Sports and Culture Department
SPORTS AND CULTURE
Montrose Primary School strives to provide an extra-mural program that affords all participants involved, opportunities to enjoy and succeed in areas other than the classroom, while obtaining professional and worthwhile coaching, thereby ensuring a well-rounded and holistic education.
Learners are encouraged to participate in a minimum of one school-based extra-mural per term, regardless of whether they participate in extra-murals that are offered privately. It is important that learners remain committed to their activities for the duration of the term. Learners are also encouraged to become more physically active and to participate in a team sport every term. While teams strive for victory, the emphasis is on healthy participation, enjoyment and sportsmanship.
EXTRA-MURALS ON OFFER
A wide variety of sporting and cultural activities are offered at Montrose Primary School.
Montrose Primary School has the following sporting facilities:
· Flood lit soccer / hockey/ rugby field
· Athletics track
· Mini soccer field
· Cricket oval
· 25 metre, 8 lane, flood lit swimming pool
· 7 cricket nets
· 4 flood lit tennis/ netball courts
Montrose Primary School hosts numerous night events that are all held under flood lights:
- U11 and U13 Inter-School Night Netball Challenge
- U11 and U13 Inter-School Night Cricket Challenge
- Inter-House Night Athletics
- Inter-School Night Hockey
- Inter-School Night Soccer
- Championship Swimming Gala
Montrose has a colours system, which includes a Full Colours Scroll or a Half Colours Shield which recognises learners who are achieving at a specified level as per policy.
All decisions are subject to the approval of a panel consisting of the Principal, the Deputy Principal, the HOD of Sport and Culture, as well as the Sports Area Manager or Learning Area Manager.
Full and Half Colours will be restricted to senior learners only (Grade 4 – 7).
WHEN A CHILD PARTICIPATES IN EXTRA-MURALS HE/SHE WILL GET THE FULL VALUE OF A BALANCED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.