Sport plays a very important role in the lives of pupils at St George’s Prep. In seeing the whole picture we feel that Physical Education and the extra-curricular sport that we offer exercises the pupils faculties in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional realms.
Participation in sport is compulsory – each child has to participate in at least one summer and one winter sport. We encourage good sportsmanship and fair play at all times. Every child is given a sound grounding on the basic skills in the main sports and as much attention is paid to a child’s attitude as to his or her performance. Our philosophy is to emphasise the importance of sport for the individual, for teamwork, camaraderie and a healthy lifestyle.
We hope that talented sporting individuals will fulfil their potential and achieve representatitive honours. Above all, however, we want St George’s children to take with them a love of sport and a sound grounding in skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. This process starts in Grade 0 and is continued through the Prep School, through perceptual motor development, discovery, mastery and finally refinement programmes.
The choice of sporting activities on offer for all children is testament to our dedicated and professional staff. Boys have cricket, tennis, swimming, waterpolo, biathlon, soccer, rugby, hockey, cross country and athletics. Girls participate in tennis, swimming, waterpolo, biathlon, hockey, netball, cross country and athletics.
We also offer additional judo, golf, Future Kings Rugby Academy for extra rugby training and Youth Cricket Academy for developing cricket skills amongst our junior players in the summer.
The school selects teams to compete for both local and national events, and we try to offer as many pupils as possible the opportunity to represent the school. We have provincial representation in swimming, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, judo, cricket, tennis, hockey, cross country and biathlon. Our top sides tour the country on a regular basis. We have also hosted touring sides from as far as the United Kingdom. June 2007 saw our first ever international sports tour to England.
Congratulations to the following pupils who have been awarded Provincial Colours in 2013 :
- Jessica Beukes - Swimming, Biathlon
- Jamie Bulbring - Swimming, Biathlon
- Joshua Stephenson - Swimming
- Ashton Volkwyn - Swimming
- Kayleigh Neilson - Performing Arts
- Kyra Jurgens - U13A Girls Hockey
- Storm Phillips - U13A Boys Hockey
- Caleb Loyson - U13A Boys Hockey
- Ethan Baartzes - U13B Boys Hockey
- Numaan De Maar - U13C Boys Hockey
- Ruben van der Watt - U13C Boys Hockey
2013 House Captains
- Brawn: Vuyisa Dongwana and Andrew Christodoulou
- Francis: Dean Smith and Luvolwethu Soga
- Stevens: Avuxeni Tyala and Ethan Baartzes
Mr Andrewe Hayidakis
Head of Sport