Students can participate in rowing from Years 8 -12. The Learn to Row Program in Year 8 is designed to introduce students to rowing and is a free program. Following the Learn to Row program, students can select to join the Squad Program which includes participating in camps and regattas. All Korowa crews compete in the Head of the School Girls Regatta held annually in March.
An elite pathway for athletes of outstanding ability is also available and includes club racing at State Championships and attending the Australian National Rowing Championships.
Korowa’s Director of Rowing, Jane Robinson is a former Australian rower – a national champion, three-time World Champion and triple Olympian, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the program, providing students with the opportunity to participate and develop a passion for the sport.
With the opening of our new Sports and Wellbeing Centre in 2022 and our recently completed River Campus located on the Yarra River, students have access to world class facilities. Rowing is a sport like no other, it involves developing high levels of technical and physical skills and relies on outstanding teamwork for crews to succeed. Rowers learn to be organised as the training sessions are often before school. The team nature of the sport makes our rowers accountable to each other and the friendships formed in rowing are often very strong.
Students from Years 4–12 can participate in Korowa’s Saturday Netball Club. The Korowa Netball program offers all students of any ability, the opportunity to participate in a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment. The new Sports and Wellbeing Centre, opening in 2022, will give students access to state-of-the-art facilities including an indoor and outdoor rooftop netball court. This onsite facility will allow us to expand the current offering to include strength and conditioning programs, coaching development workshops, specialist coaching sessions and school holiday netball programs. Headed by ex-Australian Diamond, Shelley O’Donnell, the program also offers a pathway for those in the pursuit of playing at the elite level.
Students from Years 7–12 can participate in a Saturday basketball competition as part of the newly created Korowa Basketball Club. With the new Sports and Wellbeing Centre opening in 2022, students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including an indoor basketball court. Korowa Basketball is for students of all abilities, from those who have played for a number of years to those who are new to the game. The focus of the program is on challenging each individual, creating new friendships, skill development and beyond that, developing a love of basketball.
Students from Prep to Year 12 have the opportunity to participate in the Snowsports program which aims to promote and develop skills across all a number of activities including downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The program is open to students of varying abilities and experience.
The objective of the program is to encourage students to get involved and develop their skills in a positive, safe and inclusive environment. Students are able to participate in competitions including the Victorian Interschools Competition and the Australian Championships.