Our Sport Ethos
The foundation values of the Corpus Christi sports program focus on developing a belief in health, well-being and self-improvement. School Sport teaches valuable life lessons about winning, losing, resilience, challenge, failure and success. It teaches individuals about the need for teamwork and communication and promotes the notion of self-care and working together to achieve a common goal.
Our Recreational and Representative Sports program provides the opportunity for all students to participate in a variety of sporting, recreational and leisure activities, as well as fulfil our pathway representative obligations.
The program provides an opportunity for students to experience physical pursuits, fostering healthy lifestyle behaviours and attitudes, as well as encouraging young people to adopt physical activity as part of their lives. It also aims to connect our students with their local community and develop awareness of the range of physical activity options that exist in their local area. We aim to provide culturally relevant and varied activity opportunities that allow students to develop habits that support their health and well-being and equip them for lifelong participation in regular sport and recreation activities. Regular participation in physical activity is associated with a range of physical and mental health benefits both in childhood and adulthood. Active children become healthy adults and schools play a key role in contributing to that outcome.
Sport is a compulsory and valued part of the school’s curriculum and is an integral part of a child’s development. Students are encouraged to participate in a way that suits their interests and abilities.
Our Recreational Sport
Our recreational sporting program focuses on providing students with a diverse range of opportunities in a supportive environment, with the aim being to offer students positive experiences of physical activity and inspire lifelong healthy lifestyle choices.
Our Year 9 and 10 students enjoy a recreational sports program each Friday afternoon where they have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of recreational sporting activities facilitated both at school, and in surrounding venues within the community. The activities have been carefully selected to cater for a wide range of abilities, interests and needs. Sports included in the Friday recreational sporting program include: surfing, beach games, roller-skating, gymnastics, cross-fit, flag football, self-defence, indoor soccer, basketball, yoga, tennis, golf and ten-pin bowling, to name a few.
Our Representative Sport
Corpus Christi Catholic High School is a member of the Wollongong Diocese sporting group, which operates under the NSW Combined Catholic Schools framework. This framework supports both individual and team representative sporting pathways through a regional, state and national level. Corpus Christi is becoming well known throughout the Diocese and beyond for our highly talented student athletes and we are proud to support these students through the Diocesan, NSWCCC, NSW All School and Australian school sporting pathways.
Corpus Christi enters school-based teams in all events on the Wollongong Diocese sporting calendar. These sports include AFL, athletics, basketball, cross country, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby league, swimming, tennis, touch football and volleyball. These events promote friendly rivalry between the secondary schools in the Wollongong Diocese and also serve as a selection trial for many Wollongong Diocese representative teams. Throughout these events, students are competing for the prestigious Vince Villa Trophy, awarded to the champion sporting school in the Wollongong Diocese. In our short history we have developed a strong culture of participation and success in representative sport and Corpus Christi has recently emerged as one of the most successful sporting schools in the Diocese, achieving second place overall in the Vince Villa competition in 2018.
At Corpus Christi, through our affiliation with the NSWCCC Sports Association, we offer students additional representative pathways through the sports of athletics, AFL, baseball, basketball, canoeing, cricket, cross-country, diving, football, golf, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, sailing, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball and water polo.
Additional External Representative Sports
Students also have the opportunity to represent the school in additional external school-based sporting competitions. We facilitate and support additional team and individual representative pursuits in many other sports where such a pathway exists. In recent years Corpus Christi has produced individual and team representatives in sports such as Oz Tag, horse riding, mountain biking and surfing.
School Based Carnivals and House Cup
Throughout the year students have a range of opportunities to compete in their house groups and accumulate points towards the House Cup competition. The House Cup competition is not exclusively a sporting competition. It encompasses a range of activities associated with house values, social justice and engagement in the school community. This competition is an ideal way to promote the Corpus Christi values and school spirit.
The majority of points in the House Cup competition are awarded for student participation in the Corpus Christi “Big 3” sports carnivals – the swimming, cross-country and athletics carnivals. These carnivals are full of house spirit and also function as a selection process for our school-based representative teams in these sports.
Additionally, throughout the House Cup there are numerous opportunities for students to participate in less competitive house-based games such as the house dodge-ball challenge and the house handball challenge.
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