Sport is encouraged by parents and educators in the belief it assists a balance between the purely academic development and the recreational activities in a child’s life. Sport develops skills not obtainable through other experiences.
Sport, within the school, can be seen as contributing to the acquisition of such important outcomes, as leadership, initiative, co-operation, social competence, pride in achievement, group unity, group loyalty and good sportsmanship. Surely it aids guidance and personality development. Sport may achieve this through such things as training (co-operation, initiative, group unity; identifies with the school), personal demands (generosity, loyalty to the student’s school), sportsmanship (accepting results, pride in achievement, self-conduct and self-confidence), aroused enthusiasm (ideas and attitudes can grow out of the observed qualities of their peers and coaches), improved performance (aids mental alertness and co-ordination of mind and body which are so essential to development).
Sport now enjoys its position in the overall educational pattern because of its contribution to the general concept of education for complete living. In its place, sport is valuable and necessary.
Sport takes place every Friday afternoon from 12.30 p.m. till 2.45 p.m. Sport is organised for all the junior school by the Sports Co-ordinator. Senior classes are organised into a pastoral program that may involve some sporting activities. These activities are supervised by the senior pastoral teams. The expectation is that all teachers will have sport as part of their weekly teaching load.
Internal School Sports
The internal sports program is designed to provide regular opportunities for the students to engage in both indoor and outdoor games which involve bodily exercise. Students who are not representing the College in sporting teams will be able to select a sport of their choice each term from a list which is interesting and appropriate for their age and development.
The following ought to be integral to our internal school sports program:
Representative Sporting Teams
Aquinas helped instigate the Sutherland Shire Independent Sporting Association (SSISA) and has taken part in the activities of the Association since those times with a great amount of success. We do so in the belief that sports, properly controlled, are a valuable factor in education. The sporting skills acquired are a benefit in themselves; proper participation also encourages school spirit and other desirable qualities.
The school has a large financial commitment to sport. Coaches invest a tremendous amount of time and effort in its organisation. It is the school’s policy that students who excel at certain sports represent the school in that sport, if they are chosen to do so. This policy should not be applied in a heavy-handed way, because too much stress on this aspect could have a contrary effect. Rather we want to encourage the idea of dedication and generosity, and of the contribution students can make to the school through the gift of their talents. Suitable awards should be made for participants and suitable recognition given them. Students have the opportunity to represent Southern Sydney, NSWCCC and all schools in a variety of sports. Good conduct should be expected of students when travelling and when representing the College at sport. There should be proper supervision by coaches on buses, etc. and consequently to raucous unseemly behaviour by any of the students either on or off the field.
First Place in NSW
Lauren Agostini: Community and Family Studies
First Place in Systemic Sydney Catholic Schools (Archdiocese of Sydney)
Lauren Agostini: Community and Family Studies
Ryan Mulligan: Studies of Religion I
Sarah Larkham: Music I
Aidan Puse: Music I
[Band 6s in 10 units studied]
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 91% of subjects above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 100% of 2 unit subjects above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 56% of subjects more than 5% above state average
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 97 Band 6s / E4s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 281 Band 5s / E3s
Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 378 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s
Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.
College Dux Gia Di Pietro
HSC subjects above state average
Band 6's / E4's
Band 5's / E3's
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