Physical Education is an integral part of school life. Girls are encouraged to have a positive attitude towards sport and have fun, working both in a team and individually.
In Pre-Prep girls are taught by specialist teachers with gymnastics and multi skills being the primary focus in Nursery and Reception. In Year 1 girls learn team games and racquet sports, whilst in Year 2 swimming at the local pool becomes a focus. All girls from Years 2 to 6 are taught swimming by specialist teachers.
In Year 3 netball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics, rounders and tennis become the main focus with all girls representing the school in at least one of these activities. Matches are played against local schools and there is a sense of pride and achievement at being part of a team. Halstead is successful in many areas with previous IAPS National Swimming and Netball finalists. Inter House competitions are keenly fought and success is always strived for. Every Halstead girl should feel confident about participating in any sport and when leaving for her senior school.
The school sporting year cumulates with a House Sports Day for Pre-Prep and a separate event for senior girls. This is a competitive day and all girls participate trying to win races both individually and as part of a team for their House.
A variety of extra-curricular clubs are offered to further motivate the girls including: tennis, rounders, football, ballet, modern dance, cricket and netball and many others.