Interschool Sport

Interschool Sport


Ringwood North Primary School participates in Interschool Sport primarily for enjoyment, for socialisation skills, sporting etiquette and for the students to learn a skill or sport which they might continue with when they are older. 

The object is to participate in a “sportsman/person-like” manner, irrespective of the result.  Winning is worth striving for, but is not the ultimate aim.  Children are encouraged to play a variety of sports throughout the year to develop their skills.


All teams are of equal significance in representing the school.

Generally Athletics are held during Term 3, Cross Country and Winter Interschool Sport in Term 2, and Summer Interschool Sport during Terms 1 & 4.




squad consists of all children involved in a particular sport from which teams will be selected, eg all netball players.


team consists of the members selected from the squad to play in the team for a particular week.  Normally, there will be no changes within teams after final selection, unless under exceptional circumstances.  However, positions and members within teams may change according to circumstances and need (eg  altered days, physical injury, playing a school with more/less  students), but at the ultimate discretion of the Sports Co-ordinator.




For the purpose of squad selection, children from Years 5 and 6 will be given consideration based on merit.




Children are expected to attend all training sessions.

All involved with Interschool Sport are expected to adhere strictly to the V.P.S.S.A. Code of ethics.

Children who have difficulty complying with these ethics may be suspended from further sports participation for a period of time.

Our expectation is that Ringwood North Primary School will be known for its excellence in team participation and sportsmanship.




When children are selected to play in a particular sport, they are required to wear a team uniform.


Before school sport uniforms are allocated, parents are required to sign a form accepting responsibility for keeping the uniform clean and agreeing to meet the costs if the garment is lost or damaged. 


School council strongly recommends that all children competing in Interschool Sports wear the school navy sports shorts for uniformity.  School hats must be worn from the 1st September till the 1st May.


All uniforms must be washed and returned to the school after the last home or away match at the end of each term. 


(Australian Schools Sports Council)


The following suggestions are made to all involved in Primary Schools’ Sporting Competitions as a means by which children may derive the greatest benefits and enjoyment from their sports.

Whilst it is expected that all participants should strive to win, it is of the utmost importance that all competitions should be contested keenly and fairly, always within the rules, with participants showing respect for opposition players and all officials, and with sportsmanship and effort being major influences.




Prior to Start of Game:  Teams should line up opposite each other for the purpose of:

(a)   meeting and acknowledging each other


(b)   being introduced to officials in charge of game


(c)   clarification of rules and conditions as necessary


(d)   tossing of coin as appropriate


At Conclusion of Game:  Teams should again line up as they did prior to the game for the purpose of:

(a)   announcement of results of game


(b)   thanking each other for the game with three cheers


(c)   thanking of game officials/umpires


(d)       teachers in charge congratulating players for their efforts.




·         Be a good sport


·         Play for enjoyment


·         Work hard for your team as well as yourself


·         Treat all team mates and opponents as you enjoy being treated yourself


·         Play by the rules


·         Co-operate with team and game officials


·         Control your behavior on and off the field


·         Learn to value honest effort.




·         Set a good example for your players


·         Encourage and create opportunities to develop individual skills


·         Teach a wide range of team skills


·         Ensure that the sport is appropriate for the age group and the skill development of the players involved


·         Teach your players to be friendly towards officials and opponents


·         Give all interested students a chance to participate in training and in games


·         Remove from the field of play any of your players whose behavior is not acceptable


·         Keep your own knowledge of coaching and the developments of the game up to date


·         Smoking is prohibited by team officials during matches, during pre-match preparation and post-match periods whilst in contact with team members.




·         Encourage participation by your children


·         Provide a model for good sportsmanship for your child to copy


·         Be courteous in your communication with players, team officials, game officials and sports administrators


·         Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty


·         Make any new parents feel welcome on all occasions


·         Do not interfere with the conduct of any events.




·         Demonstrate appropriate social behavior


·         Remember children play for enjoyment.  Don’t let your behavior detract from their enjoyment


·         Let game officials conduct the events without interference


·         Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause


  •  Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their supporters.