Sports

"Sport has the power to change the world...It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than Government in breaking down racial barriers."

- Nelson Mandela

Academics and physical education have always been two sides of the same coin. Playing sports teaches life skills such as teamwork, accountability, self confidence, responsibility and self discipline. Holistic development of a child is only possible when he has a sound mind in a sound body.

Sports in school prepares students to face the challenges of life, enhance strong physical and mental abilities in students and help them achieve their individual goals in life.

Sports and Mental Health

Apart from the academic performances, sports transform a student on a personal level. Leadership qualities, team spirit and perseverance are all mastered through sports. Besides building physical stamina of the students, sports inevitably inculcates patterns of discipline, determination, will power and obedience. Cognitive abilities in children are proven to have been increased due to regular physical activities. Rationale, decisiveness and the overall mental development of the students have shown to be improved due to sports. Researchers have linked sports with the overall development of a child. Physical activities release endorphins, oxytocin and dopamine, known as the ‘happy hormones’, thereby positively influencing a child’s mind. Not just mood upliftment, but sports equips a student to respond to defeats in a healthy and sportive manner. This again is carried by the students throughout their lives.

Sports and the Self

Physical education has also proven to escalate the levels of self-esteem and confidence amongst students. This directly defeats insecurities and self-image issues, thereby contributing to the child’s mental health. Expertise and confidence in one area, automatically radiates into others. Therefore, a seasoned athlete/sportsperson transmits confidence into all aspects of life, creating a healthy social image and an assertive personality. This also motivates the students to excel in their academics too.

Mind Map Graphic

HOUSES

At Capstone High, to instill in our students the art of self-discipline, self-governance and team spirit, we group the students into four houses from grade 1 to grade 10. The house system develops a sense of camaraderie and identity and also gives children the opportunity to interact with students and teachers of different grades that they normally would have no cause to know.

The houses thereby ‘create smaller communities within the larger community where they can make stronger bonds and connections’. It is important that students have the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to a community within their school which allows them to develop skills and talents and acknowledges their success in a wide range of ways. Students are expected to contribute to Inter-house competitions, this encourages collegiality and healthy competitions and celebrates achievements and loyalty.

Mughals-Red house (Motto- Igniting spirits)

Maurayans-Blue house (Motto-Setting new trends)

Vikings-Orange house (Motto- Marching forward)

Knights- Green house (Motto- Soaring high)

Investiture Ceremony : Parade

PRE-PRIMARY

Our Sports program is designed to help students for all round development. This helps them to develop their -

  • Social skills
  • Motor skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self confidence
  • Team work

PRIMARY STUDENTS

For primary students integration of sports is inculcated in the more formal team sports like Football, Basketball, Throwball, Cricket, Badminton, Table tennis, Chess and Skating etc.


MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Our sports curriculum is planned and designed for students to develop and enhance skills like strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility, control, balance etc.
We expose our students to a number of sports events at inter-school, state, national and international level. Every student is encouraged to join at least one school sports team.

Our student Adhish Bhardwaj represented the Karnataka state Basketball team for the student Olympic national games in U-14 years category held in Delhi

U-15 years Boys inter school basketball tournament winners held in capstone high

U-12 years inter school badminton tournament doubles winners Likhith of grade vii and Hardhik of grade ix held in sharanya Narayani international school

U-12 years badminton inter school tournament for boys winner held in Sharanya Narayani International School

U-14 years badminton inter school tournament for Girls winner held in Sharanya narayani international school

U-14 Years girls interschool 4X100 mts relay third place held in SNIS

U-14 Years Boys interschool 4X100 mts relay third place held in SNIS

U-14 Years inter school football tournament Participated by the boys team conducted by RELIANCE FOUNDATION & YOUTH SPORTS

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

U-15 years boys basketball practice match capstone high vs sharanya narayani international school

Inter house matches football winners Mughals

Inter house matches basketball winners Knights

Inter house athletic events 4X100 mts relay girls

Sports meet march past by four houses