Athletics at Southridge are more than an opportunity for personal growth. They also help to create an environment for acquiring principled personal and social attitudes, as well as values, behaviours and moral growth. What students learn in the sport setting transfers to other spheres of life. Integrity in sport is intimately tied to the integrity of the school as a whole.

There may be no better teacher of teamwork – and school spirit --than participation in athletics. Playing sports – and testing oneself whether in competition or not, builds integrity, courage and composure.

Athletics also teaches practical skills such as keeping physically fit, managing time wisely, and communicating clearly with coaches and managers. Athletics also nurtures leadership by teaching students to cooperate with their teammates and op­ponents as well as abide by the rules.