Rynfield Primary's Sport

Sport at Rynfield Primary School plays an important role and we strive to create a holistic experience and environment for all who participate in sport at RPS. Sport is a great tool that can be used to enhance skills, boost confidence, teach discipline and most importantly, make friends and have fun while doing so. At Rynfield Primary School we offer many different sports including: Swimming, Athletics, Netball, Rugby, Softball, Hockey, Chess, Badminton, Cricket, Cross Country, Mini Netball, Mini Soccer, T-Ball, Mini Cricket, Mini Hockey, Valkie Rugby and Equestrian.

Sports Philosophy

  • To utilize sports, physical education and activities as a means to promote the social, mental and physical well being of our learners.
  • To encourage learners at all levels to participate in sporting activities with the intention of developing our learners holistically.
  • To develop basic sporting skills, knowledge and sportsmanship in the Foundation Phase moving towards enhancing skills and ability in later grades.
  • Applying the ‘FUN’ principle: F{Fun} U{Understanding} N{Nurturing}.
  • Engagement and learning come from and enjoyable, worthwhile experience.
  • To keep our learners involved by having ‘fun’ as well as developing technique, potential and talent.
  • To use sport as a ‘tool’ in the development of learners’ teamwork, team morale, discipline, perseverance, character and leadership skills.
  • To make a difference for the learners not only in the skills & knowledge they learn but also to the life lessons that they learn through playing sport.

SPORT AT RYNFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Athletics 

Athletics at RPS encompasses the entire student body of the school. Hundreds of learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7 take part in our annual Inter House meeting held in the Term 4. Our Team size is reduced on a performance based criteria until we reach our final Inter-Primary School team which competes in the 1st week of February at the A – League Inter Primary.

We run numerous athletics meetings during our short compact season, which takes place during the first 4 weeks of Term 1 and Term 4.

The RPS athletes always impress us with outstanding performances, and we as a school, are able to brag about our athletes that move on to higher achievements.

RPS boasts an IAAF Standard Long Jump Facility which enables our Long Jumpers to fine tune their run ups and techniques in the best possible environment.

All of the equipment used to run practices and events are all IAAF Certified. This equipment ranges from shot put balls to our newly acquired full set of hurdles and starting blocks.

RPS averages about 25 athletes moving on to Greater Benoni after qualifying from the Inter Primary meeting. From Greater Benoni we boast an amazing average of 15-20 learners qualifying for the District Championships each year.

Term: 1 + 4

Swimming

Rynfield Primary School’s swimming can only be described as phenomenal.

The dedication of the entire school, from the governing body, to the principal, the parents, coaches and our super star swimmers is evident in our results at the end of our swimming seasons. The team participation at training sessions and the immaculate swimming pool that has been upgraded with 3 heaters, new diving blocks, a renovated changing area, all on our school’s property allow our young swimmers to train all year round.

The RPS Swimming Team represent the school at the highest level, competing in the A – League, where we have been crowned Champions on many occasions. At one point in time RPS had not lost an Inter Primary Gala over a period of 3 years.

Rynfield Primary School swimming is exceptional.

It is diverse and works towards bettering each and every individual from the beginner to the elite.

Term: 1 + 4

Rugby

Rugby at RPS is played from Grade 1 – Grade 7. Rugby starts 6 weeks into Term 1 and continues to the end of Term 2.

Grade 1 and 2 boys turning 7 or 8 years old play Valkie Rugby. Valkie Rugby is Tag Rugby which is predominantly a non-contact sport. The schools Valkie programme gives our parents of the RPS learners competing, a chance to spend time with their child as we encourage our moms and dads to coach these teams. We find that this is a great way to spend quality time with your child, especially when we are all living life in the fast lane.

The U’9 to U’13 boys play league rugby. An extremely competitive environment pushes our boys physically and mentally each year we step onto the field. Our boys will generally be exposed to other schools and playing styles on a tour or at a festival during the season to build great comradery between themselves and their coaches.

Each year our boys exceed expectations and we are always extremely proud of every learner and coach that contributes to building RPS into a rugby school.

Term: 2

Netball

Netball is an extremely popular 1st and 2nd Term sport for our young ladies. Netball is played from week 6 in Term 1 and continues to the end of Term 2.

Grade 1, 2 and 3 are a part of the mass participation system we run for our juniors, who then partake in friendly fixtures and festivals.

Grade 4 and upwards, the sport becomes slightly more competitive and RPS plays in the Ekurhuleni Netball League. For each Age Group, 2 teams are selected to represent RPS in the league.  We have introduced a development team for each age group to keep all our learners that participated at trials on the court to develop their skills.

RPS is the proud owner of a new all-purpose court for our netball girls. This upgraded, updated facility will indeed make a huge impact to the professionalism during practice sessions and fixtures. This professionalism will then produce better individual performances and team results throughout the school.  

Term: 2

Hockey

Hockey at RPS is continually growing from strength to strength. We boast 4 girls’ teams that compete in the Ekurhuleni League in Term 3. The competition is tough, but our young ladies show true determination at every fixture we take part in.

RPS has recently joined the boy’s league with our U’11 and U’13 young gentlemen. The boys who are interested in cricket and hockey are allowed to play both sports in the same term. This improves our squad depth and competitiveness when we step onto the field.

Both our RPS boys and girls attend worthwhile camps during the June/July school holidays. This proves to very beneficial leading up to their respective seasons.

