Our aim is to introduce all students to a wide range of sports activities, with a primary focus on developing skills. The other focus is on the importance of looking after one's health through exercise. Every student receives a balanced and progressive programme in physical education, after school hours.
Our students are divided into four houses viz., Cauvery, Ganga, Godavary and Yamuna and matches are conducted among these houses throughout the year. Our students participate in these matches keen to win prizes and to get points for their houses. The house that scores the maximum points in these matches is awarded the prestigious rolling trophy of the year. Each house is represented by a distinct colour and our students take pride in wearing their house uniforms.
- Ganga - Red
- Cauvery - Blue
- Godavary - Green
- Yamuna - Yellow
Whilst striving for excellence, the underlining principles of the games programme are involvement, enjoyment and achievement. Our well-qualified staff members, operating with excellent facilities, work hard to ensure these aims are met.
Opportunities are given for enthusiastic players to represent Chinmaya Vidyalaya in various competitions. The importance of sports is recognized as a vehicle for healthy living; as an opportunity to engage in and learn from competition, as well as a means in itself for fun and fulfilment.
The school supports and encourages the pivotal role of various co-curricular sport activities in the campus as involvement in a competitive team or recreational sport works in conjunction with academic achievement and social well being to create an all rounder. This balance of academic, social, and athletic pursuits is what makes the Chinmayan 'A student with a difference'.
The physical education classes are meant to instill the value of physical fitness, nutrition & diet and personal hygiene.
The School has Basketball, Volley ball, Football, Cricket, Tennis and Table tennis teams. Besides inter house matches, the teams participate in inter school competitions. Students are given support for pursuing yoga, Taek-won-do, fencing, chess, etc. The Annual Sports Meet held at our campus picks the champions of the year, in the track and the field events.
The well-marked basketball court and our experienced coach, who gives efficient training, have inspired our students to win many matches.
We aim to perfect catching, passing, pivoting and shooting skills. Skills are practised in small-sided games, building up to 5-aside (House competitions).
The Vidyalaya has a soft court dedicated to volley ball. Students are guided and trained by in-house sports instructor.
Handball is a dynamic, popular and exciting sport that requires athleticism, strength and stamina, agility, great fitness and most of all, team work. We have a vast ground and a trained P.E.T to train our wards in handball.
Strength & Conditioning with Ball Skills
This module aims to develop the basic ball skills of throwing and catching, required for all sports, alongside improving general body conditioning. Students work on improving their hand-eye coordination, core stability, agility, footwork, fitness and reaction time.
Shuttle Badminton demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, explosive strength, speed and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements. We have two courts and a dedicated coach to lead our school team.
A vast football ground, in-school sports instructor and enthusiastic teams keep the ball rolling beautifully between trained feet.
Students develop the basic skills including: hitting; push-passing and dribbling. They learn to stop the ball with control and pass with accuracy. They practise skills in small-sided games, whilst developing their understanding of the rules.
With a court at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, tennis is a fast-growing activity. Forehand and backhand drives, volleys and half-volleys are taught along with an over-arm service. The lob and smash are introduced for the more-advanced players. Everyone in the Senior School gets the opportunity to play in tennis tournaments.
Students compete and learn the skills required for 100m, 200m, 800m, hurdles, relays, javelin, long jump and high jump. All students take part in Sports Day and take pride in competing among their houses.
Taek-won-do is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts that teaches more than physical fighting skills.
The following qualities are imbibed through a regular training in this martial art form:
- Enhancement of self-esteem by heightening one's physical and mental powers.
- Building confidence by encouraging one to succeed and to take control of one's life.
- Develop self-discipline by training one's body and mind in line with a set of techniques.
- Teaching self-defence by training one to recognize situations in which physical self-defence may be necessary and teaching one how to control such situations to one's advantage.
- Strengthen mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline.
- Taek-won-do masters are seriously involved in engaging our students in various skills of the art to produce champions as well as keep our students physically-fit.
Fencing is a competitive sport, which has always provided a rich haul of medals at state level for our school. We have promoted fencing participation in our school with an eye for the following qualities our students would master by regular involvement in this sport:
- Strength and endurance of the limbs
- Anaerobic fitness
- Aerobic fitness
Yoga has been practised for more than 5000 years. Yoga classes focus on teaching asanas. It offers many health benefits by helping students gain flexibility, strength and balance. While performing yoga asanas, our body releases lactic acid that is built up with muscle use. With regular practice yoga asanas lubricate the joints and help the practitioners experience fluidity throughout their body. In short yoga is a gateway to good health.
Yogic exercises recharge the body with cosmic energy. This facilitates:
- Attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony
- Promotes self- healing
- Removes negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body
- Enhances personal power
- Increases self-awareness
- Helps in attention of focus and concentration, useful especially for students
- Reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system
The aspirant feels rejuvenated and energized. Thus, yoga bestows upon every aspirant the powers to control body and mind. Yoga practice at Chinmaya is considered a wellness activity - 'A healthy mind in a healthy body'.
We have two table tennis boards and a trained P.E.T. to coach our students.
- It is one of the fastest sports around.
- One can get a good workout.
- Chess accommodates all modality strengths.
- Chess improves decision making skills.
- Chess creates a pattern or thinking system that, when used totally, breeds success. The chess-playing students become accustomed to looking for more and different alternatives while solving a problem.
- Chess classes promote mental alertness, and challenges students to be creative and think out of the box.
- We have an expert to teach chess for our students.
School becomes a place for 'All play and No work' during vacations. The Physical Education Department organizes elaborate summer camps with several exciting activities that include skill practice for games and athletics, and trekking in nearby mountains.