Our Sports program develops determination, physical skills and co-ordination, as well as team spirit and co-operation with staff and peers. We define sporting success by making it something that reflects our beliefs; that sustains and nourishes all students even if we don’t always win.
The sports program aims to assist young people to acquire skills, maintain a healthy fitness level and create an understanding of teamwork, commitment and sportspersonship. The College seeks to achieve excellence through participation, the provision of a variety of sports options and active involvement in competition.
In Years 1 to 7, students are able to participate in a range of sports, including: tennis, athletics, cross country, hockey, softball, soccer, cricket, basketball, netball and Australian Rules football.
In Years 8 to 12, the sports available include: tennis, athletics, cross country, softball, basketball, hockey, netball, soccer, Australian Rules football, cricket and volleyball.
At St Mark’s College we love sport and we encourage and recognise sporting ability. However, as excited as we get during grand finals or applauding individual excellence, we are more interested in ensuring that each and every student is given a chance to challenge themselves and participate.
The school organises extra-curricular sport under the direction of The Sports Council. The Sports Council forms sub-committees representing Soccer, Football, Tennis, Netball and Hockey. These sub-committees are comprised of the Principal, or his delegate, and a committee of parents, or others, interested in promoting that sport.
The Sport Council meets regularly during the year. At the beginning of each year it elects a Chair who conducts formal meetings.
The Sport Council will:
A Chairperson heads the sub-committee responsible for that sport and the implementation of the College Sports Policy.
Tasks of the Sport Council sub-committee will be: