The approach to school sport in the High School is two-fold, a commitment to nurturing and developing athletes and teams in a number of sporting codes to a level of excellence that allows them to compete seriously at the highest levels, and the provision of opportunities for all girls to become involved in a sporting activity, through which life-long habits of health and wellness can be established.
A ‘Pathway to Excellence Programme’ is supported by well-functioning sport structures and includes systems, code specific coaches and the establishment of ‘Sport Academies’, where talented sportswomen are afforded specialised coaching by professionals. Academies are in place for athletics, hockey, soccer and tennis.
A strong and vibrant music department ensures that music plays a significant role in the life of the school. Not only do our girls experience music through singing in chapel, assemblies and events, such as the annual Inter-House Singing Eisteddfod, but there is the opportunity for those wishing to pursue music as a subject, or as an interest, to take one-on-one instrument tuition. This is offered for all orchestral instruments as well as guitar and voice. A key focus is on ensemble playing, where girls have the opportunity to enjoy making music together. The ensemble opportunities on offer are:
Opportunities for exposure to drama are available to all students. The aim of which is the development of creativity and innovation, and the ability to express oneself in the physical form. It aims to develop the skills required for independent and team work and to develop a respect for, and aesthetic appreciation of artists’ work. All students have the opportunity to participate annually in the Inter-House Play competition which is part of the St Cyprian’s School Eisteddfod and the bi-annual major school production.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
The aim of the co-curricular programme is to invite interest, excite passion and ignite action.
Art Open Studio
Astronomy Club (Jet Watch)
‘Blue Ink’ Student Magazine
‘Destination Imagination’ (Computer Programming)
Model United Nation (MUN)
Pulse (Academic Speakers)
Community Partnerships Programme
In-House Community Club
Maitland Cottage Home
Observatory School Aftercare
Zonnebloem Peer Tutoring