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
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.
Along with athletics and swimming, Inaburra offers most sports to boys and girls and competitive teams take part in inter-school or gala day competitions in basketball, football, futsal, gymnastics, hockey, netball (girls only), rugby (boys only), tennis, touch football, triathlon and volleyball. As a school we also encourage and support athletes representing the school in a number of individual pursuits such as snow sports and equestrian.
Mr Matt Tolhurst coordinates sports for Junior School students with the assistance of teachers and specialised coaches. At various times, Year 9-10 Sports Studies students assist with this program. Inaburra allocates students (with their family members) into one of three ‘Houses’ – Noah’s Sharks, Abraham’s Rams or Isaiah’s Eagles. These houses compete against each other at carnivals for swimming, cross-country and athletics, as well as in general class representation throughout the year. Each of the three houses is led by House Captains and Vice-Captains.
Inaburra offers weekly sport in Years 7-10 on Tuesday afternoons, which is compulsory for all students. Students compete with other local schools and at the state and national level in cricket, swimming, athletics and cross-country as a member of the CSSA. A range of recreational sports is offered to students who do not qualify for school teams.
Year 11 and 12 students undertake extra study or extension classes during Tuesday sport time.
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.
If you would like to apply for financial support for representative sport, please complete the Application for Financial Support form, and send it to the sport department along with all necessary documentation. The application will be processed as promptly as possible, although it may take a few weeks from the submission of the application. The School Principal will be in contact with families as to the outcome.
2019 Swimming Carnival Video Highlights