Saturday sport in the Preparatory School

Saturday sport in the Preparatory School

Every Year 3-6 boy in the Prep School participates in at least one summer and one winter sport. Sports offered in Terms 1 and 4 are cricket, basketball and tennis (tennis for Years 5 and 6 only). Sports offered in Terms 2 and 3 are rugby union and football (football for Years 5 and 6 only). These compulsory sports require attendance at training sessions twice a week, one during school time and one after school hours. Then games are played against teams from other schools on Saturday mornings. Boys in Year 6 showing exceptional talent in Rugby union, football, cricket, basketball or tennis may be invited by the Sportsmaster to trial for representative honours with IPSHA teams and beyond this with Combined Independent Schools teams (CIS).

All boys also participate in swimming, cross-country and athletics. Trials and training sessions are run either as part of the Physical Education program or after school hours. These sessions culminate in a School carnival in which all boys compete against other boys of approximately the same standard.

Boys who show interest and talent are encouraged to attend pre-school training sessions in swimming and/or athletics two or three times per week. All these sessions are run at the School by staff members, with some help from outside professionals. Boys who attend then represent King's at interschool carnivals, and are given the opportunity to trial for representative selection with IPSHA teams and potentially with the Combined Independent Schools teams (CIS).