Inaburra is a member of the Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA), a state-based association that encompasses over 80 schools. Students who are in the first few places at swimming, athletics and cross country events represent Inaburra at the CSSA Zone and possibly State level.
Inaburra also regularly enters teams in CSSA Zone and State Gala Days and competitions for other sports, including soccer, netball, touch football, Oz Tag and cricket.
Inaburra is a member of Combined Independent Schools (CIS). This organisation allows students to be selected in State and National sporting teams. Students who achieve high placings at a CSSA State Carnival go on to compete at CIS level.
Click here for a sample representative sport calendar.
Students in Years 7-10 participate in a weekly Recreational Sports program that offers a broad range of activities to promote a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity and an overall value for health while developing core values of teamwork, respect, communication, discipline, and integrity. The programs are run by a combination of staff members, external providers, and Alumni coaches. We seek to provide students with unique sporting experiences by partnering with local organisations and sporting clubs to maximise opportunities in Surfing, Fencing, Lawn Bowls and more. Click here to see the 2023 program.
Junior students have the opportunity to compete in regional and national representative competitions. Click here for a sample program.
Throughout the year, Junior students can opt-in to a variety of rec sports. At times, these are combined activities with other Independent Schools or are activities provided by external specialists. Example sports include sailing, basketball, tennis and cricket.
Representative Sport Pathway
As part of our representative sport program, Inaburra School is an active member of the Christian School Sporting Association (CSSA) and Combined Independent Schools (CIS) pathways.
Inaburra’s carnivals for athletics, cross-country and swimming are held throughout the year. Students who perform well go on to represent the school in NSW Christian Schools Sporting Association (CSSA) and Combined Independent Schools (CIS) competitions at the state level. Elite athletes have the opportunity to represent the school at the All Schools State and National Championships. The National Christian School Games are held every second year and the school has traditionally competed at the Pacific Games held every four years. We also support students who are proficient in a chosen sport that may not be represented at the school by allowing them to trial directly at the CIS level.
Training & Development
Inaburra utilises qualified sports coaches and teachers to work with our sports teams in preparation for representative sport. Training and development squads play a significant role in developing team spirit, allowing students to acquire new
skills, sharpen existing ones and enhance performance. Participation in development squads is also open to students not yet competing at representative level who wish to further their skills.
The focus this year is developing squads for those CSSA sports in which Inaburra competes. Training primarily occurs before school from 7:00am-7:50am.
Other competitive teams for both girls and boys take part in inter-school or Gala Day competitions in the following sports: Hockey, Tennis, Oztag, Touch Football, Volleyball, Softball and Triathlon.
Elite Sport Support
Inaburra has a proud tradition of supporting elite student athletes. In order to receive support of this sort, students must be selected for school representative sport at the CSSA, CIS, NSW Schools and Australian Nationals levels.
Financial support is available through an application process, to elite athletes involved in representative competitions to assist with costs such as travel.
Annual Sports Awards
Inaburra is proud to celebrate the achievements of its athletes. Each year an Annual Sports Awards presentation evening is hosted to recognise the hard word and accomplishments of students across a range of representative sports. In 2022 we were fortunate to host long-distance Olympian Eloise Wellings who shared around her journey to reach the highest level of competition and the challenges along the way.
Senior School Carnivals 2023
Junior School Carnivals 2023
The Inaburra Sports Program aims to integrate student activity wherever possible. This includes Senior School students coaching younger students and alumni being employed as sports coaches. Peer group leaders are also encouraged to run sporting events and actively take lead roles in gala days and swimming and athletic carnivals. Sports at Inaburra has four core objectives:
- Providing a pathway for students to excel
- Building community spirit
- Increasing awareness and enjoyment of physical activity
- Glorifying God in our collective efforts