St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar has a proud tradition of participation and success in sport dating back to the school’s inception in 1926.
Involvement in sport is a vital component of a holistic education at our school. From recreational pursuits, skill acquisition and competition across a range of sports with rival schools, participation has many rich benefits. Sport provides a wonderful vehicle for the development of healthy attitudes, teamwork, self-discipline whilst developing character and leadership capacity. From House competitions and before-school training to state and international-level competitions, our sports program offers something for every student. Regardless of experience or skill, students have the opportunity to participate, challenge themselves, and excel.
St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar is a member of Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV), an independent girls’ school sporting association of 24 schools. GSV offers the opportunity to play against other schools across 20 different sports in an all-girl environment. Each sport is played over a term, with finals occurring at the end of the home and away matches. GSV provides a range of competitive and non-competitive sporting experiences and the school encourages every student to participate. The vast majority of sports occur on a weekday, which means that students are not required to participate in Saturday sport, freeing up a student’s and their family’s time to focus on other pursuits over the weekend.
School sport enriches girls’ school lives.
Being part of a school sporting team helps them feel valued by and connected to their school community. Girls who play a sport not only benefit from the physical activity of training, they develop friendships with their teammates, learn about the highs and lows of life, but importantly, maintain a healthy balance between study and co-curricular activities which ultimately assists them to perform well academically. Girls who enjoy sport in their teenage years are more likely to develop a positive attitude to women’s health and a lifelong love for physical activity and sport. Girls who enjoy sport in their teenage years are more likely to develop a positive attitude to women’s health and a lifelong love for physical activity and sport.
All St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar students are allocated to a House, which provides an important connection for students in different year levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of House sports at lunchtime. Activities are open to students in Years 7 – 12 and provide an excellent opportunity for students to make new friends both within their year level and across the School. Annual inter-house carnivals are held throughout the year in athletics, cross country and swimming.