Chess

Chess has grown in leaps and bounds at Penzance Primary. It is driven by our Deputy Principal Mrs Gill and Mrs Hoosen, who puts in many hours preparing the learners from Grade 1 to 7 for the tournaments that they enter. Mrs Gill also has people to assist her in the technical aspects of the game. We are very fortunate at Penzance in having a number of learners over the years who have gone on to represent Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as South Africa for Chess. We look forward to another busy season of Chess with about 40 tournaments that we can enter.

Kit

PRACTICE KIT

  • Penzance School Uniform
     

MATCH KIT

  • Penzance School Uniform
     

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. 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.

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.