A very active House System promotes the integration of the different age groups all the way from Pre-Nursery to Class 11. On entering the school, all students are allocated to a House and, in principle; members of the same family will be allocated to the same House. Membership of a House enhances the student’s sense of identity and belonging and creates a spirit of friendly competition and cooperation, as well as providing additional opportunities for participation in various non-academic events.
The House system provides a vehicle through which social, sporting and cultural events, including competitions, are organised. Each House is led by a Head of House appointed from among the teaching staff. Captains and Vice-Captains, elected from among the student body, are responsible for assisting the Head of House in the organisation of House activities and competitions. For details: Houses
In Zona Sul Unit – Botafogo Site there are two outdoors sports courts and one indoor gymnasium, as well as a few other small sports areas dedicated for Lower Primary students. Pre-Nursery to Class 5 students have PE classes on campus.In Zona Sul Unit – Urca Site sports facilities are limited and students attend Physical Education lessons at sports facilities off campus once a week. Transportation to sports facilities is provided by the school.
Barra Unit has outdoors sports courts and indoor sports facilities, as well as a swimming pool. Students have PE classes on campus.
Annual Sports Days and House Competitions that are held throughout the year are popular events among the students. Students compete in both individual and team sports, always representing their Houses.
Our school regularly participates in tournaments involving other international schools in Brazil and South America. These are held for the under 15 years old teams as well as for the under 18’s. School teams include boys’ and girls’ basketball, football and volleyball.
The TBS Falcons Programme is designed to support our students in their education and growth at The British School, in line with the school’s Vision, Mission and Learner Profile; and compliments the School’s Physical Education Curriculum.
The Falcons teams regularly participate in tournaments involving other international schools in Brazil and South America. These are held for teams under 15 and under 18 years old. School teams include boys’ and girls’ basketball, football and volleyball. Other sporting teams may be available depending on interest from students.
Students in Class 5 upwards have the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, extra-curricular sporting activities that develop their skills while also learning how to be part of a team. Athletics and team sports give opportunities for students to develop skills and attitudes identified in our TBS Leaner Profile; such as time management, goal setting, a strong work ethic, leadership and sportsmanship. Through participation in the Falcons, students mature physically, mentally and emotionally. Involvement in the Falcons also supports students in their pursuit of further education via opportunities to apply for scholarships in universities abroad.
Every year there are opportunities at various competitive tournaments, for students who have demonstrated a commitment to participating in practices that represent the school’s values and spirit.