Sport is an integral part of the curriculum. Primary teachers are trained to deliver the Physical Education program of the UK National Curriculum in much the same way as they would be for Maths; English; History etc.
Each primary class has a timetabled slot in the school week when the children receive PE on the school site. Depending on age, activities range from the development of gross motor skills such as eye/hand co-ordination, to being able to follow and enact the rules for certain team games such as hockey; volleyball; netball; basketball.
On the designated day, two year groups go to a fully equipped Sports Centre/Gym, where students have use of the following:
Lessons in Gymnastics are delivered by a qualified gymnastics teacher who speaks English.
The New School participates in regular football matches (boys and girls) against other international schools in Rome. The school also organises an annual inter-schools Primary School Football Tournament which takes place each May.