Blouberg Ridge Primary School
Cricket is offered to U10-U13 age groups. Practices take place once a week with a 20 over match being played on an allocated day in the week for each age group. Pupils who excel have the opportunity to take part in Western Province District Nets Programme to try and make it into the District Team.
Mini-cricket is offered for Grade 3 boys and girls. All the schools in the area adhere to the rules set out by the Western Province Junior Cricket Association. We practice on Monday afternoons, joining other schools from the area on Thursdays and playing short matches against them. There are eight players per team each player changing position after every over, ensuring every player’s involvement.
Athletics is an inclusive sport at our school. All pupils are encouraged to participate. Should a pupil excel, he or she is given opportunity of competing at regional and district level. Some of our athletes have progressed as far as provincial level.
The highlight of the year is the Inter-House Athletics day when the four houses, Pelican, Albatross, Flamingo and Sandpiper, compete against each other. Every child is encouraged to take part in the events as participation, rather than achievement, is what the day is all about. War cries fill the air as the races are run and as the winning teams receive the Inter-House and spirit Trophies and the Victor and Victrix Ludorum are announced.
Tennis is offered in the First and Fourth Terms at Blouberg Ridge Primary. We have excellent facilities with four well maintained courts and tennis wall. All ages and levels of playing are catered for. Our practices take place throughout the week, including matches. Our team players receive professional coaching from Atlantic Tennis Association.
Additional professional tennis coaching is also available to pupils in Grade 1-7 in a private capacity.
Softball is a summer sport offered to all girls from grades one to seven. This game gives them the opportunity of learning good ball skills and competing against other schools. Sportsmanship and team spirit are fostered through learning to support and encourage one another. All grade 1 – 7 girls are encouraged to be involved in the excitement of this team sport.
Soccer is our school’s favourite sport which is keenly played by many of our boys and girls. We have teams ranging from under 10’s to under 13’s with a good attendance for each age group. Our school strongly encourages sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game.
The Grade 2 and 3 boys and girls (the U8 and U9 age group) are offered mini-soccer. They have the opportunity to practice mini-soccer skills and play in short matches against other schools in the area. A mini-soccer team consists of seven players and one reserve. They follow very basic rules with the emphasis being on enjoyment and participation in a team sport.
Girls’ and boys’ hockey is offered from U7- U13. Matches are played every week at the participating schools’ fields. We also get the opportunity to use able View High School’s astro-turf to enhance our players abilities. Skills training takes place every week for all age groups.
Winter Girls Sport:Netball is a winter sport offered to girls from Grades 1 – 7. We encourage the girls to participate in this sport so that they can learn to play in the correct manner, enjoy the game and make friends. Girls practice once a week and one day a week is set aside for matches.
Mr Dowrie ,the principal has introduced rugby as part of the extra-curricular sport.
The U10-U13 teams meet on a Monday for skills practice with Mrs Reyneke and the young coaches. The U12-U13 teams meet on a Wednesday for skills practice with Mr Bester.
We hope to go from strength to strength.