Junior Swimming

Swimming is a sport offered at Penzance the whole year round. 

Every learner at Penzance is taught to swim during their PE lessons. We have a wealth of experience in our swimming department and this makes the job of teaching our youngsters to swim much easier. We have two galas during the year. One is for the Senior Primary and the other the Junior Primary.

The Junior Primary Gala is based on mass participation and enjoyment. Every single learner has the opportunity to swim on the night.

We also have a swimming club, Westville Swimming Club, which uses our facility. In doing this we are trying to build a strong culture of swimming at our school.

Penzance has produced many top swimmers, none more so than the South African champ, Chad le Clos. We wish him everything of the best at the Rio Olympics!

Kit

PRACTICE KIT OR HOUSE GALA

  • Girls – Full black school costume
  • Boys – Black school costume
  • Any plain towel
  • Penzance or House swimming cap

INTER – SCHOOL GALA

  • Girls – Squad school costume with Penzance Logo
  • Boys – Squad school costume with Penzance Logo
  • Penzance towel
  • Penzance swimming cap
  • Penzance Team swimming T-shirt (available from the School Clothing Shop)
  • Penzance slops

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 Swimming

Swimming is a sport offered at Penzance throughout the whole school year as the swimming pool is heated during the winter months. 

We have a wealth of experience in our swimming department and this makes the job of teaching our youngsters to swim much easier. We have two galas during the year.  The one is the Top 8 Gala and the other The Senior Primary Gala, this is an Inter – House Gala. Much fun is had and the competition is always stiff between the houses.

We also have a swimming club, Westville Swimming Club, which uses our facility. In doing this we are trying to build a strong culture of swimming at our school.

Penzance has produced many top swimmers, none more so than the South African champ, Chad le Clos. We wish him everything of the best at the Rio Olympics!


Kit

PRACTICE KIT OR HOUSE GALA

  • Girls – Full black school costume
  • Boys – Black school costume
  • Any plain towel
  • Penzance or House swimming cap

INTER – SCHOOL GALA

  • Girls – Penzance branded squad black school costume
  • Boys – Penzance branded squad black school costume
  • Penzance towel
  • Penzance swimming cap
  • Penzance Team swimming T-shirt (available from school shop)
  • Penzance slops

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.