SPORTS & ARTS
Sports and sportsmanship – we aim to encourage both in our students.
Physical Education (PE) at Stonehill is an integral part of our curricula. In addition to health and fitness, we attach equal importance to developing skills, learning to work in teams, building leadership and personal growth, critical thinking and problem solving. All three IB programmes (PYP, MYP and DP) promote balanced individual development and our PE course enables it.
Stonehill students compete regularly with teams from other schools in Bangalore, India, and Asia through our extracurricular and ISACI sports programmes. Swimming, tennis, equestrian sports, basketball, football (or soccer, if you prefer), volleyball, and cricket are just a few of our sports offerings.
Embassy International Riding School
Embassy International Riding School Bangalore (EIRS), is India’s premier horse riding school, run according to British Horse Society standards. Our 240 acre campus is adjacent to Stonehill International School.
- Riding lessons for all levels, from beginner to advanced, conducted by qualified instructors and offered as extra-curricular activities.
- Pony Club activities for children of all ages.
- A range of leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities, including dining at Ai Cavalli, one of the city’s longstanding Italian restaurants widely known for its simple, rustic appeal and delicious home-style cooking.
For more details: www.embassyridingschool.com
Zeeshan Ali Tennis Academy
Zeeshan Ali, who brings a world-class tennis programme to Stonehill, has over 20 years of coaching experience and has worked with top international men’s and women’s tennis players like Roger Federer, Leander Paes, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Anna Kournikova, Anna Ivanovic, Mary Pierce and Sania Mirza.
Along with his team of internationally certified coaches, Zeeshan runs a successful tennis program for juniors and adults at the Tennis Academy. The tennis program has over 250 tennis enthusiasts. His credentials include being National and Davis Cup coach of the UAE from 2006 to 2009 and a member of the Senior Selection Committee of the All India Tennis Association.
Exploring culture and creativity through the visual and performing arts
Creative arts enrich people and are critical to an understanding of global cultures and the common themes that unite societies. Music, theatre, visual arts and dance are an integral part of life at Stonehill.
An annual Arts Week allows students to concentrate exclusively on creativity. The school has staged a number of major productions, a recent example of which is a bilingual adaptation of the Panchatantra (a collection of Indian fables) in collaboration with our neighbouring village school.
Primary and Secondary specialists are employed to teach the Arts and a dedicated Arts Centre is part of the medium-term development plan.