Extra Curricular Sports Program
The Extra Curricular Sports Program at LIS runs from the Primary School through the High School, with both Boys and Girls teams competing. We aim to field as many teams as is possible based on available numbers of students within a particular age group. The main emphasis of the program is to train teams to compete against other local school teams. We also seek to set up tournaments with the international schools in Nassau, namely St. Andrews and Lyford Cay.
We generally field Primary, Middle and High School teams in Softball, Basketball and Soccer and compete in the Grand Bahama Primary & Secondary Sports Association Leagues. Primary School teams are usually mixed and Middle and High School have Boys and Girls teams. We emphasize having fun, sportsmanship and fair play with our teams but we have also managed to be quite competitive. Some noticeable results in recent years are the Primary School Softball and Soccer teams who have been first runners up, and the Boys and Girls Soccer teams have been either champions or runners up over the last three years. This has been an excellent achievement for LIS, especially considering that most of the schools we are competing against are 4-5 times our size.
Team training sessions are run based on the sports seasons with Softball and Basketball typically taking place in the first semester and Soccer during the second semester.
House System Sports
The team sports program is also run as a competitive extension within LIS of the House System that is based on a "participation for all" theory.
The highlight of the House System competition usually takes place in March on 'Sports Day.' This day is an LIS community event which is dedicated to field and track activities, where all students, as well as their parents and staff members participate and earn points for their respective House Teams.