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Sport

As part of its obligation to the Board of Studies, all students from Prep to Year 10 participate in at least two hours of physical activity each week. For most students this time is exceeded through PDHPE lessons and organised sport. For others this time is complemented through gymnastics, basketball, soccer.

Weekly Sport for Years 3 to 6

IPSSO Competition
Students in Years 3 - 6 are invited to trial for a position in the inter-school weekly sporting competition in Term One.  There are eleven schools in the IPSSO (Independent Primary Schools Sporting Organisation) competition and it is divided into two pools, based on locality.  Matches are held every Wednesday during College time on a weekly home and away basis. Students selected for these teams are expected to commit to a weekly Wednesday morning training session 7.30 – 8.15 for the duration of the season.

Summer (Terms 1 & 4) are:
Junior and Senior Cricket (Boys)
Junior and Senior Soccer (Girls)
Junior and Senior Basketball (Mixed)
Junior and Senior Oz Tag (Mixed)
Junior Tee-ball and Senior Softball (Mixed)

Winter (Terms 2 & 3) are:
Junior and Senior Soccer (Boys)
Junior and Senior Netball (Girls)
Junior Tee-ball and Senior Softball (Mixed)
Junior and Senior AFL (Mixed)
Junior Newcombe Ball and Senior Modified Volleyball (Mixed)

College Sports Program
Students who do not represent the College in the IPSSO Competition are placed in their year group for College Sport on a Wednesday afternoon.  All sports are taught by qualified coaches and the cost is covered by College fees.

 

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Term Four

Yr 3 Boys

AFL

Swimming

Football

Basketball

Yr 3 Girls

Football

Basketball

AFL

Swimming

Yr 4 Boys

Athletics

Cricket

Touch Footy

Tennis

Yr 4 Girls

Netball

Touch Footy

Tennis

Athletics

Yr 5 Boys

Basketball

AFL

Swimming

Football

Yr 5 Girls

Swimming

Football

Basketball

AFL

Yr 6 Boys

Tennis

Athletics

Cricket

Volleyball

Yr 6 Girls

Volleyball

Tennis

Athletics

Netball

IPSSO – 2 teams

- Junior Yr 3 & 4

 

- Senior Yr 5 & 6

SUMMER

Boys Cricket

Girls Football

Tee-ball/Softball

Oz Tag

Basketball

WINTER

Boys Football

Girls Netball

Tee-ball/Softball

AFL

Volleyball/Newcombeball

WINTER

Boys Football

Girls Netball

Tee-ball/Softball

AFL

Volleyball/Newcombeball

SUMMER

Boys Cricket

Girls Football

Tee-ball/Softball

Oz Tag

Basketball

Weekly Sport for Years Kinder – Year 2
Students in Kindergarten – Year 2 are involved in a weekly sports program, conducted by staff and some specialist coaches.  In Term One, all students in Years 1-2 attend a weekly Swimming Program at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.   The lessons are ability-based and there is a fee that is involved for instruction, swimming cap and bus travel.  Sports days will vary depending on the timetable.   All sport lessons, except the Year 1 and 2 swim program, are covered by College fees.

Prep – Year 2 Tabloid Sports Carnival
Students in Prep – Year 2 will participate in a Tabloid Sports Carnival conducted at College.  The activities conducted are designed for fun, participation and enjoyment.  

Co-curricular Sport Option – Junior School
Students in Years 3 – 6 participate in the annual Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals.  Attendance is compulsory and students may earn a place in the Thomas Hassall team to represent the College at the New Anglican Schools Sports Association (NASSA) Carnivals and advance further down the representative pathway.

NASSA Gala days are conducted for students in Years 5 and 6 in the following sports:  basketball, tennis, football, girls netball, AFL, touch football and boys cricket (Years 4 and 5).

Some sports have an individual nomination process at CIS level, such as softball, rugby union, hockey.  Students should notify the sports co-ordinator if they wish to trial for these sports.  Students may also be involved in other sport gala days as determined by the College.  We usually enter teams in TIGS Soccer Gals Day, SASC Netball Gala Day and the Cops and Kids League Day.

Talented Athletes Program  – (TAP)
The Talented Athletes Program (TAP) is an exciting new initiative which commenced at Thomas Hassall in 2015. TAP enables students to participate in independent sports development programs of excellence and high quality offering a holistic approach to sports coaching and mentoring. TAP programs are designed to complement and integrate with broader school curriculum and values. 

Swimming
The TAP Swimming program is designed to identify talented students from Years 2 – 12 and offers an extensive training program to students who have represented Thomas Hassall Anglican College at the NASSA carnival level or above.  The squad-based sessions will be structured to adopt best practices and will focus on stroke development and correction, developing strength and endurance.  Sessions will include race preparation, dives and turns.  Fees will be charged per term and are payable before the commencement of that term.

Football (Soccer)
The TAP Football program is designed to identify talented students from Years 3 – 12 and offers an extensive training program to be conducted after school hours.  Students will trial for a position in the program and fees which be charged per calendar year.

The TAP Football program will be conducted at the College on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon and students will be involved in 5 hours of tuition over a 36 week period.

The academy-style sessions will be structured to adopt best practices and will focus on developing core skills, including football basics, formations and understanding the roles and responsibilities of each position.  Sessions will enable students to develop football conditioning, discipline, technique and tactical awareness.

Once selected into the TAP Football program, the student remains in the program and is not required to re-trial for the following year.  All players in the TAP Football program receive a training strip, including shirt, shorts and socks.

Football Development Programs - NEW program commencing in 2016
There will be two Football Development Programs introduced in 2016.  The programs are offered to both boys and girls and will be conducted by our TAP Football Program Head Coach. Students will be involved in fun activities that develop skills and promote understanding of the game. The one hour sessions are designed to improve the skill level of each individual and cater for all abilities.  There are no trials for the program and places are limited to 24 students per session.  Once a student has been accepted into the program they will remain in the program unless written notification is received four weeks prior to the end of the term.

Students in Years 7-10
Students in Years 7-10 are required to participate in at least one of the following programs.  They may trial to gain a place in a College team as part of the Tuesday afternoon inter-school competition called MISA. MISA stands for the Macarthur Independent Schools Association. There are three seasons in the year and trials are held at the beginning of each season. All students chosen to represent the College are required to attend regular training sessions.

Students not selected for MISA teams and others who choose to do so may participate in the Weekly College Sport Program. This is conducted on the College site or on nearby sporting facilities. Students are supervised by College staff with expert assistance from parents or outside tutors.

Students in Years 11 & 12
Students in Years 11 and 12 will have access to parts of each of these programs.