At NHS, we regard the sports programme to be very important and integral in the holistic development of a child. The school believes that sport helps to establish a wonderful rapport between staff and pupils. Efficiently coached and organized, sport promotes friendships, group integration, self-confidence and assists in the development of personal maturity and inter-personal skills. Not only are our top players considered – every learner is encouraged to participate and enjoy his chosen activity. The school sports policy encourages all learners to participate in at least one sport.

We at NHS are always proud of our learners achievements in their different fields of sports. We are also proud or our overall sporting achievements over the years. The school, once renowned for its sporting prowess, has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence on the sports field. This is why we are embarking on a major drive to start our very own Sports Development Academy together with the Department of Sports and Recreations Sports Focus School programme.

Sport choices 

  • Athletics
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Basketball
  • Boys hockey
  • Girls hockey
  • Boys soccer
  • Girls soccer
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

For over 135 years, NHS has played a fundamental role in building and nurturing young minds and in doing so it has contributed significantly to the skills and job market of this country.

Whilst the school has undergone many changes over the recent years, it has none-the-less grown from its humble beginnings in 1882, into a school with a proud reputation for consistent academic and sporting excellence.

Since 2011, when Mr Gary de Jager started his career as a sport educator at NHS, he believed that NHS has a much greater potential than to be just a normal school with sport, competing at an average level. He strongly believed that with effort, investment and support, NHS can be transformed into one of the first black sport development academies in South Africa.

Most often than not our grade 8 learners come from backgrounds of no experience in sport whatsoever. Effectively our coaches begin training these players from scratch at u14 level as they do not even have basic ball skills. Therefore at NHS we need to do many hours of development to be able to get these players to a level of competitiveness.