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SPCC Cessnock Sport

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“Sport will develop a strength of character and healthy wellbeing for all members of the school community.”

Students will be taught the philosophies of our sports culture – “The Saints Way”

The Saints Way

Our college will be known for our sportsmanship: we shake our opponents’ hands and thank them for the competition. We congratulate our opponents on their success and celebrate those who have achieved excellent results no matter the result.

Our College will be known for our competiveness: we will give our best no matter the situation, overcoming adversity and building resilience. We will always give our best and strive for excellence in all that we do when representing our College.

Our College will be known for our appreciation: we will show our appreciation towards those who enabled us to compete and run the day. Where possible we will personally thank the organisers (carnival convener), umpires or referees, those involved with doing different roles on the day ie. Marshals or officials and our parents, grandparents and supporters. “It wasn’t just your talent that got you here, it was your parents and caregivers who have been dedicated to support you in your sporting endeavors.” We will acknowledge their support and contribution to our success.

Our College will be known for our determination: we will not give up. We will represent our College and compete for the tradition of those who have represented before us and set the standard for those who are to follow. "We will get comfortable being uncomfortable” to continue to strive for excellence.

Our College will be known for our camaraderie: we will support and cheer on all our athletes and support them as much as possible whenever we are not competing ourselves. We will be a squad built on team support and camaraderie.

Sporting Pathway

Sports available to students to play: SPCC Cessnock provides opportunities for our students to participate in a number of sports through our Principal’s Cup competition, HRIS Gala Days, House Sporting competitions and Saints Cup sporting days. Students will have the opportunity to compete in Australian rules football, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Triathlon, Volleyball & Water Polo.

The sporting pathway at St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock is through Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS). HRIS sporting association has sixteen schools including our three other St Philip’s Campus’s – Newcastle, Port Stephens and Gosford. We have a number of opportunities to represent our College at HRIS sports gala days and trial for selection to represent HRIS at the next level of the sporting pathway.

Secondary (Year 7 to 12) students the next level of representation is to Association of Independent Co-Education Schools (AICES) then to New South Wales Combine Independent Schools (CIS).

Primary (Year 3 to 6) students go from HRIS straight to NSW Combined independent Schools (CIS).

If students represent CIS in Secondary they compete at NSW All Schools and Primary students to NSW PSSA (Primary Schools Sporting Association).

To trial for any HRIS representative team you will be required to nominate. There will be a number of details that will be required. To complete the nomination process contact our College Head of Sport, Mr Daniel Gardner.

As with the HRIS representative teams you will be required to nominate through our College Head of Sport, Mr Daniel Gardner for CIS representative teams.