Discovering and nurturing new abilities

At Kingswood Junior, learning outside the classroom is as important as the learning that takes place inside the classroom. Our goal is to have every pupil be part of a team and to play a variety of different sports throughout the year. We believe that taking part in sport is not just for its health and fitness benefits, but also helps to foster discipline, independence, determination, camaraderie and teamwork in each pupil.

Physical Education

Academic excellence is central to life at Kingswood Junior – but the education we provide is not limited to the classroom. Our in-class Phys-Ed programme not only primes the brain for learning (helping develop sequencing, memory, and prioritizing skills), but it is also shown to foster self-esteem, confidence, resilience, leadership and grit among a number of core life skills.

Through the programme we hope to nurture our pupils’ sporting talents throughout their educational journey, whatever their level of ability, and help them develop a true love of an active and healthy lifestyle that will carry them beyond school.

Some areas of focus include: Body management skills (core strength, balance, maintaining equilibrium, gaining and maintaining postural control), goal setting, teamwork, co-operation, sportsmanship and simply – fun. 

Competitive Sport

Some of our pupils are fortunate enough to attend various festivals and embark on several sports tours throughout the year, eg. The U13 Prep Schools Cricket Festival (February), the U11A Cricket Tour to Knysna (October), the Kingswood U13 Water Polo (November) and Hockey (March) Festivals, the U13 Independent Schools’ Rugby Festival (July), the U13 Kingswood Sports Tour (July), to mention but a few.

Kingswood College boasts an array of top-class sports facilities, including a Swimming and Water Polo pool, an Astroturf and a Rugby/Cricket field all floodlit, and an indoor High-Performance Centre with gym, all supported by expert coaching staff.

Junior Girls Playing Netball

Sports on offer at each level:


  • Boys: Swimming / Tennis / Athletics / Cricket / Rugby / Hockey
  • Girls: Swimming / Tennis / Athletics / Hockey / Netball
  • Optional activities: *Horse riding, *Dance (*extra tuition charged for private lessons) 

Senior Primary

  • Boys Swimming / Tennis / Athletics / Cricket / Rugby / Hockey / Water Polo (Grades 6 – 7)
  • Girls Swimming / Tennis / Athletics / Hockey / Netball / Water Polo (Grades 4-7)
  • Optional activities:  *Horse riding, *Dance, Squash (*extra tuition charged for private lessons)