SPORT AT COLLEGE
At College, regardless of skill or experience, students have the opportunity to participate and challenge themselves in any sport to achieve their personal best.
Following our balanced approach to education, we provide opportunities across a broad range of sports so that all students can engage in physical activity that appeals to them and suits their individual attributes.
We emphasise the importance of developing a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle and the ability to work and play co-operatively with others.
EFFORT, PARTICIPATION AND ENJOYMENT
We value effort, participation and enjoyment in our sporting programs and our sports program follows the Five Domains of Positive Functioning*:
- Legacy - role modelling, sportsmanship and memories
- Commitment - service, communication and teamwork
- Passion - pride, enjoyment and determination
- Character - resilience, initiative and mindset
- Mastery - challenge, achievement and growth
* Based on the Five Domains of Positive Functioning; The Journal of Positive Psychology by Reuben D. Rusk and Professor Lea Waters.
OUR SPORTING FACILITIES
We have excellent on-site sporting facilities and our students also have easy access to many community sporting facilities, all of which are within easy walking distance or a quick bus trip.
The Geoff Handbury Sports Centre has two international standard basketball and netball courts/multi-purpose courts. It also have a climbing and abseiling wall which is modelled on Mt Arapiles and a viewing area that seats 400 people.
The all-weather Neil MacLean Hockey Field is available for hockey games and can transformed into five full-sized tennis courts.
There are ovals at both the Senior and Junior School which are used for football in winter and cricket in summer, including a turf wicket at the Senior School.
House system - all College students are allocated to a House, which provides an important connection for students in different year levels. Our House system includes four Houses: Berry (red), Laidlaw (blue), Learmonth (yellow) and Young (green).
Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of House sports at lunchtimes and activities are open to students in all year levels. House activities are a great opportunity for students to make new friends both within their year level and across the College.
Annual inter-house carnivals - are held throughout the year in Swimming, Athletics, Cross-Country Running and Old Fashioned Sports. Students also have the other opportunities to represent their House in five House sport afternoons held each year; including Golf, Volleyball, Rock Climbing, Football, Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cricket, Lawn Bowls, Touch Rugby, Softball, Basketball and Dodgeball. Students wear their House colours.
Inter-School - students represent the school in two sporting associations. Locally, we compete as part of the Glenelg Division (GD) against other Southern Grampians and Glenelg Shire schools. Our GD competitions annually include: Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Golf, Australian Rules Football, Triathlon and Shooting.
We are also a long term member of the Independent Country Co-Educational Schools (ICCES) Association. The ICCES Association is made up of likeminded independent schools across regional Victoria to give our students opportunities to compete at the best sporting venues in Melbourne, including the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre for Swimming and Lakeside Stadium for Athletics. Our ICCES competitions annually include: Swimming, Athletics, Cross-Country Running, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Cricket and Volleyball.
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM SPORT
Our students can choose from a wide range of sports at various levels and all students participate in sporting activities at least once a week. Students with a talent or passion in a particular sport have the opportunity to receive specialist training and competition.
Summer sports (Term 4 and 1)
- Boys Cricket – U14, U16, Seniors, (associated with College Cricket Club), First 11
- Girls Cricket – U13, U16, Seniors, (associated with College Cricket Club), First 11
Winter sports (Term 2 and 3)
- Junior Australian Rules Football(associated with College Magpies Football Club)
- Senior Boys Australian Rules Football – U13, U16, First 18
- Senior Girls Australian Rules Football – Year 7/8/9, Year 10/11/12
- Cross-Country Running
- Clay Target Shooting
- Clay Target Shooting
- Table Tennis