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Sport

Sport

Thomas More College strives to encourage individuals to become actively involved in a wide variety of sports, providing them with the opportunity to participate at their personal level of ability. We believe that a healthy balance between competitiveness, acknowledgement of responsibility and fun is obtained. Every pupil is valued, both by their team-mates and their coach, irrespective of level of achievement. Our coaches and staff strive to bring the best out of each pupil in all levels of ability. All pupils are given an opportunity to represent the school at matches. Team skills, collaboration and collegiality as well as good sportsmanship are fostered.

Pre-Primary (Grade 000 - 0)

We aim to contribute to the holistic experience of our children through exposure to a broad base of sporting experiences. Participation in sport in the Pre-Primary is voluntary.

Activities available

  • Garvz Academy
  • Karate
  • Kiddinastix
  • Playball
  • Tennis
  • Swim School
  • Track & Trail

All activities are run by private service providers and are billed separately, not by the school.

Junior Primary (Grade 1 - 3)

We encourage our Junior Primary pupils to involve themselves in sports activities, and recognise sporting achievements in our school assemblies and in our weekly Horse’s Mouth newsletter.

It is our policy that each pupil who attends practices regularly will play matches during the term. A register is kept by each coach to ensure this and a “no practice no play” policy is adhered to (even for top athletes). When a pupil has chosen to take part in a sport, they are encouraged to see that season through, unless a reasonable medical reason is given. Matches for all teams are arranged prior to the start of the season, and should some pupils pull out during the season, it affects the rest of the team who may end up short of team mates.

  • Cross Country
  • Garvz Academy*
  • Hardball Cricket (Gr.3 only)
  • Judo*
  • Karate*
  • Mini-Cricket
  • Mini-Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis*
  • Track & Trail*
  • Swim School*

Activities marked by a * are run by private, outside Service Providers and are billed separately, not by the school.

Senior Primary (Grade 4 – 7)

We encourage our Senior Primary pupils to involve themselves in sports activities, and recognise sporting achievements in our weekly assemblies, termly award assemblies, in our weekly Horse’s Mouth newsletter and at the annual Sports Awards.

It is our policy that each pupil who attends practices regularly will play matches during the term. A register is kept by each coach to ensure this and a “no practice no play” policy is adhered to (even for top athletes). When a pupil has chosen to take part in a sport, they are encouraged to see that season through, unless a reasonable medical reason is given. Matches for all teams are arranged prior to the start of the season, and should some pupils pull out during the season, it affects the rest of the team who may end up short of team mates.

  • Athletics
  • Cricket (Boys & Girls)
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Hockey (Boys & Girls)
  • Netball
  • Rock Climbing (Boys & Girls)
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Soccer (Boys & Girls)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Pro Tennis*

Activities marked by an * are run by private, outside staff
Golf is also offered during our “Toppies and Tots” once a term programme which includes bonding with own parent/an adult.
We also offer (at own expense) a TMC Family Camping weekend for interactive bonding.

High School (Grade 8 - 12)

The focus of the High School is on developing balanced, well-rounded people who are able to participate fully in society. The philosophy underpinning all of our extra mural activities is one of growing key dispositions to live a full and successful life. Dispositions such as resilience¸ truth, integrity, time management, empathy, love and respect are central to the opportunities described below.

  • Cricket
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Equestrian
  • General Fitness & Conditioning
  • Golf
  • Hockey (Boys & Girls)
  • Indoor Hockey (Boys & Girls)
  • Netball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Tennis (Boys & Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys & Girls)
  • Softball (Girls)
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo (Boys & Girls)
  • Dance Sport (Streetdance)

Facilities

Thomas More College is fortunate to have a range of excellent sporting facilities:

  • 4 Fields
  • 3 Cricket pitches
  • 8 Cricket Bowling Nets
  • Astro Turf
  • 2 Heated Swimming Pools (one of which is an Olympic size water polo pool)
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Netball Courts
  • Rugby
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Cross Country/Trail Running/Cycle Track through our Conservancy

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