Sport plays an important role in providing a balanced education for the students of Chevalier College. During Years 7 to 10, skills and fitness are taught within the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE ) programs and all students participate in active physical education lessons every week. Elective PDHPE courses are on offer for Years 11 and 12.
In addition to PDHPE lessons, students participate in annual age-appropriate house carnivals, providing a wonderful opportunity to display school spirit and represent at Independent Sporting Association (ISA) level.
At Chevalier College we provide a comprehensive range of sporting choices, reflecting the importance of physical development as well as social and emotional growth. Whilst sport is not compulsory at the college, students are encouraged to participate in their selected sports. As a larger school, we usually have sufficient students to field strong teams, and have enjoyed sporting success at local and state level. We currently hold the shield for ISA School Champions in hockey and netball.
Students compete in local competitions and ISA carnivals and Saturday interschool sport fixtures, alongside a number of independent schools that share similar values. ISA sporting competitions are split into two seasons; each running for 10 weeks and concluding with semi-finals and finals. Our teams train on college grounds after school, and play other independent schools across NSW in a home and away format. Hospitality complements the sporting competition at home and our students enjoy the strong camaraderie of travelling by coach from the college for weekend games and celebrating or commiserating together on their return.
We aim to provide a high standard of coaching, competition and sporting facilities for all students, regardless of ability. Teaching staff are required to undertake extracurricular activities, developing relationships between staff, students and their families beyond the classroom. Professional development opportunities are provided for all coaching staff to develop their competencies and skills, and to meet required accreditation benchmarks for coaches as determined by the sporting associations in which the college participates. Outside expertise is also brought into the college to support the specialised needs of the Extra Curriculum program.
As well as competing further afield, we also take part in events closer to home such as the Twilight Swimming Carnival where the vibrant spirit of friendly rivalry with local senior schools is celebrated with a fantastic atmosphere.
Mountain biking is one of our most popular sports, providing a great option for active students who may not gravitate towards the traditional ISA team sports. Our NSW State Champion team trains on extensive, graded tracks within college grounds and also travels further afield to compete in races and challenges.
Elite athletes will find there is a pathway to advance and excel against students from other associations of independent schools. Representative students have the opportunity to participate in the ISA representative teams, then the Combined Independent Schools Team (CIS) and eventually NSW and Australia. We are proud that many students have discovered their passion while at the college and gone on to achieve great sporting success at a national and international level. This inspires current students to reach for the stars and follow in their footsteps.
Parents and students looking for information regarding sporting fixtures and results can find them in Parent Essentials. The ISA Concussion Policy can also be found in College Policies / Parent Essentials.