Sport at RBPS is primarily an educational activity. Sound educational principles and aims form part of playing, coaching and administration of any sport. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game must never be compromised. The development of sport skills and the physical fitness of players are primary goals. Sportsmanship, teamwork, acceptable behaviour on and off the field and fairness, must be demonstrated at all times.
Co-curricular activities play a vital role in the development of boys at RBPS. All boys are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide-ranging programme that runs throughout the week. These activities establish a wonderful camaraderie between staff and boys. Well coached and organized sport promotes friendship, team awareness and self-confidence and assists the development skills, positive values and character – essential aspects of a boy’s development. RBPS enjoys considerable success in sport.
All boys are expected to participate in at least one team sport per season. Once a boy has committed himself to a sport or activity, he will be expected to remain with that activity for the duration of the season. Team selection is the sole prerogative of the coach concerned.
There are many well-maintained sporting facilities which are based at the High School.
No sport takes place on the first day or last week of term, unless advised otherwise by the specific sports coach.
Boys must be collected by parents 15 minutes after the scheduled end of sports practice. If boys are not collected teachers will drop boys off at school. Boys are then to be collected in the big boys playground.
The three houses are Andrews (yellow), Fletcher (navy blue) and Marchand (light blue). New boys will be allocated to a house on arrival at RBPS.
Inter-house competitions take place in the following sports codes and extra mural activities:
athletics, swimming, cross country, rugby, table tennis, hockey, soccer, squash, cricket, waterpolo, basketball, chess, drama and general knowledge.