Saturday morning sport
As a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS), all boarding and day boarding students participate in compulsory sporting competitions or practice on Saturday mornings. There is a wide range of sports at different levels of achievement available for students. Whilst we do not prescribe which sports students play, we insist that they are involved in something.
It is vital that we provide opportunities for students to relax, have fun, and enjoy well-earned downtime with their friends. Examples of weekend activities can include Saturday night movies on the oval, woodfired oven pizza nights, trips to the beach or to Melbourne, mountain biking in the You Yangs, theatre trips and cinema outings.
Chapel is held on Sunday evenings on a bi-weekly rotation and is compulsory for students to attend if they are not on a weekend exeat. Senior School boarders may apply for permission to travel into Geelong by taxi for shopping and lunch on Saturday afternoons. On weekends, students can also enjoy access to the Handbury Centre for Wellbeing pool, gymnasium and social areas. Access to specialist areas outside houses (e.g. libraries, the Music School, the Art School, science laboratories) is also strongly encouraged over the weekend.