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SPORT AT ELTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

…participating, striving, team spirit

 

A global Approach

 

A comprehensive sports program offers students the opportunity to further develop Physical Education skills and compete in Inter-House Sport competitions.  The program is offered to all students in Prep-12, with students being able to compete in Inter-School competition from Grade 3, with compulsory participation from Grade 5 up to and including Year 10. 

 

Grades 3-6 play many of the same sports as the Secondary students.  Although, these sports often have slight rule and equipment modifications to cater for their ages and to ensure that they develop the skills and knowledge to participate fully in the Secondary School Sport program.  At Secondary level, students are exposed to numerous sports that can be played within the community, giving them the experience and skills to join teams outside of school.  Overall, the program encourages participation and aims to develop team spirit, good sporting etiquette and the motivation to strive for personal bests.

 

Students enjoy quality facilities including extensive playing fields, tennis courts, the ECCA centre with basketball stadium, multi purpose hall, weights room and a 25m indoor pool. 

 

School Sport is not played on weekends, as this is family time and an opportunity to participate in community sport.

 

Primary Sport (Yrs 1-6)

 

Students from Year 1 to 6 participate in Inter-House competitions in a variety of sports.  These include Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.  The onus for the younger students is on participation and fun, whilst for the older students, it is team spirit and fair play.  ELTHAM is member of the Eltham District Primary School Sports Association (EDPSSA), which is affiliated with the Victorian Primary School Sports Association (VPSSA), the governing body of Primary School sport in Victoria.

The following schools make up the District.

 

  • Eltham College of Education
  • St. Thomas Apostle
  • Eltham North P.S.
  • Eltham P.S.
  • Eltham East P.S.
  • Research P.S.
  • Our Lady Help of Christians P.S.

 

Students from Year 3 to 6 have the opportunity to represent ELTHAM in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.  Outstanding performances at District level, allows them the opportunity to represent the Eltham District at the VPSSA Zone or State competitions.  

 

Students from Years 4 to 6 participate in Winter and Summer Inter-school sport competitions.  Inter-School sport takes place on a Friday afternoon during Terms 2 and 3, from 1pm till 3pm.

 

Winter Sports

Summer Sports

Football

Basketball

Netball

Volleyball

Soccer

Rounders

Bat Tennis

Softball

Korfball

Bat Tennis

 

Students from Years 5 & 6 can also represent ELTHAM in the McDonalds Hooptime Basketball competition, Eltham District Tennis tournament and have the opportunity to attend District/Zone/State tryouts for Cricket, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Netball, Tennis and a variety of other sports.

 

 

 

Secondary Sport (7-12)

 

Eltham is a founding member of the EISM (Eastern Independent Schools Melbourne).  The Association includes two divisions, Eastern and Central.

 

Eastern

  

            * Eltham College of Education

            * Aquinas College

            * Billanook College

            * Emmaus College

            * Luther College

            * Mount Lilydale Mercy College

            * Mt Scopus Memorial College

            * St Josephs College

 

Central

 

            * Alphington Grammar School
            * Bialik College

            * Donvale Christian College

            * Huntingtower School

            * The King David School

            * Kingswood College
            * The Knox School

            * Lilydale Adventist Academy

            * Nunawading Christian College

            * Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College

            * Oxley College

            * Plenty Valley Christian College
            * Rudolf Steiner School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Year 7-12 compete in weekly EIS Inter-school sporting competitions in the afternoon between 1:00-3:00pm.  Games are played on an alternating home and away basis on Monday’s (Year 7) Tuesday’s (Year 8), Wednesday’s (Year 10 & 11/12) and Thursday’s (Year 9). The sporting calendar is divided into seasons, summer - Term 1 and winter - Terms 2 and 3 (nb: Year 7 and 8 seasons commences in Term 3 (winter) Term 4 (summer). Year 9s play summer season in Term 1 and 4 and winter in Terms 3 and 4.)   
 

