Children at CCGS participate in sporting activities from the very early years. In the Infants School (K-2) the emphasis is on participation and doing your best rather than on serious competition. Children get their first taste of competition during the Infant’s Athletics and Swimming Carnivals, which mirror those in Years 3-6. While a competitive spirit is evident, the emphasis at these carnivals is still on participation and putting in an effort, with many hands on board to help young children across the line.
A new after school sports program has recently been introduced for K-2 students in order to develop their skills in the areas of:
- Martial Arts
- Oz Tag
- Ready Steady Go (Kindergarten students)
Students are taught on school grounds by external coaching services including Netball for Life, Nikki Webster's Dance Academy, Soccer 5 and NSW Rugby Union.
More serious sporting competition starts in Year 3. Years 3-6 children compete in the House Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming Carnivals. Selected children then go on to represent CCGS at the HICES carnivals with successful athletes from these carnivals entering the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) carnivals. Successful CIS athletes then progress to state representation.
The Junior School offers a range of cocurricular teams for Years 3-6 children in a variety of sporting codes:
- Oz Tag
Sports training occurs before or after school and matches are played on Saturday or mid-week after school. Teams are entered in local competitions and through our ISA member schools.
CCGS has sporting and cultural links with a range of independent schools across NSW providing our students with the opportunity to develop a wide network of friends through their schooling years.
HICES (Heads of Independent Coeducational Schools) links CCGS with other coeducational schools and offers Junior Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming Carnivals, Gifted and Talented programs, Debating and Public Speaking and an annual Music Festival.
In 2013 a 3 year community partnership was established with Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) to support the development of the region’s aspiring athletes. Central Coast Grammar School is a community partner and sponsor of specific CCAS sports programs including Netball, Rugby Union, Women’s Rugby Sevens, as well as the newly announced Future Stars Programs that identifies and supports pre-elite athletes in their chosen sport.
Learn more about the Central Coast Academy of Sport