Our sporting philosophy emphasises fun and participation across a wide range of activities.
We provide the opportunity for girls and boys to develop skills in their chosen sporting strengths. At this age, we believe sport is not all about winning, but is about students learning to bring their best efforts to their sporting endeavours, to dig deeper, not to give in and to be resilient in adversity. In doing so, our students learn good habits which transfer into other areas of their lives.
In Years 0-2 the focus is on fundamental sport skills and movement. Students are involved in modified games and exercises through Physical Education classes to let them practise skills and movement.
From Year 3, our Director of Sport oversees a variety of sporting codes. She organises our ‘Have a Go’ programmes in both winter and summer codes to introduce students to different sports.
Team sports are introduced and students have the opportunity to represent the College in inter-school competitions. Students discover their own aptitudes and passions through these programmes and can decide which sports they wish to follow in future years.
Years 5 and 6 students participate in a wider competitive environment and are provided with skill development in several sports.
In addition to these sports, students participate in a competitive sports programme through the Junior School Swimming Carnival, Athletics Sports and Cross Country events.
Columba Junior School offers a wide range of sports opportunities for active students which include: athletics, swimming, miniball, futsal, flippaball, netball and tee ball. The students in Years 4-6 also have the opportunity to participate in tennis and badminton Coaching.
A programme of gymnastics for all students is provided for six weeks in Term Three.