SUMMER (Term 1)                                                          

 

SENIOR BOYS

SENIOR GIRLS

YEAR 9 BOYS

YEAR 9 GIRLS

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Basketball (A&B)

Basketball (A&B)

Basketball (A&B)

Basketball (A&B)

Tennis (A&B)

Tennis (A&B)

Tennis (A&B)

Tennis (A&B)

Hockey

Indoor Cricket

Hockey

Indoor Cricket

Cricket

Volleyball (A&B)

Touch Football

 

Winter (Term 2 & 3)        

 

SENIOR BOYS

SENIOR GIRLS

YEAR 9 BOYS

YEAR 9 GIRLS

Football (A&B)

Football

Football

Football

Soccer

Soccer

Soccer

Soccer

Badminton

Netball (A&B)

Badminton

Netball (A&B)

Volleyball (A&B)

Hockey

Table Tennis (A&B)


Winter (Term 3 Year 7 & 8)

 

YEAR 7 BOYS

YEAR 7 GIRLS

YEAR 8 BOYS

YEAR 8 GIRLS

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

Table Tennis (A&B)

Table Tennis (A&B)

Table Tennis (A&B)

Table Tennis (A&B)

Football

Netball (A&B)

Football

Netball (A&B)

Soccer

Hockey

Soccer

Hockey

 

Summer (Term 4)

 

YEAR 7/8 BOYS

YEAR 7/8  GIRLS

YEAR 9 BOYS

YEAR 9 GIRLS

Volleyball (A&B)

Volleyball (A&B)

Volleyball (A&B)

Volleyball (A&B)

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

Ultimate Frisbee

Hockey

Softball

Touch Football

Hockey

Tennis (A&B)

Tennis (A&B)

Indoor Soccer (A&B)

Badminton

Soccer

Netball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR SCHOOL

Years 10-12 participate in sport on Wednesdays.  It is compulsory for students in year 10 to participate in the EIS sporting program.  Sport is optional for students in year 11 & 12 but students are encouraged to involve themselves in sport throughout year 11 & 12.

NEGOTIATING PROCESS:

The senior school has a negotiating process in place for senior students unable to fulfil all or part of their requirements.  Please follow the guidelines below:

·        Student requests a change in their sports requirement with the Sports Administrator and completes Sport Exemption form

·        LifeWork Managers meet to discuss request for sport exemption and make a decision according to the individual students needs.  Students are informed of the decision directly by their LifeWork Managers.

SPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Students are expected to attend all sport sessions throughout the season and assist the coach if unable to participate due to medical reasons. 

Students who are at school, but are unable to attend sport on a particular day must firstly inform the Sports Administrator (written communication from nurse, parent/guardian is necessary) and then must sign out at reception if leaving the campus before the end of the school day.  Students who are sick must firstly report to the nurse, who will inform the parent/guardian if required.

IMPORTANT:

**It is extremely important that medical and other appointments are not made on sport afternoons if avoidable.  We have a responsibility, not only to our own students, but to the other schools in the EIS sporting association to ensure we can field teams.  When students are missing for appointments etc, not only is it detrimental to their own sporting program, but it can affect other students as we may not be able to field a team or may play with a minimal number which can be a difficult and unrewarding experience for all involved.

SPORT SELECTION PROCESS

The EIS has very strict guidelines for the number of teams we must field in each year level and the number of students able to participate in each team.  To be fair to all students and give them every opportunity to participate in a range of sports, all students fill out a sheet listing their preferences prior to the coming season.  Students are placed in their first preference wherever possible.  However, sometimes students receive their second preference, which is unavoidable due to the nature of our competition.  In these circumstances students will always receive their first preference in the alternate season each year.  Therefore, students always receive their first preference at least once per year.

 

When team lists are organised the numbers in sports cannot be changed, however students are always given an opportunity in the first few weeks to arrange their own swap with another student if they change their mind.  The number of teams and sports are set by the association and cannot be adjusted by our school.  We participate in the Eastern competition that consists of  8 schools of similar size and have a commitment to provide teams for weekly competition.  If we can’t field a team in any week at any level the other schools will be adversely affected as well as our own students.

 

Students are required to submit their preferences towards the end of the term prior to the beginning of the next season (ie. winter preferences are done towards the end of term 1).  If a student is absent over the weeks when preferences are completed, it is their responsibility to ensure they get their preferences to the Sports Administrator prior to the end of that term.

 

It is important that students think carefully about their preferences.  It is likely that they will receive their second preference at some stage and therefore must put down a sport that they are prepared to play. 

