S P O R T
At Melkbosstrand Private School we believe that our learners should have the opportunity to develop not only academically and culturally but most certainly on the sport field too. We encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and what they can achieve. Through hard work that they will reach their full potential and life goals.
Our sporting infrastructure includes tennis courts, netball courts, rugby, cricket and hockey fields and cricket practice nets.
At Melkbosstrand Private School we strive to achieve excellence on all levels; the rugby field is no exception.
We have Junior (u/15) and Senior (u/19) teams that are registered with the Western Province Rugby Football Union and we are proud of the rugby ethos already established at MPS.
MPS is affiliated with the Western Province Girls’ Hockey and are currently playing in the u/16 and u/19 leagues.
We feel that taking part in a team sport gives learners the opportunity to grow within themselves and get a feeling of responsibility and a sense of belonging.
MPS is part of the National Archery in Schools’ Program (NASP). We offer archery as a school sport for learners from Gr 4 – Gr 12. We have all the necessary equipment such as bows and arrows and the sport therefore functions as a club with a fee structure.
The learners take part in competitions throughout the year at various schools in the Western Cape.
We have an active MTB club at our school that trains twice a week. Learners are trained by our dedicated MTB Coach, Marcel. We are affiliated with the Tygerberg MTB club and make use of their MTB routes.
Parents and children are encouraged to train together which makes this a unique family sport. Pupils are encouraged to take part in the Spur School League and also any of the other many competitions in and around the Cape.
At MPS we offer tennis as one of our summer sports. We currently have 2 courts and practices are on Monday afternoons from 14:30 – 15:30 during the first and the fourth term.
Matches are played on Thursday afternoons and are supervised and arranged by Mr and Mrs Pilkington.
The High School has participated in the third league the last few years. We compete against large schools such as Milnerton, Blouberg Int. and Parow and have learnt valuable lessons in team work and developed great perseverance . We have four teams, u/14, u/16, u/17 and u/19.
We have seen many very special victories as a team.