Patterson River Secondary College provides a specialised sport program for students that is designed to build leadership skills and the capacity to be involved in elite and community based sporting activities.

Achievements

State Champions (2018-2019)

  • Year 10 Girls Beach Volleyball
  • Year 10 Girls European Handball
  • Under 16 Girls Futsal
  • Touch Football Eastern Conference
  • Year 7 Boys Winners

State Finalists (2018-2019)

  • Beach Volleyball
  • European Handball
  • Cricket
  • Touch Football

Vision

To provide students with a developmental approach to a sporting pathway that focuses on both academic and practical outcomes.

Values

The EXCEL Sport program is closely aligned to the College’s Values: Persistence, Community, Excellence & Respect. The values of the program goes beyond just sporting achievements, focusing on team work, participation and personal best

Entry Requirements

Entry into the EXCEL Sport program is based on a broad range of assessments, including physical ability, theoretical assessments and team based observations.

Entry for Year 7 is determined through a testing day in May. Ongoing involvement in the program is reviewed on an annual basis, including reports, written application and interview. Students not involved in the program will have the opportunity to apply for a place when they become available.

Registrations are now open for our testing day on Thursday May 13. Click here to register. 

Years 7 & 8

The focus at Years 7 & 8 is to expose participants to a range of team based sports in order to develop their technical and strategic ability along with working on an aerobic base. Students at this age are beginning to develop an understanding of individual strengths & weaknesses relating to a sport of choice.

Year 9

The focus at Year 9 is to develop an understanding of individual sporting predispositions and to work on developing these traits in relation to a particular sport. Students begin to develop an understanding of various physical attributes and specific training techniques. Students work on an individually tailored training program. At this level there is a large range of electives available for students to specialise in particular areas. A Sports Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP) approach is used in order to expose students to a range of various roles within sport.

Year 10

The focus at Year 10 is for students to continue on their individual development whilst accelerating their academic knowledge and understanding to a VCE level. Students develop leadership skills and technical knowledge to assist them in their preparation for a pathway associated with potential involvement within the Sporting Industry. Classes at Year 10 continue with a SEPEP approach with a greater focus on coaching junior teams.

Years 11 & 12

The focus at Years 11 & 12 is on VCE & VET students in order to enhance opportunities for tertiary study and future employment. Students continue to work on their leadership development, playing a key role in the development of junior participants. Students at Year 11 & 12 work on monitoring their own training programs and, with guidance, make adjustments to training methods and intensities.


Enhanced Learning

  • Team Based Events
  • Fitness Testing
  • Team Skill Acquisition
  • Game Sense Development
  • Aerobic Base Development

Physical Education

2 periods per week

  • Minor games
  • Tchoukball
  • Tournament
  • Gymnastics
  • Focus on sports linked to Interschool Sports

Health

2 periods per week:

  • Introduction to Health
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Puberty


Enhanced Learning

  • Team Based Events
  • Fitness Testing
  • Team Skill
  • Acquisition
  • Game Sense Development
  • Aerobic Base Development

Physical Education

2 periods per week:

  • Minor games
  • Gymnastics
  • Focus on sports linked to Interschool Sports

Health

2 periods per week:

  • Growth & Development
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Hygiene
  • Sex Ed


Accelerated Learning

  • Talent Identification
  • Development of Individually Tailored Training Program
  • Sports Coaching
  • SEPEP Program
  • Fitness Testing
  • Video Analysis Techniques
  • Technology in Sport

Physical Education Electives

3 periods per week each:

  • Individual Fitness
  • Triathalon & Multisports
  • Girls PE
  • Basketball & Volleyball
  • Community Leadership Program
  • Bat & Racquet Sports
  • Handball Sports

Australian Institute of Sport

Immersion Camp Canberra

Accelerated Learning

  • Monitoring of Individually Tailored Training Program
  • Sports Coaching
  • Biomechanics
  • SEPEP Program
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Training Programs

Physical Education Electives

5 periods per week each:

  • Team Sports
  • Football Sports
  • Girls PE
  • Sport & Recreation

Access to Senior Studies

  • VCE Physical Education
  • VET Sport & Recreation

Supported Learning

  • Monitoring of Individual Training Program
  • Fitness Testing
  • House Leadership
  • Coaching junior teams

Related VCE & VET Studies

5 periods per week each:

  • Physical Education
  • Sport & Recreation (VET)
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Outdoor Education
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Physics

EXCEL (Sport) Testing

Expressions of interest close Friday 7th of May 2021
Testing: Thursday 13th May 2021
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