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Tennis

 

Both boys and girls play this sport all year round.  During the First Term our pupils participate in the annual Tennis Round Robin, which serves to set-up the tennis ladder for the year.  This ladder is used to select the girls’ and boys’ teams that will participate in the Edmund Rice Summer Festival.  Beginners’ tennis is coached by a professional coach on a Monday from 13:45-15:15.  Throughout the year players are allowed to challenge each other to move up and down our tennis ladder.  During our Third Term, we participate in the Schools Tennis League and the Inter-Catholic Tennis Festival.

TENNIS PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

TENNIS MATCH KIT

• Veritas white golf shirt

• White shorts for the boys

• Veritas culottes for the girls

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

• School tracksuit.

 

Cricket 

 

We play Cricket at the Prep School at the beginning of the First Term and also in the Third Term.  During the First Term we participate in friendly matches, and prepare our under 13 team for the Inter-Catholic and Edmund Rice Festivals.  In the Third Term we participate in the Blesbokspruit Cricket League.  We also host the very exciting and competitive Lex Liston 8-A-Side Cricket Tournament annually.

CRICKET PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• White socks

• Takkies/cricket boots

• Veritas peak cap

CRICKET MATCH KIT

• Veritas white shirt

• White shorts

• Veritas soccer socks

• Takkies/cricket boots

• Veritas peak cap

• School Blazer

 

Soccer

 

Soccer, or best known as Football in most parts of the world, is the most popular sport in the world and it is played by more people and in more countries than any other sport.  At Veritas Prep. it is no different. We cater for every age group [u/7-u/13].  We start our season towards the end of the First Term and play until half-way through the Second Term.  Our under 10 – under 13 teams play in the Springs Soccer league as well as at Inter-School and Inter-Catholic Soccer Festivals.  Our under 13 team also participates in the Edmund Rice Winter Festival.  

Our Grade 1-3 learners participate in various arranged, friendly matches, and small Festivals throughout the Soccer Season and we end our season with our, very competitive and fun-filled, Inter-House Sports day.

SOCCER PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• Veritas soccer socks for boys

• Soccer boots/takkies

• Shin pads

SOCCER BOYS MATCH KIT

• Veritas playing jersey 

• Navy shorts

• Veritas soccer socks 

• Shin pads

• Soccer boots/takkies

• School tracksuit

 

Swimming

 

Swimming as a life-skill is promoted and encouraged in our Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory school. All our learners are exposed to water safety during their Physical Educational classes and the different levels of swimming teaching and coaching are offered to all our Preparatory school learners as an extra mural activity during the first and third terms. 

Our entire school is encouraged to take part in one way or another in our Annual Inter-house Swimming Gala and the fastest swimmers in their respective events are entered into the school swimming team. 

We have a very competitive swimming team that partakes in a variety of league and friendly galas throughout the year. We are also proud to regularly have provincial swimmers and lifesavers amongst our ranks. 

Learn-to-swim Programme

Our younger swimmers and beginner swimmers are taught in small groups on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the first and thirds terms.

Swimming Team

Our swimming team trains on Monday - Thursday mornings during the first and third terms as well as a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. 

 

Dress Code

Every child in the school is expected to be in possession of a navy blue or black swimming costume or the official school costume, as well as a yellow swimming cap. School team swimmers should wear the school costume as well as the Team Swimming Cap. 

 

Netball

Netball is a winter sport that our girls thoroughly enjoy and wait in anticipation for each year.  It is played towards the end of the First Term and the whole of the Second Term.  Our competent coaches prepare and teach the girls from Grade 1-7.  The Grade 4-7 Netball teams participate in the Government Schools D5 Netball league.  Our Grade 1-3 will participate in arranged friendly matches and small festivals throughout the Netball season.  We enter into the annual Inter-Dominican and Inter-Catholic Netball Tournaments where the girls strive to be the best and season ends with a very competitive and fun-filled Inter-House Sports day.

NETBALL PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

NETBALL MATCH KIT

• Veritas Netball kit

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

• School tracksuit.

 

Athletics

 

Athletics takes place at the beginning of our First Term and the end of our Second Term.  During the First Term we compete in the SISA Athletics Meeting, this is against the Private Schools in Benoni, Boksburg and Kempton Park.  We also compete in the Springs Athletics Meeting against all the Springs Schools.  

During the Second Term we host our annual Inter-House Athletics meeting, a team is chosen from those results to compete in the Edmund Rice Athletics.

ATHLETICS PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

ATHLETICS MATCH KIT

• Veritas Athletics vests

• Navy shorts 

• White socks

• Takkies/Cross Trainers

• School tracksuit.

 

Cross Country

In addition to our track-athletics team, the Preparatory School trains for cross-country athletics throughout the year. The training usually takes place once a week, in the mornings, before school and the focus is on general physical fitness and running skills. It is available for any Preparatory school learners who would like to remain healthy and improve their running ability. We have a few of our cross country athletes that take part on a more competitive scale. The school does enter a team into the SISA cross country league. 

 

Hockey

 

Hockey is a fast growing sport in our School with more and more pupils each year getting involved in the sport.  Hockey is played at the end of Second Term, where we participate in the Primary Schools Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey League as well as the Edmund Rice Winter Festival.

HOCKEY PRACTICE KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Navy shorts

• Veritas soccer socks for boys

• Veritas hockey socks for girls

• Hockey boots/takkies

• Shin pads

• Gum guards

• Hockey sticks

HOCKEY BOYS MATCH KIT

• Veritas playing kit 

• Veritas soccer socks 

• Shin pads

• Hockey boots/takkies

• Gum guard

• School tracksuit

HOCKEY GIRLS MATCH KIT

• Veritas green golf shirt

• Veritas culottes

• Veritas girls hockey socks

• Shin pads

• Hockey boots/takkies

• Gum guards

• School tracksuit