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Junior School sports
Macquarie College utilises an integrated approach to sport, where all sport classes are conducted by trained specialists.
Sports activities for Junior School
Our Junior School students have the opportunity to compete across a variety of sports activities, including athletics, basketball, cricket, cross country, netball, soccer, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and touch football. Students who excel in our Junior School sports programs can go on to compete in the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Primary events, then the Combined Independent Schools events (CIS), and finally, the NSW State Primary schools event with PSSA.
We offer sport for everyone
Students have the opportunity to compete across a variety of sports activities
Junior School sports day events
Students participate in three interhouse sports carnivals throughout the year, including Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. Representing Charlton, Dobell and Shortland houses, students enjoy these interhouse rivalries in a collegial and spirited manner. At each sports carnival, students are encouraged to take pride in their particular house. They are invited to wear their house colours, sit in their house groups and cheer on their teammates.
Participation is encouraged
Students enjoy interhouse rivalries in a collegial and spirited manner
Sport is important
We encourage all students to participate in many sporting endeavours as a way to bolster their health and wellbeing, social skills, leadership skills, teamwork and discipline. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, participating in physical activity and limiting sedentary behaviour is central to a young person’s health, development and psychosocial wellbeing. Regular activity supports brain development, bone strength, muscle control, balance and coordination.
Looking after ourselves
Research also shows that regular physical activity leads to an improvement in reading, writing and overall proficiency.
” Playing sport helps children learn to control their emotions and channel negative feelings in a positive way. It also helps children to develop patience and understand that it can take a lot of practice to improve both their physical skills and what they do in school. ”