Metropolitan Combined Catholic Schools (MCCS)
The objects of the MCCS Association, according to the Constitution, are:
- To promote, organise and control inter-school sporting activities for girls in Years 7 to 12 at affiliated schools. Only students who are bonafide pupils of the member schools may participate in the competition.
- To encourage and promote competition and school spirit.
- To foster enthusiasm and interest in sport.
There is little doubt that a great deal of dedication - involving time, effort and money - is exercised by all member schools of the Association, in the pursuit of these stated goals.
So that as many students as possible continue to gain the most desirable advantage through the avenue of sport and other MCCS activities, it is vital that this extra-curricular thrust of our schools be appreciated for what it is and developed appropriately. It is hoped, for example, that contact with other students will lead to the formation of friendships and to meaningful contact at other levels amongst the MCCS schools.
Clearly, it is desirable that all MCCS competition and activities should be characterised by a truly Christian spirit of involvement. Participation, rather than winning at any price, ought to hold pride of place.
In an attempt to encourage the proper enjoyment of games and other activities by participating students, the following Code of Behaviour has been adopted by the schools of the Association. Whilst it is acknowledged and accepted that each school has specific regulations concerning conduct, it is hoped that the Code will be observed on a uniform basis throughout the Association.
- Teams will be punctual and at all times appropriately attired.
- The home team should make a sincere effort to receive any visiting team courteously.
- Competing teams are encouraged to recognise, by applause or otherwise, good play or sportsmanship on the part of individuals or groups of players.
- Care should be taken to support the Referee or Umpire in the exercise of her / his duties, regardless of whether that person is an adult or student.
- Where interpretation of a decision is required, a respectful request to the Referee or Umpire is permissible if it is believed that this approach may eliminate any misunderstanding with regard to implementation of rules.
- Play may be hard and vigorous but should never be foul or illegal or such as to endanger the person of an opponent. Ill-temper or spite should never be shown.
- Negative play and deliberate time-wasting are unacceptable.
- Assistance for opponents when it is obviously necessary should be given promptly and in the true spirit of good sportsmanship.
Conduct Of Supporters
- It is assumed that barracking may be enthusiastic but it should never be fanatical or designed to heckle, belittle, or disturb opposing team members. Booing, whistling, playing or beating musical instruments are in bad taste and unacceptable. Any disturbance of this kind during say, an attempt at goal, must always be regarded as bad sportsmanship.
- Vocal support for any team should never encourage or incite violence or rough or illegal play.
- Special attention needs to be given to spectator behaviour when large school groups (which may or may not include Parents, Ex-students, etc) are attending Swimming or Athletics Carnivals, or Grand Finals.
- At all times, the supporters (as well as participants) of sports and other activities are expected to ensure that their assigned area (or change room etc) is tidy and free of rubbish before leaving the venue.
Sport plays an integral part in the total education of our students at St Patrick’s Marist College. This is evident through the amount of time and resources put into both our representative and internal sport programmes. All students, except those who are medically unfit, are expected to actively take part in the College’s sport programme. Those who are temporarily unable to take part must follow the procedure in the “Non-Sport Procedure” section.
A comprehensive range of sports is offered, including: Aerobics, Athletics, Basketball, Circuit Training, Cricket, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Netball, Rugby League, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball and Weight Training.
Students will be allocated to a College sport, the venue for which may involve bus transport. Students should ensure they know their sport for each week and come suitably prepared. Students engaged in outdoor sports should be prepared with a College hat, sun screen and a water bottle.
Rolls are taken at the beginning and end of sport. It is the student’s responsibility to see that they are marked present.
Sports day lesson and dismissal times are listed at the front of the Diary.
Any student unable to participate in sport on a Thursday must bring a completed NON-PARTICIPATION NOTE (located at the back of the Diary) and present it to their Pastoral Leader of Learning before 8.40 am.
The student is required to wear full College uniform for the whole day and report to the Library at the end of lunch. They will study privately under the supervision of the Librarians and will be dismissed at the conclusion of College sport.
Failure to adhere to any of the above will result in the student being placed on Sports Detention.
Appointments should not be made during sport time. However, if these are unavoidable parents must fill in a Notice of Appointment (located at the back of the Diary). Students must present this to their Year Co-ordinators on Thursday before 8.40 am.
Sports Detention Procedure
Any student who has misbehaved while at sport will be suspended from playing sport the next week and placed on Sports Detention. Students with incorrect equipment, and those who miss their bus will be placed on Sports Detention.
Students told in advance of their Sports Detention must wear full College uniform. All students must report to room C102 at the conclusion of lunch. Students are dismissed from Sports Detention at 2.30 pm.