Sport and Activities

WS SECONDARY SPORT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul shows us the importance of keeping our body healthy, pure and holy. There it says, “Or didn’t you realise that the body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.” (The Message)

God has given us the responsibility to take care of both our physical body and our spiritual part, for this is where the Holy Spirit lives – inside of us. This emphasis, which God places on looking after our physical body, provides the framework around which this course is structured.

AIMS

The Sport and Activities Program recognises that all students need to be active; however, their interests and motivation to be active will vary. Through regular involvement in a wide range of physical pursuits, the aim is for students to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and for each student to remain active throughout their life.

Research indicates that involvement in regular physical activity has many benefits including:

  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and other diseases
  • Enhanced memory and learning
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved sleep
  • Helps to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Reduces feelings of depression, anxiety and stress
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Enhanced self-esteem and confidence with reduced isolation and loneliness

TIME ALLOCATION

  • Activities Program - Two periods per cycle

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

YEAR 7

Golf, Ball Sports, Swimming, Self Defence

YEAR 8

Squash, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Roller Skating

YEAR 9

Tennis, Fitness, Circuits, Water and Surf Safety

YEAR 10

Dance, Self Defence, Fitness, Water and Surf Safety

SPORTS PROGRAM

Fortnightly Sports

YEAR 7-10 BOYS

Football, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Volleyball, Super 8’s Cricket, Tennis

YEAR 7-10 GIRLS

Soccer, Netball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis

Term 4 Rally Days

YEAR 7-10 BOYS

Badminton, Football Fives (Soccer), Netball, Lawn Bowls

YEAR 7-10 GIRLS

Badminton, Football Fives (Soccer), Netball, Lawn Bowls