Clubs and Activities
Ballroom Dancing is run by Francoise van Eck, professional Latin-American and Rhythm Dance instructor. Classes focus on Slow Waltz, Quickstep, the Argentinean Tango as well Latin American dances such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rumba as well as Rhythm dances such as the Boogie, Rock ‘n Roll and East Coast Swing. Pupils have had the opportunity to participate in the “Dare 2 Dance” inter-town and inter-schools Ballroom Competition and have the opportunity to be graded by the South African Dance Teachers’ Association.
Concert Band, Choir, Piano Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, String Ensemble, Inter-house Music Competition.
Subject and non-subject pupils participate in music groups supported by the Kingswood College music school. Pupils are also exposed to input by resident and visiting artists, exchange programmes and have the opportunity to enjoy the wide scope offered during the Grahamstown Arts Festival.
Pupils learn the basics of the language and so are able to converse in a home language at that level.
Inter-House and School Drama Productions fall under the drama department.
Toastmasters (Gr 10-12) and best speakers competitions – members commit themselves to the rigour of speech preparation to develop their skills from one speech to the next. Members are also insightful evaluators of one another’s performances. Risk-taking is another element when pupils give unprepared speeches on a variety of possible topics.
This offers art and non-art pupils the opportunity to develop skills and explore different mediums. Pupils choose their own projects and processes that they are interested in and work at their own pace. Experimentation and creativity is encouraged.
Numerous aspects of photography including the basics of framing a shot, aperture and exposure as well as macro, and black and white shots are covered. Pupils interrogate their technical skills, pushing their creative and innovative boundaries.
These are covered in conjunction with the Life Orientation programme.
General skills programmes are covered in the junior phase and Level 1, 2 and 3 courses are offered in the senior phase. Courses are run by Gardmed Ambulance service, First Medical Response and St John. Pupils get hands-on practice and development skills in – Emergency Scene Management, Choking (Adult), Severe Bleeding, Wound Care, Poisons, Burns, Fractures, Eye Injuries, Shock, Unconsciousness and Fainting. Medical conditions discussed included Epilepsy, Diabetes, Heat and Cold exposure. pupil also get to see the ambulance and facilities it brings to first respondents.
All three levels can be achieved through personal skills development and outreach. This is part of the National Initiative and empowers youth.
Speakers from a cross-section of backgrounds are invited to speak to different groups. Other activities include outings to plants and community engagement activities.
General Knowledge – A newsreader programme is available to all pupils. Further to this, there are interactive sessions during which pupils discuss current affairs.
Pupils cover the course material, prepare and give speeches as well as involve themselves in school activities.
Sessions vary between Theory lessons and practical debating sessions/practices. Once Rhodes Debating League starts, sessions are used to develop skills at a higher level. The school will host the national competition this year.
The Lebone Centre’s “After Care and Enrichment” programme allows children to enjoy interactive computer literacy games, ball games on the Kingswood fields and art activities at the Lebone Centre. “Lebone Friends” aims to create opportunities for meaningful engagement between Kingswood pupils and the children enrolled in the Lebone Centre’s “After Care and Enrichment” (ACE) Programme. The ACE programme aims to promote the development of identity and educational skills of the 20 vulnerable junior school pupils enrolled in consultation with Child Welfare.
This Rotary-affiliated club runs outreach programmes and fundraising activities. Interact remains an important pillar in the school Community service. This includes support for staff children and educational initiative.
Mary Waters Maths Project
This program brings pupil to our campus where on a one to one bases and with the aid of computer programs children from Mary Maters School develop skills in Maths.
Nombulelo Maths Project
With the support from Kingswood staff and a tutor group, 10 girls are supported with stationary, sanitary ware, books, fun and maths to help them develop skills and so continue with the subject in the senior phase.
Community engagement projects
Many activities take place through departments across the school – sport, chapel, Life Orientation, academic, etc
Pupils have outings, development workshops, competitions and practice sessions at school, on the Astro and local and outside courses. Competitions take place at the Belmont Golf Club and other local facilities.
Field and Stream
This activity is for the nature lovers and the fisherman who enjoy outings, talks, lure making, fishing and much more.
Mountain Bike Club
Activities include morning cycles, outings and participation in competitive events.
Hiking – Supports President’s award
Outdoor Clubs take trips out canoeing, camping and fishing as time allows.
Student Christian Association
Advanced programme Mathematics
Advanced Programme English and
Academic support within departments