Sport and physical education are seen as an activity of personal expression, a physical experience necessitating mental effort, with a strong emotional component enabling individuals to express themselves physically, experience the pleasure of play, self-development, personal development and self-actualisation. It is about testing oneself, learning, allowing the competitive spirit to flourish in the pursuance of individual excellence and about winning. It makes a significant contribution by teaching values, fair play, teamwork and co-operation. It can enhance preparation for a lifetime of being well, being active and being involved, teaching self-discipline, self-respect, respect for others and competitive skills and behaviours.
Sport in all its many forms has a great deal to offer children and young people. Apart from the joy of physical activity in itself, it gives them the chance to develop a sense of self-worth, a knowledge of their own abilities, an opportunity to work in co-operation with others and an understanding of competition. Sport offers the chance to experiment with physical and emotional boundaries in a healthy and safe environment. In short, it gives children and young people the chance to develop some of the skills needed for living in our society.
The International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), states that one of the essential conditions for achieving human rights should be freedom "to develop and preserve his or her physical, intellectual and moral powers, and that access to physical education and sport should consequently be assured and guaranteed for all human beings."
Physical Education classes form part of the official morning school programme and are offered from Grade 0 – 12. The Physical Education classes form part of the Life Orientation programme.
Individuals who do not want to participate at a competitive level can do Running, Squash, Swimming and Tennis as a recreational sport at different times during the year.
Annual Events and Tours
The different sporting codes all participate in different official leagues.
An award system to acknowledge excellence is in place for both the Junior and Senior Schools.