Sport and physical education are a valued and accepted part of a school’s curriculum because they contribute to the development of the whole child. They provide opportunities for a number of social, physical and emotional learnings and they are an important expression of our culture.
Sport is part of the PD/Health/PE Key Learning Area at Cathedral School. It is regarded as an integral part of the school’s total curriculum.
Participation, enjoyment and skill development of all students are essential features of school sport.
Sport provides opportunities for students to gain confidence and to develop a variety of skills for participation in lifelong recreation and sporting activities.
Sport, including the competitive element, is potentially valuable as a medium for social and psychological development – i.e. development of such positive traits as co-operation, ability to persist in the pursuit of long-term goals, respect for others, self-esteem and self-discipline, leadership attributes and ability to handle success and failure.
Students in Years 3-6 (and possibly some older Year Two students) participate in the school swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals and if selected in the school team, have the opportunity to progress to the Eastern Region, Diocesan, Polding & State carnivals.
Cathedral School values involvement in the NSW CPS Polding Sports Council Program. Through this Program opportunities exist for students and staff in various roles. The program includes:
- Annual swimming selection trials.
- Annual athletics selection trials.
- Annual cross country selection trials.
Students in Years 5 & 6 also have the opportunity to be nominated in Diocesan Selection Teams in a variety of Sports throughout the year. This provides a pathway to State and National Competitions.
- Annual winter sports selection trials (Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer).
- Annual summer selection trials (Cricket, Softball, Tennis and Touch Football).