Competitive sport forms one of the elements represented in our school badge and at Alex we consider sport to be an important part of education. Enjoyment, fun and competition are important facets of developing an Alexan into a sporting participant who balances competition with sportsmanship. Sport also provides an opportunity for our Alexans to interact with other Alexans in a different environment but also to meet with pupils from other schools to develop a strong sense of community. We offer a wide range of sporting disciplines to cater for many interests. We celebrate all our sporting Alexans, whether they are simply involved on a social level or whether they actively compete for national and international success.
Our well-established and successful swimming squads benefit from the top-class coaching and pool facilities at ARHS.
ARHS provides rugby training that is both safe and competitive and we celebrate our Old Alexans who have pursued a rugby career both locally and internationally.
Our athletics programme starts with our Interhouse Athletics Day and continues as we obtain excellent results at both PE High Schools and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan zonal meetings.
The boys’ and girls’ water polo teams compete in various festivals and tournaments around the country. Alex is the proud host of the largest girls’ water polo tournament in the country.
Alex netball offers girls in all grades the opportunity to compete at various levels. Our numerous netball courts around the school are a representation of how many girls enjoy our netball facilities.
Our school has produced many competitive squash players who have competed for both province and country. They have benefited from our dedicated teachers who coach and manage the sport.
Our tennis courts provide our tennis players with an excellent opportunity to learn and improve their game under the guidance of our committed teaching staff.
The ARHS cricket teams receive top class support from coaches who have competed nationally. Our facilities and equipment further supplements our cricket boys and girls.
Our world class AstroTurf provides our boy and girl hockey players with an exceptional opportunity to further their skills under the guidance of dedicated coaches. We also have training to develop hockey umpires at national level.
Many Alexans use road running to further their own fitness and this is provided for in both competitive and social events that promote being active.