structure in which to develop their self-control that, in turn, helped them to be a better person.
St. Constantine’s International is well represented in a variety of competitive sports across all age groups and are one of seven member schools competing in the Northern Tanzania Athletics Association (NTAA). Sports are organised within age groups and seasons, allowing students to participate in a wide variety of teams and individual competitions, representing the school within the ‘Titans’ team.
There is a fantastic fair play and sportsmanship ethos that the Young Titans have worked hard to achieve and of which they are very proud. At recent NTAA events, not only do they win various activities, but the Titans as a whole have brought home the Most Sporting Team trophy.
Sports that are represented (and that we regularly win at) include: Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, and Badminton. We recently won our first NTAA Primary swimming gala showing the massive improvement our swimmers have made over the last 2 years – our 25-metre swimming pool and 10 metre training pool contributing to our repeated regional success. In February, all the St. Constantine’s International students finished the Kilimanjaro Trails 6 km run, despite the unfamiliar hilly and unknown terrain in this public event. Our boys also scored the 3rd, 7th and 8th positions and student Magdalena Waitara was the first girl to finish the run with other students achieving 3rd and 6th positions for the girls finishing.
There are a number of opportunities for students to attend sports tours or over- night sporting trips. In November Secondary students are invited to travel to Moshi and participate in the ISM weekend, where over 10 school compete in a variety of sports. This is repeated for the Primary students who also go to Dar every other year. St. Constantine’s International competes in the Nairobi athletics competition in December, Swimming in Mwanza in April and we try to send students on any other opportunity that may arise as the year goes on, health and safety dependent.
Sports are also a popular pastime for After School activities from football to mountain biking, frisbee to volleyball.
St. Constantine’s International is well represented in a variety of competitive sports across all Secondary age groups and are one of seven member schools competing in the Northern Tanzania Athletics Association (NTAA). Sports are organised within age groups and seasons, allowing students to participate in a wide variety of teams and individual competitions, representing the school within the ‘Titans’ team.
Sports that are represented include: Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Tennis, Badminton and Swimming. Students can join teams through the Elective Programme where they train twice per week. As the seasons progress, a student could, for example, represent the school in Basketball for Term 1, Football Term 2 and Rugby/Netball term in Term 3.
In addition, they can participate in non- NTAA sports such as: Yoga, Dance, Table Tennis, Cheerleading, Softball, Frisbee, Gymnastics, Water Polo and Personal Fitness.
Our sports results
Inter-school sport is currently suspended, with the exception of friendly matches with Kennedy House.