La Salle PJ was synonymous with excellence in sports. During much of the decades between the 1960s and the early 1990s, the School was champion in most of the mainstream sports competitions at the district and state levels. Some of our students went on to don the National jersey, representing Malaysia in international tournaments for sports that included football, hockey, track & field, tennis and badminton!
Since then, the performance of the school in sports has declined. This is also largely due to a shift in the national education system that has laid a strong emphasis on academic performance. However, the Government has now taken steps to ensure greater student involvement in sports and other co-curricular activities.
OLA La Salle PJ firmly believes in the importance of a holistic approach to education. We believe that when students are involved in sports, they will build up their physical fitness, stamina and general health. Not only that, the characteristics of involvement in sporting activities, including being part of a team, inculcating a sense of competitiveness and rising to the challenge, we believe will build the character of the student positively as well as instil the necessary values that will make him a better person to face the challenges of life as they grow up.
This is the determination on which we have designed and implemented the sports development programme, targeting the boys of La Salle PJ. It is open to all students, starting from Forms 1 and 2, and involves a mentoring initiative that is led by a group of Old Boys who have been sports champions in various disciplines during the years in school.