Games and activities propelled by a keen spirit of sportsmanship are vital pillars of BHIS Andheri's philosophy in our efforts to mould our students into well-balanced adults. We understand that present-day is also about extracurricular activities and not just academics.
Keeping that thought at the forefront, we provide a range of SPA (Sports and Performing Arts) activities, both, during and after school hours. It includes activities such as chess, yoga, capoeira, fencing, basketball, football, dramatics, music, dance, skating, taekwondo, art, and athletics. We also have regular inter-house contests and encourage our students to participate in inter-school and state level competitions. And we are happy to see our students excel and achieve new milestones, one day at a time.
Billabong High International School, Andheri, in its second year, is setting high benchmarks in various educational avenues. Sports and Performing Arts are high on that agenda because we believe that every student has an innate talent that must be nurtured. We encourage competitive events, and athletics forms the base of all sprinting and team races. The Annual Sports Day was an extension of that holistic vision and we owe it to our students, parents and faculty who support our endeavour to better our best, every time.
This Afro-Brazilian martial art is a favourite sport with our students as it combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. As it was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century, song and dance forms a strong backdrop to its complex manoeuvres. Centre for Capoeira India, has made a special place in our hearts. Our students know most songs by heart and love to display their skills at every class.
This tabletop game has always been a country favourite. And it was given that it would be on the BHIS Andheri SPA list. Other than chess, carrom is a game of wits and marksmanship. Played in singles and doubles, this four person game has many takers at BHIS Andheri. We have fierce interhouse competitions that say it all.
The inter-house chess competition at BHIS Andheri is always an animated affair. Battle strategies are drawn, pawns are sacrificed, and the cavalry is unleashed in full throttle. Nothing short of a blockbuster movie, this checkered board game sees brilliant strategies from young minds, and we couldn’t be more chuffed.
The much-loved game of the nation is a hot favourite at BHIS Andheri. We are in the process of getting our team together just like that of football, kabaddi and basketball. Our students are trained by the best in the industry and are showing much promise. As a SPA activity, cricket is turning out to be a competitive sport with each student striving to hone his innate talent.
Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. It is based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship and is a group of three related combat sports. In the last year, we have seen the stellar performances by our students, siblings Kereena and Grrishma Seth at the Mayor Fencing Competition, 2019. Both the girls excelled in the 'Under 10' category in this prestigious event. While our Grade 5 student, Kereena Seth picked a Silver(Saber) & Bronze (Epee), her younger sister, Grade 3 student Grrishma Seth scored a Silver (Epee), too. Kereena was also awarded the best player in the Under 10 - girls category.
Being fit is a mantra we advocate to our students. Of course, with metabolism on their side, one would argue if they even need to burn the extra calories. We say, yes, they do. Fitness is a state of mind and should be encouraged since childhood. Fatigue can set in and give way to lethargy which could be the start of many illnesses. Fitness is all about adopting the right lifestyle and at BHIS Andheri, it is the way of life.
Our upcoming indoor football turf is modern in outlook and utilitarian in its application. It promises to be a favourite with the boys and girls for its unique design and ease of access. Our terrace football turf is crafted with quality artificial grass and well-crafted nets and is an ideal space to practice along with offering a bird's eye view.
Our students love the gymnastics class. Apart from building their strength, agility and flexibility, it also improves their coordination and endurance. It takes effort to make it look effortless, and discipline gets them there. We are hoping to have our students participate in competitive gymnastics, soon.
Our BHIS Andheri Kabadians made their debut at the Star Sports KBD Juniors League. They put up a good fight but sometimes, the challenge is greater than the preparation. Taking this in their stride, our team now heads full steam to work on their form and improve their game. At BHIS Andheri, we insist on fair play, and more importantly on accepting the lesson from failure. Nothing teaches you better than real life. So, here's looking at conquering the next level of this desi contact sport.
Swimming is one sport that requires the entire body strength to navigate the water. Hence, at BHIS Andheri, we offer it as part of our curated SPA choices. Our upcoming indoor swimming pool is confined in safe environs to provide privacy and security. Complete with state of the art safety measures, we've ensured that each child learns the sport comfortably, at his or her own pace, under the watchful eyes of a well-trained coach.
Taekwondo means "the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world." It pursues harmonious growth and improvements of life through its unique activities. AT BHIS Andheri, we have coaches from Eklavya Sports academy that teach our students this Korean sport. Under their training, our students made us proud at the 15th Open District Taekwondo Championship organized by The Gurukul Taekwondo Academy at Kandivali on January 27, 2019. Our girls, Safa Khan and Rimsha Shah, bagged the gold and silver in Poomsae which is a definite pattern of defence-and-attack motions.Our girls excelled in Kyorugi, too, where you are required to devise your moves and respond by assessing your opponent's strength. Rimsha Shah and Safa Khan bagged the silver medal each while Shifa Khan brought home the bronze. Not to be left behind, Devansh Mishra bagged the bronze in the boys Kyorugi, too. All in all, a fabulous feat!
In Sanskrit, Yoga means to join, and this ancient Indian science connects the body, mind and soul, holistically. Yoga finds mention in ancient Indian texts of Rig Veda and Yajur Veda for enhancing both mental and physical health.Swami Vivekananda introduced Yoga to the world in his lecture, in 1893, at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. Since then, Yoga has become India’s gift to the world. And at BHIS Andheri, we recognise this treasure and include it in our daily lives.