Sport at Arndell

 

SPORT PROGRAM & REPRESENTATIVE SPORT

Sport is an integral part of our student's overall development and Arndell offers all available pathways and opportunities in both their junior and senior Schooling. Arndell seeks to provide students with opportunity to represent the College in all avenues and pathways available.

The focus in junior school is very much participation and enjoyment. Sportsmanship and Fair play are key aspects of the program in these early years. The program becomes far more extensive in senior school with our association with Hillszone and AICES. Consequently a more competitive focus can be expected in the high school.

College House Carnivals: 3 carnivals are held each year - Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.  These carnivals are a tremendous opportunity for students to participate at their own level in a non-threatening environment.  This is the first step towards representation as the College teams are selected from the school carnivals.

Representative Carnivals: HZSA (Secondary) and HICES (Primary) allow for further representation in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics and a variety of team & individual sports. The HZSA also run a Year 5 – 11 Triathlon in Term 4.

JUNIOR SPORT

Sport is an integral part of our student's overall development and Arndell offers all available pathways and opportunities in both Junior and Senior School.

Students have the opportunity to develop in their sport via an in-school sport program and a variety of Gala days and Representative Carnivals through the HZSA and HICES pathway. Students who are aged 8 and are in year 2 may also be eligible to participate at school carnivals to qualify for selection at HICES.  

Students are given the opportunity through the Sport program to be exposed to competitive sport and the HZSA program which is developed further in the Senior School.

Year 3: Gala Day (Term 3) - Modified Games

Year 4: Gala Day (Term 2) - Cricket, AFL and Newcombe Ball

Year 5: Gala Day (Term 1) - AFL & Tee Ball and Term 2 Weekly Wednesday Afternoon Competition - Soccer

Year 6: Gala Day (Term 2) - Soccer and Term 3 Weekly Wednesday Afternoon Competition – Touch Football

The Representative pathway for junior students is:

Arndell > HICES > CIS > PSSA > Nationals

For individual sporting trials for HICES or CIS sports, students must be playing a high representative level in order to trial as they are very competitive and feature students from a number of different schools in the independent system. A student trialing for an individual sporting event is required to make their travel arrangements to trials.

The College provides transport for all HZSA Gala days, Weekly sport competitions, and Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnival events for HICES. Depending on student numbers who make it through to CIS level, transport may be by parents or provided by the College.

Sports Available at HICES / CIS Level are:

HICES: Football, Netball, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics

CIS: Tennis, AFL, Softball, Basketball Primary, Cricket, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Diving, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Touch Football, Rugby

CSSA: Gymnastics

Presentations for Sporting achievement occur during Awards assemblies which occur on specific dates throughout the year (contact your class teacher for these dates) and also on Presentation Evening.

Students are given the opportunity through the Sport program to be exposed to competitive sport and the HZSA program which is developed further in the Senior School.

Further Information: All necessary and relevant information is posted in the Arndell Sports Scene - a weekly newsletter with upcoming events information, draws and results as well as outside Yr 5 classrooms, Assembly, College Website and the Primary PE teacher.

For specific information regarding Junior Sport contact Mr Pearce on 4572 3633 or juniorsport@arndell.nsw.edu.au

SENIOR SPORT

Senior School students have the opportunity to participate in the local HZSA Inter School Sports Competition, Gala Days, Trial as individuals for HZSA, AICES and CIS teams in different sports. There are also a number of representative carnivals in Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics and Triathlon.

The Representative pathway for senior students is:

Arndell > HZSA > AICES > CIS > All Schools > Nationals

Some Sports require the full pathway, in others, students can trial direct at AICES or CIS level. For these trials, students must be playing a high representative level in order to trial as they are competing against students from a number of different schools in the Independent system.  Students are required to arrange their own transport to the venues.

Further Information: Information regarding all Senior Sport is posted in the Arndell Sports Scene - a weekly newsletter with upcoming events information, draws and results and through the Daily Notices, student email, Assembly and the College Website.

SPORTS AVAILABLE AT THE DIFFERENT REPRESENTATIVE LEVELS

HZSA: Tennis, AFL / League Tag (Gala Day), Football, Netball, Softball, Volleyball

AICES: Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Football, Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics, Cricket, Water Polo

CIS: Baseball, Softball, Cricket (Opens and 15’s), Water Polo, Hockey, Golf, Rugby League, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Volleyball

NSW All Schools: Triathlon (and above sports if student progresses from CIS level)

NSW Country and City Schools: Cricket

Senior Representative Association Information

HZSA can be accessed via www.hzsa.com.au

AICES can be accessed via www.aices.com.au

CIS can be accessed via www.aisnsw.edu.au

For specific information regarding Sport contact Head of Sport: Mr Gordon on 4572 3633 or seniorsport@arndell.nsw.edu.au

 
   

GENERAL INFORMATION

Uniform: All representative teams play in the College PE uniform or specific team playing shirts. There is a small levy (approximately $15.00) for sport specific uniform hire and also for any students trialing for CIS representative teams (approximately $23.00) are charged a levy to attend. These are all billed to school fees to avoid exchange of cash.

AICES / CIS Trials: Due to the competitive nature of trialing at high levels of sport, students who wish to trial for AICES or CIS level sports, must be playing a high level of representative sport to be deemed eligible for nomination. Students may be required to provide documentation as proof for entry.

Recognising Student Achievement: Student sporting achievements are highlighted through the year via assemblies, the Sports Scene, College website, Presentation night and the Inaugural Sports Award Evening.

The Sports Award Evening will become the major avenue for presentation of major sporting achievements throughout the year (such as age champions, winning representative teams, Representative achievement etc). Students will still be recognised briefly through the other avenues such as assembly but trophy presentations and major certificates will be reserved for the Sports Award Evening.

STUDENT COMMITMENT & CODE OF CONDUCT

Students are expected to commit to their sporting teams and turn up to all games, team meetings and training sessions. Teams are entered to HZSA based on student commitments and therefore fellow students are reliant on this.

At sporting carnivals, training sessions or other sporting competitions, whether competing, supervising, coaching or spectating, students must:

  • Display positive and encouraging attitudes towards own team members and the opposition
  • Use positive, encouraging language only
  • Wear the correct sports or team uniform when representing the College
  • Compete according to the rules
  • Respect and abide by all decisions of teachers and officials without argument or insolence
  • Seek clarification on any ruling only through the captain and in a respectful manner
  • Shake hands with opposing teams and thank all officials at the end of the match.
 
   

PARENT INVOLVEMENT & CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents can be involved in a number of different ways that work in with their own family commitments. Avenues to assist include: Helping out at carnivals, coaching or managing a team, refereeing games, transporting students to and from sport, being a spectator and encouraging their child’s involvement in the College Sport program. Other ways parents can be involved is through sponsorship of equipment or sporting uniforms.

Parents are expected to support their child’s extracurricular endeavours by providing the necessary equipment and accompanying or facilitating their child’s attendance at scheduled events for example: Gala Days, Carnivals and other sporting events and training sessions.

With College endorsed sporting events, parents and other spectators are expected to:

  • Participate positively and demonstrate an attitude of encouragement towards officials staff, other parents, their own child, other students and competitors, valuing effort and enjoyment above victory
  • Support all decisions made (parents are not entitled to criticise or seek clarification on the ruling of officials)