Athletics

MES Cairo Athletic Programme


Primary Athletics

As a complement to physical education, children in Key Stage Two have the chance to become a member of Team Cougar. Team Cougar is our sports team that plays fixtures against other schools in the local area. The sports in which Team Cougar compete in are Football, Basketball, Netball, Swimming and Athletics. Children who have the privilege to compete for Team Cougar show many characteristics such as being talented, hardworking, a good sport, well-behaved and a team player.

The Primary physical education department also competes in a prestigious competition, the British Schools in the Middle East Games. This takes place annually and a selection of children from Team Cougar travel to the Games to compete against other schools in the Middle East. The children compete for MES Cairo in their selected sports and support the team in the other sports. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the children to experience high level competition and superb team spirit.

Secondary Athletics


Participation on an athletic team can serve as a crucial component for developing well-rounded young people who exemplify the MES Cairo graduate profile. In our continuing effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and develop leadership skills, integrity and tenacity in our students, MES Cairo Cougars compete in two leagues with possible involvement in several international friendly tournaments. The International Schools Activities Conference (ISAC) and the Cairo International Schools Sports Association (CISSA) provide an opportunity to compete in a range of international and local competitions.

Student athletes at MES Cairo are held to extremely high standards, both in the sporting arena as well as academically. Each participant signs an athletic code of honour at the beginning of the season and is held tightly to the behavioural, attendance and academic standards set for them.


 Athletic teams are divided into three age levels; Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Each sport functions as a cohesive programme, offering a progression of skills, tactics and systems of play through the levels. The sports offered are volleyball, football (soccer), basketball, track and field, swimming and rugby.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus