Sport is highly valued and forms an integral part of the school culture at Frederick Irwin Anglican School. At Frederick Irwin we recognise that participation in sporting endeavours makes a critical contribution to a child’s holistic development and their participation in life long active healthy lives.
All students from Kindergarten to Year 12 are involved in compulsory Physical Education each week and we currently have over 100 teams participating in 16 sporting codes through a variety of school and community associations.
Frederick Irwin participates in Associated Catholic Colleges Sports Carnivals (ACC) Swimming, Cross Country Running and Athletics as well as Champion Schools Competitions in Basketball, Hockey and Soccer. We participate in School Sport WA Champion School Competitions, AFL, Basketball, surfing, netball, hockey, equestrian and triathlon, in addition to students representing our school in a variety of community sports associations, and for Primary students numerous sporting events and competitions as part of the Peel School Sports Association Carnivals (PSSA).
It is one of our primary goals to provide all students the opportunity to play sport and develop their skills whatever their previous experience. Frederick Irwin Anglican School will again be represented by students who are very talented and experienced right down to those playing their first games. At Frederick Irwin Anglican School we believe players at all levels need to feel valued and supported.
We see sport at Frederick Irwin Anglican School providing the opportunity for all students who choose to participate, to be active, have some fun and experience some success in a quality sports experience. At the same time we aim to provide players with a pathway that supports the achievement of excellence in their chosen sport and recognise their individual achievements.
As a school we are very excited to have the addition of the Frederick Irwin Anglican Schools ‘Kwobadiny Sports Scholarships’ to further support our elite athletes in pursuit of their goals. Year 11 and 12 students can also apply for permission to participate in a SCSA endorsed Elite Sports Programme which provides addition time during the school day to assist in balancing the demands of both school and sport.
Increasing evidence demonstrates that the benefits of greater physical activity participation include assisting with maximising children’s learning, as well as improving their physical, social and mental health – benefits that are likely to extend into adolescence and adult life.
Frederick Irwin has a culture of participation, a culture that can be strengthened and enhanced to provide exemplary outcomes for our students.