Special Sports Office
(08) 8329 7230
Specialist Sport Program
Wirreanda High School has had a long history of successful involvement in sport, establishing the Specialist Sport Course in 1980. The school recognises the value of health, sport, and physical education as an integral part of students development and growth.
Wirreanda was chosen as the first South Australian Specialist Physical Education and Sport School in 1996.
The Specialist Sports Course is designed to enable those students who can demonstrate a special interest, commitment, and ability in sport to experience an educational program to support their sporting development.
This includes the development of skills, knowledge, and fitness for their sport and development in sport related areas such as exercise physiology, coaching, officiating, biomechanics, sports medicine, sports psychology, etc.
Students can choose from a range of specialist sports classes including Australian Rules football, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Dance (Hip Hop Funk), Surfing and Outdoor Recreation.
The subjects run for a full semester and form part of the student’s normal timetable in the same way as traditional subjects such a Maths and English.
SSC students undertaking a sport will have 250 minutes of involvement per week, equivalent to all other subjects.
Students must apply for the course when in year 7 and attend a "Come & Try Day" at Wirreanda during that year.
If successful they can begin a journey in year 8 that can take them through to year 12 in the Specialist Sport Course.
The year 8 and 9 courses focus on skill, fitness, attitude and their ability to respond to coaching.
In year 10 students undertake a level 0 coaching certificate and are educated in conducting coaching clinics in their sport. This is a major part of their assessment.
Year 11 SSC students enrol in Stage 1 Integrated Learning and focus on assisting to run year 8 SSC classes with the relevant teacher or conduct advanced primary school clinics and competitions.
At year 12 the SSC course links into Stage 2 Integrated Learning from which students can gain a TER. For further information please call Ross Wall, Manager of the Specialist Sport Program or Heather Lee on 8329 7230.