Sporting Programme

153Playing sport is more than physical fitness. It also teaches children discipline and how to work as part of a team; and for many children, it is where friendships are forged. Sport is an important part of school life at Pinelands High, and each Grade 8 and 9 is expected to take part in at least one summer and one winter sport (unless there is a medical reason precluding this).

Sports offered at the school include:

Summer (Terms 1 and 4) - Athletics, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Indoor Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Rugby and Waterpolo

Winter (Terms 2 and 3) - Chess, Cross-Country, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Squash and Soccer

We have the following sports facilities:

  • An indoor sports facility for basketball, cricket, netball, soccer and indoor hockey
  • A full-sized hockey astroturf
  • A mini-astroturf for hockey practice, netball and tennis
  • Four hockey fields
  • Two soccer fields
  • Three cricket fields (two with turf pitches and one with an artificial surface) and cricket nets
  • Five tennis courts (two also used for netball)
  • An outdoor basketball court
  • A 25m swimming pool used for swimming and waterpolo