Herzlia emphasizes participation in and enjoyment of sport and offers our pupils a vast range of sporting codes to enjoy namely; soccer, golf, squash, tennis, cricket, water polo, chess, basketball, netball, cycling, surfing, badminton, table tennis and swimming. We have also introduced a mountain biking/cycling programme and entered the World Series Traithlon.
Each school has a head of sports and our extra-mural sports coaches are outsourced to professional agencies. The Sports Committee of professional and lay leadership oversees and visions and policies in order to achieve this. Sport is encouraged from pre-primary school where the children are taught ball skills and MonkeyNastics.
At Primary, Middle and High School level, we encourage all pupils to take part in at least one sporting code per term and work to ensure that every individual conducts him or herself appropriately. The main goal is to cultivate mutual respect, pride in oneself, sportsmanship and commitment.
Over the past few years we have re-introduced Inter School and Inter House sports competitions for swimming and athletics. We also arrange sports tours for as many of our sporting codes as possible. Herzlia always sends a large contingent to Maccabi trials where many are selected and excel at the Games in Israel.
Herzlia is limited in its competitions with other schools as we do not compete on a Saturday when most schools fulfil their sports fixtures, however we make every attempt to expose our pupils to the best possible competition during the week they may face.