Sport is an integral part of Collegiate’s education program. We’re committed to providing a comprehensive sporting program with a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities for every level of interest and ability.
Our sporting program includes:
- Canoe Polo
- Cross Country
- Surf Lifesaving
- Touch Football
- Water Polo
We firmly believe that participation in sports teams help to instil values such as discipline, focus and integrity; we recognise the importance of teamwork, commitment and lifelong physical activity and its impact on personal growth and development.
Our outstanding sporting facilities include Ham Common, our main sporting facility, which incorporates two hockey fields, four softball diamonds, a soccer pitch, two all-weather practice cricket nets, and four tennis and netball courts. At our Junior School Campus we have a sports ground for hockey and other field sports, and a tennis/netball court. The Middle School has a tennis/netball court and across the road at the Senior campus is a heated indoor swimming pool and a gymnasium. Rowing and other aquatic sports are enjoyed from the Derwent Mercantile Collegiate rowing Club located five minutes from the Senior Campus on the banks of the River Derwent.
In Junior School, as well as timetabled Physical Education classes and a daily fitness program, students are encouraged to participate in various sporting programs such as representative sport, JSSATIS Carnivals and other activities. During the school year a number of clinics are held for students in Years 1 to 4 in sports such as cricket, teeball, hockey, netball and soccer.
Sporting opportunities increase as girls make their way through the Middle School and into the Senior School, with Collegiate fielding school teams in over 20 sports. Rostered Sports, one day events and inter-house competitions in swimming, athletics and cross country are held throughout the year at which representative teams are selected to compete in inter-school and inter-state events.
In addition to physical education classes as part of our Curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sport. Students have the opportunity to participate in individual events, team rosters, inter-house carnivals -even school representation at a state and national level, where students are mentored and assisted to help them maintain a balance between high level sporting commitments and academic studies.
Sport is not compulsory at Collegiate but a wide range of sports are offered across all campuses and we encourage all students to participate in sporting activities that best suit their interests and abilities.
Sport fosters many physical, emotional and social benefits and our main focus for sport at Collegiate is on participation, enjoyment, skill development and providing an environment where your daughter can explore new skills, discover talent and strive to achieve her full potential.