Our Goal

The goal of sport at Curro Nelspruit is to be competitive amongst the Curro schools group, independent schools as well as local schools.

At Curro Nelspruit it is our goal to give a holistic educational experience that involves academics, sport, culture and spiritual awareness to all learners. This will enhance a balanced lifestyle that recognises sport as an important part of the South African culture. Sport has an essential place on our yearly calendar.

Curro recognises that compulsory sport fulfils many positive roles in the lives of children and that potentially it can encourage children to:

  • Enjoy sport
  • Learn and develop skills
  • Gain a sense of personal achievement, identity and satisfaction
  • Learn to control emotions through involvement in competition
  • Experience excitement and personal challenges
  • Have opportunities to develop socially
  • Be involved in leisure activities for both immediate and long-term use
  • Develop physical fitness, health and a feeling of well-being
  • Accept leadership opportunities and deal with responsibility

Curro Nelspruit recognises that learners have rights relating to their involvement in compulsory sport. These rights are:

  • Right to participate at a level commensurate with maturity and ability
  • Right to have qualified adult leadership
  • Right to play as a child and not as an adult in a safe and healthy environment
  • Right to proper preparation for participation in sports
  • Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success, to be treated with dignity
  • Right to have fun in sport

These rights have certain responsibilities for the learners as well, which are:

  • The responsibility to behave on a level commensurate with maturity and ability
  • The responsibility to behave respectfully to adult leadership
  • The responsibility to respect the environment
  • The responsibility to attend sport practices to obtain proper preparation
  • The responsibility to appreciate opportunities created through sport
  • The responsibility to treat others with dignity
  • The responsibility to allow others to have equal fun in sport

Learners are encouraged to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sport and use this opportunity by participating in team and inter-house sport.

Sporting activities on offer are:

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey (boys and girls)
  • Mountain biking
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • 7s rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Target shooting
  • Tennis

The sport facilities consist of:

  • Grass athletics track
  • Astro Turf (2015)
  • Cricket pitch
  • Gym
  • Mountain bike/cross-country track
  • 4 x netball and tennis courts
  • 2 x rugby fields
  • 2 x soccer fields
  • Swimming pool

For more information on High School sport, contact Mr RW Kember; for Primary School sport, contact Mr Des van Wyk.