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Sport @ GSG

Physical Education and Sport are an integral part of GSG’s educational programme. Active participation provides not only the physical development of individuals, but also intellectual, social and character development. The school’s programme aims to develop school spirit, sportsmanship and self‐discipline and encourages students to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle.

GSG offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities through Summer and Winter sport seasons, Physical Education, Health, Outdoor Education, Interhouse and Interschool competitions. 

The Sports and Physical Education Office is located in the Sport Department building near the hockey turf. The Sport office can be contacted by calling 9844 0375, or emailing[email protected]

All students from Kindergarten to Year Ten participate in weekly Physical Education and Health Education classes. All Middle School students participate in two periods of sport each week. Through participation in a broad range of team games and individual performance activities, students develop the physical, self‐management and interpersonal skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities.

Students are offered opportunities to join school teams and participate in local, regional and metropolitan competitions.

Registration fees for participation in sport are included in school fees. In general, all sporting teams have one training session per week (mid‐week) and one game per week. 

GSG students enjoy competing in the Great Southern Secondary Schools Sporting Association 
and participating in competitions with other Albany-based primary schools. We are well represented in 
many community sporting associations. Strong school spirit, along with dedicated and enthusiastic coaching, has resulted in success for teams and extended participation for many students.

Sports which may be on offer at the school include:

  • Summer: Aussie Hoops, basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, dance, equestrian, rowing, swimming squad, tennis, touch rugby.
  • Winter: AFL, hockey, football (soccer), netball, cross-country, athletics, volleyball.

House Sport

House sport is an integral part of the school calendar. Each year we host interhouse swimming, athletics and cross-country competitions. Interhouse competition is fostered in Middle and Senior Schools, with additional house competitions taking place during sport lessons.

Sport Presentations

Netball, Hockey, Football (Soccer) and Basketball Support Groups arrange individual presentations to celebrate the season. Awards, trophies and pennants are given out to team players. 

Other sports hold presentations during an Assembly toward the end of the season, to be announced in The Anchor and Daily Notices.

Interhouse Sport Competitions

Carnivals for the following competitions are held between GSG Houses; Baudin, Camfield, Mokare and Wilson. Junior, Middle and Senior School students all participate in these events. Parents are encouraged to attend and volunteer helpers are usually required to assist.

Term One: Swimming Carnival

Trials are held for the swimming carnival early in Term One prior to the Interhouse Carnival.

GSG bathers and cap are required. Please refer to theUniform Shopfor further details.

Term Two: Cross Country

Students practice running the Cross Country track during Physical Education classes. 

Term Four: Athletics Carnival

Athletic disciplines such as running, shotput, jumps, etc are practised during Physical Education classes. Times are recorded for student information.

Presentation of medallions and perpetual trophies are held at the end of each event. 

Interschool Sport Competitions

GSG participates in the Great Southern Secondary Schools Sporting Association (GSSSSA) Interschool events where competition in swimming, athletics, cross‐country, triathlon and specific year group sporting events are held. 

Country Week

The Country High Schools' Country Week event is the highlight of the annual sporting programme. Students strive for selection to participate in this week‐long event held in Perth during the last week of Term Two each year. There is a lengthy process, including nomination, trials and selection approved by Heads of House and the Deputy Headmaster, before team announcements are made. The Selection Criteria can be foundhere

Students are expected to display exceptional behaviour, cooperate with their coaches and play for their team with a good attitude. 

Sport Tours

GSG offers a variety of opportunities to participate in sporting tours within Western Australia, Australia and overseas. Students strengthen their capabilities by playing sport in a different environment and against teams they have not played against before. These events depend on team qualification to attend.

Tennis: Sunsmart Tennis Tournament, Perth

Hockey: Buchanan Cup, Perth; David Bell Cup, Perth; Malaysia Hockey Tour

Volleyball: State Volleyball Tournament, Perth; Australian Volleyball Schools Cup, Melbourne

Netball: Bendigo Bank Netball Carnival, Katanning

Soccer: Bunbury Tour

Rowing: Bunbury Head of the River Rowing Regatta; All Schools Rowing Competition, Perth

Surfing: Interschool State Surfing Competition, Perth

Swim Squad: Swim Meets

Cross Country: All Schools Cross Country, Perth; National Cross Country Championship

Kokoda Track: New Guinea


School Awards recognise the outstanding contribution, commitment and ability of students where these traits are demonstrated in their involvement with Sport, Music and Community Service within the School. Half Colours, Colours and Honours can be achieved. 

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education units are available as an elective in Years Eight to Ten. Interested students select Outdoor Education as their choice of elective by nomination. Senior School students have the opportunity to select Outdoor Education 1CD or 1AB. Students participating in water activities are required to have water competency and will be assessed prior to the commencement of the unit. 

Outdoor Education covers the following:

  • Method for learning
  • Experiential
  • Use of senses and domains
  • Knowledge and understanding of people and natural resources
  • Stewardship
  • Independent and group learning
  • Free thinking
  • Self‐reliance
  • Problem solving
  • Environmental awareness and sustainability
  • Healthy active lifestyle

Curriculum is a balance between adventure and environmental awareness. Adventure activities include:

  • Snorkelling
  • Canoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing 
  • Cooking
  • Expeditions 
  • Surf Rescue

A term’s work includes planning, preparation and execution of a camp or expedition of two or more days.

Physical Education

The mission of GSG Physical Education is to provide a broad curriculum centred around the development of the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of students, demonstrating the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle that leads to being productive, contributing, happy, balanced citizens of society.

All GSG students participate in the Physical Education programme. 

A broad range of subjects are covered in Health Education across campus.