- Student Life
Mount St Benedict College offers a range of sports, which compete in local weekend and evening competitions. While it is not compulsory to play sport for the College, it is encouraged. It is a great way to learn new skills and make new friends.
All students in Years 7-10 participate in a fortnightly Physical Education program. In addition, the College offers students the opportunity to participate in sport as a co-curricular activity as well as at a representative level.
Full school Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush each year. The Cross Country Carnival is open to any student who would like to compete.
Famous Australian sporting representatives who are ex-students include:
- Jana Pittman (Athletics)
- Joanne Carter (Ice skating)
- Catherine Cox (Netball)
- Jackie Gallagher (Triathlon).
Over the past few years we have had students represent at a National level for Athletics, Softball, Netball, Touch and Swimming.
The Physical Activity program offered by the College is timetabled on a fortnightly basis for all students in Years 7-10. This includes activities such as:
- Fitness Classes
- Hip Hop
- Invasion Games
- Jazz Dance
- Mindfulness Activities
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Sports Aerobics
- Striking Games
- Year 7 Aquatics
Cocurricular sport offers a range of teams which compete in local weekend and evening competitions. There are a number of teams entered in each competition to cater for new and beginning players through to experienced competitors. Whilst it is not compulsory to play sport for the College it is encouraged. It is a great way to include regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, learn new skills, develop interpersonal skills as part of a team and make new friends.
The cocurricular sports currently offered by the College are:
- Basketball (summer and winter sport)
- Equestrian (year round)
- Netball (winter sport)
- Soccer (winter sport)
- Softball (summer sport)
- Tennis (summer sport)
- Touch (summer sport).
The Representative Sport program offers talented students the opportunity to not only represent Mount St Benedict College but also gain entrance into further representative teams for Broken Bay (BBSSSA), NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC), NSW All Schools and School Sport Australia Teams.
MSB perform very well, currently holding numerous Broken Bay titles with many teams undefeated.
Representative Sport teams selected by the College compete in one day carnivals against other schools. These sports include:
There is also the availability of a number of pathway sports including Cricket, Diving, Golf, Hockey, Sailing and Softball. Students nominate via the NSW CCC website.