School Life


Springvale House has a proud record in all sports and has a fine tradition of participation, sportsmanship and fair play on and off the sports field. We provide physical education classes, skills coaching and team building in many sports. Every child is taught to swim with water safety being paramount.

The core sports offered include:

Athletics, Cricket, Cross-Country, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Swimming and Tennis.

On any day, the playing fields are abuzz with children eagerly involved in inter-school matches or practicing one of their scheduled afternoon sports sessions.

Our aim is to encourage participation in all sport by all our children. It is our belief that involvement outside the classroom is very important in the overall development of individuals and facilitates the growth of an improved sense of self in each participant. We also recognise that sport plays an important role in the development of both physique and character.

There is good representation in the provincial sporting teams each year and some of our students have represented their respective countries at the very highest level, across a wide range of sporting disciplines.

Extra Options

Extra options are on offer one afternoon a week. These are taken by specialists from outside the school. Each pupil may select one or two activities which they enjoy. Activities on offer include:

Art, Archery, Ballet, Conservation, Cricket, Dancing,  Drums, Guitar, Gymnastics, Hockey Skills, Horse Riding, Karate, Music, Splash Ball, Swimming, Squash and Tennis.


On a Thursday afternoon there is also the provision for clubs, which are taken by staff. These include, but are not limited to, Animal Care, Arts & Craft, Board Games, Computers, Indoor Hockey, Music, Needlework, Netball, Soccer and Squash. 


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