Senior School Sport

Information about Individual activities in the Senior School

There is an expectation that all students are involved in a minimum of two terms of co-curricular activities and make themselves available for selection in ISA sports of tennis, football, rugby, cricket, basketball, swimming and athletics. Commitment to any sport or activity also involves full participation in training sessions, rehearsals, games and carnivals.

Sporting Competition games normally take place on Saturdays. The College home ground for most sports is at the Treacy Centre at Oxford Falls. Commitment to a sport means training after school two afternoons a week.

For boys who excel in sport, opportunities for selection at representative level including ISA, Combined Independent Schools (CIS), State and National levels are available.

Competition in the ISA involves schools including St Patrick’s Strathfield, SCECGS Redlands, Oakhill College, St Andrews Cathedral, Kinross Wolaroi, St Stanislaus, St Augustines Brookvale, St Spiridons and Chevalier College. Pre-season and social games also include competition against schools such as St Josephs College, St Ignatius College, Waverley College, St Aloysius, Barker, Knox, Kings, Grammar, Newington and many of the other independent schools in Sydney, depending upon the sport.

Athletics

  • School Carnival held Term 2 or 3
  • Main interschool carnivals mid term 3
  • All interschool carnivals are on Saturdays
  • Training twice per week
  • Commences at conclusion of Winter Season
  • Main carnival is the ISA Championships at Homebush
  • Meeting for boys interested middle of Term 1

Basketball

  • Summer sport involving Term 4 and Term 1 the following year
  • Compete in ISA competition on Saturdays (generally mornings)
  • Two training sessions required per week at school or Oxford Falls

Cricket

  • Summer sport involving Term 4 and Term 1 the following year
  • Senior First XI and Second XI compete on turf wickets in ISA competition
  • Junior teams play in local Manly and North Shore competitions on Saturday mornings
  • Two trainings per week at nets and local ovals
  • Senior matches 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Junior matches 8.30-12.00pm

Rugby

  • Major Winter sport
  • Begins Term 2 and finishes at the end of August in Term 3
  • Camps and coaching clinics are held for the juniors to teach them technique and rules if they haven’t played before
  • Two trainings per week (usually Tuesday & Thursday) required for every team 3.30-5.00pm
  • Saturday matches usually in morning time slot

Squash

  • An activity used in conjunction with other co-curricular sports
  • Terms 1 and 4
  • Internal Competitions and a Summer Representative competition
  • Training every usually Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after school 3.15-5.00 pm
  • Students take part in a maximum of 2 sessions per week

Swimming

  • School Carnival held in February each year.
  • School squad attends around five night carnivals and a day carnival in Term 1.
  • Training once per week for boys not in squad training.
  • Main carnival is the ISA Championships at Homebush around mid March.

Football

  • Major Winter Sport competing in the ISA competition
  • Terms 2 and 3 and finishes at end of August
  • Two trainings per week required for every team – some mornings but usually 3.30-5.00pm after school
  • Saturday matches usually in the morning time slot
  • Specialist coaching clinics provided to further develop football skills

Tennis

  • Students in Years 7-12 may try out for the ISA Tennis competition running in Terms 2 and 3
  • Grading is held in Term 1 and training is required after school during competition times
  • The top players play in the ISA competition in Terms 2 and 3
  • Previous experience or coaching preferred
  • Matches are Saturdays from approximately 8am -12pm
  • Students must have their own tennis racquets. White tennis shorts and college hat are available from the uniform shop
  • All other teams can play in the Northern Suburbs Competition which is available for every term for the Junior School and in Terms 1 and 4 for the Senior School