Hyde Park
High School
 

 

 

Hyde Park Extramural Activities

Sports Calendar

The Sport Development Office

Participation at all costs! At Hyde Park we pride ourselves on what can only be described as a culture of participation. As a school with only 735 pupils, we find ourselves challenging the bigger schools with ease and in many cases exceeding their standards.

Our sporting codes run across the board and cater to the vast majority of traditional sports men and women. We can confidently state that whilst we have seen several sporting codes challenged by a national level of apathy, we have once again grown these sports into significant entities that rival the levels of participation of yesteryear. Our dedicated team of coaches and staff look to advance each code in a manner that allows for personal growth of our youngsters ensuring that whilst winning is all important; it does not dominate the culture of our practices.

We have a dedicated Sports Development Office (SDO) with two full time staff members who continually look at advancing sport at the school. A priority this year is communication and as such our website has developed into a mine of information allowing all parents and children to plan accordingly. Keeping up to date is now easy and we encourage our parents to use this facility continually.

It is with pride I note that whilst so many of our traditional competitors struggle against a culture of non-participation, we find ourselves overwhelmed by the commitment levels of our youngsters. It is this culture that makes this school a great place to grow up. From the SDO to the members of our community we look forward to developing sport so that your child can experience the true value of this vital component of our society and country.

Sport gives our learners an opportunity to gain skills and values that will be of benefit to them throughout their lives. Sport develops a sense of team work, a pride in one’s school and sportsmanship.


Summer Sport

Athletics
Cricket
Cross Country
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Water Polo

Winter Sport

Hockey
Rugby
Netball

 

Culturals at Hyde Park

 Culturals at Hyde Park are diverse and extraordinarily well attended. All cultural activities are held in high esteem by the pupils and indeed, the pupil who competes in any cultural activity is regarded as highly as a first team player in any sporting activity. This placing of cultural activities on an equal footing with sports (which in itself is rare amongst schools) has been one of the aims at Hyde Park, and it has definitely succeeded!

In addition, we aim to develop qualities of character in young adults, and allow them to express these on stage. They are encouraged to do a lot of self-directing in house plays and major productions, (guided by us). This enables them to develop two important theatrical talents at the same time. Above all; it also teaches them to be independent thinkers.

Stage work, debates and public speaking provide great platforms for confidence building. So much of any career involves effective communication, and debating and public speaking provide great opportunities for this. Our major productions have achieved renown both amongst other state and private schools in the Gauteng area, and also amongst professionals in the industry.

Sound and Lighting offers a great extra mural for those interested in sound engineering, we attempt to keep these pupils exposed to the latest developments in sound and lighting and also try to provide some outside training with sound and lighting professionals.

The development of a confident, well spoken, well informed and unreserved adult are the main objectives of cultural activities at Hyde Park….. and fun, of course.

              

  Cultural Activities

Backstage
Debating
Drama
Dramatics - Music
First Aid
Interact
Public Speaking
Sound and Lighting
Valentines Ball
Winterball