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

Year 7-10

February
7:15pm–8:45pm
DKHAC

Selection races for 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. The MCC Secondary Swimming Team will be selected from these results.

Team members then train at Clarence Aquatic Centre Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7am – 7:45am in preparation for the SSATIS and SATIS carnivals

Prep – 2, Year 3 – 6

26 Feb 2020
Clarence

Races for 25 & 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly & 100m Freestyle. Age group champions are also awarded. The MCC Primary Swimming team will be selected from these results.

Year 5 – 6

March
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.

Year 7 – 10

March
DKHAC

All southern independent schools compete at this carnival. Two participants in each event as well as four in the freestyle and medley relays.

Year 3 – 6

March
DKHAC

All southern primary independent schools compete at this carnival. Number of participants in each event vary depending on the stroke; most races are 50m.

Year 7 – 10

March
Lake Barrington

Rowing regatta for all schools within Tasmania.

Year 7 – 10

March
Lake Barrington

Rowing regatta for all independent schools throughout Tasmania.

Year 7 – 10

March
DKHAC

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.

Year 3 – 10

April
DAC

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 MCC Primary and Secondary Athletics Teams. Secondary training commences in Term 3 on Wednesday and Friday mornings 7am – 8am at Domain Athletics Centre, and includes any student who wishes to challenge for a place in any event.

Year 3 – 6

April
DKHAC

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 grade level.

Term 2

Kinder – Year 10

May
University Ovals

Cross Country and activities in which House points are awarded.  The top 8 placegetters will be invited to join the MCC 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.

Year 7 – 10

May
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.

Year 3 – 6

June
Rokeby Police Academy

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 grade level.

Year 3 – 6

June
Rokeby Police Academy

All southern independent schools compete at this carnival. Grade 3 – 2kms, Grade 4 & 5 – 2.5kms, Grade 6 – 3kms.

Year 3 – 6

June
Symmons Plains

State Cross Country Carnival open to any primary school in Tasmania.  Grade 3 & 4 – 2kms, Grade 5 & 6 – 3kms. Top place getters are eligible for the Tasmanian State Cross Country Team for 10, 11 & 12 year olds. The MCC team consists of the top 4 runners in each age group from Field Day.

Year 9/10

June
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.

Year 7 – 10

July
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.

Term 3

Year 7 – 10

10 September
DAC

All southern independent schools compete at this carnival.  One or two participants in each event as well as four in the 100m relays.

Year 9/10

18 Sep 2019
Launceston

If successful in the Regional Tournament, the College participates in the State Tournament.

Year 7 – 10

21 September
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

Year 3 – 6

October
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.

Year 7 – 10

October
Kingborough

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.

Year 3 – 6

October
Launceston

If successful in the Regional Championships, the College participates in the State Tournament.

Year 3 – 6

8 November
DAC

All southern Catholic Primary schools compete at this carnival.  The number of participants in each event varies.

Year 7 – 10

November
Launceston

If successful in the Regional Tournament, the College participates in the State Tournament.

Kinder – Year 2

13 November
Sandown Park

Students participate in their houses in a range of running, throwing and novelty events appropriate to their age.

Year 3 – 6

14 November
DAC

All southern independent schools compete at this carnival.  The number of participants in each event varies.

Year 5 – 6

November
Hobart

A team is selected to represent the College at the Southern Final.

Year 7 – 8

November
Hobart

A team is selected to represent the College at the Southern Final.