FOCUS ON SPORTS
Many schools have developed a strong culture of education as a basis for their success. However, the schools that have managed to excel beyond their peers were the ones who made a concerted effort to develop the “complete or balanced student.”
With this in mind, Willow Academy has placed its focus on extra-mural activities, which encompass sports, arts and culture, without compromising their already strong base of Christian education. Extra-mural activities, and specifically sports, can be the differentiating factor which separates good schools from great schools, and which gives a school the competitive edge.
Our sports department has identified sport codes that will make an impact, not only on our learners’ physical abilities, but also on their technical thought-processing, self-confidence, life skills and interaction within a group dynamic.
Willow Academy offers learners between Grade R and Grade 12 chess, swimming, cricket, tennis, soccer for boys, hockey for girls, athletics, X-country and volleyball.
We understand the importance of physical training and realise that a healthy body encourages a healthy mind. Sports participation is compulsory for learners in all grades and contributes towards the Physical Education component of Life Skills and Life Orientation. Each learner is expected to play a winter and summer sport.