purpose of the gym and sports class at Private Istanbul College is to
determine the needs of the students based on their ages and grades, and
to make them reach the desired level of physical competence. Our school
places a special importance on the sports activities of each age group.
In accordance with this principle, every student gets the gym program
based on his/her age which will contribute in his/her physical
development. The students are assisted in accordance with their talents
and achievements in sports, and are taught to exercise regularly
starting from the young ages.
The gym lessons in Private Istanbul College include sports, such as
gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, tennis and
swimming, in accordance with the curriculum of Ministry of National
Education, and some other branches such as sailing, riding, mountain
climbing, ice skating and other less popular branches are also
introduced. In case that there is enough interest in those sports
branches, the students are directed to the clubs where they can practice
The gym and sports concept of Private Istanbul College is to make the
students adopt a life-long sports idea. Gym has physical, psychomotor,
mental, social and emotional effects on childrens development.
Effects on physical development: The exercises performed during the
early ages improve the bone structure, allow the muscles to develop
better, protects the functionality and structural health and strength of
the joints. Effects on psychomotor development can be divided into 3
groups: The overall behaviors and changes are the changes in the
behaviors that determine the personality of the child within the society.
Motor behaviors and changes are the reactions of the individuals.
Complex behaviors and changes form the childs complete behavior.
Effects on mental development: The child understands the health
principles and the importance of movement throughout life. He gets
information on the nature of human movement, importance in growth and
development, hygiene, prophylaxis, balanced and adequate nutrition, and
healthy life habits.
Effects on social and emotional development: Harmony and coordination
with others, learning and adopting the social rules, expressing the
feelings, redirecting their depression and letting off their boredom,
movement and development in creativity.