WHPS 90th Anniversary Celebration
24 - 26 May 2013
Junior sport at WHPS is based on an holistic approach. Maintaining a healthy balance is vital to the development of a child, who should continue to remain active as an adult, whether competing as a professional or simply participating for the pure enjoyment and the physical fitness.
The goals of the sporting programme at WHPS are focused on the following:
The boys are exposed to various sports from the outset. The Grade 0 and 1 boys are involved in Swimming, Ball Skills, Nursery Cricket and Mini Soccer and have the opportunity to participate in the very comprehensive PlayBall programme.
From Grade 2 the boys follow an afternoon sporting timetable on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which involves Ball Skills (cricket or soccer) and swimming. In the winter term they have a taste of competitive soccer in matches again The Ridge, Pridwin and St Peter?s in the private school sports league. Nursery soccer and cricket remain a part of the schedule on Saturday mornings, with support and involvement from their parents.
The Grade 3 boys enter the 'big league' participating in the formal sporting timetable, playing Thursday matches in the Pretoria League and weekend matches on Saturdays. Cricket and swimming training takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. The U/9 teams are selected on a rotational basis, which helps maintain enthusiasm and discourages a feeling of elitism at a too early an age amongst the younger boys.
Over and above the sports offered by WHPS various outside activities use the School facilities and sports equipment. Squash, golf, swimming, gymnastics, karate and judo are available through outside companies and tennis is also offered to those who just can't get enough!
Junior sport beats hard at the heart of WHPS. It is a compulsory activity undertaken with gusto by most of our young men. Here lie the roots of team spirit, camaraderie, leadership and a love and understanding of sport, which will bear fruit and flourish throughout their lifetime.
"My favorite part of the game is the opportunity to play."