Girton Grammar School students are encouraged to develop physical skills, co-ordination, and physical fitness so that they gain a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction from individual and team sporting activities. The provision of opportunities for healthy competition and the fostering of co-operation, integrity and sportsmanship is an important part of life at Girton.
Girton has a comprehensive sport program with Physical Education classes compulsory until Year 10 and teams competing in domestic competitions on a weekly basis. Representative teams are also selected to compete against schools in the Bendigo region, in the School Sport Victoria Sandhurst Division (Sandhurst Division) competition and in the Independent Country Co-Educational Schools’ (ICCES) competition.
Co-curriculum Sports Clubs:
We have four major sporting clubs which compete weekly in the domestic competition; basketball, volleyball, netball and hockey. The netball, basketball and volleyball clubs cater for more than twenty teams each, ranging from U/12 through to U/18 level.
Students have an opportunity to represent Girton in State and National Championships. The Girton volleyball teams, for example, compete on a regular basis in the National Championships and were recently ranked fourth in Victoria and fifth in Australia. Our distance athletes train twice a week in preparation for the 14km City to Surf run held in Sydney. Most years, more than 70 students and staff made the journey to compete in this renowned event.
A full description of all the sporting opportunities at Girton in the curriculum and as part of the co-curriculum are available in the Sport Happens Here brochure.