The Netball team compete in various tournaments, including the Fastnet Netball Tournament and the National All Girls’ Schools Festival. Each year there are girls in various age groups who are selected for the Gauteng teams. Pre-season training starts in term 4, with the season starting early in term 1 of the next year. Netball has three or four teams in each age group and continues to grow.
A sport that has grown vastly over the past few years, PHSG boasts with numerous players advancing to the Gauteng Individual Chess Championships each year. The league is always tough, with the winner of the league often only being decided with the final round. PHSG has two senior teams and a development team.
Volleyball is an exciting team sport that we offer from term 1 to term 4. Term 1 is our busiest time of the year as we have league and the Fourways tournament. In 2015 and 2018 our U16A won the league. The rest of the year we have friendlies, the Tuks tournament and the U19’s have the annual ISSA tournament in Mafikeng.
Tennis is played throughout the year with senior fixtures in the 1st term and junior fixtures in the 2nd term. There are beginner squads to advanced squads with a place for everyone.
The Squash teams are lifted to new heights each year. The two squash courts on the school property are ideal for anyone to learn how to play the game with learners being able to watch the game from the stands. The 1st Team competes in the National All Girls’ Schools Festival and play with grit and determination. There is beginner squash for those that would like to learn this exciting, fast-paced game.
The Basketball teams are exciting to watch. Their passion for the game and hunger to win are evident in the way they play and approach each game. They have made it to the finals of the Pretoria league for multiple years in a row. This year they narrowly lost in the finals after dominating the league. PHSG has two teams per age group and often three teams for the u14s.
A physically demanding, yet thrilling team sport, waterpolo is played in term 1 and 4, with land training in the colder months. The teams train hard and play with passion. Each year, a number of learners are selected to the provincial teams.
Hockey is a fun, fast-paced team sport with matches in term 2. Training is year-round with pre-season playing an important role in the sport. The 1st team competes in the annual National All Girls’ Schools Festival as well as the St Mary’s Festival. Each year, numerous girls are selected for the Gauteng North teams and every so often learners are selected to the SA Schools team. Three Old Girls are in the senior national side.
Equestrian is a year-round sport which is enjoyed by all who participate. The riders are passionate about their sport and their horses. In the past, the learners have always been successful at the qualifiers, often advancing to the Gauteng North qualifiers. Some of the riders progress to the SANESA National Championships. The school does not provide horses to the riders. The learners are advised to have their own coaches.
The Diving team competes in various competitions, including the annual Aquatics Festival. It requires dedication and patience. The young divers improve greatly throughout the year and continue with land training during the winter months. Each year there are multiple of our divers who receive Gauteng Colours. Diving takes place at the De Jong Diving centre.
The Cross-Country team competes in the Pretoria and Johannesburg leagues. The races are run in the 2nd and 3rd terms. The seniors and juniors run at the same races and push each other to new heights. The team trains at PHSG around the school and the cross-country route.
Swimming is a popular summer sport at PHSG. Practises are well attended and we cater for a variety of swimmers. Our A, B and C Swimming teams participate in the Pretoria league galas with the highlight of our competitive season being the A, B and C Inter-High Galas held annually in February. In addition, our A team participates in the National Aquatics Festival held at the end of January. Over and above our competitive season, we offer non-team and beginner swimming sessions.
The Athletics team participates in various leagues and partners with Pretoria Boys High School in the Pretoria league. Throughout the years, PHSG has had success in the Johannesburg league in the 3rd and 4th term, both individually and as a team.
Soccer is played in term 3 at PHSG. Our senior soccer team were the proud winners of the Pretoria League in 2016 and 2017. Our Junior Team will, for the first time, take part in the 2018 JVW Schools League Tournament.