Physical education is an integral part of the education process and is aimed towards the overall development of individuals – physical, mental, emotional and social aspects. This is achieved through the medium of physical activities that have been selected with a view of realizing its outcomes.
Apart from learning about the physical aspects of a human body – strength, endurance, fitness and health, education through systematic instructions or training for particular tasks are undertaken. This is necessary the for development and maintenance of human body or the development of physical powers or activities for cultivating physical skills.
The Physical Education program at Omega International School is balanced and provides each student with an opportunity to develop into a physically-educated person; one who learns skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, is physically fit, participates regularly in physical activity and understands the benefits of involvement in the physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle.
At Omega we believe that every child must possess a healthy mind; and to have a healthy mind one must have a healthy physique. This contributes to a healthy society.
The Department of Physical Education is structured in such a way that it caters to the development of physically sound individuals right from Nursery school.
We help students develop physical skills and confidence. For example, Kindergarten and Primary school curriculum includes activities that help children obtain and improve skills such as running, catching, throwing, striking and social skills, applicable to sports such as basketball, football, or cricket. Secondary and Senior Secondary curriculum focuses on lifetime sport skills with a secondary emphasis on team sports. It prepares students to become highly proficient in one or more sport and/or fitness activity of their choice.
The PE classes for students of Kindergarten and Grades I to VIII are conducted through our collaborative partner, EduSports, which aims for holistic education through sports.
The curriculum followed is:
Kindergarten and Grades I and II: Building foundational skills such as eye-hand co-ordination, manipulation, body movements, etc.
Grades III to V: Building sports skills with complete sports based curriculum of eight sports – Football, Cricket, Handball, Track and Field, etc along with co-operative games for fitness.
Grades VI to VIII: Students learn the skills, rules and strategy of multiple sports and play a sport of their choice.
Grades IX to XII: Secondary and Senior Secondary students are trained in all ways to make them fit for their routine life. Students are also encouraged to pursue a sport of their choice and focused training is provided.
Students of XI and XII have Physical Education and Health as an optional VI subject. They are provided with the curriculum as per CBSE norms. The theory curriculum for students of Grade XI includes topics covering the trends and career in Physical Education, Olympic movement, Leadership training, Measurement and Evaluation, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Sports, Psychology and Training in Sports, Doping, Fundamentals of Physiology and Anatomy, and Yoga. Practical topics include Physical Fitness, Skills in any one individual game of choice, Oral exam and Record file.
The curriculum for students of Grade XII include topics on Planning in sports, Sports Nutrition, Yoga and Lifestyle, Physical Education and CWSN, Children and Sports, Women and Sports, Test and Measurement, Physiology and Sports, Sports Medicine, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Sports, Psychology in Sports and Training in Sports. Practical topics include Physical Fitness, Skill of any one individual game of choice, Oral exam and Record file.
Students are also educated about speed, flexibility, stamina, balance and co-ordination. Exposure on various games, its rules and regulations is provided to all students.
CBSE reinforces that Health and Physical Education for students of Grades IX to XII is at the core of their education program. It is recommended that the curriculum be divided into four strands.
Strand 1 – Sports/Games
Strand 2 – Health and Fitness
Strand 3 – SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action)
Strand 4 – Health and activity card (Record)
The Facilitator of Physical Education will maintain the record of all Health and Physical Education activities / competitions of each student. The Comprehensive School Health Manuals (four volumes) brought out by CBSE could be referred to for detailed information and the graded activities that will be taken up as part of the curriculum.
Separate curriculum is followed for students with special needs. The curriculum for special education includes brain gym exercises such as Cross crawl, Elephant eight, Super brain Yoga, Thinking cap, Brain button, Energy yawn, ladder training exercises, lower body strengthening activities and hopping.
After school coaching sessions for football, basketball, hockey, athletics, chess, cricket and skating are conducted round the year.
Intramurals are conducted for sports and games between Kutumbas
Summer camp in various sports and games.
Annual Sports pre-meet is conducted for students of all grades.
Host and participate in the annual Inter-school Cricket and Football tournaments for CBSE.
Annual Sports Meet for CBSE and CIS.
Host and participate in the annual CIS Interschool Football Tournament.
Omega students take part in various Interschool tournaments conducted by Kancheepuram, Chennai and Thiruvallur districts apart from participation in CBSE Cluster VI, South Zone and National tournaments.
Opportunities to take part in Open state, Clubs and selection trials for under-15 and under-17 categories are also facilitated.
Annual celebration in the International Day of Yoga, radiating the spirit of Yoga among all students and teachers of Omega.
Organize KDFA League matches for second and third division at the school campus.
Activities towards Omega’s collaboration with Chennaiyin FC to develop Grassroots level players.
Runner up – Girls in the 6th Omega Interschool Football tournament for Boys & Girls.
Winner, U-19 Boys in the Goethe’s German Institute Interschool Football Tournament organized by St.Pete’s Academy.
Runner-Up, U-14 Boys in the Mary Rajan Memorial Interschool Cricket Tournament.
Winner, U-19 Girls in the Interschool Beach Relay organized by St.Antony’s Anglo Indian School.
Overall Championship (Girls) & Individual medals (Girls) at PEDHAS Interschool Athletics Meet organized by Department of Physical Education, MCC College.
Winner, U-10 Boys in the Friends Trophy Interschool Cricket tournament.
SPRINT 2018 Interschool Athletics Meet organized by PSBB Schools, Chennai:
U-14 Girls category: One Gold & two Silver medals, and Individual Championship.
U-17 Girls category: Three Gold & four Bronze Medals
U-17 Boys category: One Silver & three Bronze Medals.
CBSE Sports & Games
Bronze medals for U-17 & U-19 teams in the Cluster VI Football Tournament for Boys organized by Chellapan Vidya Mandir School, Karaikudi
Bronze medal for U-17 team in the Cluster VI Kho-Kho Tournament for Girls organized by Chettinad Public School, Karaikudi.
One Gold and one Bronze medal in the U-17 Girls category in the 22nd CBSE National Level Athletics Meet organized by Allon’s Public School, Chattisgarh.
Competitions organized by Associations
U-17 (Girls) Football State Championship, Madurai: Students K. Anushya and P. Nalini represent Kancheepuram District.
KDFA League Tournament: Omega Boys represent in 2nd and 3rd Division league matches. In 2nd Division, Omega Boys secured 2nd place with 18 points from 17 Goals.
Tamil Nadu State representation in South Zone & National level Competitions
K. Anushya: represented in the Tamilnadu Football Team for National level Girls Football Tournament.
Gaurav Sahay: represented in the Tamilnadu Boys U-16 Cricket team in the South Zone Inter-state Tournament.
G.G.Abhirami: represented in the TamilNadu Athletics team in the Khelo India School Sports & Games.
N.Preetika: represented in the Tamilnadu Athletics team in the South Zone Inter-state Athletics Championship.
R.Thamizhiniyan: represented in the Chennaiyin FC Team in Football I-League.