Students at Mount Carmel are offered many different ways to be physically active and healthy. This includes both ‘Health and Physical Education’ which is part of the curriculum, as well as co-curricular sports outside of the ‘classroom’.
Co-curricular sport activities
Mount Carmel College is a member school of two sports organisations: Junior Southern Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (JSSATIS) and the Southern Tasmanian Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association ( STCPSSA).
Through these bodies we participate in a range of sporting competitions in soccer, tennis, netball, basketball, touch football, teeball and softball. We also compete in each Association’s annual cross country, swimming and athletics carnivals (with the selection for these teams being decided through our own school inter-house carnivals).
We train for all these local competitions at lunchtimes or after school, either on campus or at the nearby sports grounds at the University of Tasmania and Lower Queenborough oval.
Our students also compete in local hockey and water polo competitions.
As a member of the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SATIS), we participate in a range of competitions in the southern Tasmanian region in soccer, tennis, netball, basketball, softball, rowing, swimming, athletics and cross country.
We also offer all our girls the chance to participate in badminton, cricket, equestrian, sailing, water polo, touch football, futsal, surf lifesaving, triathlon, surfing, and volleyball. Students can sign up for these in the sport/activities hub section of this website.
Other sports can also be offered where there is demand.
Years 7-10 also have ‘Beach Day: an inter-house carnival at Seven Mile Beach which is often described by the girls as their favourite day of the year.
In some cases, our students go on to compete at a state and national level in their chosen sport.
Mount Carmel College prides itself on the large number of our students enjoying sport at every level, in a fair and friendly way.
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”
Mary Lou Retton, former Olympic gymnast