Sports Overview

Sport is a vital part of a balanced and multi-faceted educational program. Sport provides students with a range of experiences and opportunities that are unique in their educational setting and as such, we expect every student to participate in these activities.

The sporting program at Emmanuel offers constructive and positive pathways, where the willingness to be actively and practically involved is just as important as the final results. At the same time, we are striving for excellence and would like to see every student maximise their physical potential and experience, across a range of different sports.

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, structured and balanced program of sporting activities that provide students with regular, constructive and enjoyable sporting opportunities which will ideally foster and develop the following:

  • The development of character that reflects the Christian ethos of the school.
  • The acquisition of skills and physical abilities that enhance personal and team performance.
  • A sense of team, house and school spirit.
  • The development of attitudes and interests that will see students maintain a long term commitment to an active lifestyle.
  • The development of fitness and personal health related to physical activity.
  • The development of expertise that allows students to pursue representative sporting opportunities.

Our Facilities

Emmanuel College boasts extensive, state of the art sporting facilities catering for a variety of sporting disciplines. 

View our Campus Virtual Tour to explore our campus further. 

  • Double Court Indoor Stadium
  • Basketball courts
  • Netball Courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Badminton courts
  • The College Ovals 
  • Two rugby fields
  • Two soccer fields 
  • One hockey field.
  • Outdoor AstroTurf Multipurpose Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Netball Courts
  • Volleyball Court 
  • Outdoor Cricket Nets
  • Four outdoor cricket nets
  • Swimming Pool Complex 
  • A 25 metre, eight lane, heated pool 
  • Separate, fully enclosed and purpose-built Learn-to-Swim pool 
  • The swimming complex is housed under a translucent roof with open sides allowing for the free flow of fresh air, with an enclosed warm-up space for cooler days. 
  • The Sports Centre
  • Weights Gymnasium with personal trainer supervision
  • Fitness studio with sports science software

Inter-school Competitions

Emmanuel College is a part of the Associated Private School Association (APS). Each year our Junior and Senior School teams (Years 4 to 12) compete in two seasons of inter-school sport against the seven other schools in the APS association. A season usually involves2-3 trial matches, 7 fixture matches and a finals day (Senior School).

Swimming           (Term 1)
Cross Country    (Term 2) 
Athletics              (Term 3)

Season One Sports Options 


Season Two Sports Options 

Australian Rules
Tennis (Senior School only)
Water Polo (Senior School only)

House Structure

Students in Year 4 to 12 compete in inter-house competitions in the three major carnivals (swimming, cross country and athletics) as well as some lunchtime sports activities, debating and areas of school service.  Prep – Year 3 students enjoy three fun events, mirrored on the swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals.

Students new to the school are allocated to Houses according to House populations in each age group. Students in the same immediate families will always be placed in the same house; however this may not occur for other relatives.