Sport and Extramurals

Sport and extramurals at Waterberg AcademySport is a way of life in southern Africa, and sport plays a role in the daily life of the pupils at Waterberg Academy. It is used not only to assist in the overall development of the brain, but facilitates the opportunity to work in a team and develop sporting skills that may be used for life. Added to this, the old adage that a healthy body is part and parcel of a healthy mind, is relevant.

As a school, we provide opportunities for the maximum number of pupils to participate in as many different sports as possible. The physical and the educational benefits, which flow from a well-organised programme of sport, are immeasurable. Social and emotional needs are met and long-term positive attitudes are formed through satisfying and successful participation in sport.

The sports offered are listed as follows:

TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4
Athletics Cricket Cross Country
Swimming Rugby Cricket Athletics
Tennis Hockey Tennis Swimming
Archery Archery Archery Tennis
Mountain Bike Cycling Football Mountain Bike Cycling Archery
Horse Riding  

 

Football
Horse Riding

Cultural and Extra Mural Activities

Current activities include:

Adventure Sports

This is for those who enjoy the challenge of running, riding, swimming and hiking.

Mountain Biking

Although supported especially by the boys, several girls also participate in this growing sport that is so well-suited to our rural environment.

The area provides many varied rides and the pupils are encouraged to take part in a number of cycle races close to the campus.

Music

Piano and other musical instruments – conducted privately on campus.

Archery

The school is affiliated to NASP – S.A.(National Archery in the Schools Programme), and has a team of over 30 pupils, boys and girls, who compete in interschool competitions as well as in inter provincial and national competitions. In 2015 Waterberg Academy had 15  pupils who represented NASP Limpopo at the inter provincial championships. Waterberg Academy has been the flagship promoting the sport in Limpopo Province.