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Junior School Sport

An active participation in sport benefits the whole Junior School community – staff, students and families – in enriching relationships and building character, teamwork, skills and fitness.

Commitment to any sport involves full participation in training sessions, games and events. For these reasons, sport is compulsory throughout Waverley College and students are expected to prioritise their school sporting commitments ahead of any others: if a student is gifted in any sport or activity he is expected to share and develop that talent within and for the College.

Internal Sports

Intra-school sport includes: sports trials, swimming, athletics, Day B Sports.

External Sports

The Junior School is a member of IPSHA. This association provides a basis for our inter-school competitions.

Summer: basketball, cricket, softball, tennis, touch football, water polo, swimming.

Winter: AFL, football, rugby, athletics.

'Day B' Sport

Every Day B the Junior School has Sport in Periods 5 and 6. The boys wear their school sports uniform to and from school on this day. The afternoon involves all boys in various activities and provides them with the opportunity to participate in sporting areas they perhaps have not tried. Appropriate equipment and clothing is needed on these days.

Equipment requirements include a swimming costume and towel for the swimming season, and shin pads, mouthguards and boots for the winter soccer and rugby season. As it is not possible to participate in these activities without the correct equipment for safety reasons, please ensure your son has the correct sporting requirements for Day B.

  • Summer sports uniform: blue shorts, white sports socks, predominantly white sports shoes, school cap, tracksuit and colour team shirt.
  • Winter sports uniform: blue shorts, blue sports socks, predominantly white sports shoes, school cap, tracksuit and jersey.
  • P.E. Uniform: blue shorts, white sports socks, predominantly white sports shoes, school cap, tracksuit and striped PE polo top.

Day B Activities

 

Term Activities
Term 1

Swimming activities – preparation for school carnival. Winter Sport Trials (Football & Rugby Colour Competition), Cross-country.

Term 2

Football and Rugby Colour Competition

Term 3 Colour Competition Blitz Day / Athletics – preparation for school carnival.
Term 4

Rotational activities including: Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Indoor Bowls, ‘T’Ball, AFL, Netball.

Swimming and Athletics Squads

The Swimming and Athletics teams compete in an IPSHA competition. The swimming season begins early Term 1, and those interested are encouraged to try out for the squad. The swimming team will be selected from their results at the school carnival.

Similarly, the athletics squad is open to those interested, with a team being chosen from the athletics activities and school carnivals. The athletics season begins in August/September.

Team colours

The boys are allocated a Colour team early in the year. Our Colour teams are named after past Headmasters of the College.

Aungier = red
Brennan = royal blue
Conlon = emerald green
Green = bottle green
Lacey = maroon
O’Connor = black
Quinn = sky blue
Tevlin = gold

Sport Trials

Trials for Summer Sport will occur in Week 1 and 2 in Term 1 during school time. Your son will have already nominated his sport preferences, and the trial system allows him to try more than one sport, providing the best opportunity to make a team in a sport that he is interested in playing. Please Note: all boys will make a team, however it may not be their first preference. We strongly encourage all boys to put in some preparation over the holiday period to ensure they give themselves the best chance of making their preferred sport. The process is the same for the Winter Season, with the trials for teams being held towards the end of Term 1 and early Term 2. All this information is in the College Diary.

Training

Once allocated to a team your son will be required to train twice a week. In most cases training will be held after school from 3.00 – 4.30pm. Some teams do train from 7.15 – 8.15am due to the availability of facilities. Please be aware of where your son will be training and where he is to be picked up or dropped off.

There is a link to the training schedule at the bottom of this page.

Absence from School Sport

If your son will not be at a game, a note to the coach prior to the game is required. If he is absent from school on a Friday, please contact the College before 9.30am on that Friday to inform the coach if he will be attending the Saturday game. Should your son fall ill overnight, the team captain needs to be contacted. Phone numbers are provided at the start of each sporting season.

Wet Weather Information

Wet weather information is made available on the Skoolbag app after 7:00am each Sports Saturday. It is also available on weekdays to check if afternoon training is cancelled due to bad weather. Please check Skoolbag App at these times.

The Skoolbag App is available on: IPAD, Smart Phone and Android and is free to download.

Skoolbag provides schools with an easy way to tell parents/carers everything they need to know, and it provides parents with the most convenient way to receive school notifications.

iPhone/iPad (iOS) Users:

Search for Waverley College in the App Store on your phone, iPad or Mac. After the App is installed on your phone make sure that you select ‘OK’ to allow push notifications. Also click on ‘more’ then ‘setup’ and select which categories for which you would like to receive push notifications – you are able to select by Year Group.

Get the iPhone / iPad App

Android Users:

Simply search for your school name in the Google Play Store on your phone, tablet or PC and install.

After the app is installed click on ‘more’ then ‘setup’ and select your categories for push notifications (as above).

Get the Android App

Wet Weather Policy for Training

If training is cancelled boys will be asked to make their own way home as usual at 3pm. This will be relayed via the SKOOLBAG APP which is updated at 2pm.

Wet Weather Policy for Saturday Sport

The Junior School Sportsmaster will make all decisions regarding the cancellation of games due to the weather by 7am on the Saturday morning. This will be relayed via the SKOOLBAG APP by 7am – the Skoolbag app wet weather information will only relate to cancellations.

 

Junior School sports Twitter feed

https://twitter.com/WaverleyJnrSch

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