Message by the Principal

The values learnt in sports are parallel to those in life. Tolerance, determination, self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, fair play and respect enable people to succeed in sports and life. Sport is a great deal like life in that it teaches us that without disciplined hard work and perseverance, a winning spirit and respect for others, we will not attain our goals.

Sport is not a luxury, and participation therein is not only for the privileged. Sport is the heritage of all, regardless of race, gender or socio-economic background, and the learners at TuksSport High School are offered the unique opportunity to live out their passion for sport in an environment which promotes and enhances academic, emotional and physical development.

The school was founded in 2002 with the aim of implementing a holistic programme in line with international Elite Athlete Programmes that offer academic, emotional, sport-specific as well as sport science support to talented learner athletes at secondary school level.

The heart of the programme, however, remains the people involved. Our success depends on the commitment of the learners themselves, as well as that of their teachers, coaches, sport science specialists and other support staff. TuksSport High school and the High Performance Centre (hpc) form a community of people that are united by their passion for sport and their commitment to excellence.

The learner-athletes who attended the school over the last years showed that it is possible to find a balance between high-performance sport and academics. That it is possible to cope with the frequent absences from school that your sport requires with the support of your teachers. It is indeed possible to live the dream of becoming a professional sportsman/woman while still at school. It is attainable because we make it possible.

We are very proud of our academic standard and the 100% pass rate obtained by the Grade 12s in all years but one. We take pride in the supportive structure that the school and the High Performance Centre (hpc) offers, which enables our learner-athletes to excel.

TuksSport High School might not be a school for everyone, but if you are truly passionate about your sport and serious about your academics, you will find a home here

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