The Dominican Convent has newly acquired a sports facility, namely the former Italian Club (Circolo Italiano) on 32 Quendon Road, Strathaven. The sports facility has officially been renamed ‘Veritas Sports Centre’. Thanks to this development, the school now has a netball and volleyball team, and our soccer girls will be using this sports facility. The students are excited about this development and are looking forward to fully participating in sport. A committee will be put in place to assess how best we can use this facility as a school. Minor repair and maintenance work have started at the place. Parents are welcome to go and visit the place in Strathaven. Your suggestions, donations and contributions will be most appreciated.
Dominican Convent offers a wide range of sporting activities. These include basketball, field hockey, karate, soccer, swimming, tennis and squash. Appointment of coaches was done professionally. Those with relevant qualifications with regard to a particular sport and experience made it this season. This is so because our endeavour as a school is to equip every child with relevant skills and fitness. Every sport has a coach who is highly skilled and able to handle pupils. Our facilities afford all pupils the opportunity to participate in sport regardless of their abilities.
Dominican Convent offers a wide range of sporting activities. These include:
Basketball is one of the sports available for girls of all ages. Two teams per age group play in the Schools league. The 1st Team travels to South Africa on an annual basis to play in tournaments there.
This is done in conjunction with St Georges both on a social and competitive basis. The girls and their partners are encouraged to enter the competitions run by the Dance Sport Society in Harare.
This sport is done both on a social and competitive basis with the more talented girls being encouraged to participate in the competitions run by Zimbabwe Gymnastics.
The Zimbabwe Golf Union offers weekly golf lessons and several girls go out on Fridays for practice. They participate in the Inter-Schools competitions as well as club competitions in Harare.
Indoor Hockey is played in the first term where four teams of mixed ages play in the League and Knockout Tournaments.
Field Hockey is played in the second term with A and B Teams in each age group which participate in the schools league.
Dubbed the DC Wolves, the award-winning karate team is an active one amongst the school sport teams. The girls regularly participate in tournaments, including the African Youth Games and Zone 6 championships.
The girls have two practices a week and play a few friendly 7’s matches during the second term.
The school fields two teams of mixed age groups who play other schools both in the league and in friendly matches during both the first and second terms.
The Schools League is played in the first and second term and Convent enters three teams in the different leagues. These teams are based on ability rather than ages. The third term is used for internal competitions and friendly matches against any schools available.
The school runs two swimming teams who compete in the A and B Inter-Schools competitions in the first and third terms. Social swimming is also offered for those who enjoy swimming but do not want to compete.
All age groups play tennis with A and B teams in each age group. It is played mainly in the 1st and 3rd Terms.