Sport

We believe in the holistic approach to education, therefore encouraging learners to participate in a variety of sport throughout the year.

Canoeing

Twice a week the school bus is taken to Emmarentia Dam for their Canoeing sessions. Each girl has a membership at the Dabulamanzi Canoeing Club which is based at Emmarentia and gives her access to the club boats as well as the school boats which are stored at the club. The team compete in races over the weekends which includes sprints and long distance.

Every year the team competes at SA Champs which proves to be challenging but a great experience for the girls. Canoeing is a great sport for girls to build body strength and get out onto open water.

Cross Country

We have Cross Country as well as Social Running. Social Running is generally a feeder into the Cross Country Team but also is an option for girls who would like to run but not necessarily compete in races.

Our Cross Country Team competes in the Johannesburg league which runs throughout our second term. They generally have one race per week and travel to various venues which have set out courses for the girls to follow. The courses include inclines and declines which keep the races very interesting.

Once a year the school competes in an Inter-house Cross Country, where every girl gets involved and a course is set out within the school property. The afternoon is festive and fun.

Hockey

Hockey is one of the largest sports. We have a total of 8 teams ranging from U14 to 1st Team. We compete in the Southern Gauteng Schools’ League in the A section, as well as the Howell and Pullen Tournament and the All Girls’ Schools’ Festival every year.

Every year we have a handful of District and Gauteng representatives. In 2016 we had a total of 7 players throughout the age groups. Currently we are planning the installation of our own Astro-Turf which will be built on our bottom grass field. This project will be completed by the end of 2017. With the absence of an Astro-Turf up until now, our First and Second Team travel to the University of Johannesburg Astro-Turf and our U16 team travel to Pirates Club Astro-Turf.

The atmosphere and the energy that surrounds our hockey fields is tremendous and the teams support end encourage each other for every match.

Netball

Netball is one of the larger sports that is played in the winter season. We start pre-season during the first term and continue with league matches and tournament in the second term. We have a clinic with the girls run by national netball players who give them a head start for the season and teach them the up and coming training techniques.

Our Netball teams compete in the All Girls’ Schools’ Festival every year. In 2016 our First Team ended at the top of their league which resulted in them competing in the play-offs. We currently have 12 Netball teams.

Soccer

Soccer is growing every year at Parktown High School for Girls. We currently have 4 teams with 3 entered into the league. We participate in the JVW league which has very high competition from schools all over Johannesburg. Soccer has a great atmosphere of spirit and spunk. Every year our teams do well in the JVW League, resulting in the top three over the past five years. Girls’ soccer is growing in South Africa very quickly and is the most supported sport in Africa.

Softball

Softball is not a traditional South African sport, although our girls enjoy it tremendously. The league seems to grow every year and so does the competition. Parktown High School for Girls has finished high in the league every year for the past few years and have a handful of Gauteng representatives each season. We currently have 3 teams which compete in the league and the JSA annual tournament. Softball is a team sport which has a wonderful atmosphere and encourages girls to try something new.

Squash

Squash is a relatively small sport at Parktown High School for Girls, but is growing slowly each year. We currently have one team which competes in the Johannesburg Squash League. Our team trains at Parkview Squash Centre which is a short distance from the school. Squash is splayed throughout the year, with league fixtures in the first term and friendly fixtures in the fourth term. Squash is an individual sport which requires a strong mental mind and it allows girls to improve their strength, agility and speed.

Swimming

Swimming is a popular sport at Parktown High School for Girls. We have a large team which trains in the mornings and afternoons. The team competes in the Johannesburg Schools’ league and at Inter-high annually. We are currently in the A Section of Inter-high and placed third this year. The team trains in the school pool and has a team breakfast after morning training.

There is also options of Social Swimming for girls who enjoy swimming but do not wish to compete and Beginner Swimming for girls who are still learning how to swim. We believe that being able to swim is a vital life skill and encourage every girl to participate in one of the three options.

Tennis

Tennis is a popular sport at Parktown High School for Girls. We currently have three teams which compete in the league and at Inter-high every year. We have 6 designated Tennis courts which are used for training through the year. Inter-high is held in the beginning of the year in term 1 together with league fixtures and there are further league fixtures through terms 3 and 4.

We also have Beginner Tennis for girls who would like to play socially or need a bit more practice before making a team. This is held on a separate day to accommodate the players with more space on the courts.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby is a very popular sport at Parktown High School for Girls. We currently have 6 teams in the In2Touch league. Our teams have been very successful over the past few years, often being unbeaten. This year we have 13 Gauteng representatives and many Old Girls who have continued after school to represent Gauteng and South Africa.

Touch Rugby is a team sport which encourage team work and demands physical and mental fitness.

Parktown High School for Girls will hold the first Girls’ High School Touch Rugby tournament this year at Old Parks Club in October.

Water Polo

Water Polo is a relatively new sport at Parktown High School for Girls. It is growing each year and we currently have 3 teams. This year the Johannesburg schools have started an official league which will help grow the sport in our country. We are starting off in the B League with the plan to work our way up to the A league.

Water Polo is great sport for girls to improve their swimming fitness as well as full body strength. There is great energy and team spirit around the swimming pool and every girl is eager to improve and have fun.

Yoga

Yoga is a non-competitive extramural which allows the girls to physically push their bodies and find a form of relaxation from a very busy school life. Yoga is a mindful activity which strengthens the body and mind and stretches the muscles. Yoga is recommended to keep muscles strong and reduce the risk of injury for other sports.

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Tyrone Ave, Parkview
Johannesburg
011 593-5900

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