Fall (August to October)

Cross Country

Season: August to October
Coach: Mr. Bowler and Mr. Martindale

Middle School Cross Country is held during the fall sports season. The girls who take part are self motivated, driven, and confident athletes that enjoy running and the benefits it offers. The girls train three to four days a week running distances between 4 and 7K preparing for races that fall on Saturdays. The sport offers a chance for all athletes to compete not only against themselves but rival schools in the Kanto plains.

Volleyball (Grades 6-8)

Season: August to October
Coach: Ms. Shiozawa, Mrs. Tootell and Mr. Gray

Volleyball is a very popular sport at Sacred Heart. The athletes train three nights per week and then compete on Saturdays against the other nine International schools in Tokyo. Students from Grade 6 - 8 may be a part of the season which culminates in an A Team Tournament at the beginning of November.

Winter (November to February)


Season: November to February

Coach: Mr. Bowler and Mr. Eyre

Middle School Soccer is played on a half-size field, with 8-a-side teams competing against each other. The Middle School Soccer teams train in the gym and on the playground. the players learn how to use skills of ball control, passing, and shooting to compete against other Kanto Plain schools.

Netball (Grades 5 - 8)

Season: November to February
Coach: Mrs. Tootell

Netball is a team game, which means there are two aspects of becoming a successful player. First you have to learn the skills of the game - how to catch and throw, to shoot for goals, and to move in attack and defence. Then comes the real challenge: to use these skills effectively with other team members to produce a winning netball team. Netball is a winter sport at Sacred Heart and is very popular. We produce teams at all grade levels from 3rd grade through high school and each section practices once a week after school. We play fast and hard and have a great deal of fun perfecting our skills.

Spring (February to May)


Season: February to May
Coach: Mr. Bowler and Mrs. Tootell

Middle School Basketball takes place during the spring sports season. The girls train three days a week and play games on Saturdays against other international schools. Anyone interested in playing from grade 6 to 8 play on one of three teams ranging in skill levels. At the end of the season the top level teams hold a tournament called the A team tournament.

Track and Field

Season: February to May
Coach: Ms. Cole, Mr. Adams and Mr Chandler

Track and Field is a great opportunity to improve overall athleticism in our girls. Students participate in a wide variety of events both on the track and in the field. Track events such as the sprints, hurdles, long distance and relay are all about running while field events are broken into jumping events such as high jump, as well as throwing events such as shot put. It is one of few sports that really incorporates individual skills and success alongside the team success and camaraderie. Meets take place on Saturdays and are a great atmosphere of competition and fun.

Grade 5

Grade 5 Sports

It can take a little while to settle into the routines of Middle School, especially in the heat of summer, and the Kanto Plain inter-school sports teams mainly include students from Grade 6-8. To provide for the sporting needs of Grade 5 students, a less intensive program of sport is organized for them. Usually, two lunchtimes per week, there is Open Gym where the gym is open for free play using the sports equipment. Depending on the availability of space and teachers for coaching there will usually be an organized sport such as Soccer Basics in the Fall, Netball in the Winter, and Volleyball Club in the Spring on Wednesdays after School.