At Ormiston College, we believe sport plays an integral part in providing a well-rounded education.
Sport builds overall health and well-being, as well as enhances co-ordination and skills development. It also teaches students how to co-operate and work with others to accomplish a common goal, setting and achieving personal goals, building a sense of fair play and adherence to rules, learning how to both win and lose graciously and learning how to overcome disappointments.
Besides all the theoretical reasons, sport is great for the sheer enjoyment of it. Each year level from Year 1 to Year 12 enjoys the support, expert knowledge and training of specialist Physical Education teachers.
In addition to our program of swimming, cross-country and athletic carnivals, the College offers sporting participation and the option of participating in expert coaching programs within:
Within the College, students are divided into ‘Houses’ and compete in Interhouse sporting and athletics competitions. House loyalty and honour is fiercely defended and with good humour in the best spirit of competitive sport, with all House teams vying for the ultimate, Champion House Cup.
In addition to our program of swimming, cross-country and athletic carnivals, Ormiston College is committed to our participation in the Bayside District and Metropolitan East Region sporting associations, and The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting program.
TAS is an independent schools’ sporting association that offers varying Saturday morning sporting options each season. Sporting opportunities include netball and basketball, soccer, tennis, rugby, AFL. Through the TAS program, students may go on to compete in a regional selection process, which allows our elite athletes the opportunity to compete at state and national independent private school competitions.
Students from Year 4 to Year 6 participate in the Junior TAS sports program (JTAS).
Our students use our superb sporting facilities, including:
A state-of-the-art facility catering for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball, with a fully equipped gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms for dance, aerobics and self-defence.
A heated swimming sports pavilion housing a 25-metre, 10-lane, heated pool, separate teaching area for beginners, and amenities including showers and lockers. Students can participate in swimming lessons and lap swimming, and join the Youth Swim Team or College Swim Team dependant on age and ability.
Expansive, well-maintained facilities are available for soccer, rugby, tennis and more.