Sports & physical activity
Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.
The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.
There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a St. Xaviers’s High School we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations
The ancient art of archery is an individual or team sport traditionally played by shooting arrows at a point-based target. There are almost 150 archery governing bodies across the world, the largest of which are in Europe and Asia.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common type of athletics competition is track and field, but also includes road running and cross-country events.
A racquet sport played by hitting a shuttlecock across a net, either in a ‘singles’ match between two players, or as a ‘doubles’ match between two pairs. The game has become very popular in Asia and is often dominated by Chinese athletes.
A non-contact sport played on a rectangular court. Opposing teams of five players attempt to score points by shooting a ball into a hoop at the end of the court they are attacking. The sport has been dominated by the United States since its inception.
A combat sport fought by two combatants wearing gloves. The amateur version of the sport, as seen in the Olympic Games, also involves athletes wearing protective headgear. The concept of ‘prize-fighting’ originated in Great Britain and the United States.
A bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a circular cricket field outlined by a boundary rope. At the center of this is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket – a set of three wooden stumps – at each end.
Dance comes in many different styles and formats and can be enjoyed as a sport, physical activity or performing art.
The national sport is an invasion game, traditionally played between two teams of eleven players, but can also be played in other formats such as 5v5, 7v7 and 9v9. The game was born in England but has since become the most played sport in the world.
A movement sport which evolved from a combination of skill-based exercises and types of traditional circus performance. Athletes are asked to demonstrate a combination of balance, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control.