At Carnegie House we view physical exercise and development as an essential tool towards the development of the whole child, and an aid to the academic and social growth of the child. With this in mind, we deem it important for all the children in the Preschool and Primary School to take part in Physical Education .
We feel that exercise, games and sports should ultimately become a healthy lifestyle activity, which given the right tuition and nurturing, from a young age, will culminate in a life-long experience, and not just be associated with the child’s school years. We believe that sport should remain a game for pleasure and enjoyment and not become work.
Physical Education in the Preschools
All the children in the Preschools participate in a PE education programme once a week. The PE programme is developmentally appropriate and the preschool children develop body and spatial awareness and practice and refine their emerging motor skills, which contributes to the likelihood that they will become lifelong movers. The focus is on partipcation and fun.
Physical Education in the Primary Schools
The Primary school children participate in Physical Education activities twice per week during school hours. Specifically the children are exposed to a wide range of physical games and sports - from swimming to dodge-ball, cricket, soccer and athletics. Additional PE and sports are offered by independent providers in both Paarl and Riebeek Kasteel areas. Carnegie House children have participated in swimming galas, athletic meets as well as cricket and soccer matches and participate with enthusiasm and joy.