Sport and physical education is fundamental to the early development of children. The skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education the children learn about the importance of key values such as:
- fair play
- respect for themselves and others
- adherence to rules
It also provides a forum for children to learn how to deal with competition, as well as coping with both winning and losing. These learning aspects highlight the impact of physical education and sport on a child’s social and moral development, in addition to their physical skills and abilities. All our learners are offered an opportunity to participate in all sports disciplines. We encourage each child to do at least one summer sport and one winter sport.
Do the classes attend Phys Ed lessons?
Grades 1 – 7 have Phys Ed lessons facilitated by our Sports Department's Physical Education team, made up of male and female coaches who coach the boys and girls respectively. They children are tested once a term so that their progress is monitored. The Phys Ed programme covers everything from FMS (FUNdamental Movement Skills) to sport specific skills, and is based on FUN and PLAY, focusing on the areas of health and wellbeing.
Do you have a swimming pool? Yes.
Swimming lessons take place for Gr Rs to 7s during the school day, as part of the Phys Ed programme (Class swimming and a Learn To Swim Programme)
School sports on offer included in the school fees are:
SUMMER: Athletics, Mini cricket (incl Gr R), Cricket, Mini tennis (incl Gr R), Tennis, Swimming, Water polo, Splash Polo, Summer Netball, Summer Hockey, Summer Squash, Summer X-Country.
WINTER: Rugby, Mini Rugby (Incl Gr R), Hockey, Mini Hockey (Incl Gr R), Netball, Mini Netball (Incl Gr R), Squash, Cross Country, Chess, Winter Swimming/Water polo, Surfing.
Is sport compulsory?
Yes. We encourage every child to participate in at least one sport every term. Our sports timetable is designed to allow learners to do as many sports as possible and ties in with the school's belief of holistic development.
Private Extra Murals, these may have an additional cost to school fees:
Dance, Gymnastics, Golf, Judo, Cheerleading, Fencing, Baseball, Synchronised Swimming, Martial Arts and Nippers.