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Sports policy and aim

Student sport policy

Kogarah High School has four 'houses'.

Each student is placed in a sporting house based on the first letter of their last name. These four houses are named after four notable attendees of Kogarah High School.

The four houses are:

  • Crampton (A-E): Bruce Crampton was a professional golfer who attended Kogarah H.S. from 1948-1950. Among numerous other achievements, he placed 2nd in the US Open in 1972. 
  • Chapman (F-K): Gary Chapman was a freestyle swimmer who won bronze at the 1956 Olympics and won gold at the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth games. 
  • Rosewall (L-R): Ken Rosewall AM, MBE was formerly the no. 1 ranked tennis player in the world (1960). He won 23 major titles including four Australian Open titles.
  • O'Neill (S-Z): Norm O'Neill played cricket for Australia. He was a right-handed batsman who averaged 45.55 in his 42 test matches for Australia.. Gary Chapman Bruce Crampton Ken Rosewall Norman O'Neill

As students participate in Carnivals and Grade Sport (see below), they can gain points for their sporting house. In recent years, our boys' Rugby League teams have achieved success. In 2012, the U15 Rugby League Boys won the St. George All Schools Rugby League Knockout. They represented the St. George Zone at the State Championships. The school has also had several students represent Sydney East School Sports Association in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

At Kogarah High School we love to celebrate student achievement in all KLA's. This may be a victorious Grade or Knockout team, a student achieving their personal best or students displaying excellent sportsmanship.

The achievements of students in sport are specifically recognised in the Sports Assembly where students receive 'Best and Fairest', 'Most consistent' and 'Most Improved' sports awards as voted by their sports coach.

The aims of school sport

  • Encourage participation by all students in sporting activities commensurate with their physical, mental, social, and emotional and skill development. Provide opportunity for playing a wide variety of sports within competitive and recreational sports.
  • Develop the capacity to make reasoned decisions about ethical issues in sport that will lead to good player and spectator behaviour.
  • Develop skill and fitness to particular sports so that all students can experience success through enjoyable participation.
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of:
    • Sport as a significant cultural force in our society
    • The capabilities and limitation of the human body
    • Games, tactics, strategies, rules and umpiring
    • Contribute, through participation, to the social, cognitive, physical, emotional and aesthetic aspects of the student's development.

For more information:
Sports Organiser: Ms M. Clark
Head Teacher Sport: Mr. D. Hughes