Why is sport important in a learner’s life?

  • Sport is important for the total education of school learners.
  • It helps them to realise mind-body-soul unity.
  • It also capacitates the child with the ability to seek victory while managing defeat and
  • to become citizens of the world without foregoing their citizenship of their own country.
  • Sporting codes encourage learners to explore and find their own solutions to their physical movement and physical activity problems.
  • This type of exposure to problem solving activities will assist learners in becoming problem solvers, as they engage in the development of their own solutions, defend their uniqueness and maintain their sense of individuality.
  • Engaging in the problem solving process builds character, as well as boosts the self-image and self-esteem of the individual.

Two components of Physical Education

  • Physical activity, and
  • Physical movement

Both are valuable and essential components to the educational experience, as they make a positive contribution to the lives of people.

Physical activity and physical movement ensure that while learners are involved in intellectual pursuits, the necessary balance for them to realise their full potential as human beings is provided.

Therefore, as a consequence of what Physical and academic education has to offer, SBSM, as part of its commitment to the transformation and development, is committed to the holistic development and growth of our children.

What is P.E.T. and how is it incorporated into the school curriculum?

  • The Physical Education Task focuses on learners’ participation and performance in the Physical Education component of the Life Orientation curriculum.
  • Learners are expected to participate in a weekly Physical Education period across all four terms of the school year.
  • The movement activities will include a range of fitness, games, sport and recreational activities and the purpose is to help learners select the type of activity they most enjoy or are most competent at so that they can pursue it as part of their lifestyle.
  • Learners’ performance in the Physical Education Task (PET) is assessed during participation and the mark allocation is adjusted accordingly as learners show progress in the different movement skills and activities.

What other sporting activities are offered at SBSM and at which phases?

All learners are encouraged and involved in the 3 main aspects mainly:

  • Fitness
  • Sport and Games
  • Recreation

Internal Codes

Foundation Phase Activities include:

  • Mini-netball
  • Mini-soccer
  • Mini-cricket
  • Dibeke
  • Chess
  • Volleyball

Out sourced activities are:
  • Play ball
  • Monkeynastix
  • Pottery
  • Drama.

Grades 4-12 Break Time Sports include:
  • Mini-netball
  • Mini-soccer
  • Dibeke
  • Handball
  • Mini-bowls
  • Volleyball
  • Foosball
  • Table-tennis

External Codes

Selected Primary and Secondary learners compete in various code fixtures in the inter school leagues. Fixture days are Wednesdays (14:15) for High school fixtures and Thursdays (13:30) for Primary school fixtures. As an affiliate to the Lenasia School Sports body we participate in the following codes:

  • Athletics
  • Soccer
  • Mini-cricket
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Table-tennis
  • Any other tournament when organised