Sport plays an important role in the life of a St Leonard’s College student. Participation in sport not only contributes to physical health and fitness, but also provides opportunities for students to build new friendships, discover their potential and unearth new passions.
From before-school fitness training, to state and international level competitions, our sport program offers something for every student. Regardless of their experience or performance level, our students have the opportunity to participate, challenge themselves, and achieve their best. Our facilities and coaching staff ensure that wherever their interests lie, each student’s enthusiasm and dedication is supported and nurtured. With a growing list of over 20 sports available, including cricket, football, basketball, netball, swimming, cheer sports, surf lifesaving and sailing, all students have the opportunity to participate and find enjoyment through sport.
In years 5 and 6 students compete in a range of sports in Coeducational Independent Primary Schools Sports Association and South Yarra District Sports Association competitions. Students in years 7 to 12 represent the College in the Association of Coeducational Schools (ACS). All ACS games take place during the week, leaving weekends free for students and families to pursue other activities.
Outdoor and environmental activities are pivotal to our commitment to educate the whole person, and create significant personal development opportunities for students. Whether through mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, snowsports or surfing, our students’ exploration of the outdoors builds technical skills and an understanding of environmental sustainability, as well as contributing to the development of imagination, leadership and humility.
Our permanent campsite on the Banksia Peninsula, Camp Ibis, enjoys significant water frontage and provides the perfect setting for students to participate in sailing, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering and initiative challenges. Students in years 5 to 8 attend annual camps at Camp Ibis, while those in older year levels complete multi-day hikes in various settings throughout Victoria. Our outdoor education program has been designed to expand on students’ current knowledge so that they develop a better understanding of themselves, their capabilities, and how they can use their skills to further their leadership and communication abilities, and contribute to a healthy and sustainable future.