Games and other less physical activities provide a very large portion of the social side of school life. They healthily and profitably occupy a part of the pupil’s leisure time and teach valuable lessons of give and take, called sportsmanship. Indeed, sport may be regarded as a preparation for life.
For these reasons it is compulsory for all grade 8 to 10 pupils to take part in at least one summer and one winter team sport. Aerobics, fitness and yoga are excluded for pupils in those grades unless they are done in addition to a team sport. They are also encouraged to get involved in the cultural extramural programme. Pupils in grades 11 and 12 are also required to participate in at least one extramural activity in each season. Participation is recognised for Life Orientation.
Pupils who are heavily committed to formal and organised activities such as dancing or surf-lifesaving may request to be excused from further participation at School. A certificate outlining the nature and extent of the commitment must please be supplied.
Pupils who fail to honour their extramural commitments (e.g. practices or matches) without excusing themselves correctly will be given detention.
Subject to limitations imposed by time, numbers of interested pupils and the availability of appropriate facilities and coaches, we offer a variety of games from which pupils may choose.
Boys: Athletics, cricket, indoor hockey, water polo, swimming, tennis, basketball, fencing, surfing, yoga and indoor hockey.
Girls: Athletics, swimming, tennis, water polo, fencing, softball, basketball, indoor hockey, surfing and yoga.
In addition, ALL pupils are expected to take part in athletics during the first term.
SurfLifesaving is recognized.
Boys: Rugby, hockey, badminton, squash, crosscountry, golf (selected squad), soccer (squad) surfing (squad), fencing, body boarding.
Girls: Hockey, netball, badminton, soccer, squash, crosscountry, fencing body boarding.
Equestrian disciplines are recognized.