Sports

Sport is synonymous with regional communities – it’s spirited, social and it’s good for growing bodies and active minds.

For this reason, rather than starting with specialisation or mastery in mind, our sports program supports students to broadly explore and seeks to connect them with the wider community. We like to think of it as an ‘all-stars’ approach. We want all our boys and girls to participate in a range of activities as a way of building broad physical skills, a strong physical literacy and their wellbeing.

You’ll find many of our students going from the field, to the pool, to the court, to the track. And it’s why you’ll find us working to support our boys and girls in competing not only for their school, but playing for local clubs too.

The thinking behind our approach

Research has shown that participating in a variety of activities at school is far more beneficial than working toward the mastery of one. Specialising too early in a sport can increase injury risk now and later on in life.

Representative opportunities

While we start with developing healthy habits for life, many of our students, of course, go on to achieve at a representative levels including district, regional, state and national, and work hard at honing their individual talents – something we wholeheartedly support and celebrate.

What’s on offer

Prep to Year 6 – Arranmore Program

At this young age, children are likely to have a range of different abilities. Our Arranmore Program offers a non-competitive, developmental sporting experience. Focus is given to building fundamental skills while introducing our boys and girls to a range of sports including –

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Rugby

Year 7 to 12
When children reach high school, the opportunities broaden to include –

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union and Rugby 7s
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Swimming