Robert Duncan
Head of Sport

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A cornerstone of a great school is having great pride, passion and team spirit amongst the school community.

At SISD, sport is one of the ways we harness this pride and passion, and we are committed to ensuring every student has the opportunity to take part, but also to excel if they can. It is our goal to use competitive sport to build on the values, lessons and instruction provided during day-to-day lessons, and as part of our curriculum.

It is also our aim to create a sense of community and to build a common bond through support for our teams. Finally, we want to instill an unmatched sense of pride through commitment, teamwork, perseverance, effort, and the ability for students to represent their school in sporting and athletic competitions.

Les sports proposés par la SISD et les locaux sont phénoménaux - mes enfants ont adoré essayer pleins de sports différents, concourir dans les équipes de l'école et tout simplement représenter leur école.

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At SISD, we are very proud of our sport – very proud of the opportunities we offer for all our students, and very proud of our opportunities for excellence that we offer our very talented students.

We offer a huge variety of sports, and are very lucky to have some of the best sporting facilities in Dubai. These include an Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball courts, football pitches, a full sized gym and cardio suite, indoor and outdoor running tracks, tennis and padel tennis courts, beach volleyball and lots more.

Our students are encouraged to participate in the sports, not only as part of the curriculum, but also in the wide array of after-school sports clubs we offer, and the sporting teams. Our sports teams compete within the leagues in Dubai, and competitions take place every week against the other top schools in Dubai. We are very proud of our team successes across all the age groups, and students form as young as 8 years are encouraged to join one of our sporting teams.

For our very sporty and talented athletes, we offer a Speedo swim academy, a dedicated athletics academy, and opportunities for the students to compete nationally and internationally in sporting fixtures and events.

Our PE team are dedicated sports coaches, all with sporting passions and interests of their own, and the students are coached by these high quality individuals, always encouraging students to be the BEST they can be!

Dubai Affiliated School Sport Association (DASSA)

SISD is a member of the Dubai Affiliated School Sport Association (DASSA).  DASSA oversees school sporting competitions for over 70 Dubai schools in a plethora of sports.  Our academic year includes 3 sport seasons which are aligned with our after school activities calendar.

At SISD we currently have competitive teams for both boys and girls in the following sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field

Our Sports Academies

Our Speedo Swim Academy offers talented swimmers the option to train before and after school with dedicated Speedo coaches

Our Athletics Academy is new and launching in 2023! Talented athletes and runners will be offered dedicated training sessions before and after school with the AIS coaching team.

Sport Calendar & Fixtures

See details about upcoming matches, results and more...

Our Latest Sports News

Let’s hear it for the boys! A winning result for our U14 Basketball team tonight, beating GEMS Founders, Al Mizhar 37-27. 🏀 🏀👏 ...

An invigorating match for our U12 girls’ team tonight! They finished the 3rd quarter well and had a strong 4th, scoring 10 points alone in the final quarter. Unfortunately it was just short of a come back, as they lost overall to Kings Nad Al Sheba with a final score of 18-11. ...

A close game for the U14 Girls basketball team yesterday. The girls scored two baskets late in the 4th quarter but unfortunately lost, with a final score of 13-11 to CIS. Great effort by all, team IBEX! ...

A very close game for our U12 girls’ basketball team vs Jumeirah College this afternoon. Resulting in a final 16-14 loss result to SISD, the girls demonstrated fantastic effort and brilliant teamwork; we are excited to see what they can achieve over the course of the season! ...

Swimming success! Congratulations to Kyan on his swimming achievements at the recent Hamilton Last Chance event at @hamdansc this weekend. Kyan brought home 4 gold medals and a bronze, to add to his collection! 🥇🏅 ...

Bravo to our U15 Boys Water Polo team who won against Hartland International School 8-6 yesterday. Go IBEX! ...

Congratulations to our Primary Swim Team who came in 2nd place against DIA, Horizon International School & Sunmarke. Go IBEX! ...

A great opening win for our U12 boys vs Dubai Scholars this evening. Keep up the great work, team IBEX! ...

Congratulations to all our Primary swimmers who competed in the Speedo Novice gala today. A total of 15 medals for Alex, Karim, Aysha, Anna and Marc! @speedoswimsquads_uae ...

Meet Zoe, our SISD athletics sport scholar! ...

Congratulations to Eugenio in Grade 4 who came first in his age group at the US Kids Tour Championship that was held Sunday in Al Hamrah Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah. What an achievement! ...

Chloé in Grade 2 dominated the competition at the Level Up Challenge in Dubai, clinching first place in Artistic Gymnastics against all of the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait gyms. Bravo! ...

DASSA Secondary Athletics: Crushing it with gold medals!

Yassin came first in U19 boys 800m & 1500m, Mariza claims 1st in U19 girls 100m with Sarah in 3rd. Sarah takes the lead in U19 girls 200m, while Mariza secures 3rd. Lina shines bright with 1st place in U13 girls 600m.


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