We at Holy Family College believe in the holistic development of the child. In order to maximise our learner’s healthy physical development, and to take up a meaningful place in society, we have a physical education programme which is part of the school curriculum and forms part of the academic day. In addition to this, we encourage every learner to participate in at least one extracurricular activity per term.  This programme takes place after the school academic day ends at 14h40. Our learners enjoy this well-structured and organised programme with great enthusiasm and we field numerous teams in a number of sporting codes.  Whilst competitive, Holy Family College learners are entrusted to project the necessary values of good sportsmanship, when playing against other schools.  A number of internal social leagues also add value to the expansive sport programme.

Sporting Codes in the High School (Grades 8-12)

The following sports are offered at Holy Family College:


  • Soccer
  • Aquatics
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country


  • Action Netball
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country

The values of participating in sport for our learners are as follows:

  • Sport allows learners to channel their energy in a positive manner.
  • Sport gives learners a means of self-expression.
  • Sport helps to reduce tension and promote relaxation.
  • Learners understand the value of socialising as they take part in different sporting activities with people from different backgrounds.
  • Learners learn to be contributing group members as they are part of the team.
  • Learners learn to be courteous and thoughtful towards their playmates and peers.
  • Sport teaches learners to be disciplined, whilst enjoying the skill concerned.
  • Sport promotes the development of physical fitness, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and skills and abilities.
  • Learners who are part of winning teams develop positive attitudes as they achieve success. However, it is also important to develop the skill of losing gracefully.
  • Through school sport, learners are identified and can be encouraged and moulded into pursuing professional sporting codes.