De Kuilen Primary aims for healthy/balanced participation in sport by the largest number of learners possible. By participating in sport we envisage learners to:
A. ADMISSION TO AND PARTICIPATION IN TEAMS
All learners participate strictly according to age groups set by Western Province. All teams are selected on merit after trials have taken place.
All learners participate in their respective age groups, but may be included in an older age group. Girls will be treated individually. Teams are selected on merit.
Mini – Tennis: Grades 1 and 2 practice within their grade group. Mini – tennis is for Foundation Phase learners only. Learners from Grade 3 onwards are included in the senior teams. Teams are selected on merit. Learners may participate in an older age group.
All learners participate strictly according to their respective age groups. Teams are selected on merit after trials have been played.
All learners participate strictly according to their respective age groups. If an item does not exist in his/her age group, he/she may participate in an older age group.
The choice of the team made by the coach is final. All learners have the opportunity of participating in regular and meaningful practises regardless of the team in which they are.
A player may not participate in more than one team simultaneously, eg for both the first and second team in his/her age group or in the first team of two different age
groups excluding reserves.
To play for a team, a player should attend all practises regularly. A player who attends practises regularly enjoys preference over and above a player who is better, but does not attend practises regularly. Teams should be announced well before the time of a match. The choice of the team made by the coach is final.
The school encourages the attendance of coaching clinics. The strongest team, in the coach’s opinion, will be selected to play in matches. All learners will be accommodated optimally during practises. Matches will be arranged (as far as possible) for all teams. Learners who do not attend De Kuilen Primary may not participate in any sport at the school.
D. STOPPAGE (CESSATION)/WITHDRAWAL OF LEARNERS’ PARTICIPATION
If a learner avails him/herself for inclusion in any sport team he/she may only
withdraw from the team during the course of the season due to serious health
issues, injuries or relocation.
E. DRESS CODE
ALL FIRST TEAM PLAYERS IN THE VARIOUS SPORT CODES MAY PARTICIPATE IN SPONSORED SPORTWEAR THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE SENIOR SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM.
The grade 1 learners should preferably wear the correct clothing. If not, a white tshirt and dark green shorts are acceptable. Practises: green shorts and green/white vest
Athletic meetings: green shorts and green/white vest, a school track suit or school jersey.
U/13 – De Kuilen white golf t-shirt and white shorts, white takkies/sport shoes, long white socks with green at the top (knee), school jersey.
The rest of the teams, as well as the mini – cricket teams, wear a white golf t–shirt, a green shorts and grey De Kuilen school socks. This applies to practises as well as
Matches: green shorts, school rugby jersey and school jersey / school tracksuit. Away matches: All players change into rugby gear before leaving De Kuilen Primary.
Practice wear: Any old clothes (shorts and t-shirt).
De Kuilen golf t-shirt, white socks and white tennis shoes for matches and practice sessions.
Green skirt, De Kuilen golf t-shirt, white ankle socks and white takkies.`
When two matches are played during the same week, practises may be done in PE clothes.
F. PRACTICE TIMES: CANCELLATIONS: MATCHES
Practises: All practises take place strictly and punctually according to a the set extra mural timetable. Extra practises may be arranged in conjunction with the players and
permission of the school principal and may not interfere with any other existing activities.
Cancellation of practice sessions: Cancellations may only take place if it has been approved by the portfolio head and the principal. This decision will be made before second interval in order for all grades 1 to 7 learners to be informed about it. Under no circumstances may practises be cancelled or postponed without the necessary permission.
All matches take place according to the set programme. Matches are played at home as well as away.
Learners are transported mainly by bus. (at times the school bus is also used). Good discipline is maintained at all times. Coaches accompany their teams to and from matches. Ensure that all players are fetched and accounted for, especially after away matches.
1. Play according to the rules.
2. Know your rules.
3. Never argue with a match official. If you do not agree, consult your captain or wait until after the match to voice your concerns.
4. Control your temper regarding the match official. Challenging/Provoking a match official is not acceptable and not allowed in any sport.
5. Show good sportsmanship. Acknowledge good performances from both your own team as well as your opponents.
6. Co – operate with your coach, team members and opponents; without them there would be no competition in which to participate.
7. Participate for your own enjoyment, not to please others.