Sport

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Sports for all sorts

Whether for fun, fitness or the thrill of serious competition, our sports program offers our students the opportunity to choose from a range of sports and participate at the level of their choice.

St Catherine's students enjoy the benefits of health education, skills and strength development and teamwork through our extensive Physical Education program. Our sports program also provides many opportunities to participate in interschool competitions, interstate tours and internal House competitions throughout the year.

With expert coaching available, many of our students are at the top of their field and we are also privileged to have nurtured numerous élite athletes who have represented Australia.

Interschool Sport

St Catherine's School is an inaugural member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV), and played an integral part in its formation in 2001. Find out more in our GSV brochure.

One of the largest independent school sporting associations in Victoria, GSV aims to promote the benefits of lifelong involvement in sport, positive attitudes to women's health and has a strong ethic of encouraging good sporting behaviour.

With a membership of 24 Independent girls' schools from across the State, GSV provides a high level of sporting competition for students in Years 7 to 12.

Sports on offer include:

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Snowsports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Water Polo

Junior Interschool Sport

In the Junior School, students participate in a range of interschool sports competitions against members of the Armadale District and the Victorian Primary Schools' Sports Association (VPSSA).

Junior students who meet the selection criteria may also join the School's Skiing, Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Diving squads. Many Barbreck girls progress through to District, Zone, Regional and State Championships.

An excellent Gymnastics program is available from Prep.

House Sport

House Sport is a lively and spirited part of our sports program. Complementing the interschool sports program, the House system gives both Senior and Junior students an opportunity to try their hand at a large range of sports.

The girls enjoy the friendly rivalry between Houses and Sports Days often culminate in spontaneous cheering competitions between the enthusiastic supporters.

House Sports events include:

  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Teeball
  • Volleystars