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Sport

Physical Education

St John’s encourages all students to participate in active fitness and sports. The School’s program aims to encourage every student to participate in physical activity for fun and enjoyment at any level of which they are capable. Our program comprises of four elements

  1. Daily Fitness (including Fundamental Movement Skills)
  2. Physical Education
  3. Sport (including school and co-curricular)
  4. Wellbeing (health, bike track and wellbeing program)

Our programs aim to:

  • Promote good sportsmanship, school spirit and respect
  • Encourage fun, excitement and development of skills
  • Promote fitness and wellbeing for all students
  • Encourage commitment to each sport and cooperation with team-mates, coaches and other teams.
  • Encourage students to enjoy healthy competition and support students to develop their skills to their full potential.

Sport

We aim for all students to develop their skills and enjoyment in their chosen areas of co-curricular sport at St John’s. The chance to be part of a team and to understand friendly competition is an important aspect of social development. Our students are provided with opportunities to develop individual and team skills in a variety of sports including netball, hockey, basketball, swimming and equestrian. Under specialist supervision students are taught general grooming, horse care and riding skills at the state-of-the-art NEGS Equestrian Centre.

 

Sport Age/Year Group When Training Game Uniform
Touch Football Years 2-6 Term 1 & 4 Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Thursday
Rologas Fields
PE Uniform
Basketball Years 3-6 Term 1 & 4 Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Monday
“The Den” Armidale High School
School shorts and basketball singlet
Netball Years 3-6 Term 2 & 3 Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Saturday
Armidale Netball Courts
PE shirt and St John’s skirt
Hockey Years 2-6 Term 2 & 3 TBA Saturday
UNE Hockey Fields
PE Shirt, St John’s skirt and hockey socks. Shin guards, mouth guard, and hockey stick
Soccer Kindergarten and Year 1 Term 2 & 3 Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Saturday
Rologas Fields

PE shirt and shorts, socks, soccer boots, mouth guard and shin guards

 

Swimming Transition Specialised swimming lessons weekly for learn to swim
Swimming K-2 K-2 Learn to Swim lessons will take place in Term 1 and Term 4
Swimming Years 3-6 Swim and Survive will take place during Term 4 for Sport
Gymnastics T-6 Gymnastics program takes place during Term 3 for Sport
Equestrian K – 6 Private, group and sport activities will be offered throughout the year

 

Sport code of conduct

Players’ code of conduct

  • Players’ code of conduct
  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official 
during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or 
provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage or 
another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural 
background or religion.

 

Parents’ code of conduct

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to 
hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all 
participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not 
participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural 
background or religion.

 

Spectators’ code of conduct

  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their results.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural 
background or religion.

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