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Sports & Cultural Activities
Wednesday afternoons are the Prep School (Yrs 4-6) Sports afternoons. All boys participate in a variety of sports and activities. House competitions may be held during this time.
We endeavour to involve as many teams and boys as possible in our fixtures with local and other Independent Schools. We participate in the Wellington Sports Zonal competitions.
Year 5 & 6 students may trial for selection in teams that are involved in inter-school fixtures for cricket, tennis, hockey, rugby and football. Boys are selected on merit after trials, observations made in House matches and the basis of our knowledge of a boy’s performance over a period of time, both at school and within the community. New boys are not disadvantaged and we make every effort to observe these boys in the sporting arena when they arrive. Similarly, we continue to observe those boys who do not gain selection in school teams in the first instance and encourage them to improve in their chosen sport. We have access to specialist coaching to develop boys sporting ability.
School teams may practise on one or two lunchtimes a week. The team coach will communicate with parents about this.
Visual art and design, music and drama are very important dimensions of our curriculum in the Prep School. Having full access to our Centre for Performing Arts and Culture (CPAC) building will provide even greater opportunities than previously possible.
We are fortunate to have talented specialist teachers who can offer a wide range of optional activities to develop children’s abilities and passion for the arts. These programmes form part of our extra-curricular activities.
The ability to think creatively and laterally is a key success factor in today’s competitive environment. Arts study, in many forms, assists students to develop confidence and freedom of expression in their day to day life.
The Prep School encourages pupils to experiment with a range of different mediums, from papier mache to computer graphics. The school has its own specifically designated art studio as well as a computer graphics studio.
Music is able to inspire boys to develop as individuals and realise their potential in many ways. It also assists students’ ability to communicate with others and cope more successfully with other areas of life.
Scots Prep School offers a wide range of opportunities for tuition in a variety of instruments, including the pipe band. Nearly half the students in the Prep School learn a musical instrument and all boys are given a thorough grounding in the basics of music. All Year 6 students learn an instrument as part of their classroom music programme.
The Prep School have a well established choir. They and the orchestra regularly play at school functions. Our choir practices each Monday afternoon.
Our biennial drama productions include all students from the Prep School and some of the boys recall them as one of their most memorable moments at school. Our latest production in Term 2, 2014 was Disney’s Jungle Book performed for four sell out nights with the Middle and Senior School’s Aladdin.