Christ Church Preparatory School and College is proud of our state of the art facilities that enable us to offer an excellent selection of sports and cultural activities as extra-murals.
- Soccer: girls and boys
- Tennis: boys and girls
- Cross country
- Public speaking
- Art club
- Reading club (prep)
Sports Activities and Results
Physical Education Activities
Returning to the Sporting Fields
Following the Covid-19 lockdown, the Christ Church Preparatory School and College Sport’s Department realised that our main concern was the impact on pupils in relation to physical activities when we returned to school. During the early stages of lockdown, not many physical activities were possible. We also had to be aware of the fact that all pupils must wear a mask during sporting activities, in order to comply with government regulations.
Many studies on the subject of physical activities within the school environment have been conducted, both locally and abroad. Our sport’s department realised at a very early stage that pupils will not be able to participate in physical activities as per normal. We needed to introduce a ‘phased-in’ approach due to the reduced lung capacity and fitness levels caused by non-training and the wearing of masks. Another important factor to take into consideration is the change in temperatures as the warmer weather is upon us in Gauteng.
Our sport staff introduced programmes that gradually increased workload without putting strain on the health of our pupils, while continuously monitoring their progress. We also introduced a series of exercises to improve hand-eye coordination, as this is an important skill in all sports.
Physical activities are important in a pupil’s life, however, not at the expense of their health. We will continue to monitor, implement and tailor our sports’ programmes to accommodate the needs of our pupils and our school.
We continue to adhere to social distancing and keeping safe.
Mr. Alviro Petersen
Director: Sport and Culture (All phases)
Ball tossing without touching
Only one foot allowed down at a time
Christ Church Preparatory School and College
A hop, a skip and a jump, or is it flying?
Christ Church Preparatory School and College continues to ensure that all of our pupils are staying healthy and part of this regiment is regular exercise.
Our Grade 6 pupils have started to learn about the various muscles in the leg, and as part of this investigation, they set about playing a game of ‘fly’ during Physical Education.
This game entails a short run up, followed by ‘flying’ between the towels that have been placed on the field. All the various muscles of the legs are used during this exercise, from the Achilles tendon (bottom section of the calf muscle), all the way to the tiny, if not very strong, muscles on the sides of the hip. Both the extension and contraction of all of these muscles is required in order to achieve the flying action needed to leap between the well distanced towels, along with deep, controlled breathing and balance.
Our Grade 6 pupils soon discovered just how much control is required in order to complete this exercise, and that it is definitely not as easy as it looks.
Christ Church Preparatory School and College
Snakes and Ladders with a Twist
Stop for a moment… imagine that you are 6 or 7 years old again. School is starting, but the world has changed. You have to sanitise your hands, wear a face mask, and when you get to school, the playground – your safe haven has been turned into a maze of squares where you need to sit away from your friends while you eat your lunch.
Now imagine that same maze being turned into a huge playing board! At Christ Church Preparatory School and College, we strive to make every moment a positive and memorable one in a child’s life. Our Grade 1, 2 and 3 pupils had a great time playing Snakes and Ladders during sports. While staying in their allotted blocks painted on the field in order to practise social distancing, they moved through a board game in frog jumps, up the ladders in bear crawl and down the snakes in a crab walk.
Thank you to Janine Lock – PE Teacher – for, once again, making our pupils’ physical activities fun and exciting, even during these trying times. With a bit of imagination, anything is possible.
2020 Pi Day
On Pi Day, Friday, 13 March, the Christ Church College Physical Education teams enjoyed getting involved in Math. The girls had great fun trying to carry a ball from one point to another using pool noodles. This was followed by a session of circle ball and skipping.