The vibrant sporting life of the School is an essential and established part of the co-curricular programme. Students have the opportunity to participate as members of teams in inter-house and inter-school competitions.
The emphasis of the sporting programme is to encourage participation, no matter the level of skill, and to nurture a sporting culture that leads to personal best performances. The sporting programme allows individuals to experiment with new sports and encourages seasoned competitors to improve skills and achieve at higher levels.
Pembroke School is proud that students and Old Scholars have performed at elite levels, representing both their state and country in a wide variety of sporting disciplines.
The facilities for sport are excellent. Haslam Oval, on the King's Campus, is home to Australian Rules football and cricket, with both the netball and tennis courts positioned adjacent to the Oval. The swimming pool, located on the Oval's eastern boundary, is used for swimming competitions, training and water polo. Seven additional playing fields, located at Park 17 (Adelaide, South Parklands), are available to the School for soccer and Touch football.
The gymnasium includes weights, rowing training and aerobics rooms, two squash courts and a multi-purpose stadium. Pembroke School also enjoys access to the neighbouring Kensington Park Oval which has been developed for sport and maintained for both cricket and football, and Kensington Reserve for Rugby Union.
The Boathouse, on the Torrens Lake, is the base for a very strong rowing fraternity and the School leases an additional boat shed at West Lakes.