The Waldorf curriculum promotes physical activity, music, drama, arts and crafts within the curriculum itself. Michael Oak also offers a program of extra-mural and sports activities, within the school itself and with external facilitators and facilities.
Michael Oak does not have extensive sports fields. However, the sports program has grown considerably in the past few years, and there is an active drive to continue that trend. Basketball, volleyball, gym, table tennis, are among those offered on the school grounds. Where a sport cannot be accommodated on school grounds we use nearby community and school facilities. Many of our sports pupils also partake in community leagues.
We have recently started exploring the shared use of nearby Voortrekker High facilities with class swimming lessons having been successfully introduced. Discussions between the schools are ongoing.
Sports Schedule A - Activities hosted by the school in terms of managing the coaches, purchasing the necessary equipment and monitoring attendance. The fees for these programmes are now included in your school account.
Sports Schedule B - Activities offered by outside coaches and facilitators. We host these activities by providing venues (or outsourced venues). The management of these activities is dealt with by the specific facilitators of each programme and not by the school itself.
Arts, Drama and Music
Arts, drama and music are an integral part of the curriculum so are not really regarded as extramural. However, beyond the classroom, the school does have a full-time piano teacher and where there are sufficient pupils for any other particular instrument the school will endeavour to secure a teacher. The renowned Beau Soleil Music School is nearby, and many of our pupils who do wish to study music and ensemble playing further do so there.