Sibtsport is a multi-sport school aimed at teaching children between the ages of 3 and 12 the fundamental elements for becoming a well developed sportsperson. Our programme is staggered on two levels. In the first level, 3 & 4+ year old children are taught the foundations of physical education and movement. This includes Manipulative Skills (Throwing, Catching, Kicking); Non-Manipulative Skills (Jumping, Rolling, Balancing, etc); Spacial Awareness & Locomotor Skills (Running, Hopping, etc). At the second level, 5-12 years, throughout our structured programme, young children will learn a wide variety of skills, by learning 8 different sports, that will mould them, not only into a sportsperson, but a motivator, leader and teammate. they will also learn valuable skills in a variety of sports (namely : Football, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Mini Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball and Tag Rugby) and develop the ability to psychologically prepare themselves for the many varying situations faced in both sport and life. As of this year we will be introducing Aerobics and Health Related Fitness, and kids will have sessions every week.
During the various team sport sessions children are taught not only the basic skills of the sports, but as educationalists we also focus on character building, developing a sense of co-operation, how to lead people, how to handle adversity and Team Bonding. These are all key qualities that will benefit the players in adult life. At the end of the full course each child will be assessed and awarded a Certificate of Participation and Assessment Form.
The two recent additions to our programme, Educational Gymnastics and Swimming. The Educational Gymnastics course is structured progressively to promote aerobic and muscular endurance; muscle fitness; agility; body control and overall co-ordination. Through Educational Gymnastics we also aim to develop the child’s self-confidence, teach them how to use their body efficiently and safely. As with the other activities, at the end of the full Gymnastics course the child will be assessed and awarded a Certificate of Participation and an Assessment Form. Gymnastic sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (1 session per week) and children will be grouped by age.
Swimming is aimed for both beginners and the more experienced. Lessons are held in small groups and adequate supervision is guaranteed throughout all the sessions. The Swimming lessons are all held at the Ta’ Qali Sports Complex in a heated indoor pool. A Certificate of Participation and an Assessment Portfolio are given to each child at the end of each full course. Swimming sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
As of this year, we will be introducing Athletics. The programme is aimed towards introducing athletics to all kids of ages 5 to 12. Sessions will be held in Mtarfa and the main aim is to expose kids to Athletics, especially Athletics being another key activity that is beneficial not only to all kids who would like to continue progressing to a particular field or track event but also to all those who move into other sports. These sessions will be held on Fridays between 16:30 and 17:30.
Another activity we will be introducing this year is Drama. This activity will be held on Fridays from 16:30 till 17:30.
All these activities start in October and end in May.