In addition to compulsory Health and Physical Education lessons, students at Mount Carmel College are offered a variety of opportunities to be physically active through the extensive and varied co-curricular sports program.

Students are encouraged to participate in sport to develop new interests and skills, increase their social network, foster teamwork and build leadership abilities.  In sport we promote participation, respect and cooperation, with the hope that students have fun and enjoy a lifelong participation in physical activity.

Opportunities

Mount Carmel participates in competitions and carnivals provided through the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SATIS) at the secondary level, and the Junior SSATIS (JSSATIS) and Southern Tasmanian Catholic Primary School’s Sports Association (STCPSSA) at the primary level.  The College also participates in a selection of other competitions run directly by the sports associations, including Hockey Tasmania, Water Polo Tasmania and Volleyball Tasmania. We currently offer 26 different sporting opportunities, including:

  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics – Major house carnivals and inter-school opportunities.
  • Netball, T20 Cricket and Basketball – Representative teams in school championships with opportunity to progress to State Finals.
  • Cricket, Soccer, Tennis, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Teeball, Touch Football, Water Polo – After school rosters for both Primary and Secondary students.
  • AFL, Badminton, Volleyball, Rowing, Sailing – Additional rosters/programs for secondary students.
  • Triathlon, AFL 9s, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Surf Lifesaving, Surfing – One day events offered across various year groups.

*Some sports may not run during the year due to participant numbers or timing. Other sports may be included year to year depending on suitability and interest.

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Carnivals and Representative Sports Calendar
Term 1

Mount Carmel Primary Swimming Carnival
Prep – Year 6
March 2020
Clarence Aquatic Centre
Novelty events for Prep – Year 6 plus races for 25 & 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly & 100m Freestyle for Years 3 -6. Age group champions are also awarded. The Primary Swimming Team will be selected from these results.

JSSATIS Swimming Carnival
Years 3 – 6
March 2020
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
All southern Primary Independent schools compete at this Carnival. Number of participants in each event vary depending on the stroke; most races are 50m.

STCPSSA Swimming Carnival
Years 3 – 6
April 2020
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
All southern Catholic Primary schools compete at this Carnival. Number of participants in each event and distance of each event varies depending on the stroke and year level.

Years 7-10
February 2020
7:15pm – 8:45pm
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
Selection races for 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. The Secondary Swimming Team will be selected from these results.
Team members then train at Clarence Aquatic Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00am – 7:45am in preparation for the SSATIS and SATIS Carnivals.

SSATIS Swimming Carnival
Years 7 – 10
March 2020
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre
All southern Independent schools compete at this Carnival. Two participants in each event as well as four in the freestyle and medley relays.

SATIS Swimming Carnival
Year 7 – 10
March 2020
Doone Kennedy Hobart aquatic Centre
All state Independent schools compete at this Carnival. One participant in each event (based on performance at SSATIS Carnival) and four in the 100m relay.

Woolworths Cricket Blast Regional Competition
Years 5 and 6
March 2020
Cornelian Bay
A team is selected to represent the College at the Regional Competition. Teams qualify to represent the College at the Southern Final in Term 4.

All Schools Rowing Regatta
Years 7 – 10
March 2020
Lake Barrington
Rowing regatta for all schools within Tasmania.

Head of the River Rowing
Years 7 – 10
March 2020
Lake Barrington
Rowing regatta for all Independent schools throughout Tasmania.

Years 3 – 10
April 2020
Domain Athletics Centre

Athletics track and field events in which House points are awarded.  Age group champions are also awarded. Top place-getters in each event will comprise the Primary and Secondary Athletics Teams. Secondary training commences in Term 3 on Wednesday and Friday mornings 7:00am – 8:00am at Domain Athletics Centre, and includes any student who wishes to challenge for a place in any event.

