At Wynberg we believe that sport is an integral part of a holistic healthy lifestyle and provides the opportunity for our girls to build confidence, grow their independence and sportsmanship while strengthening friendships. This is achieved by creating an environment of participation and enjoyment of the game rather than a “win at all cost” approach. At Wynberg, we strive to cater for the different interests and needs of all girls, while being cognisant of their range of abilities.
What we offer
Our indoor heated pool allows all our Grade R – 3 girls to participate in weekly class swimming lessons in summer and the Grade 4 – 7 girls swim regularly during their Physical Education lessons. We place an emphasis on ensuring each one of our girls is safe and confident in the water. Squad and development swimming are offered as after school activities.
All u11 – u13 girls are eligible to attend water polo practice and trials. We make use of the Water polo pools at Wynberg Girls’ High School and Wynberg Boys’ High School.
We have 3 tennis courts on the school grounds and make use of a professional tennis coach to train our girls. Our teams are entered into the Southern Zone tennis league and matches are played in the first and fourth terms.
Hockey at Wynberg is played on the main Astroturf and the mini-Astroturf. Teams are entered into the League and play matches from u9.
There are 3 netball courts, 2 Astroturf netball courts, and an indoor netball court on the school grounds. Teams are entered into the League and play matches from u9.
Chess is played year-round at WGJS and league matches are played in the second and third terms.
This sport allows our girls who do not participate in ball sports the opportunity to maintain an overall level of fitness. The lessons are structured to let them enjoy movement to music, develop coordination and improve muscle tone at the same time. The lessons are split between junior and senior girls, each having one lesson a week.
A popular extra mural available to girls from Grade 3 –7 where they get to make and create arts and crafts.
Here our girls explore various elements of acting, putting on productions and poetry. Our Grade 7 drama group take part in the Shakespeare Productions each year
Book Club is a time where learners with a love for reading enjoy time in the Literacy Lounge reading discussing and exploring new books.
Computational thinking club
Offers the girls the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and to engage with robotics and coding.
The PGSGU stands for Peninsula Girls’ School Games Union and it was established around 1910. The PGSGU members are from the all-girls schools in the area namely Wynberg Girls, Greenfield, Herschel, Micklefield, Oakhurst, Rustenburg, Springfield, and St Cyprian’s.
While sport has progressed over the years and the PGSGU has evolved with the changes, the principles of the PGSGU have remained the same, namely, to foster sportsmanship and camaraderie amongst the girls and encourage the love of the game over winning at all cost.