sports in school

Sports and PE

At Dubai Heights Academy we truly believe in the motto ‘healthy bodies equals healthy minds.’ Physical activity and sports play a hugely important role in the holistic development of our students - providing them with the platform to flourish in life skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, collaboration, and respect, among many others. Our varied PE and sports programme is tailored to help encourage and motivate participation at all levels and ages; allowing students to find the activity they are passionate about. We have created clear pathways which allow them to push themselves and always strive for improvement by competing in the DASSA inter-school leagues in sports such as athletics, aquathon, basketball, cross-country, football, and netball.

We boast a wide range of world-class facilities that allow our students to thrive and showcase their special talents. These include:

• Three age-specific, temperature-controlled swimming pools
• Two purpose-built sports halls
• A full-sized, FIFA-approved football pitch with 1,000 seats for spectators
• Rooftop courts that cater to netball, volleyball, and tennis
  • PE Programme

      PE in school

      Key Stages 1 & 2 Curriculum Map

      KS1 Physical Education

      Pupil will be taught the following:

      Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
      Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
      Perform dances using simple movement patterns


      KS2 Physical Education

      Pupil will be taught the following:

      Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
      Play competitive games, modified where appropreiate[for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
      Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
      Perform dances using a ranger of movement patterns
      Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
      Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best


      KS1/KS2  Swimming and Water Safety

      Pupil will be taught the following:

      Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
      Use a range of strokes efficiently [ for example, front crawl, backstroke and breatstroke]
      Perform safe self-secure in different water-based situations

  • ECA Sport

    • Swim SquadRugbyBalletFootball
      NetballKarateBasketballCreative Movements
      BadmintonGymnasticsTri SquadTennis


  • Community Sport

    • At DHA, we aim to involve and work with the community and our partners as much as we can. Indeed, we have formed strong relationships with several organisations since our inception. See below:

      • Jumeriah Golf Estates Inclusion programme
      • JGE young ambassadors
      • Parent Boot Camp 2x per week
      • Parent Vs Staff events
      • Mr. King Head coach of DASSA U11 Boys Football Select
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