Sport plays an important role in primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay, not only through the promotion of health and well-being, but also by fostering school and diocesan spirit and the development of skills and talents.
It provides an opportunity for participation and the development of relationships through the teaching of values such as teamwork, discipline and fair play. Sport can empower youth and promote self esteem.
- The representative school sport pathway enables students with gifts and talents in games and sports the opportunity to participate in specific programs devised to meet their individual needs. It allows for ongoing identification and development of these gifts and talents.
- Events for students with disability are contested in swimming, cross country and athletics. Classification according to the criteria for a specific disability is required to be eligible to compete in the representative pathway.
Each cluster organises gala days in a variety of sports. The choice of sports offered and the age groups included is at the discretion of the particular cluster. A school may also choose to participate in sport competitions outside the Catholic school system.
The Diocese of Broken Bay supports a variety of sports in primary and secondary schools, providing opportunities for students to represent their schools and compete in a representative pathway beginning with cluster or diocesan competitions and trials, culminating with the possibility of state representation.