Career and vocational guidance.
Leadership and life skills.
Development in inter-personal relationships.
Development in self-esteem and a strong sense of responsibility.
An opportunity to participate in speech contests, quiz contests, specialist clubs, e.g. Applied Maths and Science, excursions, etc.
Our learners are given every opportunity to participate in various Maths Olympiads and their entry fees are funded by the Epoch and Optima fund. Many of our learners excel in these Olympiads and progress into the next round for more challenging Maths related questions.
Our learners also participated in the Maths Quiz, Poster Competition and Maths talk hosted by AMESA for secondary schools.
The inclusion of Sport in our schools curriculum is necessary for our learners for healthy recreation and enjoyment. Sport not only promotes physical fitness, but also encourages teamwork and valuable life skills like respect, self control, loyalty, determination, co-operation and leadership. It has been widely accepted that any form of Sport helps the individual to gradually develop into far more balanced personalities.
On principle, sport is good for the individual and the school and every learner (able-bodied or not) should be encouraged to participate in sport during their schooling career. Our school will continue to promote sports in order to give our learners the opportunity to:
Exercise and develop their mental and physical potential
Participate with others within a structured program in order to develop recognized and acceptable social skills.
Develop self esteem, confidence and respect for oneself and for others within a competitive environment.
Learn to cope with victory and defeat in a dignified and respectful manner.
Learn to give of their best at all times and in all situations.
In 2011 Swimming was introduced into our school curriculum and was a first for AMS Sports. Our learners are trained at the Hartley Road School for the swimming galas.
Many of our learners have never participated at a competitive level for swimming but their performance at the Zonal events showed us that there is much potential in our learners. A few of our learners were selected to represent the Durban Central Zone in 2010 and 2011.
2006 marked the year that Crescent participated in the AMS netball tournament for the first time. It was also a historic date for CGHS as we hosted the provincial tournament for the first time. Since then, we have participated in all AMS Netball tournaments, and hosted the 2012 Regional Tournament.
Our girls are motivated and dedicated netball players. They have brought honour to our school at every tournament, either being placed in the top 3 of their division or being selected by the umpires to represent the region for the next leg of AMS Netball. We salute all our players -past and present- for displaying exemplary Akhlaaq at all tournaments and bringing good repute to our school.
Our annual athletics event is one of our school's sporting highlights of the year. There is always a buzz around the event as our learners get involved with finding ideas for the most creative looking mascot to represent their house, war-cries and scouting for athletes for the tug of war event. Our learners are encouraged to participate in at least one track or field event and every year we try to introduce a new field event to our learners. Last year we introduced the Shot Putt which many of our learners were keen to take on.
Crescent has excelled over the last four years in the AMS Athletics meeting for Girls' schools in Kwa-zulu Natal and has held first position from 2009-2012. Our girls are keen athletes and have always displayed a good sense of sportsmanship on and off the field. Many of our learners have been selected for Durban Central in the AMS athletics and have excelled in the zonal competition.