International School Carinthia will establish its own Sportverein or athletics club to develop competitive individual and team sports programs.  Sports programs build character and school spirit and will allow students to develop physical and mental agility through practice and competition.  In the future, ISC will join local and regional sports leagues and compete against international schools in the region.  Our athletic program will be divided into seasons to offer a balanced range of sports teams and programs for students with a variety of athletic interests.  

An example of sports programs we plan to offer for our PYP students are as follows:

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Martial Arts

When the Secondary school is fully developed, we will offer as many sports programs as our community can support and that provide opportunities for our students to compete both locally and abroad.

ISC Ski Days

From 17th until 19th February 2014 ISC students and their teachers as well as external ski instructors enjoyed awesome days at the Gerlitzen. The kids learned to ski and had fun with all the snow, sunshine and fresh air. Many thanks to all the parents for their support!

Lam Volunteers organize new After-School Floorball Program at ISC

Lam Team with Mr. Blasnik

In school year 2013-14 several Lam Villach employees have started an after-school floorball program at ISC in exchange for use of the school’s gymnasium one evening a week. Floorball, similar to hockey, is a popular indoor sport in Austria that is fun, easy to learn, and doesn’t require complex equipment, making it a good choice for children. Floorball is also great for kids because they learn that active and healthy lifestyles can be fun. 

For the after-school program’s first year, up to 10 boys and girls, ages six to seven, played on two teams with the Lam volunteers one afternoon each week during the winter.

In the fall, the Lam volunteers will discuss new program ideas with ISC Director James Brightman for the upcoming school year – including the possibility of starting a student league?

Mr. Brightman said that the new after-school program was a very positive experience for the students. “It has been a great opportunity for them to learn a sport that is not traditionally offered in schools.”