The Ponds High School is a community where students have the opportunity and desire to achieve their personal best in a variety of pursuits.
Sport and physical activity are a valued part of the school’s curriculum and offer many opportunity for students to develop skills in leadership, resilience and teamwork. It provides an avenue for physical, social and moral development and supports a positive learning culture.
There are a multitude of opportunities on offer for students at The Ponds High School to experience sport at variety of competitive levels in 2020. On Wednesday afternoons, Years 8, 9 and 10 have the opportunity to compete against other schools from the Macquarie Zone in Grade Sport competitions, where as other students may take up the less intensive options available in Recreational Sport. The Grade Sports on offer vary throughout the three seasons of the school calendar year and are in accordance to the organisation of Macquarie Zone.
Students in Years 7-12 are also given opportunities to represent their school, zone, region, and state in several age brackets, through the NSW Combined High Schools run competitions. The trial criteria, age criteria, gender criteria, and competition guidelines are all governed by the NSWCHS and will distinctively vary between sports. Some sports may trial students through gala days and some may hold individual trial sessions outside of school hours. As these opportunities arise throughout the year, students will be notified accordingly through the Daily Notices, giving them the chance to represent themselves and The Ponds High School at a higher level.