01 Oct 2015
Welcome to our Sports Page

Sports – Collegiate American School

Sports are both an integral and essential part of the total educational program at the Collegiate American School. The Sports Department aims to nurture and progress the skills of the students in a safe educational sporting environment. It is important that all involved - athletes, parents, coaches and administrators - act responsibly and cooperatively to ensure the success of the program. Emphasis is placed foremost on participation, cooperation and good sportsmanship, where coaches are teachers and role models for athletes, fostering positive attitudes, teamwork and respect of rules. It is very important that your child commits him/herself to the sport that they are selected for, and we expect him/her to honour that commitment for the full season.

Message from the Head of PE and Team Sports

Dear CAS Students and Parents,

I would like to welcome you to the Sand Cats Sports Page.

My philosophy of sport revolves around a student centered approach to learning and places direct emphasis on providing all individuals with the best possible opportunities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. I believe sports and physical education allow students to develop responsibility and confidence, which ultimately helps them grow into well rounded, mature, and emotionally intelligent citizens. Pupils should be given opportunities to build positive relationships with their peers and teachers, be encouraged to develop their talents, and express themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.

This year CAS participates in the Junior EAC League, Sony Soccer League, DASSA, DAPSA, Former EAC League (Emirates Athletic Conference) and IVEI League (Innoventures Education). Every year we have grown and build the sports program, and we can proudly say that we have had some great achievements. To become more successful, athletes are expected to adhere to the sports code of conduct and academic requirements. Representing a school is a privilege; therefore, commitment is a very important part of students’ development in sports.

Participation in competitive team sports involves a considerable time commitment on the part of the athletes. Practices are held after school, and students selected for a team are expected to participate in all scheduled practices. The faculty is aware of sports schedules and will help students balance their academic program with their sports participation; however, the onus is on the students to advise teachers in a timely manner of their pending absences, to collect homework assignments, to arrange for make-up tests and to borrow class notes from classmates. In general, they need to keep up with all aspects of academic responsibility. We want all of our students to learn in a happy and caring environment so that they are able to develop all their talents to the fullest.

Parents are always encouraged to attend sporting events at CAS, but it is especially gratifying and encouraging for the team to have parents at away games. Participation in sports will help building a stronger community for our Sand Cats.

Kindly take the time to look at the schedule that CAS offers to the students in the 2015-2016 Academic Year. We are active on Twitter (@CasPeDepartment), on the School Communicator, and Plus Portal Page. For more information about games and events, please check out the bulletin board next to the big gym and this website. Lastly, I am looking forward to another successful year.

Yours in sport,

Jessie de Vries

Head of Physical Education and Team Sports