There really isn't a 'finish line'...

Athletics Mastery is one of the school's original masteries and it's certainly one of the most popular. It began in the 80's with such iconic graduates as Gold Medal-winning Olympian Cathy Freeman and its members have been producing exciting results and winning trophies and awards ever since. Students from Grades 7 to 12 share their amazing journey of exploration and discovery as they build their own confidence and allow the discipline and structure of elite competitive sports to help define themselves as young men and women.

Who should join this Mastery?

Anyone wishing to develop their skills and abilities across the range of track and field events including sprinting, middle distance, long distance, high jump, long jump, triple jump, discuss, javelin, shot put and hammer throw. Members of this mastery see these competitive sports as having a significant influence on their career path options.

What career paths exist?

Many... sports person, professional athlete, trainer, manager, sports writer, etc.

What kinds of activities are students of this mastery involved in?

Members are involved in all aspects of development including strength and conditioning, specific skills training, diet and nutrition, career path planning, etc. Members tend to specialise in one of several sectors within the broader scope of competitive track and field events including pentathlon and decathlon (except pole vault).

What formal qualifications can be earned from this mastery?

Students in Grades 10-12 can earn credits towards the ATAR Applied Subject of Sport & Recreation. Full completion and successful submission of all course work in Grade 12 would achieve full credit in that subject. Students are also able to compete in an organised competitions both locally and interstate.

What are the equipment or uniform requirements for this mastery?

For details, consult the Coordinator. Students in this mastery normally wear their Sports Uniform unless otherwise instructed.

What is the maximum number of students in this mastery in each grade?

Up to 24 students across Grades 7 to 12 are accepted into this mastery each year. Entry is by interview. Interviews are held in the first or second week of each term.