Sport is a fundamental component to the integrated education provided by our parish schools. It is a major component of the New Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Syllabus K – 12.
A typical whole school sport program would include fundamental movement, dance, athletics, swimming, cross country and numerous ball sports and other games. This program is structured to meet participants’ individual needs and stage of development. The main emphasis is on skills development, fitness, participation, enjoyment, teamwork, fair play and providing for a sense of achievement. The weekly sports session is the cornerstone of most schools’ programs but there are many other related aspects and opportunities throughout each term e.g. skills development in PDHPE lessons, daily fitness programs, school carnivals and representative sport.
The Diocese of Lismore offers a structured representative sport pathway for children (Years 2-12), including multiclass students (children with disabilities), that begins at school level through regional to state level and culminating at the national level. In addition to the representative pathway, schools are invited to enter teams in a variety of primary and secondary interschool /college championships, knockouts (diocesan and state level) and gala days.
More detailed information regarding specific parish school sport programs, including multiclass students (those for students with disabilities), can be found by contacting individual schools. For more specific information regarding the representative pathway and other events and opportunities beyond school level can be found on the Diocese of Lismore Sport website.