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Sport

Sport is an integral part of life at GPCC. All students have opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of sports. Healthy competition encourages participation and enjoyment. Keeping our students physically fit is one of our focus areas.

Sport in Primary 

The College is a member of CSSA (Ƶ Schools Sports Association) through which most of the sporting opportunities are made available. More locally, the College is associated with THACCCSA (Taree, Hunter and Central Coast Ƶ Schools Association) which is a branch of CSSA.  Talented students can also go further with representation at the NSWCIS (Combined Independent Schools) level and National level.

In Primary many sporting opportunities are available.  Carnivals are held for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics each year and students are able to represent the College in many sports by qualifying at a THACCCSA Zone level, CSSA, NSWCIS and NSW All Schools.

Many opportunities also exist for students to represent the Primary School in team sports such as: Rugby League and Union, Futsal, Soccer, Cricket, Netball, Oz Tag, Basketball, AFL, Tennis, Equestrian and others. Students enjoy this opportunity to play in a team for the College and have performed very well in competitions and gala days. There is also the chance to compete at a number of these sports at individual trials for advanced representative teams.

Students are placed into one of the four Houses: Va'vau Breakers, Eua Eagles, Ha’apai Hurricanes and Taloa Warriors. Once a week there is a House Sport Competition held where students not only learn the basics of different sports but also participate to the level of their ability in a competitive format.

Sport in Secondary  

There is a broad range of sporting opportunities offered to students in Secondary. There are three main carnivals for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics, that present students with the chance to represent the College all the way to a National All Schools level. 


Students can participate in Basketball, Futsal, Netball, Soccer, Rugby League and Union, Touch Football, Oz Tag, Cricket, Equestrian, Tennis and many more.  The students love representing the College in team sports and have experienced a high degree of success.  


Students are primarily encouraged to participate in sport as a means of achieving positive health and fitness.  This can also be done in PDHPE classes where students partake in an integrated sports programme in which they will learn and play a range of sports.