Sport Overview

OVERVIEW

K.E.P.S.’s sports policy is to encourage all pupils to participate in as many extra mural sporting activities as possible. At this stage, we do not encourage the pupils to specialise and as most sports field several teams allowing as many pupils as possible to compete and represent his school. While achieving the best results is important, participation and enjoyment is considered equally important.

Mr Landsdale is our Director of Sport who is assisted by teachers and private coaches at no extra cost to parents. Mr Naicker and Mr Magalakangqa teach the Grades 4 to 7 classes and Mr Barrett and Mr Norris run the Grades R, 1, 2 and 3 programmes.

There are a number of sporting fixtures on Saturday mornings, particularly in football, rugby, cricket and athletics seasons. Boys involved in these teams are expected to participate in school matches ahead of club fixtures or any other event.

A real highlight each year is the multi-sport tour between Merchiston Preparatory School and K.E.P.S.  As this tour is a 40 year tradition, you can imagine that the rivalry is quite high, but with only a few teachers and old boys who are truly able to keep count of who won what!

In grades 6 and 7, school colours or team colours are awarded for participation, commitment and attitude, at school, provincial or higher level.

Our Foundation phase extra mural programme runs three times a week- on a Monday,Tuesday and Thursday for our Grade 1 and Grade 2 boys. With our programme, our boys are able to experience a variety of activities which involves both sporting and cultural activities for the whole year.