Term 2

Mount Carmel College Field Day
Kinder – Year 10
May 2020
University Ovals
Cross Country and activities in which House points are awarded.  The top 8 place-getters will be invited to join the Primary Cross Country Team.  Training is at lunch time in Term 2 in preparation for the Cross Country season.

STCPSSA Cross Country
Year 3 – 6
June 2020
Rokeby Police Academy
All southern Catholic primary schools compete at this Carnival. Number of participants depends on the year level.

JSSATIS Cross Country
Year 3 – 6
June 2020
Rokeby Police Academy
All southern Independent schools compete at this Carnival. Year 3: 2kms, Years 4 & 5: 2.5kms and Year 6: 3kms.

All Schools Cross Country
Year 3 – 6
June 2020
Symmons Plains
State Cross Country Carnival open to any primary school in Tasmania.  Years 3 & 4: 2kms and Years 5 & 6: 3kms. Top place- getters are eligible for the Tasmanian State Cross Country Team for 10, 11 & 12 year olds. The College Team consists of the top 4 runners in each age group from Field Day.

Mount Carmel College Field Day
Kinder – Year 10
May 2020
University Ovals
Cross Country and activities in which House points are awarded.  The top 8 place-getters will be invited to join the Secondary Cross Country Team, however all secondary students are eligible to nominate to join the team.  Training is at lunch time in Term 2 in preparation for the Cross Country season.

SSATIS Cross Country
Years 7 – 10
May 2020
Pontville
All southern Independent schools compete at this Carnival.  Races are 3km. The top 4 competitors in each age group from this event are invited to compete at the All-Schools Cross Country.

All Schools Cross Country
Years 7 – 10
July 2020
Symmons Plains
State Cross Country Carnival open to any school in Tasmania.  Races are 3km/4kms. Top place-getters are eligible for the Tasmanian State Cross Country Team.

Netball Tasmania Schools Cup
Year 9/10
June 2020
Hobart Sports and Netball Centre
A team is selected to represent the College at the Southern Championships.  The top 2 teams qualify for the State Final in September.

Netball State Final
Year 9/10
September 2020
Launceston
If successful in the Regional Tournament, the College participates in the State Tournament.

Term 3

SSATIS Athletics Carnival
Year 7 – 10
September 2020
Domain Athletics Centre
All southern Independent schools compete at this Carnival.  One or two participants in each event as well as four in the 100m relays.

SATIS Athletics Carnival
Years 7 – 10
September 2020
St Leonards
All state Independent schools compete at this Carnival. One participant in each event and four in the 100m relay (based on performance at SSATIS Carnival).

Term 4

BTAS Regional Basketball Tournament
Years 3 – 6
October 2020
Hobart
Teams are selected to represent the College at the Regional Tournament, where the top 3 teams in Division 1 win through to the State Tournament.

BTAS State Basketball Tournament
Years 3 – 6
October 2020
Launceston
If successful in the Regional Championships, the College participates in the State Tournament.

BTAS Regional Basketball Tournament
Years 7 – 10
October 2020
Kingborough Sports Centre
Teams are selected to represent the College at the Regional Tournament, where the top 3 teams in Division 1 win through to the State Tournament.

BTAS State Basketball Tournament
Years 7 – 10
November 2020
Launceston
If successful in the Regional Tournament, the College participates in the State Tournament.

STCPSSA Athletics Carnival
Years 3 – 6
November 2020
Domain Athletics Centre
All southern Catholic Primary schools compete at this Carnival.  The number of participants in each event varies.

JSSATIS Athletics Carnival|
Years 3 – 6
November 2020
Domain Athletics Centre
All southern Independent schools compete at this Carnival.  The number of participants in each event varies.

Early Years Athletics Carnival
Kinder – Year 2
November 2020
Sandown Park
Students participate in their houses in a range of running, throwing and novelty events appropriate to their age.

Woolworths Cricket Blast Southern Final Competition
Years 5 & 6 and 7 & 8
November 2020
Hobart
Teams are selected to represent the College at the Southern Final.