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

Y10-12 Exams Commence
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to 24th January 2018

DP12 Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Monday 22nd January 2018

G9-12 Elective Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Wednesday 24th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Monday 15th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 1)
Wednesday 17th January 2018

G7-8 Parent Info Session – Transition to HS @1.45-2.45pm
Wednesday 17th January 2018

T7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 2)
Thursday 18th January 2018

Term Two ASAs begin
Sunday 21st January 2018

Y5 Parent Info Session - Residential
Monday 22nd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Wednesday 24th January 2018

G7-12 SOTM Celebration
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Police Forces Day (School Closed)
Thursday 25th January 2018

International Award Gold Practice
Friday 26th January 2018

FS2 Production - Technical Rehearsal
Sunday 28th January 2018

Y10 CAT Tests
Sunday 28th January 2018

G9-12 Mid-year exams
Sunday 28th January 2018 to Wednesday 31st January 2018

FS2 Production - Dress Rehearsal
Monday 29th January 2018

Y7-12 All Stars Celebration
Tuesday 30th January 2018

FS2 Production
Wednesday 31st January 2018

Coptic Christmas (School Closed)
Sunday 7th January 2018

Y10-12/DP12 Study Leave
Monday 8th January 2018 to 9th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Trip
Tuesday 9th January 2018

Y10-12 Exams Commence
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to 24th January 2018

DP12 Oral Exams
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to Thursday 11th January 2018

MUN Prague
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to Sunday 14th January 2018

DP12 Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Monday 22nd January 2018

G9-12 Elective Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Wednesday 24th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Monday 15th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 1)
Wednesday 17th January 2018

G7-8 Parent Info Session – Transition to HS @1.45-2.45pm
Wednesday 17th January 2018

T7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 2)
Thursday 18th January 2018

Term Two ASAs begin
Sunday 21st January 2018

Y5 Parent Info Session - Residential
Monday 22nd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Wednesday 24th January 2018

G7-12 SOTM Celebration
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Police Forces Day (School Closed)
Thursday 25th January 2018

International Award Gold Practice
Friday 26th January 2018

FS2 Production - Technical Rehearsal
Sunday 28th January 2018

Y10 CAT Tests
Sunday 28th January 2018

G9-12 Mid-year exams
Sunday 28th January 2018 to Wednesday 31st January 2018

FS2 Production - Dress Rehearsal
Monday 29th January 2018

Y7-12 All Stars Celebration
Tuesday 30th January 2018

FS2 Production
Wednesday 31st January 2018