We are convinced of both the physical and socialising benefits of sport. Playing in a team is almost unequalled in its ability to prepare one for the world out there. With that in mind, we insist that all Grade 8 to 10 pupils involve themselves in a sport. We offer both team and individual, competitive and recreational sports. There is a niche for everyone.
Sport is also a vehicle to come together as a school. We celebrate all successes. Pupil leaders read out the week’s sporting achievements, Player of the Match and Sportsperson of the Week, to much applause. Colours ceremonies and awards dinners add a sense of pride and celebration.
Some of our pupils go on to represent the provinces and South Africa, while others represent the school with enormous pride and still others are content with representing the U/14D team and making friends for life.
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.
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 Grade 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 surflifesaving, may request to be excused from further participation at school. A certificate outlining the nature and extent of the commitment must 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, water polo, swimming, tennis, basketball
Girls: Athletics, swimming, tennis, water polo, softball, basketball
In addition, ALL pupils are expected to take part in athletics during the first term.
Boys: Rugby, hockey, badminton, squash, cross country, soccer (senior squad).
Girls: Hockey, netball, badminton, soccer (senior squad), squash, cross country