Athletics education at HIS is focused on helping students become balanced persons who can pursue a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Physical education classes aim to develop students’ physical and mental strength and are offered to all grades. Students can also pursue extra-curricular sports through clubs and SKAC (Southern Korean Activities Conference). HIS is a founding member of SKAC, which was established in 2005. Through SKAC, HIS competes with other international schools in various academic and athletic activities.
Elementary PE classes build basic physical fitness and introduce students to a variety of sports such as futsal, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, jumprope, etc. Extracurricular sports include volleyball club and SKAC volleyball and futsal. The annual Sports Day event allows students to play a variety of sports within the community.
Middle & High School
In middle and high school, PE classes introduce students to a variety of sports and activities in the hope that they find an area of interest. Sports are also used to develop hand-eye coordination, balance, strength, and muscle mass so that students have healthier bodies. Students take two periods of physical education a week, which are compulsory for grades 7-11 and elective for grade 12. PE Classes are divided into three year cycles, and students are introduced to a new sport each quarter, along with a skill, fitness and strength component. At the end of three years, students will have been introduced to 12 different sports or activities and have had some time to develop basic skills in each area.
Extracurricular sports include middle school SKAC basketball and futsal and high school SKAC volleyball and futsal for both boys and girls. Other sports events include the Student Council-arranged intramural competitions, HPL(Handong Premier League) and HBL(Handong Basketball League), and the annual anniversary Sports Day.