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Our philosophy is to promote physical activity to all students and provide opportunities for participation at all levels of skill. Being involved in sport promotes both physical and mental wellbeing, builds confidence, encourages teamwork and helps facilitate friendships outside of the classroom. Sport should be fun, as well as competitive and teach students how to enjoy success and accept disappointment.
In Secondary School, there are many sporting opportunities available to students ranging from House, representative and elite level competitions, to fitness sessions, group and private lessons.
House sport includes Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch football and Water Polo. These activities are hotly contested at House carnivals and in competitions and instil a strong sense of pride, teamwork and school spirit in the students.
On Saturday mornings, Secondary School teams participate in the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) competitions in a variety of sports.
These are graded competitions and students are selected into teams based on their level of skill, fitness and game knowledge. Ravenswood performs well in these competitions and is consistently ranked in the top five girls’ schools.
Teams train once per week under the direction of qualified and experienced coaches. Secondary School students selected to Junior or Senior First teams, are required to train twice per week.
IGSSA provides a representative pathway to a national level for elite athletes through its affiliation with the NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council (NSWCIS), NSW All Schools and School Sport Australia.
For select sports such as Athletics, Diving, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Snowsports and Swimming (through the Ravenswood Swimming Club) opportunities for students to compete at regional, state and national levels are available through clubs and other associations.
Sports on offer to Secondary School students include:
- Cross Country
- Football (Soccer)
- Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic)
- Touch Football
- Water Polo
For more information, view the Co-curricular Program 2017 and Enrolment Procedures booklets: