OUR VISION FOR SPORT
To create an environment that nurtures and extends our children so that they reach their potential and have the opportunity to participate in extra – curricular activities.
At Amanzimtoti Primary School, we actively encourage all our pupils to participate fully in our extra-mural programme and to choose activities from our wide selection on offer.
Extra-murals are key to a balanced curriculum, healthy lifestyle, and enhanced school experience.
In the Foundation Phase, the emphasis is on participation and we encourage our pupils to engage in as many activities as possible. The aim is to develop the necessary skills and competencies required for the more formal sporting and cultural activities in the Intermediate and Senior Phase.
We also participate in Inter House activities with the emphasis being on teamwork and maximum participation.
Staff members and a number of outside coaches are utilised in the extra-mural programme to help realise our goals and objectives in developing the mind, body and spirit of our leaners.
Athletics is offered during the cooler months of the third term.
Our Junior Primary learners participate in the Junior Primary Athletics Day. Each learner participates in different races. We also have a few novelty races to make it more enjoyable for both the learners and supporters.
Senior Primary Athletics heats and trials take place during school for every learner to participate. Once this has been completed, practices take place in the afternoon. We offer long distance, sprints and relays for the track events and long jump, high jump and shot putt for the field events.
The School team is then selected from the Inter House Athletics Day. Our best athletes go on to represent our school at the Inter School Event
Chess is an extra mural activity, which develops mental abilities such as concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving and planning.
Chess is offered from Grade 2 -7. The purpose of the chess club is to teach the learners how to play the game. They are both informal and timed games.
The chess team play against our local schools as well as touring teams. The players constantly challenge each other in order to move up the Chess ladder.
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The role of the School House System is to foster school spirit and friendly competition between the learners.
Houses compete at the Inter-house Swimming Gala, Inter-house Cross Country event, Inter-house Athletics Day, U13 Cricket, Hockey, Netball and Rugby games as well as Academic points in the merit system each week.
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