Sport at St John’s Pre-Prep provides each player with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.
All the physical activities are game-based learning, which consists of small-sided games that teach the basic sport and gross motor skills. These games often look like chaos, but it is within organised chaos where predetermined skills reinforced. The boys are having so much fun that they are not even aware of the skills or outcomes they are learning.
The six main sporting codes taught are swimming, cricket, rugby, soccer, athletics and hockey.
However, the foundation of sport is the ability to move comfortably and easily within oneself. This comes from a solid gross motor base, with the correct age-appropriate strength and conditioning. Therefore, gross motor skills are a big part of every Physical Education lesson and afternoon sports session.
Along with the physical aspect comes the social side of sports. The important life lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship, winning and losing graciously and friendship plays a big part of the sports programme at the Pre-Preparatory as well. Along with manners, the correct etiquette is taught and nurtured to help grow the whole boy, not just the physical aspect.
It is not how big you are but how big you play.