Sport at Caloundra City Private School caters for all age groups and abilities in a supportive and positive environment with the aim to encourage physical activity participation and enjoyment. Our primary focus is on participation which builds students' self-esteem and confidence in addition to improving their physical and social skills. These abilities contribute to the culture, standard and ambience of the school. Research findings indicate that participation in sports and other co-curricular activities by Independent School students leads to improved academic (OP in Year 12) results as well.
Caloundra City Private School aims to offer students a wide variety of sports.
Prep to Year 3
Students in Prep to Year 3 participate every Wednesday afternoon in sporting activities. This is aimed at increasing students' fundamental motor development skills through the experience of various modified games. These games also assist the development of students' interpersonal, communication and co-operation skills as well as encouraging sportsmanship.
Years 4 to 6
Students in Years 4 to 6 participate every Thursday afternoon in sporting activities. This program is aimed at increasing students' knowledge, understanding and skill level in various modified games. In addition, this allows students to develop longer lasting friendships, build social skills, communicate effectively and to acquire leadership skills. Students often use this time to practice for the upcoming sporting carnival. During Term 4 students attend Beach Skills at Kings Beach with SLSA.
Friday Afternoon Sports
Years 7 to 10
Students in Years 7 to 10 participate every Friday afternoon in various sports. This is designed to encourage participation in various sports, allow students to be active in sports with their peers and ensure that students are achieving the recommended amount of Physical Activity per week. This year students will rotate through 4 different activities throughout the year, each term they will focus on one activity for 5 weeks with coaches and professionals in that industry. The four sports that students will do are Golf, Tennis, Boxing/Fitness and Rock Climbing.
Health and Physical Education Program
Physical Education is a core subject for students from Prep to Year 10.
Students in Prep to Year 6 actively participate in one forty-five minute practical lesson per week. Throughout this lesson students will develop their fundamental motor and teamwork skills through modified games. Students will be involved in physical activities such as; Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Oztag, Cricket , Golf and Hockey and modified games.
Students in Years 7 to 10 participate in one forty-five minute theory lesson and one ninety minute practical lesson per week. All theoretical components co-relate to practical lessons. The students' main focus during practical lessons is to exercise spatial awareness, communication, co-ordination and to increase their broad base of skills required for participation in a variety of sports.
Examples of sports played during HPE:
• Touch football
• Ultimate Frisbee
• Athletic events
• Beach games and surf awareness
Co-curricular Sport Program
CCPS offer an extensive Co-curricular program. These programs do change throughout the year. All activities are available to students in the Junior and Senior Schools. These activities are designed to complement interschool sport and Health and Physical Education to further develop their skills. Please refer to the Co-curricular booklet for more information on particular sports and activities on offer.
School Captain Alex Innes again won the U17 'Queensland's Fastest Man on the Sand' on the weekend.
We are very proud of Year 11 student, Sarah Wilson who won the Ian Baker Finch Classic which was held at Twin Waters Golf Course on Sunday.
Sarah went through undefeated as part of the winning Queensland Team.
Year 4 student, Keira Minahan won Gold in gymnastics