Sports & PE
We take sports seriously at Sunmarke and celebrate our sporting achievements just as much as academic successes.
Our students enjoy an extensive timetabled programme for PE including Health-related fitness, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. Our curriculum offers great breadth, with students also participating in activities as diverse as touch Martial Arts and Zumba.
This offer is further enhanced by our Games programme which allows all students exposure to competitive team sports such as Football, Touch Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, and Handball alongside further opportunities for developing Health and Fitness.
As well as our dedicated PE staff – we bring in specialist coaching to bolster the Games program and also give students opportunities to experience the breadth of activities on offer locally in Dubai.Our teams, known as the Spartans, compete in the full range activities offered by the DASSA and DAPSA Dubai Sports organizations and we have many athletes competing at local, regional and national level.
We promote a positive approach to the sport; to introduce the joys of a healthy lifestyle and working with others; encouraging students to discover activities they may enjoy for a lifetime.
On-site we have a full size and a 5-a-side Astroturf pitch as well as MUGA courts outdoors for multisport use. Indoors there are two Multi-Purpose Sports halls, a dance studio, gymnasium, our 25m and learner swimming pools.
There are four houses, Tigers (blue), Panthers (red), Lions (green), and Leopards (yellow). You’ll be attached to one when you join the school and will be able to represent your house in several competitive activities during the year, including the annual whole-school Sports Day.
Awards are presented for individual achievements and to the houses that triumph in each sport. But in all activities, the emphasis is on teamwork, effort and enthusiasm, along with friendly competition and having fun.
“Both of my children are very sporty and are in the swim squad, football squad and basketball squad. The PE teachers are fantastic and do a really good job making my kids more active”