Courtrai Primary is a well-balanced school that also excels on the sport field. We offer a wide range of sport and believe that a primary school learner must be exposed to as many sports as possible in order to develop a wide range of skills in the proses. This will help him/her make an informed decision on sport participation later in his/her life. Our extramural program tries to accommodate learners that would like to take part in more than one type of sport in a singular week. Participating in athletics, cricket and tennis is possible during the summer months as is netbal /rugby and hockey during the winter months.
We kick of our athletic season on a high note in the 4th term with our annual relay event where the top athletic schools in the Paarl come together for an afternoon of wonderful sprinting. We participate in several meetings throughout the season with our annual Colour-team meeting early in January the highlite in terms of mass participation from our learners.
Hockey has grown tremendously over the last years at Courtrai and we currently boasts with 34 teams that compete in fixed league games as well as sport days. We are thankful for outside coaches that help with the coaching in a professional manner and share their knowledge with our players and staff.
We belief in cricket as a "gentleman" sport. We offer cricket training to all our boys from the tender age of 7 years. Courtrai currently has 12 teams that play on a regular basis matches during the first and fourth term. Our Grade R learners also get the chance to develop their cricket skills on a Monday and a Wednesday in order to prepare them for Mini-Cricket in Grade 1.
Cross Country races takes place on selected Fridays and Saturdays during the second and third term.
Courtrai curently have 22 teams (7years - 13 years) that play their league games mainly on Thursday afternoons. Our mission is to give each team sufficient game time and therefore we also take part in sport days in and around the Boland region.
The A-teams take part in the "Trofee days" where the best schools in the Paarl fight to be crowned as the champion team in the Paarl. They also take part in the Top Schools league where schools from outside the Paarl region strenghten the competition even further.
Attending netball courses and improving our skills as coaches and players are very important and one such event is a clinic for our senior teams under the watchfull eye of netbal guru Sandra du Plessis.
Rugby at Courtrai Primary is very competitive. Playing against the top schools in the Paarl and surroundings help to keep the standard of rugby high and competitive. With passionate coaches and commited parents our players develop important skills such as teamwork and coping with the pressures of success and failure. Courtrai rugby aims to build character and sportmanship amongst our boys
Me. Heidi Love is responsible for our chess. With help from Mr. Atho Willenberg the learners are taught the fine detail of chess. Matches take place on Friday afternoons.
Through our yearly Inter house gala we give all our learners a chance to participate against each other in their respective colour teams.
The Courtrai Evening Gala is our prestige gala where we compete against the best swimming schools in town. This event, held at Faure street swimming pool, is the highlight on our swimming calender and defenitly not something to miss.
Courtrai tennis boasts with excellent teams that compete with the best in the Boland. Under close guidance from passionate coaches and professional help from Mr. Nelius Stephan our learners excel. We take part in several competitions throughout the season, with the famous Gerrie Berner event the highlite of the season.