Sports has always been a very significant event in school life aside the routine classes through the year. In the school’s perpetual efforts to produce of the highest quality, we are delighted to observe in this school that the development of physical health has not been forsaken. We hope the school can produce students that not only excel in academic pursuits, but also in sports and co-curricular activities, so that they become wholesome in all aspect, and truly embody the idea of the integrated holistic education system we uphold.
Sports promotes hard work, dedication and determination and also as an integral component of nation-building in reflecting honesty, integrity and leading a healthy lifestyle. We would like to see sports development in IISSA promoting ukhuwwah, and more importantly in complying the call in the Quran in Surah Al-Anfal : 60.
“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.”
Each year, we have held three separate events to ensure a Syariah compliant environment. Our Telematches held for our Primary 1-3 are meant to inculcate teamwork ukhuwwah and promote integrated games as part of our integral learning process. This year we have set a theme “ REVIVING OUR ROOTS” where our childhood kampong games such as Tarik Upih, Musang Berjanggut, Teng-teng, Baling tin were introduced. We hope the joyous moments of our forefathers be shared with our students in bridging the vast generation gap we have with our generation Y. Last Thursday was our All Girls Track & Field Events Finals (Under 12 and 15) and today will be our Finals for Boys Under 12 & 15.
Whatever the outcome, we wish to congratulate all would be winners and losers alike. We must agree that winning brings us instant gratification but at the same time we must also value the recognition of good sportsmanship as the main element in sports. We should realize that there is no satisfaction in winning if we have not played fairly or have not given our best. There is certainly no disappointment in losing, if we know we have given our best effort and have adhered to all the rules of the game. Good sportsmanship through involvement in sports also develops a person’s moral, ethical and spiritual values, because the highest standards which are practiced in this field, will be absorbed into one’s personality and become his or her code of ethics. While good behaviour stems from such high values, participating in sports will also instill the love of one’s country and will ultimately contribute towards nation building, thus the theme we set for our Sports Day this year “BUILDING A NATION”
The BOD wishes to congratulate the committee of IISSA Sports Day 2014 and all teachers and students involved having created and benchmark another history in IISSA with the biggest sports contingent so far from each house and setting a new record in all events participated.
Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah. Assalamu`alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
THE SPORTS ADVISOR, representation from the BOD of IISSA