4 Marlow Road
Kenilworth
Cape Town
7708
+27 21 797 9728
info@michaeloak.org.za

Sports Program

PRIMARY SCHOOL

All Sports start Monday 16th October. Please note that there will be NO sport on Thursday 26th and Friday 27 October due to Fair setup and Tuesday 21st November due to Sporting Day.

Please take time to study your child’s options and return the form by Monday 16th October.

Please write down ALL the sports your child would like to try. Do remember, in this first week your child may try any of the sports offered. Then you need choose one compulsory sport from the A programme – this charge is included in the school fees. Thereafter sports are charged at R235 per activity per term.

To excuse a child from sport for the term, a letter needs to be written to College citing the reason. The matter will be discussed with the class teacher and responded to within a week.

Sports offered this term on the school grounds are Basketball, Fusion, Multi-Sport, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Playball. Tennis is played at the Wynberg Lawn Club but is still on the A Programme.

SWIMMING normally takes place at Voortrekker High School. Due to the water restrictions their pool is closed. I am currently looking at another option for Wednesday Class 5 - 7 swimming, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. I will send an email as soon as I know either way.

TENNIS is played away from the school at Wynberg Lawn Tennis Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, see overleaf for details.  A parent-led lift / walk club seems to work best here. If you are unsure of directions or who is playing tennis please contact me. 

FUSION is combination of Yoga, Gyrokinesis and dance depending on the age group. This term the Class 3 - 4 will do Story Yoga. Class 5 – 7 will do a stretch and dance class.

MULTI-SPORT is a class run by SuperSport. The programme allows for various games and practice different skills. The emphasis is that the children are in pairs or small groups always doing something fun.

U12 CRICKET is for Class 5 - 7 boys only, if they are still 12 years old this term. It is played at Constantia Waldorf School on Monday with matches on a Tuesday. We will be running our own little cricket coaching club at school / Wynberg Sports Club on a Thursday for Class 5 - 7.

SPORT UNIFORM

It is compulsory to wear the correct sports uniform to all sporting activities including Playball. Our summer uniform consists of Michael Oak blue or white T-shirt with white or dark blue shorts, suitable talkies or sport shoes and a sun hat. For swimming, children are required to walk up to Voortrekker HS in sports uniform and to change into swimming things there. Costumes should preferably be plain navy blue or black. Girls wear a full piece costume (no bikinis or costumes with cut outs) and boys wear swimming trunks or a speedo with a swimming top. Swimming caps are compulsory and Goggles strongly advised. 

In the event of your child not being able to attend a sports lesson please also let me know beforehand either via a written note, SMS or a WhatsApp message. This is especially important when going to play a match at another venue. 

Kindest regards,

Claudia McCaig

cmccaig@michaeloak.org.za     School: 021 797 9728 (11h00–16h30)      Cell: 072 201 5587

 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORT

Sport will be chosen on Tuesday 10th October. Sport will start on Monday 16th October, except Monday Table Tennis which will start on Monday 23rd October. Tuesday Table Tennis will start on Tuesday 17 October.

MONDAY:  TOUCH RUGBY/ FITNESS at Wynberg Sports Club.  TABLE TENNIS and FUSION (a combination of Yoga, Pilates, Nia and Gyrokinesis) at Michael Oak.

TUESDAY: BASKETBALL, TABLE TENNIS, DANCE and VOLLEYBALL at Michael Oak.

VOLLEYBALL: There are 16 places available for Volleyball this term, as we would like to get a team together to play matches! Only enthusiastic and committed players to apply.

SWIMMING is normally at Voortrekker but due to water restrictions their pool is closed. I am looking at another option, but can only confirm this at the beginning of next term.

DANCE is for both girls and boys. During the course of the term new dances will be taught from various productions and movies.

Please note: Your child may do sport on Monday and Tuesday at no extra cost

TENNIS is at Wynberg Tennis Club on Wednesday’s for R220 per term. This will be charged to your school fees. (It is normally R395 but the school will subsidise this).

RUNNING CLUB takes place on Thursdays after school at no cost to the parents. It is run by an ex-pupil, Leander. He will take them around the area for a run to build up fitness.

An Indemnity Form needs to be completed for Touch Rugby. This will allow your child to walk to the venue with a coach or High School teacher. These forms will be handed out once the options have been chosen, but it’s worth knowing that they are always available from reception. We encourage all parents to please collect their child from practice promptly at 16h00. In case of an emergency or by prior specific arrangement, the coach will walk them back to school after the lesson.

In the interest of security and a smooth running programme, please advise your child to choose a sport and stick to it for the whole term – in other words, no swapping or changing allowed!

PLEASE NOTE:

Sport is compulsory at Michael Oak High School. This means that your child has to choose a sport on either Monday and/or Tuesday from the Winter Sports programme. Anyone who wants to be exempt from sport has to write an explanatory letter to the College of Teachers. The matter will then be discussed and responded to within a week. Permission, if granted, is only given for one term.

In the event of your child not being able to attend a sports lesson please inform Faiza at reception by 09h00 for the attention of Roy Davids. Alternatively you can send a written letter with your child.

Sports Uniform

The high school sports uniform comprises any plain (no logos, prints or stripes please) T-shirt and tracksuit pants, leggings or shorts in navy blue, dark green, black or white. Takkies or proper sports shoes are required. Hoodies or tops with buttons or zips are not allowed. Please also note that only blue or black T-shirts may be worn for Table Tennis.

Please contact Claudia McCaig, Sports Coordinator, for any queries, help or suggestions on her cell phone 072 201 5587 or mail her at cmccaig@michaeloak.org.za

Kindest regards,

High School Sports Committee: Roy Davids and Claudia McCaig