Our sporting calendar reaches a pinnacle in March every year, with the annual “Herman Immelman” athletics meeting. Learners participate in all the usual athletics events, and the learners with disabilities take part in Sport for the Disabled, such as:

  • Lance
  • Tricycle races
  • Bean bags
  • Slalom
  • Club throwing
  • Discus
  • Javelin
  • Shot-put
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis and
  • Swimming

We have a sports club for disabled learners, training on Wednesday afternoons and competing at the National Championships. At the West Rand School it is tradition to bring back medals from the National Games, held annually throughout the country.

Some learners may even go further. A former learner of our school did us proud by representing South Africa at the Para-Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and 2007.

Horse riding:

Learners between the age of 6 to 10 with a physical disability, are taken to the Earth Centre every week for hippotherapy.


Bocchia is a paralympic sport for people with severe physical disabilities. Learners are coached and developed during school hours.

Wheelchair Basketball:

Eligible learners are coached and developed by experienced staff members.


The school is part of the First Swing Programme – affiliated to SADGA. Eligible learners receive coaching and development during and after school hours.


The West Rand School has produced SA’s very first ParaCheer team, West Rand Magic. They showcased their first display on the 5th of May at the GMCA (Gauteng Majorette and Cheerleading Association) competition.