Our Sport philosophy at Korowa considers the far-ranging benefits of fun, fitness and skill development for the future. Korowa is committed to recognising the importance of sport and physical activity to general health and wellbeing. We encourage positive physical activity behaviour through School Sport, Physical Education, recreation and leisure time activities both at School or through community and club links outside School.
Our Sports program complements Physical Education classes, enabling girls to build their skills in particular sports, be part of a multi-year level team and develop their confidence.
Participation for Everyone
At Korowa, all girls have the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of individual or team sports, from tennis to triathlon.
Junior School students from Years 3-6 enjoy Sport in their weekly curriculum to introduce Sport Education and opportunities for personal and team development. Years 5 and 6 students extend these skills during weekly Interschool Sport with the Armadale District playing friendly matches with other local independent girls’ schools.
Girls in both the Junior and Senior Schools compete in House Sport matches and carnivals throughout the year. These include Swimming, Cross Country, Track & Field and team sports such as netball. These are lively events which bring the House community closer together through the relationships with girls across year levels.
In addition to School Sport programs, all girls are able to participate in various sport and leisure opportunities in the co-curricular program. Korowa is a member of School Sport Victoria (SSV) and Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV). Years 3-12 students may pursue pathways to represent Korowa in interschool Swimming, Diving, Cross Country and Track & Field carnivals. Years 7-12 can participate in weekly interschool and intra-school sporting opportunities, choosing from a vast array. We also invite families to become part of the Club Sports at Korowa in Netball, Snowsports and Rowing.
The co-curricular brochure offers more information on each sporting opportunity at Korowa by year levels.
Lead the Way in Sport
There are many opportunities to demonstrate leadership in sport at Korowa. In addition to the Junior and Senior School Sport Captain and House Captain roles, a captain is also appointed to lead each Senior School Carnival and Club sporting team.
Girls in Years 11 and 12 who are exemplary members of a team, demonstrating commitment and outstanding contribution to their respective sport, are awarded Sports Colours. Girls in Years 7 to 10 are awarded overall Sports Colours for the year based on their participation in a minimum of four representative sporting teams in one school year, also meeting attendance and contribution criteria.
Korowa has a strong sporting legacy established by the many girls who have gone on to win sports scholarships, play at the Club and State level and even the Olympics. These include Hannah MacDougall (Swimming and Cycling Paralympian), Kotuku Ngawati (Swimming), Rowie Webster (Water Polo) and Sophie Ash (Mogul Skiing).
Elite Athletes at Korowa
There are a number of elite athletes enrolled at Korowa and we make every effort to support their outside training and competitive programs.
School Sport Victoria (SSV) offers elite pathways for girls to compete and progress through sport at school, district, division, regional and then state level championships. This progression could allow girls to represenr their state in national competitions. Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) also selects athletes from the 24 schools in the program to represent them in a range of competitions. Representative opportunities are available in Tennis, Netball, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball and Water Polo. Invitations to compete at both interstate and international levels are sought by GSV and involvement at these levels are encouraged.
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