The advantages of an active and healthy lifestyle are well known. Physical skills, coordination and fitness help students gain a sense of enjoyment and wellbeing in their lives. Physical activity and fitness have also been linked to improved academic outcomes which is an important reason for the value placed on sport and physical education at St Brigid’s College.
Sport is offered as part of our curriculum, extra curricular programs and, for aspiring athletes, opportunities for qualification in regional, state and national competitions.
Our outstanding success in sport has seen St Brigid’s College awarded the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly ‘Sports School of the Year’ Award five out of the last six years that the awards have been held.
For students who enjoy sport, competing in our House Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are an opportunity to shine. The thrill of whole school competition fosters co-operation and sportsmanship across all year levels, strengthening peer bonds and creating lifelong memories.
The St Brigid’s College Sports Academy enables students in Years 9 and 10 who have an identified talent or interest in a particular sport, the opportuntity to further develop their skills.
The Academy focusses on developing each individual student across the areas of Sports Psychology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Coaching, Training Principles an Methods, Injury Prevention and Mindfulness. Students will also develop essential leadership, resilience and teamwork skills. Academy classes involve a mix of practical and theory lessons.
To be a part of the program, students need to have committed to their educational outcomes as well as display honourable behaviour.