Sport is an integral part of the school curriculum. Physical education is compulsory in the middle phase and sport options are offered to senior students. Sport is viewed as being important in the holistic development of our students, with the focus being participation and opportunity rather than elitism.
The Sports Excellence Program is offered to students in grades 7-12 in which students are selected based on interview and written application, as well as past and present sports achievements. It is not a program exclusively for elite or representative. In essence, the program is an extension course in Health & Physical Education and is open to all students with an interest in sports and a desire to be very physically active.
The aim of the Sporting Excellence Program is to help the student set goals for both their sporting and schooling year. The program is designed for gifted and talented students who have demonstrated an advanced ability, or particular potential, in their targeted sports. It aims to provide young people talented in sport with the opportunity to pursue sporting excellence in a supportive educational environment with the flexibility to accommodate sport and school commitments.
The program will be developed at the beginning of the schooling year and revisited on a termly basis and will consist of the following:
- Effort and behaviour
- Study plan
- Representative opportunities
- Club performance
- School team performance
- Goal setting/sports psychology
- Recovery strategies
- Strength and Conditioning
The Sporting Excellence Program will be offered to students who uphold the school values of “Respect", “Safety" and “Learning" at all times and have demonstrated a commitment to the culture of the schooling community. Students acceptance into the program will be expected to show:
- Commitment to sporting pursuits and willingness to work within a team environment
- School attendance is at 90% or above
- Positive record of school conduct
- Positive record of behaviour and effort (reviewed every term)
Applications for 2023 Sporting Excellence Program are now closed.
If you would like any more information on the program please contact the Program Coordinators:
Brittany Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Mason at email@example.com