Co-Curriculum

Sport

Our policy is based on the research of Prof Tim Noakes, a sport scientist and consultant to many sporting bodies in the country. Most independent schools in South Africa are now adopting the following outlook on sport.

The primary purpose of sport at primary school is to:
  • Establish a life-long pattern of physical activity for a life-long pattern of good health.
  • Develop a core interest in physical activity.
  • Develop gross- and fine-motor abilities and muscle strength.
  • Do one's best, independent of ability.
  • Develop social and physical skills.
  • Understand that you are a winner if you have done your best.

At Riverview Preparatory School we believe that all children should participate in physical activity, but not primarily for the purpose of winning. We shall work on 'Personal Bests' - where children are encouraged to better themselves, in all sports. Times are taken for swimming, running and cross country. High jump, long jump and shot putt distances are measured. Small, measurable targets are set, e.g. for swimming: one width; one length; one length of each stroke; an individual medley; and for each milestone reached, achievements are recognized.

  • Under 8's and under 9's all participate in the mini tournaments, play in all positions and all children will have a turn in the team. Participation is more important than winning.
  • Under 10 and older: The best candidates at the practice are selected for the teams. Skills development continue for the rest of the children, with the purpose of instilling life-long patterns of healthy exercise and positive attitude.
  • Sport is a compulsory part of the curriculum, but the emphasis is more on personal mastery, competition and enjoyment through small, measurable achievements. If children with talent are selected for provincial teams, every effort is made to assist them further.


Click here to download sport uniform information

Cultural Activities

Creative Arts

Creative Arts is part of the Life Orientation curriculum. It provides exposure to a range of art forms, such as dance, drama, music, and visual arts in the senior phase. The main purpose of Creative Arts is to develop learners as creative and imaginative individuals. A safe and supportive environment is created for learners to explore, experience and express thoughts, ideas and concepts within an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.

At Riverview Preparatory School we encourage the children to express themselves creatively in the visual arts in all grades. The children are exposed to a variety of mediums and projects are varied and involve either 2D or 3D art. Mediums explored include clay, wire, Papier Mache, oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolours, fine liners, paint and charcoal.

Information about famous artists is shared using power point presentations which provides inspiration for particular tasks. The elements of art provide the basis for all projects, namely, line, shape and form, colour, texture, space and value.

Riverview children from Grade 1 to 7 have the opportunity to participate in the Eisteddfod Art each year.

Music

Music is a natural form of communication and expression that we believe our learners can associate with. Class music is also done in the library and forms part of the curriculum. Children dance, sing and develop a love of movement and learn new songs to sing. The children are encouraged to express their creative side in free movement and dance.

Praise and Worship

Praise and Worship is held on a Wednesday at 07h40 in the assembly classroom for all learners. A voluntary prayer group of interested parents also meet weekly on a Wednesday morning to pray for the children and the school. Please contact Penny Snyman for more information on 072 259 8577.

Library

Our school library is a calm inviting space where a love of gathering information, browsing through books and a love of reading is encouraged. Comfortable soft furnishings make it the ideal space to sit back and enjoy our big variety of books.

Extra-Mural Activities

The following extra-mural lessons are available to learners after hours for parents' own cost:

Monkeynastix
Swimming Lessons
Extra Afrikaans
Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy
C Maths
Tastebuddies
Bridging English
Music Lessons

To download contact list "click here"

Sport

Our policy is based on the research of Prof Tim Noakes, a sport scientist and consultant to many sporting bodies in the country. Most independent schools in South Africa are now adopting the following outlook on sport.

The primary purpose of sport at primary school is to:
  • Establish a life-long pattern of physical activity for a life-long pattern of good health.
  • Develop a core interest in physical activity.
  • Develop gross- and fine-motor abilities and muscle strength.
  • Do one's best, independent of ability.
  • Develop social and physical skills.
  • Understand that you are a winner if you have done your best.

At Riverview Preparatory School we believe that all children should participate in physical activity, but not primarily for the purpose of winning. We shall work on 'Personal Bests' - where children are encouraged to better themselves, in all sports. Times are taken for swimming, running and cross country. High jump, long jump and shot putt distances are measured. Small, measurable targets are set, e.g. for swimming: one width; one length; one length of each stroke; an individual medley; and for each milestone reached, achievements are recognized.

  • Under 8's and under 9's all participate in the mini tournaments, play in all positions and all children will have a turn in the team. Participation is more important than winning.
  • Under 10 and older: The best candidates at the practice are selected for the teams. Skills development continue for the rest of the children, with the purpose of instilling life-long patterns of healthy exercise and positive attitude.
  • Sport is a compulsory part of the curriculum, but the emphasis is more on personal mastery, competition and enjoyment through small, measurable achievements. If children with talent are selected for provincial teams, every effort is made to assist them further.
Athletics - Term 1 & 4 - All grades
Swimming - Term 1 & 4 - All grades
Cricket - Term 3 & 4 - All grades
Soccer - Term 2 - All grades
Hockey - Term 3 - All grades
Netball - Term 2 - All grades
Tri-biathlon - Term 1 & 4 - All grades
Cross Country - Term 4 - All grades
Tag Rugby - Term 4 - Grade 0 - 3


Click here to download sport uniform information

Cultural Activities

Creative Arts

Creative Arts is part of the Life Orientation curriculum. It provides exposure to a range of art forms, such as dance, drama, music, and visual arts in the senior phase. The main purpose of Creative Arts is to develop learners as creative and imaginative individuals. A safe and supportive environment is created for learners to explore, experience and express thoughts, ideas and concepts within an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.

At Riverview Preparatory School we encourage the children to express themselves creatively in the visual arts in all grades. The children are exposed to a variety of mediums and projects are varied and involve either 2D or 3D art. Mediums explored include clay, wire, Papier Mache, oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolours, fine liners, paint and charcoal.

Information about famous artists is shared using power point presentations which provides inspiration for particular tasks. The elements of art provide the basis for all projects, namely, line, shape and form, colour, texture, space and value.

Riverview children from Grade 1 to 7 have the opportunity to participate in the Eisteddfod Art each year.

Music

Music is a natural form of communication and expression that we believe our learners can associate with. Class music is also done in the library and forms part of the curriculum. Children dance, sing and develop a love of movement and learn new songs to sing. The children are encouraged to express their creative side in free movement and dance.

Praise and Worship

Praise and Worship is held on a Wednesday at 07h40 in the assembly classroom for all learners. A voluntary prayer group of interested parents also meet weekly on a Wednesday morning to pray for the children and the school. Please contact Penny Snyman for more information on 072 259 8577.

Library

Our school library is a calm inviting space where a love of gathering information, browsing through books and a love of reading is encouraged. Comfortable soft furnishings make it the ideal space to sit back and enjoy our big variety of books.

Extra-Mural Activities

The following extra-mural lessons are available to learners after hours for parents' own cost:

Monkeynastix
Swimming Lessons
Extra Afrikaans
Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy
C Maths
Tastebuddies
Bridging English
Music Lessons

To download contact list "click here"