Sport plays an integral role in the development of Redlands students fostering a spirit of fairness and team building, along with the opportunity to develop individual potential and to strive for excellence.
The sporting program at Redlands is an important component of our students education and is essential to their holistic formation. It has been developed to allow students to participate in a variety of sports and is aimed at accommodating each students’ interests and talents. The program encourages our students to cooperate with others and to learn how to contribute to a team and support each other.
Redlands recognises the importance of physical wellbeing and this starts at School – ensuring that sport, health and fitness are fundamentals of each student’s lifestyle from a young age. Redlands students can select from a wide range of summer and winter sports with both representative and non-representative opportunities as well as extra-curricular sports programmes
A wide choice of sport forms part of every student’s training and education at Redlands. This element of the school’s teaching develops team spirit along with the ability to meet individual challenges while fostering self-discipline, courage, physical skill and confidence.
A Wide Choice of Sports
An extensive range of sports is offered to Redlands students based on their age. These include: Basketball, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Water Polo, AFL, Athletics, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby Union, Snowsports and Gymnastics.
Students are graded into appropriate teams and fitness and skill training sessions are held twice a week. Participation is mandatory in representative sport for Years 5 through 12. Team coaches come from a variety of backgrounds including teachers, senior students, professionals and ex-students. All specialise in their sport.
Redlands is a member of the ISA (Independent Sporting Association) enabling challenging competition for Years 7-12. The ISA offers students representative opportunities to compete against major school associations in NSW. From these associations students are selected for the New South Wales Combined Independent Schools (NSWCIS) representative teams to compete against Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) and Combined High Schools (CHS). The ISA provides students the opportunity to represent New South Wales and Australia through this and other pathways.
Junior: Years 3-6 compete within the IPSHA Saturday Sports Competition and the NSNA Northern Suburbs Netball Association Competition. From IPSHA, students can go on to represent the school at the following interschool and state competitions: HICES – CIS – PSSA.