First aid is to be always available for all home hockey and rugby matches.
An ambulance will always be on stand by for all rugby matches.
Any injury sustained in a game or practice which requires medical attention should be reported to the coach.
Any injury that requires a stay in hospital should be reported to the Director of Sport.
Behaviour of Parents on the sideline
Be supportive of your son and the team he is involved in.
All comments from the sideline should be positive..
Do not abuse any officials, opposition players or supporters
Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on your son and the team, and is likely to tarnish the school’s reputation.
If you have any issues regarding your son’s team, please contact the Teacher-in charge of the sport or the Director of Sport.
Parental support is valued by the school and your son
Supporting the 1st Teams
All players are to remain at the venue for the final game of the day, whether it is a home or an away fixture.
Attendance is compulsory at 1st XV home derby day matches.
Students are to be dressed in full school uniform when supporting the 1st XV, the only exception will be the 3rd XV who may wear tracksuits.
The behaviour of the students on the stand is the duty of the Teacher in charge of whatever sport is participating.
Cheerleaders are chosen by their peer group and are ratified by the Rector.
To be dressed appropriately at all times.
Their role is to
- lead the schools’ cheering.
- ensure the singing and support is of a high standard, which may require extra practices. These practices must be
organised through the Matric Grade Head.
- ensure an excellent “gees’ exists on the stands.
- control the behaviour of the supporters on the stands.
- ensure a healthy rivalry between the opposition and Grey High School.
- cheerleaders are to never ridicule the Match Officials or incite the opposition.
Compulsory Sport for all Students
Following the Latin dictum : Mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy body leads to a healthy mind), Grey has a policy of compulsory participation in sports. Each student is required to participate in ONE sport offered by the school during the summer terms (terms 1 and 4) and in ONE sport offered by the school during the winter terms (Terms 2 and 3). This does not preclude any student from participating in more than one sport per season, and this is encouraged, wherever it can be arranged. A student will sign up for a sport and will arrange to participate in the other sport/s in his free time.
Students are required to choose a summer and a winter sport at the beginning of the year. League entries are then based on these numbers, so students are required to fulfill these sporting commitments until the end of the calendar year, and should not request to change sports unless required to do so by illness or injury.
Students will always be available for fixtures.
Parents and students will be informed well in advance of the sporting commitments undertaken by the school – particularly those involving weekend participation, and they should regard these as prior commitments. Where these fixtures involve travelling or hosting, parental co-operation is essential.
Sport Dress Codes
Grey has specific dress codes for both practices and matches, and you are expected to adhere to the minimum standards.
Attendance at practice is compulsory – any student who is unable to attend practice should excuse himself from his coach timeously to enable the coach to make alternative arrangements. If a student is not present at the Friday morning sports meeting, he will be deemed unfit to play over the weekend unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Any student wishing to be considered for participation in a sport not offered at Grey, termed a Special Sport, should register for the school sport of his choice first and then consult the Director: Sport, who will make the decision as to whether or not he will be excused from participation in the school sport. The applicant needs to participate at National level to be considered for a special sport.