Our juniors not only get involved in the hockey season, they take over the field during Term 3. Our mass participation mini hockey practices take place twice a week. RPS are extremely proud to show off the numbers that take part at these training sessions.

Term: 3

Softball

Softball is played by our young lady super stars from U’10 – U’13.

RPS fields a minimum of 3 teams each year and compete in the Ekurhuleni league at the Benoni Northerns sports grounds which takes place in Term 3. 

We have recently added softball to our tour calendar. These tours will expose our girls to different styles of play and coaching to set them up for a successful season.

We are proud to say that at RPS we have an average of 2-3 learners representing Eastern Gauteng each year at the annual inter-provincial tournaments.

Term: 3

Cross Country

Cross Country at RPS is a mass participation sport that takes place during Term 3.

Athletes take part in our annual Inter House Cross Country in and around the school property which gives our learners a bit of a taste of what the season has in store. We encourage many of our winter sport children to take part in the Cross Country season as it is a great way to build stamina and fitness for their respective sports.

RPS averages an impressive 40 learners that qualify for the Greater Town meeting with an average of 35 moving on to the District Championships each year. We are continuously impressed by our athletes, and look forward to every new season.

Term: 3

Cricket

Cricket at RPS continues to grow in popularity year on year.

Rps is proud to boast 5 senior teams (U’9-U’13) and a minimum of 4 junior teams (U’7-U’8) each year.

Our juniors take part in friendly mini cricket matches in Term 3. Our rotational system which allows each boy or girl to play matches is crucial for the development of the sport at RPS. This not only exposes our learners to some competitive sport, but teamwork and the fun factor sport can bring.

Our U’9 to U’13 learners form part of the Benoni Cricket League. Here our RPS learners show off their abilities against the highest level of competition. 

RPS is a proud cricketing school, our coaches work tirelessly to insure that we remain a force to be reckoned with.

Cricket Academy

Before the commencement of the 2018 season, a cricket academy was started at Rynfield Primary. The academy strives to produce better cricketers all throughout the year. As the academy grew throughout the year, we saw nearly 50 boys all receiving individual coaching and support. This was a huge advantage to the boys and their teams; it will also make sure that in the years to come Rynfield Primary will be producing top class cricketers improving our cricket in leaps and bounds.

Due to the mass attendance there has already been a huge improvement in the skill level and knowledge of the game.

Term: 3

Chess

At RPS, Chess has seen an exponential growth in interest over the past few years. Each year numbers at the school are increasing at a rapid rate.

RPS runs 2 Chess sessions a week where groups are split up into beginners and a team group.

Rynfield Primary School is in the privileged position where we are able to hire an outside professional coach to advance our learners knowledge of the sport. This has proved to be a great initiative as our chess players are starting to climb the ranking system in our area. Over the years of Chess being played at RPS, we have seen many of our learners progress to district, provincial and even national level.

Badminton

Badminton takes place throughout the year. Without a compact season our Badminton players are able to refine their skills and knowledge of the game throughout the year.

Badminton is open to all Grade 3 to Grade 7 learners at RPS.

All practice sessions and fixtures take place at John Barrable Hall, Benoni Northerns.

Our Mini Sports

Mini sport are offered to our Grade 1, 2 and 3 learners.
It is the developmental stage in a child’s school sporting career.
We work with a mass participation concept, giving all learners the opportunity to learn the rules of the sport in a pressure free, fun and exciting environment.

Supporter’s Club

To all our RPS Parents, Friends and Community, we warmly invite you to be part of our Rynfield Supporter Club (RSC).

The intention is to involve our parents at all levels to support their children’s academic, cultural and sporting activities. We encourage all parents to participate in a manner that assists our children to be the best that they can be no matter the activity they choose on their journey of development.
How can I be a RPS Supporter?

  • Join the ‘Rynfield Supporter’s Club’ – come into the school office to sign up NOW!
  • Attend and support practices, matches, performances and games, whenever possible.
  • All information on all school activities is in the weekly school newsletter.
  • Wear our RPS supporter gear or school colours at events.
  • Encourage our school’s value system, the T-Plan.
  • Embrace our RSC code of conduct and be an example of which your child will be proud.

As a Rynfield Supporter I will:

  • Encourage my child to play sport, participate in cultural and academic activities and practices,
  • Encourage my child’s enjoyment and fun
  • Focus on my child’s efforts and performance rather than just winning or losing.
  • Encourage all children to play by the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for losing or making mistakes – and I will remember that all children learn best by example.
  • Give applause, positive feedback and acknowledgment.
  • Never verbally abuse my child at sporting activities and events.
  • Remember when I am next to the field, pool, court or stage, to behave in manner that supports our school values and T-plan ideals.
  • Show appreciation to our children and coaches wherever possible.
  • Always up hold the RPS image that I feel is best for our children and our school’s name.
  • Support each other as parents in times of needed assistance.
  • Encourage my child to treat others as he/she would like to be treated both on and off the field.

Supporters Gear:

Various items of Supporters’ Gear clothing is available.
Please contact the School Office if you are interested.

Extra Curricular activities

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Get In Touch

Location: Malherbe Rd, Benoni, Johannesburg, 1500

Telephone: 011 849 5215

Email: mail@rps.org.za

Office Hours: 07:30 to 14:30