Sports & Tournaments
At Hebron, there is a place for every child, regardless of their athletic ability. From basic skill programmes to elite training opportunities, students demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, effort and attainment across a broad range of sports. The Department of Physical Education and Sports focuses on making sure every student at every ability is exposed to and participates in a wide variety of sport throughout their school life.
Hebron has a long history of athletic competition and performance. Whilst instructional physical education is an obligatory and well-established part of the curriculum for every age group, competitive sport is also widely encouraged and highly enjoyed by student and teachers alike as well as being strongly supported by eager student spectators keen to spur on their peers and cheer for Hebron. Across a wide range of sports, Hebron competes against other local and regional schools through a variety of formal and informal tournaments.
Whilst instructional physical education is an obligatory and well-established part of the curriculum for every age group, competitive sport is also widely encouraged and highly enjoyed by student and teachers alike as well as being strongly supported by eager student spectators keen to spur on their peers and cheer for Hebron.
In-school competitions provide a venue for students to showcase their athletic abilities. These are tournaments held between students representing Houses - Blue or Gold - or between staff and students. There are six major competitions that take place throughout the academic year and involve all students and faculty. All students who are medically qualified are required to participate. The Junior School has its own programme including 5-a-side football, basketball, and various other age-appropriate games, as well as an altered Cross Country Course and a Sports Day and Swimming Gala.
Inter-school competitions are organised by the Association of Heads of English Speaking Schools in the Nilgiris (AHESSN), of which Hebron School is a member. The competitions include 30-35 different tournaments for various age groups in all indoor and outdoor Games. The Inter-school Competitions are held according to the schedule established by the heads of the institutions affiliated with the Association of English Speaking Schools.
Regular Physical Education classes are a component of students' classes from Standard 1 to 13, and cover a wide range of activities such as learning the rules and methods of play for various games and sports. Swimming training is based on the Swim and Survive sequence and culminates in the Swimming Gala at the end of the term. Regular physical education classes are designed to prepare students for all competitions, to develop general fitness and an understanding of sport, and to gain knowledge and correct interpretation of the rules, as well as the biological and mechanical aspects that underpin them.