SPORT AT ASQUITH BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.
The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the cornerstone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.
There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW Public School we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations.
Sport is a very important aspect of school life at Asquith Boys High School. We look to our new Year 7 students to involve themselves in teams and to help us to maintain the high standard of sport in the school. Asquith Boys High School is one of the few local schools, and the only local comprehensive high school, that participates fully in weekly sport competitions between schools.
Wednesday afternoon is sport afternoon at Asquith. Attendance is COMPULSORY - not optional. Students are not to make appointments or accept employment based on the idea that they will be finished sport by 2.20pm. Dismissal at 2.20pm is a privilege, not a right. Sport, for various reasons, may finish at 3.05pm or later from time to time. Students may be detained until 3.05pm on Wednesday without further parental notice.
Students are given the opportunity to try out for a grade sport for the winter and summer seasons. Acceptance into a grade team is dependant on students being committed to the sport, paying compulsory grade sport levies and being good ambassadors for the school whilst out in public. Individual coaches will give details of venues, travel arrangements and leaving times on a weekly basis. Details of the locations of all venues used for grade sport can be found in the front of the student organiser.
In our summer sporting season Asquith Boys are fielding teams in baseball, basketball, cricket, futsal, oz tag, volleyball and waterpolo.
Recreational sport is held partially at school (on the basketball courts, volleyball courts, school quad) and at nearby venues. Details will be provided at by Mr m Corbitt, the recreational sports organiser. There is a sports assembly at 12.20pm for school-based recreational sport.
Non-sport students who are unable to do sport because of illness or injury and have supporting documentation to that affect (ie a letter or a medical certificate) attend non-sport. These students will be permitted to leave at 2.20pm.
Students who are placed in non sport because of inappropriate behaviour or because they are on NoGo must remain at school until 3.05pm.