Physical Education

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Richard Lukats

Athletics Director
[email protected]

I am Mr Richard Lukats and have taken the position of Athletics Director at Headstart International School. I have over twenty years experience of working in schools both internationally and in the United Kingdom. I have been working as a senior school administrator (Athletics Director, Principal/Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher/Principal and Assistant Headteacher) for the past 18 years internationally and in the UK. I am a UK qualified teacher (Post Graduate of Education, PGCE) and holds the UK qualification to be a Headteacher (National Professional Qualification for Headship, NPQH). At Headstart International School, I will be responsible for leading the overall strategic direction, operational effectiveness and administration of the school’s sports and activities programme, alongside managing the P.E. Department. I am passionate, about the role sport and physical activity plays in the development of young people and am looking forward to further developing the already excellent programme that is on offer at Headstart. I am looking forward to working with all members of the Headstart Community to enhance the opportunities for participation in physical activities for everyone.

At HeadStart our concept of a complete and balanced Physical Education and Sports programme means providing all children with a wide range of athletics, games and activities in a fun and safe environment, delivered and taught by world-class professionals, coaches and experts in their fields. This allows students to develop their interest and skills in physical activity and sport and to further focus their talents and abilities towards specialist skills as they advance year by year through the school.

HeadStart delivers a three phase approach to Sport and Fitness Development.

Physical Education (PE) Curriculum

In order to inspire a love of sport and physical activity, and to ensure our children are motivated to actively keep themselves healthy, the first thing that has to be right is the PE Curriculum that the school provides. With that in mind we have introducing a very broad and balanced PE and games curriculum in line with the English National curriculum from Pre-School right through to our Sixth Form form students.

PE lessons begin in Foundation with the essential acquirement of important life and survival skills such as Swimming and the physical literacy of fine motor skills that develop at these early stages. As your child moves through Key Stages 1 and 2 a broad range of sports and athletics taught by specialist teachers is delivered along with regular whole school events, house competitions and sporting tournaments and events between other schools on the island of Phuket and beyond.

Our dedicated team of ten PE and Sports Coaching staff who deliver the PE curriculum, along with our excellent facilities, mean we are able to provide an outstanding Physical Education program for all of our students across all year groups. Throughout an academic year our students will now experience a wide range of 12 activities including:

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Dance and Movement
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Primary and Foundation games development
  • Fitness
  • Aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Basketball

Main Sport Events for 2016-2017

14 September, 2016 U9 and U11 Inter School Football Friendly at UWC

17 September, 2016 PISAC Swim League round 1 at Thanyapura

1-2 October, 2016 U10 and U12 Phuket Soccer Schools Football Tournament at Thanyapura

8 October, 2016 PISAC Senior Boys Football Tournament at HeadStart

28-30 October, 2016 Super Swim Sprint Meet at Thanyapura

4-5 November, 2016 Senior Girl’s SEA International Basketball Tournament at BISP

5 November, 2016 PISAC Swim League round 2 at Thanyapura

9 November, 2016 PISAC U9 and U11 FOOTBALL Tournament at HeadStart

16 November, 2016 PISAC U13 and U15 Boys Football Tournament at HeadStart

16 November, 2016 PISAC Senior Girls Football Football Tournament at UWC

25 November, 2016 BISP Soccer 7’S at BISP

26 November, 2016 Junior Triathlon at Thanyapura

9-11 December, 2016 Bangkok Patana ‘Feeding Frenzy’ Swim Meet at Bangkok Patana

11 December, 2016 Colour Fun Run at Thanyapura

8 February, 2017 U13 and U18 PISAC Athletics Meet at UWC

15 February, 2017 U9 and U11 PISAC Athletics Meet at HeadStart

15 February, 2017 SUPERKIDZ TENNIS at Thanyapura

31 March to 31 April, 2017 Rocket Science Swim Meet at Thanyapura

31 March to 2 April, 2017 BISP Tennis Open at BISP

22 April, 2017 PISAC Swim League round 3 at Thanyapura

5-7 May, 2017 Flying Fish Swim Meet at BISP

21 May, 2017 U11 3v3 PISAC Basketball Tournament at HeadStart

31 May, 2017 U7 to U11 PISAC Swim Gala at KIS

7 June, 2017 U13 to U19 PISAC Swim Gala at KIS

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