 

HOME v AWAY MATCHES

EIS matches are played on an alternating Home and Away basis.  Teams play a certain number of matches in each season and play either 2 or 3 away matches each term.  Sometimes these away matches are played consecutively, but if a team has 3 away matches in one term, they will have 2 away matches and therefore more home matches in the next term for that season (ie. Term 2 and Term 3 for Winter teams).

The fixture is created so that all teams from all schools have an equal number of home and away matches per season.  Please check the fixture attached to the newsletter or on the homepage to see how this works.

IMPORTANT:

**Please note: Some sports are required to train and play Home matches off campus.  Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Table Tennis are all played off campus and therefore students will return later than 4pm (students return at 3.30pm from training sessions).  Students must also keep this in mind when completing sport preferences.

UNIFORM

Many EIS sporting competitions are conducted at elite venues (for example, Olympic Park and MSAC).  These venues require professional sporting dress standards.  The EIS competition itself has guidelines in place for the uniform requirements of all schools.  Often these requirements are for safety purposes, such as mouthguards for hockey games.  It is important that we abide by the rules of the competition.  Students should also be reminded that whenever they participate in the sporting program they are representing the school and dress standards should reflect this.

 

Certain sports require a specific uniform to be worn by the student.  Please note, that it is the responsibility of the student to purchase the correct uniform for the following sports:

 


Basketball: School Basketball singlet

Cricket: Plain white shirt, white pants

Football: School football jumper, white football shorts, football socks.

Hockey: Mouthguard

Netball: School netball skirt

Soccer: School Soccer shirt, soccer boots are recommended, but not required.

EISS Swimming: School bathers and school cap

 

The above uniform requirements must also be taken into account when students complete sport preferences.

 

SPORTING VENUES

 

While the school has a number of venues that are used for EIS sports, some sports require the use of external community venues.  The following sports are played off campus and therefore for home matches travel time from these venues must be taken into account (training sessions finish early enough so that the students arrive back at school at normal time).

 

BASKETBALL: Eltham Leisure Centre

NETBALL: Eltham Leisure Centre,
Badminton: Kilsyth
Table Tennis: Kilsyth (Yr 9)
Indoor Cricket: Action Indoor Sports, Gatwick Ave, Bayswater Nth or New St, Ringwood
Indoor Soccer: Bayswater Indoor Soccer Centre  

 

HOUSE CARNIVAL PARTICIPATION

 

The House carnivals are an important event to develop team work, leadership, school spirit and a healthy sense of competition between students.  The carnivals are compulsory for all students at all year levels.  Students who are unable to compete in any events are expected to attend and support their team or assist with the running of the carnival as an official.

 

Any questions about house activities should be directed toward the relevant house coordinator

 

EIS CARNIVAL PARTICIPATION

 

There are a number of EIS interschool carnivals held throughout the year.  Swimming, term 1, Athletics, term 2 and cross country, term 3.  Teams are generally selected on performances at the House competitions and/ or performances at training. It is a great achievement to be selected to represent the school in a carnival team.    It is important that students who are selected in these teams attend training sessions and compete on the day.  Carnival results are determined by the points gained at all year levels, so it really is a team performance from all students that leads to success.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Eltham has a strong House Sporting Competition involving all students, which comprises of Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Tennis.  Squads are selected following these carnivals to represent the College in the EIS competition, which incorporates weekly training sessions leading up to the carnivals.  Premier venues are used for these competitions including Olympic Park (Athletics), MSAC (swimming) and Bundoora Park (Cross Country). 

 

Numerous opportunities exist outside of the EIS Sports Competition for students to become involved in sport and further their experiences.  Sports that have an extended program for competitive students beyond the EIS include: hockey, cricket and basketball.  Hockey (incorporating the parents ‘Friends of Hockey’ group) is a major Eltham sport in which students travel interstate on sporting tours.  The College also has several teams participating in community sports competitions in hockey, netball, cricket and tennis.

 

Further opportunities exist in ‘alternative’ sports including canoeing/kayaking (involving the parents group ‘Friends of White water Canoeing’), competition aerobics, snow skiing (Snow Sports Camp) and cycling (Great Victorian Bike Ride).

 

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Christopher Dixon