The development and maintenance of a healthy body is as important as that of the intellect or feelings. For this reason a wide range of games and sporting activities is offered by a Waldorf school, according to choice and available facilities. The emphasis is not on a highly competitive approach to sport but rather on teamwork and cooperation as well as excellence in individual achievement. This focus has at times resulted in the development of leadership qualities in sport, even beyond the school years.
The basic skills for the various sports are taught first through class games in the primary school. Children then join teams in the various sports. Some sporting events are shared between other Waldorf schools, such as the Greek Olympics, an annual sporting event in the Cape schools. In high school the teams, where feasible will join the sporting leagues and compete with other schools.