Athletics

Rosslyn Academy offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to enhance and enrich our students academic experience. A big component of this is our athletic program. There are opportunities for students to participate in the Elementary, Middle and High School.

Elementary

Rosslyn Academy Elementary School offers a wide variety of clubs, teams, and groups outside of the regular classroom, and students are encouraged to participate to enhance and enrich their academic experience. Physical Education classes are held twice a week for each grade. These classes are designed to develop the appropriate skills, team learning, and attitudes at each developmental level while also teaching the fundamentals of sports ranging from swimming to football.

Intramural sports are held after school one day a week for the 3rd through 5th graders. All students are encouraged to participate, and all who do so play in the games. Emphasis is on participation, enjoyment, and learning game skills. 

There are normally four sports seasons with a final game in each season.  Sports seasons typically include soccer, touch rugby, field hockey and basketball. In addition, an after-school competitive swim team is available to all students, from kingergarten to 12th grade, who are qualify through try-outs. This swim team practices at the swimming pool on Rosslyn Academy’s campus.

Middle School

Recognizing that athletics is a valuable and healthy means of expression, Rosslyn Academy seeks to provide maximum opportunity for its community to participate in the widest variety of activities possible.  In addition to the integration of Physical Education in the daily schedule of classes, Rosslyn’s middle school students enjoy a healthy round of competition in an after school intramural and inter-school sports program.

In Middle School, the intramural program is comprised of three seasons.  Season 1 (September – November) is girls’ basketball and boys’ football. Season 2 (January – March) is girls’ football and boys’ basket ball as well both boys’ and girls’ field hockey. These sports are offered in a way that student athletes may participate in both offerings.  Season 3 (April – May) is volleyball for girls and rugby for boys.

After 4 – 6 weeks of an intramural season, inter-school teams are selected for the remainder of the season. These teams host other schools at home and also travel to other schools to play in regular season and tournament matches. Inter-school track is also offered during Seasons 1 (Under 15) and 3 (Under 13 and possibly Under 15).

High School

Rosslyn Academy High School students enjoy an extensive athletic program which competes in the the KAIIS league.  This is a group of Independent International Schools dedicated to designing, implementing and promoting superior athletic events and inter-school initiatives among its member schools and student participants.  It is comprised of 25 of the top college prep schools in Nairobi and Nakuru.  Rosslyn also partners with Christian International Schools from around East Africa to join together to expand our competition and camaraderie by hosting an annual sports tournament in different locations around East Africa on a yearly basis.

At Rosslyn the athletic competition is divided into 3 separate seasons and fields over 20 different teams. Most sports field an “A” and a “B” squad which allows for greater participation and assists with the development of younger players for the tougher competition at the “A” level.  Rosslyn competes in girls and boys football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, swimming and tennis. Rosslyn also fields a boys rugby team.  Over half of the high school student body participates in at least one sport.

The athletic squads have enjoyed success on the fields of competition which is reflected by the many banners that hang from the gymnasium ceiling. Rosslyn plays to win, but as with all areas of the school, focuses on developing the body, mind and soul of the student-athlete, believing that how the students play matters as much as the final score.

The coaching staff works to develop character, teamwork and sportsmanship in the athletes. Rosslyn encourages athletic participation because it teaches virtues such as desire, dedication, discipline and drill as well as builds community with fellow students.

Athletic Seasons
  • Season 1
    August through mid-November
    Girls’ basketball, Boys’ football, Track and Field, Swimming , Tennis (coed)
  • Season 2
    Late November through early March
    Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ and Boy’s Field Hockey, Girls’ football, Swimming
  • Season 3
    Mid-March through early May
    Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball, Rugby, Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is a school wide sport that involves participation from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.  This is a competitive swim team and students compete in age level appropriate swim meets with various schools from around Kenya.  

 

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