Our Physical Education program develops strength, coordination, fitness, and a love of movement, and our representative sporting program gives students the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of sports.
All Primary students participate in a range of activities to help them develop strength, coordination, fitness and a love of physical activity. Each Primary class has one Physical Education lesson each week where they focus on the physical skills that comprise the many sports they may encounter in their lives. Each class also has one Sport lesson each week where they participate in a range of sports throughout the year.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is mandatory for students in years 7-10 and is offered as an elective course for students in Year 11 and 12. The PDHPE courses provide students with the opportunity to learn about a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. Students develop their critical thinking skills and develop a deep understanding of the factors that impact on heath, sport and physical activity. Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) is offered as an elective course in Years 9 and 10 and aims to enhance students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others.
As well as competitive sport opportunities students take part in a number of House Sport Days which focus on participation and engaging in new challenges.
Students also have the opportunity to represent the College in CSSA and HZSA competitions and gala days in a variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, futsal, touch football, cricket, netball, soccer, and softball. A high level of commitment is required by students who are selected for these teams including attending all training sessions.
Students participate in College swimming, cross country, and athletics carnivals throughout the year. For students eight years and older these carnivals may lead to selection in the College team that proceeds to representative level.
The College’s Outdoor Education Program introduces students to a variety of engaging and challenging practical activities providing opportunities for personal growth, character development, and leadership through various outdoor activities and camps. Stage 1 students undertake a Swim School program, Stage 2 students attend outdoor activities camps, and Stage 3 students take cultural trips to Canberra and the goldfields. In Secondary Years, students can participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award which is a youth development program, empowering students to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world.