Sporting Opportunities—College, Local and Representative

Physical activity for life.

Students have a wide variety of sporting opportunities available to them. Sport aims for students to gain a life-long appreciation for physical activity and to model sportsmanlike behaviour on the field and into all aspects of life.

The College is a member of CIS (NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council), and its sub-associations, AICES (Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools) and NASSA (New Anglican Schools Sports Association), and our students have a proud history of representing the College across these three levels, both on the playing field, and as officials. Some students have excelled to represent at the NSW All-Schools level, competing and officiating at the School Sports Australia level. Any student with an interest in a particular sport is encouraged to trial for teams and will be supported in their journey. Some of these sporting opportunities have included: Tennis, Touch Football, Rugby Union, Volleyball, Netball, Cricket, Soccer, Athletics, Cross-country, Swimming, Basketball, Triathlon and Softball.

From Year 7 until Year 10, students participate in mandatory Sport on a Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday Sport offers fitness programs, team sports and social sports on a rotational basis each term. Students are encouraged to try activities they may not have previously considered, and have ownership of these choices, committing to their selection for a term. Some of these sports have included sailing, boxercise, aqua sports, futsal, and judo.

Students’ sporting interests outside the College are also supported and encouraged with students representing the College in their chosen sports such as rowing, tennis or horseriding.

House Spirit is fostered through our three annual carnivals, Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. These carnivals allow students who are competitive in these particular sports to be selected to represent the College at higher levels, whilst also encouraging all students to have a go at a range of events, adding valuable points to the Champion House Shield, awarded each year at Presentation Evening.

The onus is on each student to be responsible for their involvement in Sport, encouraging and developing in all our students an attitude of being reliable, fostering teamwork and keeping on top of both their studies and commitment to any team or sport they choose. These are valuable skills that students from Penrith Anglican College take with them into their future studies or the workforce.