Very little in life teaches children about achieving personal best and working collaboratively towards an established goal like sport does.
At West Moreton Anglican College emphasis is placed on participation and building skills in an extensive range of sports.
More than 20 sporting activities are coached at the College and many are included as part of TAS - The Associated Schools sporting competition.
The College’s modern sporting facilities are extensive: there is a heated swimming pool, three sporting ovals, state of the art Cricket nets and turf and synthetic Cricket wickets there are also multi-court complexes for Tennis, Basketball, Netball and Volleyball.
Participation, individual excellence, endeavour and success in sport is acknowledged and rewarded at the College in recognition of the importance of sport in ensuring our students develop into balanced, healthy and happy individuals.
West Moreton Anglican College is very proud to be a part of The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting competition each year.
To find out more about TAS, please click to view their video HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcuVkr9D8IE&feature=youtu.be)
Students in Years 7 to 12 take part in the TAS Sports competition. TAS has as its objective the promotion and conduct of various forms of interschool activities with a view to fostering a spirit of fellowship, sound educational practice and mutual support and assistance among its member schools.
The following sports are played on Saturday mornings in each Trimester:
Trimester 1: Boys' Cricket and Volleyball, Girls' Basketball and Tennis
Trimester 2: Boys' Rugby Union and Tennis, Girls' Netball and Hockey
Trimester 3: Boys' Soccer and Basketball, Girls' Volleyball and Touch Football
The following Sports Carnivals are scheduled for the following terms:
Term 1: TAS Swimming Carnival
Term 2: TAS Cross Country Carnival
Term 3: TAS Athletics Carnival
Junior TAS Sport
Students Years 4 to 6 take part in the Junior TAS competition. Participation is the focus of the sports played in this competition.
Junior TAS students play the majority of their sport in a home and away format. The following sports are played in each term:
Term 1: Swimming, Cricket, Hockey
Term 2: Cross Country, Netball, Rugby Union
Term 3: Athletics, Basketball, Soccer
Term 4: Tennis, Touch Football
In the Junior TAS competition modified rules and mercy rules apply, thus encouraging all levels of ability to be nurtured and developed.
WestMAC is a member of the Ipswich Independent District.
Students are required to submit nominations for representative trials and from these nominations selected students are given the opportunity to compete at district level to earn a place in the Ipswich Independent District team at the Metropolitan West Regional Carnivals and trials.
Information about the nomination for representative sports is distributed to the students via the newsletter, daily notices and can be obtained at Sports Reception. All students must have nominated to the College PRIOR to the nomination dates. You are not to nominate directly to Ipswich District or Met West.
Success at these carnivals can lead to State and National representation.
The representative pathway for school sport through WestMAC is as follows:
Ipswich Independent District
Interhouse Sports Carnivals
At West Moreton Anglican College, there is an Interhouse Carnival for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics held for each of the sub-schools each year.
Students represent their houses - Gilmore, Lawson, Mackellar, Paterson and Wright - while competing in the various events offered. The carnivals are fun, active days where students demonstrate cohesive team work, exuberant team spirit and the pursuit of individual excellence. There is a strong emphasis on participation which sees everyone have a go, have fun and earn points for their house.