S P O R T
At Melkbosstrand Private School we strive to achieve excellence at all levels; the rugby field is no exception. We have u/7, u/9, u/11 and u/13 rugby teams.
MPS is registered with the Western Province Rugby Football Union and all the coaches are “Bok Smart” qualified.
We take part in various sports days with other private schools.
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.
We have an active MTB club at our school that trains every Monday and Thursday. 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.
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 7 Primary School Netball Teams from u/7 to u/13 who participate in the Western Province League and regularly take part in Sports Days at CPM, Vyeboom, Slot van die Paarl and other schools.
Competing against larger schools has taught our players valuable lessons in team work and developing perseverance and we have seen many very special victories as a team.
Our MPS Cricket Teams participate in the Western Province league.
We have an u/9, u/11 and u/13 team who practice twice a week under the guidance of well qualified coaches.
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.
Cross country is a very popular sport at the school because of the beautiful scenery the kids can admire twice a week at practices.
The team is trained by an experience coach and take part in a league on Fridays in Paarl and Wellington.
The competition is very strong and we are very proud of our good results.
At the start of each year MPS takes part in the Interschools Athletics Meeting between the following private schools: El Shaddai, Riverside College, Blouberg International and CBC St. John`s. We offer training in short- and long distances, high jump, long jump, discus, javelin, and shot put.
Hereafter athletes have the chance to be selected for the North Zone. If successful there they may try out for the WP Team and ultimately have the opportunity to represent the Western Cape Team at the SA school`s champs.
MPS kicks off our swimming season with an annual interhouse swimming gala in the first term between our Red and Blue teams, and an Inter Schools gala in Malmesbury. We are proud of our strong swimmers at MPS.
Practices are held twice a week at the Ou Skip pool in Melkbosstrand in the Summer months.