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Sport

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At Rietondale High School we encourage learners to participate in sport.  Different sport codes are offered and learners are encouraged to participate in two codes per year.  “A healthy body houses a healthy mind.”

Head of Extramural Curriculum (sport and culture) – Ms E van Rooyen
Email address – [email protected]

Deputy principal


Athletics

The Woeries are a force to be reckoned with on the field and the track!

The Woerie’s 3 year plan since 2015, has paid off and in 2018 when the athletics team managed to win the Inter High and the school was moved to a higher league.   

Inter high 2018! From the start the Woerie athletes took the lead on the field and the track. The other schools watched the Woeries take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place heat after heat. And at the end of the day all the hard work payed off. We won the Inter High and with that entered the C-league.

 2019! We competed in the C league. From the start the athletes were competing with enthusiasm. With the 3000m for Girls U17, Itumeleng Tsotetsi made history and broke the record. Later that morning the spirit group turned heads with their discipline and passion.  Chisom Onyejiu ended as the Junior Victrix Ludorum.  She also was the best Junior Girl track athlete.  The team ended 6th overall out of a possible 8 schools.

We’re still in the C-league next year and will keep doing better and better! Watch us go! 

Me M Olivier
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Spirit Group

This year, marking our schools progression into the Inter High C-League, we were invited to not only partake in a multi-school athletics competition, but also in a school spirit show-off! 

In the weeks leading up to the Inter-High, 90 students and a team of passionate teachers worked tirelessly to put together a show. Costumes, claps, choreography and a mountain of lyrics were prepared to ensure that the Cheer Group would be a force to be reckoned with!

The Cheer Group and cheerleaders, dressed to the nines, arrived at the TUKS Athletics stadium at the crack of dawn, and so the games began. 

For eight hours straight, the group of energetic cheerers stood in the fiery sun, singing their hearts out! 

The first timers, however, definitely stood up to the challenge, and marked their arrival on the scene with a bang – missing the Spirit Trophy with a whopping one point! 



Swimming

Swimming is a first team activity.  They practise three times a week, Monday to Wednesday at the Tjaart van Vuuren public pool.  Galas happen on a Thursday.  The 2019 season was exceptional and the team managed a 4th place out of 9 schools in the D-league Inter High and took home a total of 20 medals.  Patrick Hepke managed a first place in the Boys U15 50m back stroke and the U15 Boys came out tops in the 200 m freestyle relay.                     

Mr B Botha
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Swimming


Cricket

Our cricket received a massive boost from Northern Cricket Union (NCU) in 2018. Our school has signed a contract with NCU, spanning a 3-year term, to assist our school in bettering our cricketers. We as a school have held training clinics for our surrounding primary schools to aid in skills training as well. Last year our first team did very well, winning Four of our six matches, and staying in the D-league. Two of our players are currently playing for Northerns U16 and U15 teams.

Mr E Gaum
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Rugby

The Woeries are a very proud rugby school. Our 1st rugby team won the Blue Bulls league last year for medium schools. The U15 boys also played in the final of the Blue Bulls league in 2018.

Mr D van der Walt
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Soccer

The Woeries show lots of interest in soccer. In the last five years the Woeries won the league 3/5 times. That’s impressive. We possess over skillful coaches who understand the game.

Mr D Van der Walt
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Hockey

Hockey is one of the premium sports at the school. We offer both boys and girls hockey and field an outstanding total of 8 hockey teams. Our teams do exceptionally well in the respective leagues and we promote participation.

Our coaching staff are highly competent and passionate about the game of hockey and therefore a tremendous amount of time and effort is contributed to coaching across the board.



Tennis

Tennis plays a proud part in the sporting tradition of Rietondale High School.  We have a dedicated coach that will help hone your skills in weekly practice and we compete in both the junior and senior leagues for boys and girls. The tennis boys have won the league 2 years in a row.  

Ms J Du Bois
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Softball

Softball is played during the third term. We currently have four girls’ teams. Our current U16 team’s pitcher Dafny Motshitele is playing for the Gauteng softball team. Our aim is to teach the girls how to have fun and to play the sport with passion. Our Softball girls aren’t afraid of a little dirt. 

S Coetzee
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Netball

We have 9 teams which consist of the U14 A and B, U15 A and B, U16 A and B, U17 A and U19 A and B teams.  The coaches are all passionate about netball, and have been graded and completed level 1 and/or 2 courses.

Last year our under 15A team won the league and we had multiple players invited to the provincial trials. We ended third overall in our league.

L De Korte
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Cross-country

All are welcome in the Woeries cross-country family!

This sport requires a lot of determination and through running, our athletes teach and demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others, whilst making life-long friends. 

Cross Country starts in the third term and athletes participate in the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) cross-country meetings once a week. Training takes place on weekdays.  

Exercise changes the outside. Running changes the inside. 

Ms E. Odendaal
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