Sport is a very important part of life as a pupil at St George’s Prep School. We encourage all our pupils to take part in at least one sport at the school as sport helps each individual grow mentally, physically and promotes higher self esteem, self confidence and sense of their own worth.
Our school competes at a high level, participating in all sport leagues, inter-school competitions as well as sport festivals. Many of our pupils are selected for regional and national teams.
Our coaches are very committed and passionate about their sport and have proven themselves in their field of expertise with very good league/match results.
We also encourage our pupils that as much as they would like to win, they must also enjoy and have fun with their peers.
Our two inter-house teams namely Knights and Dragons practice during school time twice a week and all the upper primary staff are involved with the coaching. Every 2nd year we get a professional athletics coach to present a coaching course for all our staff members.
All the pupils must participate in at least 3 items at the inter-house competition.
We use the inter-house athletics results to choose a team who will compete against 14 other schools at the Zone A Athletics Meeting. There another team will be chosen to participate at the Khomas Regional Athletics Meeting. Athletes must then qualify for the National Championships, which is only from U/13 upwards.
We have about 15 athletes participating at the Regionals each year and 2-3 U/13 athletes qualifying for the National Championships.
Swimming is part of our school curriculum and compulsory to all the pupils therefore each grade swims once a week during P.E.
Our school has a heated indoor swimming pool which makes it easy to swim throughout the year. We offer beginner and intermediate swimming in the afternoons.
Our two inter-house teams compete against each other at the yearly inter-house gala. We have a swimming team of about 60 swimmers who participate at the Inter-schools gala and every year we finish in the top 3 out of 20 schools from across the country. We have about 10 swimmers swimming for the Namibian Schools team who participate in South Africa every year.
Our tennis is divided into 4 groups namely mini-tennis, beginners, intermediate and advanced, each group having their own coach and at least two coaches at the mini-tennis.
At the mini-tennis we use smaller rackets and softer balls to encourage rallying.
There is not a primary schools tennis league, but matches are organized against other schools and the mini-tennis players also participate at sport festivals.
Some of our players represent the Namibian Schools Tennis team who each year participates in South Africa at the Inter-provincial tournament.
We have mini-cricket (U/7-9), U/11 and U/13 cricket for boys. The U/11 and U/13 teams compete in the Khomas Primary Schools Cricket League.
There was no league for the mini-cricket and we have started to host a mini-cricket league 6 years ago and it is still taking place every year. This mini-cricket league is organized by the Prep School Sports co-ordinator.
Our U/11 and U/13 teams each year participate at a Coastal Tournament in Walvisbay.
Every year we have U/13 player chosen for the U/13 Namibian Schools Cricket team.
Our archery coach, Ms Anita Park, also a staff member, was previously a Namibian archer. The archers participate in different tournaments and we hosted the first ever Inter-Schools archery tournament, organized by Ms Park.
We have some archers representing the Namibian Schools team in South Africa.
Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in Namibia and the world. We have started with mountain biking as a sport at the school 3 years ago and ever since it has grown very much. At the beginning we had 10 mountain bikers, now we have about 35 mountain bikers from ages 6 – 13. We are one of two schools who have mountain biking as a sport at the school.
Once a week we take all the mountain bikers to the mountains where we practice fitness, balance on the bike, how to use the gears of the bike and overall handling of the bike.
Our mountain bike team competes in a schools league consisting out of 4 races, racing against riders from others schools and ever since they have started with this league 3 years ago, we have won it twice.
We have teams in age groups U/8, U/9, U/10, U/11 and U/12-13 combined. The U/8 and 9 teams compete at sport festivals while the other teams compete at sport festivals and in the Khomas Primary Schools Netball League.
We have teams in age groups U/7-9, U/11 and U/13. The U/7-9 teams compete at sport festivals while the U/11 and U/13 teams compete at sport festivals and in the Khomas Primary Schools Rugby League.
Soccer is one of our main sport codes. We have U/9, U/11 and U/13 teams playing in the Khomas Primary Schools Soccer League. Every year, we have one or more teams winning the league in their respective age group as well as players selected for the Namibian U/13 Schools Soccer Team.
We also have our annual inter-house soccer day where the Grades 4 – 7 inter-house teams play matches against each other.
Hockey is one of our main sport codes. We have a boys and a girls team in each age group (U/8, U/10, U/12 and U/14). Our teams participate in the Namibia Hockey Federation Junior League and are very competitive with some teams winning the league and most of our teams finishing in the top 3 of each age group. Each year we have a few players, boys and/or girls, representing the Namibian U/14 Schools Hockey team.
The biggest hockey festival where all our teams participate is the Mini-World Cup Hockey. Each school represents a country and must dress accordingly and give a presentation which include a traditional song/dance, promote a drink and according to that, an Ambassadorial trophy is awarded. We are many times contenders for the ambassadorial trophy and have won it several times.
We have about 30 pupils participating in chess. We compete in local chess competitions organized by other schools.
We have one cross country event in the year and it is compulsory for all Gr. 4 – 7 pupils. The route is 3-5km long and there are prizes for the top 15 athletes (boys and girls separately) in each grade.