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Here at St Philip's Christian College Gosford we offer a diverse sports program designed for students from Kindergarten to Year Twelve. We believe in nurturing the whole person, which includes physical fitness and skill development through sports. 

Junior School

Students in the Junior School play sport and have additional movement breaks as part of the normal school day on two days per week. Our College offers After School Sport Training targeted at Junior School students. These are tailored programs such as Athletics, Basketball, Netball and Chess.

Middle and Senior School

In Middle and Senior Schools students engage in sport within the school curriculum from specialised Personal Development, Health and Physical Education teachers. As part of timetabled lessons, Stage 4 and Stage 5 participate in off-site sport opportunities. Each term, we offer a variety of sport options including Surfing, Ninja Warrior, Wheelchair Basketball, and Flip Out.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

For Years Nine and above, our College is involved in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (or 'The Duke of Ed'). This is an exciting international youth development program. Students between the ages of 14 and 18 can take part in the program and the level starts at Bronze and progresses to Silver, then to Gold. Requirements for the program is to complete hours of volunteer work, hours towards a selected sport, and hours of a chosen skill. The program also involves two expeditions that may include hiking, canoeing, horse riding and sailing. Students have autonomy choose your own activities and set their own personal goals. The program is designed to create resilient, problem solving and determined students who learn life long skills. 

Pathway Opportunities 

St Philip's Christian College Gosford participates in Primary and Secondary Sports Carnivals (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics) and Gala Days with Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS), Association of Independent Co-educational Schools State (AICES), Combined Independent Schools (CIS), NSW All Schools and All Schools Nationals.

We believe in a whole of life approach to education. This means giving our students an opportunity to learn through experience that will help shape their present and future circumstances. Some of these experiences occur in the classroom, while a number are experienced by taking students offsite. In 1 Peter 4:10 we are encouraged to "use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."

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GLORY of God

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and wear, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 29-31 (NIV)

Greek reference to "new" or "renew"; God renews our strength, preparing us for success in life.


VICTORY in Christ

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

Patria - means family or tribe; a group of people, all of whom lay claim to a common origin; that origin in this case is Christ; He has brought us together as one body in unity so we may work together, pressing on into the victory he has set before us.


HEART of God

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekial 36:26 (NIV)

Means to share or be a part of. Through unity we are empowered through blessing. Each person working together towards the final outcome.


UNITED in Christ

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, [e] 10 so that you may live a life of worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you [f] to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.
Colossians 1: 9-12 (NIV)

Chara - (pronounced kharah) means joy, joyful, cheerfully; the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10b) giving us the power and ability to press on in any circumstance. Being strong in the Lord means we can rejoice before and amidst any battle knowing Christ is our victory.