Warwick Academy aims to provide all students with the opportunity to develop their physical abilities, through a variety of fun activities.
Students are taught not only how to get fit, but also why it is important.
Our hope is that the activities followed in class and during Activity Afternoons will help to build each student’s self-esteem, and also lead to a healthier lifestyle.
The syllabus at Warwick Academy is based on the National Curriculum and students cover a wide variety of topics.
Warwick Academy has a 25 metre swimming pool which can be used year-round for swimming, water polo, lifeguard training and aqua aerobics.
We also have a gymnasium for gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, netball, cricket, tennis, table tennis, fitness training, tumbling and ‘ultimate Frisbee’.
The pool and gym can also be rented out by clubs and organizations, outside of school hours.
We also have two main playing fields, used for cross-country, cricket, football, flag football, lacrosse, netball, rugby, softball, track and field, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball.
There is also a dock at the northern end of the school which is used for swimming and lifesaving activities.
Our Activity Afternoons take place every term and break only for exams, sports days and other special events. Students in Years Seven to Nine meet on Tuesdays, and Years 10-13 on Thursdays.
We mix up our activities according to the seasons, and also offer equestrian training, golf, mountain biking, rowing, sailing, salsa, squash, walking, weights, yoga and now, Zumba.
Due to the commitment of our staff, student body and trained professionals at many of our locations, we have had great success in sports. We hold several championship trophies.
In badminton last year we won many age categories and have this year dominated a local tournament.
We won the middle school boys’ cricket league last year. Our boys’ and girls’ teams also won the softball at Bernard Park.
In the fall we won the primary, middle and high school swimming championships.
We also dominated the middle and senior boys’ volleyball. In football the senior boys and girls came second in the league.
In basketball the middle school boys maintained their winning record for the sixth year running. The senior girls also won this year’s basketball league.
Warwick Academy always does well in cross-country and this year once again had several runners on the podium. We also did well in the Front Street Mile.
Even our school mascot, The Bear, supports our sports, when he is not taking part in road races to meet his goal of running 350 kilometres this year.
Our sporting success is due to the commitment of players and coaches.
We also have volunteer coaches. They are: Mark Hamilton, Bill Bucci and Andrew Soares (senior boys’ volleyball); Shari Scott and Shanay Scott (senior girls’ basketball); Steven Simons, Jason Simons and Dean Jones (senior boys’ basketball); and Mike Corday and Chris Wright (senior girls’ football).
To the Warwick Academy staff, activity leaders and coaches, thank you for giving your time to help make someone else’s life better.