Sport at Pridwin
Our team sports (rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis and hockey) are played in grades and our individual sports (swimming, cross country and athletics) in age groups.
At Pridwin Preparatory School we aim to:
- encourage participation and skills development rather than an attitude of winning at all costs; Boys are naturally competitive, they simply need to be given the skills to develop their innate abilities.
- play a range of different sports for balanced physical development. Boys at this age should be given a taste of a variety of sports codes in order to choose and specialise later in High School. Our policy is not to channel them into a particular sport.
- develop character, humility and social and moral skills through our sports programme.
- focus on the development of physical, cognitive and emotional aptitude
- emphasise hard work, exemplary sportsmanship, discipline, good behaviour, excellent manners and enjoyment.
Junior Preparatory Sport - Compulsory sports programme
The mission of the Pridwin sports programme is to allow for maximum participation in all sports offered at the school and to create opportunities for boys to develop all-round skills. The Physical Education curriculum focuses on underlying skills necessary for success in the classroom and on the sports field.
Pridwin’s compulsory sports programme offers seasonal sports coaching to the junior boys. Grade 1s receive an hour and the Grade 2s an hour and a half of sport, which takes place during the school morning to alleviate pressure on the fields in the afternoon. Grade 2 friendly soccer matches are introduced against opposing schools during the soccer season.
The Grade 3 boys follow the Senior School sporting programme, where participation is compulsory. Fixtures take place most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays based on the sporting code. Those who elect to compete in swimming or cross-country running have seasonal fixtures on Fridays, too. Your son may elect not to play contact rugby, but will still be required to develop his rugby skills.
Senior Preparatory Sport - Compulsory sports programme
The mission of the Pridwin sports programme is to allow for maximum participation in all sports offered at the school and to create opportunities for boys to develop all-round skills. Pridwin’s compulsory sports programme offers seasonal sports coaching in the following sports:
Term 1: Swimming, cricket and athletics
Term 2: Rugby, cross country, soccer and tennis
Term 3: Hockey, cricket and swimming
The following sports are compulsory at Pridwin: athletics, soccer, hockey and non- contact rugby skills. All boys selecting not to participate in contact rugby will be required to do cross country. Boys may select to do cricket or swimming, or both. Our tennis teams are made up of boys from Grades 5 to 7.
All updated sporting fixtures, venues and times are published in our weekly newsletter. Parents and boys are reminded that it is their responsibility to read the newsletter.
School Sport Policy
Sport is compulsory for all boys. This includes practices and matches.
- Should your son be sick or injured on the day of a practice or for a match, it is the parent’s responsibility to contact the coach ahead of time, not the Head of Sport. (The coach’s contact details appear on all the team lists on the sports noticeboard, as well as on the Pridwin website.)
- A doctor’s note is required for absenteeism due to sickness or injury on match days.
- Only in exceptional circumstances will permission be given for a boy to be excused from a match. Such a request will need to be made at least a week in advance to the Headmaster.
- Boys need to be on time and wear the appropriate attire for all sport commitments. For Saturday fixtures, boys are to be at the respective venues at least 30 minutes before the commencement of their fixture. Where the school does not transport a boy to a particular fixture, the same applies.
- Please note that it is not in the best interest of the school when a boy fails to meet his sporting commitments. It severely affects the morale of his team and places his team at a disadvantage.