Sports & physical activity


Sport Flowchart

Integrated Sport


In Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8) sport is part of the normal pattern of study in the student timetable.

School Sport

In Stage 5 (Year 9 &10) and in Year 11, sport remains compulsory, but is based on activities held on a Thursday afternoon.  These activities include participation in 'Zone Sport" - competing in school teams against teams from other local high schools, or recreational sport, where students choose an activity.

St Ives High School caters for all types of sporting students, from traditional sports through to less common sports in Australia e.g. Dragon Boat Racing.
Sports Carnivals
Three sports carnivals are held during the school year.  These are Swimming, Cross-Country and Athletics.  Competitors who achieve the best times in these carnivals may be selected for Zone carnivals and then have access to higher competition such as State carnivals.

Knockout Teams

Knockout teams are formed on a 'needs' basis and compete in competition with schools in the Sydney area in a variety of sports.  In recent years, a number of teams have reached the final stages and competed against teams from other areas of the state.

All students are given the opportunity to be involved in the categories of sport through out their attendance at St Ives High School.
With the diverse opportunities that are offered at St Ives High School many of our students have proceeded to represent in a variety of sports, not only in a playing capability but also as officials and/or organisers.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.