Extra Curricular Sport
Healthy physical activity and good competitive attitudes are an important part of the educational program. An extra curricular activity such as sport is highly encouraged and is an integral aspect of Western Port Secondary College’s culture.
Each year a male and female sport captain is elected from Year 12 students. Their role involves:
- mentoring junior school students
- providing leadership
- participating at college assemblies
- assisting with carnivals
- participating in school activities
In the years past, three of our students won Southern Metropolitan Sporting awards which is a highly recognised award, won from numerous nominations for being the best in their chosen sport from 68 schools. Recipients were Jake Dale for Netball, Matthew Mitchell-Lacey for Table tennis and Adam Hurst for best All Rounder.
Each student is allocated a House at the beginning of their secondary school life.
There are 4 Houses which are named after Australian Defence Force naval bases.
All students are encouraged to participate in a range of intra-house competitions. Each year there is a competition between the Houses in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. These days are designed for all students. These are keenly contested, fun and participation for all is actively promoted. House Captains are elected for Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors. Shields are presented to House Captains for each individual competition with an overall shield for the combined total of all the sports.
The carnivals are:
- February Swimming Carnival at the Pines Pool
- May Cross Country at school course
- August Athletics Carnival at school’s athletics track
The College encourages a broad range of school teams to compete at the Peninsula district level which consists of 6 schools and then, if successful, through to Southern Zone and State level.
Interschool sport is divided into summer and winter sports. The levels of competition are Year 7, Year 8, Year 9/10 and Year 11/12. Students get the opportunity to develop teamwork, initiative, and fair play whilst achieving success and satisfaction from their hard work. Training is run during lunchtimes.
Term 1 Sports
Cricket, Baseball, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Golf
Term 2 Sports
Netball, Soccer, Badminton, Football.
Term 3 Sports
Hockey, Squash, Basketball, Table Tennis. (For senior students these sports are run in Term 2)
Extra sports offered include futsal, super 8’s cricket and rugby gala days. Many students take up the opportunity to develop new and exciting interests and skills. The Year 9/10 girl’s team qualified for the super 8’s cricket state finals held at Mentone Grammar playing fields.
A lunchtime competition between year 12 students and staff runs throughout the year to facilitate staff and student relationships, release stress and have fun whilst exercising.
Each team that represents the College during sport days is provided with uniforms displaying the college logo. A new Physical Education uniform was introduced in year 7 in 2009. These students will wear this attire to sporting events that do not require specific uniforms. The students wear these uniforms on match day to give to develop school and team spirit and give them a sense of team pride and honour in wearing the College colours. The College colours worn by students during competition are black, white and bottle green.
We have an athletics track, football oval, all purpose synthetic grass basketball/netball courts, soccer oval, a new gymnasium.