at NCC

Sport at Nunawading Christian College is a major part of developing teamwork and character. Our students learn sportsmanship, teamwork, resilience, respect and determination among many other traits, through a variety of sporting opportunities available throughout the year.

Nunawading Christian College employs dedicated sport and physical development staff in both the primary and secondary to develop and encourage sporting ability and sportsmanship in our students.

Primary Student Running

EISM Sport

NCC Secondary students participate in the weekly Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne sporting competition. Our students compete against other independent schools sports teams in a variety of team and individual sports including:

  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Futsal
  • And many more

After school and lunch time training sessions are often arranged by teachers to help students to develop their skills and team dynamics for competition.

Recently, our junior and senior boys touch football teams were EISM premiers in their division. And our EISM senior boys volleyball team were also premiers.

Sports Carnivals

Each year Nunawading Christian College Primary and Secondary hold sporting carnivals for athletics, cross country and swimming (Secondary only). These carnivals are a chance for students to compete against each other and celebrate their sporting house colours.

Following our carnivals, students are selected to represent NCC at EISM carnivals and championships.

In-School Sports

Throughout term time, students are encouraged to participate in many sporting activities available on campus including after-school training and development, independent coaching programs and lunch-time competitions such as the Chuang cup, a staff vs students competition held each term.

Interschool Sport

Each term, selected NCC students participate in sporting competitions against our sister schools, Heritage College, Edinburgh College and Gilson College. Girls and boys participate in many team sports both on campus and at sister school campuses.

Primary Teamwork
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Sports Excellence Program

This program is an optional lunchtime or before/ after-school training program for interested NCC students to extend their experience in one of our Academies across Primary and Secondary campuses.

The SEP was established in 2021, as a dynamic part of the NCC Community and enrichment opportunities for our students. In 2022, with the success of our Secondary Basketball and Volleyball Academy programs, our Junior Program was launched for our Primary Students in the disciplines of Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.

In 2023, we finalised our offering with the introduction of our NCC Fit Academy for both primary and secondary students with a focus on cardio, strength and conditioning.

Each Academy provides students with the opportunity to pursue their chosen sport discipline in addition to the school subject selection. They will undertake intensive skill development having access to quality coaches, mentors and teachers from our NCC staff.
Fees apply to this SEP and each individual program and will work in conjunction with the students before, during and after-school commitments and will tie in with the overall pursuit of academic excellence. It will offer a mentoring, health and wellbeing component that ensures a rounded and high-performing sporting pursuit.

Sports Excellence Program FAQ

When will the sessions be held and how many sessions will be held each week?

The NCCBA is based on 32 weeks of tuition with 1 x 1 hour (60 minute) on-court session per week. Sessions are planned for after school and will be held in the college gymnasium. In the event of the college facility being unavailable or the expansion of the program, on-court sessions may be timetabled for lunchtime at the college and/or before school.

How long will each session go for?

Each session is planned to be of 60 minutes duration. To allow for a host of variables that may occur during regular curriculum (excursions, incursions, exams, assemblies, sporting days etc), some on-court training sessions may be either shortened or lengthened to allow for timetable changes. Athletes will be notified of any alterations to their timetable.

What if we enrol and after a few weeks my son/daughter decides that he/she does not wish to continue in the program?

Students are expected to enrol in the NCCBA program for the full academic year. However, we understand that circumstances do change so please be advised that each withdrawal from the program will be considered if there are exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, on an individual basis. Levies will be forfeited for the year in which the withdrawal takes place unless otherwise agreed by both the individual family and NCC. In all instances the College administration levy and NCCBA equipment charge will not be refunded.

What does my child bring to each session?

Athletes will be expected to be in full NCCBA uniform. He/she will need to wear appropriate basketball footwear and have at least one water bottle. The NCC school sport tracksuit pants may be worn for warmth in the cooler months. Athletes will be asked to remove any non-school/academy sporting apparel worn to a session. Basketballs will be provided.

Will teams be formed?

The NCCBA does not enter teams into external representative or domestic competitions. However, teams from within the academy will be formed and intra-academy games and competitions will be played as part of the academy program, throughout the year. Academy teams will also represent the school at Australian School Championships (Basketball Australia), inter-school sporting competitions, or as touring teams visit our region on an invitational basis. The complete timetable for games, teams and competitions will be advised as necessary. Note: NCCBA is a natural extension of our existing HPE, EISM and Sports Excellence program at Nunawading Christian College and is therefore governed and subject to all existing school policies, procedures, expectations and guidelines.

Will girls and boys train together?

Depending upon the number of boys and girls that enrol in the program, boys and girls may have some sessions together. The program incorporates fitness work, skills work and team play. Boys and girls may be mixed for skills sessions and fitness work however the amount of team play between boys and girls will be minimal.

Will the academy teams be involved in any tours?

Each year, NCCBA coaches and NCC college staff will assess all available and relevant tournament and tour opportunities and enter NCCBA teams as deemed appropriate.

What is included in the academy kit?

The Academy Uniform Kit consists of:

  • Sentinels reversible singlet x 1
  • Sentinels training shorts x 1
  • Sentinels training shirt x 1
  • Sentinels hoodie x 1 (optional)
What if my child wishes to undertake additional training on top of what the Academy is offering?

Additional training - some free of charge, some at the athlete’s expense, may be offered to SEP athletes through other NCC Sporting Excellence programs conducted at NCC. Enquiries can be made via the academy coaching staff.

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