Sport at SCAS

Sport at SCAS aims to achieve excellence through pursuing sports performance, whilst fostering participation and involvement.

A diversified co-curricular sporting program offers students the opportunity to participate in a range of individual and team sports and provides pathways to representative selection. Sporting excellence is underpinned by structuring involvement and exposure to a variety of selected sports for all students and developing and enhancing sports performance through participation in strategic initiatives for selected students. SCAS is recognised for sporting success at a local, regional, state and national level.

At SCAS we recognise that regular participation in sport and physical activity is associated with a range of physical and mental health benefits both in childhood and adulthood. SCAS sport provides a foundation for a number of social, physical, emotional and moral learnings and is recognised as an important expression of our culture. Active children generally become healthy adults and SCAS seeks to contribute to that outcome by providing or facilitating the opportunity for all students to participate in a range of challenging and enjoyable sporting experiences.

All students participate in School Sport on a weekly basis. The School Sport program encompasses a wide variety of sports and physical activities including non-traditional sport options such as surfing, martial arts, skateboard riding, mountain biking and yoga. Sport is conducted on campus, utilising SCAS facilities, and off site in the local area with external providers. SCAS enjoys the use of a wide range of sporting facilities including:

  • Double court indoor sports centre (for basketball, netball, volleyball and more)
  • Cardio & Weights Gymnasium
  • 400m Athletics Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • Rugby Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Cricket Nets/Pitch
  • General Purpose Oval

St Columba representative teams compete in Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Gala Days and/or Inter-School competitions in Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby, Rugby League, Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Touch Football, Futsal, Cricket, Mountain Biking, Equestrian and Golf. SCAS also competes in local community competitions in Basketball, Hockey, Touch Football and Rugby.

Talented athletes are provided with the opportunity to represent at HRIS, the Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES), NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) and NSW All-Schools levels progressing to representation at the highest standard in a NSW All-Schools team at a National level.

For further information regarding sport at SCAS please contact our Sports Administrator Mr Jason Johnson at j.johnson@scas.nsw.edu.au.

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