At The Oxford School, physical activity is seen as an important part of our learning environment. Being able to work as a team on and off the field is an important life skill. It is also our belief that physical activity enhances one’s energy level and contributes to better learning in the classroom. TOS is dedicated to maintaining and improving our Physical Education and sports programs each and every day. We encourage all our students to become involved and active in our offered sports teams.
Students in grades 3 through 8 are invited to try out for various teams throughout the year. It is not mandatory for your child to be on a team, however the majority of our students participate in at least one during the year. We expect a high level of commitment when a child elects to join a sports team. Practices usually run through lunch recess multiple times a week, younger students are not required to participate in all practices. Student participants will require transportation to and from games during the season, with the exception of Track and Field day.
The JK, SK Grade 1 & 2 students are taught beginner level skills pertaining to various sports and track and field activities as part of the physical education program. Students will build the foundation they need to enter the sports programs starting in grade 3.
Sports teams offered at WTS include: cross country, floor hockey, badminton, 3 on 3 basketball, track and field, soccer and volleyball.
The boys and girls play in both a regular team league within the Catholic School Board league and in invitational games or tournaments within the public school board. Both boys and girls also play in a 3 on 3 tournament, which the girls recently won in 2017.
Track and Field
The Oxford School strongly encourages students from all grades to challenge their athletic abilities in track and field as it is a fundamental sport for developing strength, speed, coordination, flexibility among many other health and fitness related components. The students are bused to and from London to participate with the London District Catholic School Board in a number of different events during the championship meet.
The Boys and Girls teams have separate tournaments in London in the springtime. The teams also participate in an indoor tournament in the fall and a year end tournament in June.
Students learn the fundamentals of this sport, which can lead to lifelong participation in local leagues as adults. Many of our athletes have gone on to play in high school.