Sport plays an important role in the development of all Calderwood Christian School students. We value sportsmanship just as highly as sporting success, and view sport as an opportunity for our students to honour and glorify God.
Our desire for sport at Calderwood Christian School is to see all students:
- grow in their skills and abilities
- maintain their health and wellbeing
- face challenges confidently.
Our students enjoy a wide variety of sporting opportunities. Each week, students experience sport within the school day. These integrated programs are designed to develop skills for lifelong physical activity and allow students to further improve their movements skills.
All students are placed in Sports Houses which provide a wonderful opportunity for them to be involved in healthy competition and leadership opportunities. Each year students from Years 2-12 represent their Houses in swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals.
Calderwood Christian School belongs to the Christian Schools Sporting Association (CSSA) and the Combined Independent Schools Sporting Association (CIS). These associations provide a pathway for students to compete in regional and statewide competitions, and our students have enjoyed success in these.
Sport in the Junior School
Junior School students have the opportunity each week to learn from a specialist teacher to develop both fundamental and specialised movement skills.
K-6 students, depending on their year group, may participate in swimming or gymnastics programs.
Year 5 and 6 students also have the opportunity to engage in Surf Awareness and On-Beach Surf Safety workshops.
The Metro Cup Gala Day is always a highlight for Junior School students. Students participate in both football (soccer) and netball. This is a fantastic first opportunity to represent the school.
Sport in the Senior School
All Senior School students are involved in weekly sporting opportunities. They also have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of carnivals and sporting gala days in which they can participate. Some of these include:
- cross country
- touch football
- football (soccer)
Years 7 and 8 receive both theoretical and on-beach training to attain the Surf Lifesaving Australia Surf Survival Certificate. In Term 3 they participate in inter-school sports with local Christian schools.
Lunch breaks are commonly used for sporting activities with both formal competitions and training sessions. Informal sporting opportunities also occur during break times with sporting equipment available for students to borrow and use on the playing field, basketball court or underneath our covered outdoor learning area.