John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School has a proud tradition of being
able to offer its students an extensive variety of co-curricular sporting opportunities across all year levels. As an Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) member school, students participate in the ACC Interschool Swimming (C division), Cross Country and Athletics (A division) Carnivals.
Students also participate in the ACC years 7 and 8 Lightning Carnivals. These carnivals offer every student in middle school a great opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice in a non-competitive environment where participation is the main focus.
The school is also a member of the North Western Associated Schools (NWAS) sub-association which falls under the ACC banner. This allows students in years 7-10 to participate in fixtured interschool sport across a home and away season. In term one cricket, basketball, ultimate frisbee and indoor beach volleyball are played. In term two soccer, badminton, netball and touch rugby are played.
There are also a number of interschool sporting seasons and one day carnivals students can participate in across years 7-12. Run through School Sport WA and other sporting organisations, opportunities exist for students to be involved in different sports, ranging from traditional sports such as AFL, soccer and netball through to newer sports such as triathlon. In addition, our Senior Boys Cricket team has been able to build a relationship with St Philips College in the Northern Territory with the team travelling to Alice Springs in November/December of every second year, with St. Philips coming to Perth to play us every alternate year. This carnival gives our First XI a great chance to play a high standard of cricket whilst visiting a remote part of Australia. We will be looking to expand this opportunity to include other sporting teams where
possible, such as netball.
We also run lunchtime social sports, which includes netball and indoor soccer competitions
which run across term one and two which allow for some more social competition to occur between the students at the school.
At John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School we run a very popular lunchtime indoor soccer competition which runs for a term as well as a lunchtime indoor netball competition which also runs for a term. The focus of these competitions is to enable any student who is interested to participate in games of indoor soccer and netball alongside their friends in a social tournament where participation in encouraged.
There are also inter PCG tournaments which are held in a variety of different sports depending on what the students are interested in. This enables PCG groups to engage in friendly competition between PCG groups, with again participation being a focus.
As well as that we are always looking at trying to offer different opportunities for students to partake in various types of sports and exercise activities. Zumba has proven to be a popular option for some girls to partake in when we have offered after school classes in the past, which was great to see, as the more active and therefore healthy our students can be the better.