At St. Martin’s the boys are encouraged to experience a wide variety of sports, competing at a standard that is appropriate to their ability. All boys have the opportunity to represent the school each year in an inter-school fixture.
The Physical Education programme is designed to provide boys with the skills and techniques necessary to enjoy the activities available. From Kindergarten through to Year 8 the teaching and coaching of the skills are a fundamental part of the lessons that the boys experience. In the Pre-Prep the swimming pool is used on a weekly basis to promote confidence in the water. All boys are set the target to be able to swim by the time they move from the Pre-Prep to the Main School.
Once in Year 3 the motor skills that the boys have developed are put to good effect in games and PE lessons. The boys are introduced to the main sports of football, rugby, hockey and cricket. The opportunity to play fixtures increases as a boy moves up the school. Years 3 and 4 begin to develop their skills against other schools and the number of matches played steadily increases. In Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 competitive matches are played against other schools and as many teams as possible are put out each week.
The boys regularly compete in athletics matches, cross-country events as well as swimming galas and basketball matches. Fixtures for the older boys have also taken place in badminton and table-tennis.
The school has a strong fixture list and takes part in number of tournaments. Boys have competed nationally and the school has won a considerable number of trophies in the last few years at football, cricket, athletics and cross-country. Recent successes include reaching the semi-finals of the U13 JET (RNCF) cricket competition, the last 16 of the U13 National ISFA football cup, the final of the U13 National ISFA football 6-a-sides, the U11 National hockey finals and the U13 National basketball finals.