|Physical Education and Sports|
At Spring Hill School, we believe that physical education is critical to educating the whole child, and that all students in grades K-8 should engage in physical activities on a daily basis. In addition to providing two morning recesses and a hour break for lunch and playtime, students are taught P.E. in the regular curriculum and have the opportunity to participate in optional after school athletics.
• Motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities
Spring Hill's sports teams include co-ed flag football, girls and boys basketball, co-ed soccer, and girls and boys volleyball.
Spring Hill offers after-school sports five days a week throughout the school year. Indoor sports will take place 3-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Circle Church Gym. Meanwhile, outdoor sports will be offered mostly on Spring Hill School grounds Tuesdays and Thursdays.
SPECIALIZED P.E. AND ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Camping and Kayaking trips provide our students opportunities for personal growth and bonding that might not be available in their daily lives. Adventures with classmates - conquering anxieties, experiencing day-long hikes, camping, cooking outdoors, being away from home and relying on friends for support - expose students to new challenges. Rock Climbing combines balance, flexibility, strength, and focus providing a physical and mental challenge Students learn to see each other - and their teachers - in a different light.
Aikido develops the body in a unique manner. Aerobic fitness is obtained
through vigorous training. Flexibility of the joints and connective
tissues is developed through various stretching exercises and through
the techniques themselves. Relaxation is learned automatically, since
without it the techniques will not function.
U.S. Navy - Six Years
Degree in Chinese-Mandarin - Monterey Defense Language
Nick Boroughf is a Santa Cruz native and graduate of Scotts Valley High School, where he lettered in Football and Baseball. As a youth, Nick's participation in sports included AAU basketball, Santa Cruz Hammerheads (a precursor to the Breakers Organization), and various baseball traveling teams. After High School, he served six years in the Navy, attending the Monterey Defense Language Institute and graduating with a degree in Chinese-Mandarin. He then served as a Linguist in Hawaii. While in the Navy, he was the captain of several championship teams, the highlight of which included the 2008 RIMPAC championship, an International Soccer competition featuring 64 teams representing 20 countries.
Nick served as Director of Operations at Ko-Am Soccer Club, a fledgling squad in Hawaii's semi-professional soccer league. He managed and created a network of youth teams and was head coach for the Senior team. Recently after returning to Santa Cruz, Nick was a manager for a Santa Cruz Little League team, and was selected as an All-Star Manager.