|Olympic Education||Whole School Physical Activity||Whole School Sport Programs|
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Boggabilla Central School is located within the Euraba Education Centre in the far north west of New South Wales. The Centre provides an extensive range of educational services to students from preschool age to adulthood in the Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi communities. The school has a total student population of 120 students, 98% are Aboriginal. Boggabilla Central School is set in attractive and expansive grounds, with modern facilities enabling the provision of an extensive curriculum from kindergarten to TAFE. The school is one of four schools in the Northern Border Senior Access Program which offers a comprehensive and flexible range of subjects for the students. The Boggabilla Central School community has an avid and ongoing interest in sport. Combined school and community efforts have resulted in the following outstanding achievements:
Secondary girls’ Open Basketball team were runners up in the North West Area competition; secondary boys’ Touch team competed in the finals series of the Central Schools Knockout and two students represented the North West Area one in Athletics the other in Touch
Contact Daniel West, Sport Coordinator, or Greg Simmonds, Principal.
The school conducts its sport program on Friday of each week. Sports offered are:
Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Hockey, Oz tag, Soccer, Touch, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming.
Students choose from three sports each cycle. Sports are offered on a three to four week cycle.
Students may do the same sport more than once if they enjoy that sport. Year 12 can select to do sport.
Four staff are involved in sport and the Sports Coordinator allocates the sport.
OTHER SPORT INVOLVEMENT
Knockouts and Gala Days
The school enters Combined High Schools Knockouts in Basketball, Touch and Rugby League. It also enters Combined High Schools Central Schools Knockout in Touch and Netball. Approx 25-35% of students are involved and one staff member. Training takes place after school under teacher supervision.
The school competes in the Collarenebri Gala Day, which covers the first three rounds of the Central Schools Knockout between Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri, Goodoga, Mungundi and Boggabilla.
Other Student Participation
The school has received a grant from the Sports Foundation to buy racquets, nets and possibly pay for some coaching to reintroduce tennis.
A group within the Community Unit Development Program (CDEP) has taken on sport as a project and has developed some local facilities and provided some coaching. Golf has been run under this scheme with students being instructed over a one-month period. This unit is located at Toomelah.
SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM
As sport helps raise self esteem, one of the school’s focus areas is sport. Students tend to be talented in sport so the school ensures that as many students as possible are sent to selection trials, knockout competitions and other sporting events. The sports offered concentrate on talent and interest. There is minimal integration with the Primary school for sport however, Year 5, 6 and 7 get together occasionally. The PDHPE staff assists in teaching primary students in some sports.