I love teaching in a Christian environment, from a Christian perspective and having the opportunity to positively influence students, by helping them to understand their physical world. It is inspiring to facilitate their realisation of the relationship between their physical activity and their academic outcomes. – Toby Coates, Sport Coordinator
Primary & High School
There is a strong emphasis on Sport and physical activity in both Primary and High School, with a wide variety of opportunities offered to students. Weekly Sport incorporates both on and off-site activities. Representative Sport is a big part of our program with students competing in regional, state and national competitions. We also provide training for the various Gala Day Sporting competitions which are held throughout the year. Coaching is done by teachers with extensive playing and/or coaching experience and high performing student athletes may attain progression to representative levels via this pathway. Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals also allow for individual progression to higher representative honours.
With the challenges of obesity in our society it is more important than ever for students to be educated and encouraged in their physical and dietary health.
Our Sport Coordinators encourage our athletes to remember the school motto of ‘Doing all for God’s glory’ by incorporating prayer before events, reminding the students of who we are and what we represent, competing in a distinctly Christian mindset, with sportsmanship and being focused on developing the school’s reputation as having the best-behaved sporting teams within the zone.
As a member of the Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA) and Combined Independent Schools, teams from Maitland Christian School are involved in zone and state-wide competitions, including netball, basketball, soccer, rugby league and futsal.
Sport & PE options include:
Male and female role models within the school is important to encourage both boys and girls with their healthy eating choices and physical activity. I’m excited about the role the school can play. – Beth Gorrick, Sport Coordinator