Junior Athletics

Athletics season is one of the most popular periods during the year. It takes place during the third term.

Our Junior Primary learners participate in their Junior Primary Athletics Day on the 7th September 2012. Every learner participates in different races. We also have a few novelty races to make it more enjoyable for both the youngsters and their supporters.

Kit

PRACTICE

  • Penzance PE shirt / Golf shirt
  • Black or white shorts
  • Barefoot

INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS

  • Penzance PE shirt
  • Black shorts
  • White takkies and white socks

Please take note of the following :
1. Learners may not practice or play in a match if the appropriate dress code is not followed.
2. Boys may not participate in PE lessons, practices or matches wearing boxer shorts underneath their sports shorts.
3. All learners are encouraged to wear predominantly white takkies for codes that require takkies.
4. All clothing is to be marked with clearly visible labels. Please check regularly that clothing is still marked and that your child is wearing his/her own clothing.
5. Learners are to be neatly dressed at all times and are to take pride in their appearance.
6. All learners must arrive and leave school with their shoes and socks on after a practice or match.

Senior Athletics

Athletics season is one of the most popular periods during the year. It takes place during the third term.

During school we have most of the heats and trials for every single Senior Primary learner. Once this has been completed we then have practices every afternoon in all facets of Athletics. We offer long distance running, sprints and relays. In the field events our learners have the opportunity to practice in long jump, high jump and shot putt. Our season culminates in the Senior Primary Athletics Day which this year will be held on Friday, 24th August 2012. Our best athletes then represent the school at the Inter-School Champs which is traditionally held for our district at Port Natal.

Kit

PRACTICE

  • Penzance PE shirt / Golf shirt
  • Black or white shorts
  • Barefoot

INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS

  • Penzance PE shirt
  • Black shorts
  • White takkies and white socks

INTER-SHOOL ATHLETICS

  • Penzance kit will be supplied
  • White takkies and white socks

CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE

  • Penzance PE / Golf Shirt
  • Black or white shorts
  • Barefoot (White takkies and white socks are optional)

CROSS COUNTRY RACE

  • Penzance Golf Shirt
  • Black shorts
  • White takkies and socks

Please take note of the following :
1. Learners may not practice or play in a match if the appropriate dress code is not followed.
2. Boys may not participate in PE lessons, practices or matches wearing boxer shorts underneath their sports shorts.
3. All learners are encouraged to wear predominantly white takkies for codes that require takkies.
4. All clothing is to be marked with clearly visible labels. Please check regularly that clothing is still marked and that your child is wearing his/her own clothing.
5. Learners are to be neatly dressed at all times and are to take pride in their appearance.
6. All learners must arrive and leave school with their shoes and socks on after a practice or match.

Spectators Code of Conduct

The playing of school sport is primarily of an educational nature. The aim of school sport is to encourage participation and to instil in players the highest standards of sportsmanship, self – discipline and control. Parents and supporters need to support these ideals in the manner in which they behave on the side-lines.

For all matches and practices:

  • Parents are discouraged to attend practices as we would like the full focus of players
  • Encourage your child to participate in sport
  • Positive support will be appreciated
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Be supportive of all the players on the team
  • Refrain from criticising the opposing team
  • Encourage your child to be a team player
  • Give positive feedback
  • Respect all officials
  • Respect the role of the coach and refrain from coaching your child during games
  • Use correct and proper language at all time
  • Parents and supporters are requested to refrain from directing negative comments at umpires, any other officials, players or opposition supporters
  • Parents and supporters are requested to position themselves well clear of the side-lines and refrain from standing or sitting behind goals. If there are ropes on the side of the field, spectators must always be behind these ropes
  • In the event of an injury, parents and supporters are not allowed on the field. The coach of the team will be called onto the field by the referee and the coach will communicate with you
  • At half time in a game, no parents or supporters are allowed onto the field to pass on refreshments. These must be given to players before a match or to the coach before the half-time team talk

If you feel an issue needs attention please contact the Sports Co-Ordinator at school.
We respectfully request that all parents and supporters ensure that this Code of Conduct is adhered to, so as to make all matches and practises enjoyable for all.