Activities

Activities

Sports

Playing for the love of the game

It is our intention to give our children an all-round education and to encourage balance in their lives. With this in mind, we regard the coaching of sport as part of the educational process and an essential component of the experience offered at Martin House.

Sports essentially encourage children to:

  • Learn to develop sport and life skills

  • Gain a sense of personal identity and satisfaction

  • Learn to control emotions through involvement in competition

  • Experience excitement and personal challenges

  • Involvement in leisure activities for both immediate and long term benefit

  • Accept leadership opportunities and deal with responsibilities

  • Enjoy sport

Our Facilities Include:

  • 400m grass athletics track

  • 25m 8 lane swimming pool

  • Cricket nets and a cricket field

  • A cross country track

  • Grass netball court

  • Hockey field

  • Mountain bike track

  • Rugby field


Sport

ATHLETICS

Athletics takes place in the second term. Both track and field events are coached and the Interhouse meeting is a buzz of excitement, determination and effort between Sable and Eland.

CROSS COUNTRY

Our campus lends itself to an interesting and challenging course. The rainy season in Term 1 also adds to the fun! The track is run on a daily basis and it is heart-warming to see the level of fitness and determination improve and grow as the Term progresses. An Interhouse meeting is held at the end of Term as well as interschool meetings.

CRICKET

Cricket is a firm favourite amongst the lads. It is coached throughout Term 1 and 3. Apart from school coaching, professional coaches are also present throughout the Terms to assist the boys. A number of matches are played throughout the year.

HOCKEY

Both boys and girls play hockey at Martin House. This sports code is presented in the second term. Interschool matches are played on a regular basis throughout the Term.

NETBALL

While the boys spend time in the cricket nets, the girls are busy on the Netball court in Term 1. A number of interschool matches are played and the girls thoroughly enjoy this disciplined sports code.

RUGBY

Rugby forms part of our winter sport programme and is coached in the second term. A very popular sport amongst the lads.

SOCCER

Although played enthusiastically by all our boys, our girls also venture onto the field and thoroughly enjoy the sport. Soccer is coached in the first term.

SWIMMING

Swimming is coached in Term 1 and 3. Apart from the Interhouse gala in Term 1, an individual gala in Term 3 encourages our swimmers to achieve their own personal best. Interschool galas are hosted and attended regularly.

WATERPOLO

This is an exciting sports code and both our boys and girls participate with enthusiasm. Interschool matches are played.

Martin House strives for an excellent balance between academics, sport and cultural activities, which are critical components in “Learning for Life.

Cultural

  • Music
  • Drama

We are fortunate to be surrounded by very talented music teachers. During class music, all pupils learn to read music, play the recorder, listen to and appreciate classical music. The school orchestra allows interested pupils to excel in the instrument of their choice, such as violin, guitar and recorder.

A team of highly talented musicians offer individual lessons in guitar, drums, piano, violin and flute. Many of our students participate in the annual ABRSM exams.

The performing arts allow children to explore a world away from reality, to become a mysterious and wonderful character.

At Martin House, the Keystage 2 pupils stage a production for the whole community in the second Term. Many hours of singing, dancing and acting culminate into a hilarious and colourful spectacle enjoyed by young and old.

In Term 3, the Keystage 2 pupils focus on the Eisteddfod. Although daunting for some, it became a highlight on the calendar. They discovered hidden talents and listened with awe to their peers perform.

The Keystage 1 pupils have the enviable task of staging the annual Nativity. They thoroughly enjoy being transported into the stable and telling the special Christmas story as only they can do it.

Outdoor Education

All teachers at Martin House are encouraged to adopt the Experiential Learning Approach. Children for their part are involved continually and in various ways in conservation which is taken very seriously. Recycling, litter prevention and collection issues are routinely focused on. All pupils from Grade 1 to Grade 7 are taught outdoor adventure skills, including fishing, camping, the outdoor kitchen, recognising fauna and flora, reading maps, orienteering, basic first aid, cycling proficiency and bike maintenance.

We offer skills, stamina development in activities such as canoeing, mountain biking and trail running. These are included in the camping expeditions that the senior grades undertake.

Adventure Learning occurs as part of the extramural programme, and camping falls into that category. The camping programme comprises of a gradual progression from Grade 1 to Grade 7.

Learning For Life!

Our Special Events

Reception & Grade 1

Various day outings during the course of the year.

Grade 2 & 3

Day hikes on neighbouring farms and a night out at a game farm in the area.

Grade 4

A five day adventure camp at Nsobe and various day trips

Grade 5

A 5 day adventure in Choma.

Grade 6

A 5 day experience on the banks of the Zambezi.

Grade 7

A leadership adventure at Ndubaluba.

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