Sport is an integral part of school life at Holy Spirit School. We believe sport encourages the development of social skills and relationships with others. It introduces the development to lifelong recreational skills and enhances self confidence and personal well being. We believe that regular involvement in sport has a positive influence on learning and makes a significant contribution towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Our inter-house Sports Carnivals are a highlight of the school’s sporting calendar. All Students are allocated to a House Team on entry to the school. For Primary students (years 3 -6) a Swimming Carnival is held in Term 1 followed by an Athletics Carnival in Term 2. A whole school Cross- Country carnival is also held in Term 2. These events focus on fun and participation and all students are expected to involve themselves and “have a go!”. These carnivals also serve as a selection process for competing at a Deanery, Diocesan and State level. For Infant students sport in Term 1 concentrates on preparing the children for the Infant Athletics Carnival held later in the term. Infant children are also prepared in cross country skills so they can join the primary school at Mumgabareena Reserve for our annual Cross County Carnival. Both Infants and Primary students undertake a yearly swimming skills program.
Both primary and infant students participate in a series of gymnastics classes during the year at a local gymnastics academy run by trained gymnastics teachers. The program develops excellent gross motor skills: eye/hand and eye/foot co-ordination. We have found this program to be of great benefit to all our students.
Primary Winter Sport Program
This program caters for all Primary children by providing the following eight sports and activities over a 15 week period: Aussie Rules, indoor sports (bowls, T-Ball, table tennis), hockey, touch football, soccer, quad games (tabloid activites), basketball and netball. Our school has chosen to provide our students with a school based skills and games program over an interschool competition as it benefits our students in the areas of variety, cost effectiveness, timetabling, inclusive participation and skills development.