Presentation on theme: "Representative School Sport in NSW"— Presentation transcript:
1Representative School Sport in NSW If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a higher price.
2Western SSAIs the largest of the ten Government school sports associations in NSW in terms of geography but the smallest in terms of enrolments.Boundries: Lithgow – Gilgandra – Broken Hill – Wentworth -West Wyalong - Oberon.
3Primary EligibilityThe Primary Representative School Sport Program caters for boys and girls from the age of 8 years to 13 years 5 months in the year of competition, enrolled in Primary Schools affiliated to the New South Wales Primary Schools Sports Association.Whilst affiliations are charged to schools for Years 3-6, 8 year olds in Year 2 may compete at the discretion of the school!
4School Representative (PSSA) Western SSA has:125 Primary Schools20 Central SchoolsSuccess = Sacrifice + Sweat
5District Representative (PSSA) Western SSA has 14 Districts:Bathurst, Blayney, Bourke, Cowra, Cudgegong, Dubbo, Gobondery, Lachlan, Lithgow, Narraf, Nyngbar, Orange, TULC, West Wyalong.Each District is an autonomous body. Number of schools in each District varies (from 3 to 19). There is currently a Notice of Motion for the AGM to reduce the number of Districts to as few as 9.
6Divisional Representative (PSSA) Selected from eitherKnockouts orDivisional TrialsKnockouts for a particular sport split into Eastern and Western Division. A team from each selected to attend Regional Trials Day.Divisional Trials – Districts invited to select team to attend Divisional trials. If no District team selected then individuals nominated by their District may attend.The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender!
7Regional Representative (PSSA) Western teams selected through trialsattended by:School knockout teams plus invited individualsDistrict teams plus invited individualsDivisional teams plus invited individuals
8State Representative (PSSA) Western SSA one of 14 Primary Associations in NSW:GovernmentHunter, North Coast, North West, Riverina, South Coast, Sydney East,Sydney North, Sydney South West, Sydney West, Western.Sub-RegionBarrier (Broken Hill area)CatholicsPolding and MackillopIndependentsCombined Independent SchoolsPrimary state carnivals are “All School” carnivals because the non-government associations can each compete at this level. As such, the NSW PSSA team selected at any carnival is fully-representative.
9National Representative (PSSA) School Sport AustraliaNational Carnivals attended by teams representing the states and territories of Australia.If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
10Secondary Eligibility The Secondary Representative School SportProgram caters for boys and girls from theage of 12 years to 19 years in the year ofcompetition, enrolled in GovernmentSecondary or Central Schools affiliated tothe New South Wales Combined HighSchools Sports Association.
11School Representative (CHS) Western SSA has:29 High Schools20 Central SchoolsLosers visualise the penalties of failure, but winners visualise the rewards of success.
12Regional Representative (CHS) Western teams selected through trialsattended by:School knockout teams plus invited individualsDivisional teams plus invited individualsIndividuals nominated by their schoolsDue to the small number of schools and the size of the Region, no Zones or Districts exist at the secondary level
13State Representative (CHS) Western SSA one of 11 Government Associations in NSW:GovernmentHunter, North Coast, North West, Riverina, South Coast, Sydney East,Sydney North, Sydney South West, Sydney West, Western.Sub-RegionWest Darling (Broken Hill area)Following carnivals attended by the Government Associations, A NSW CHS team is selected. Note, for some sports (Hockey, volleyball, touch), individual trials are held to select certain CHS teams. In such cases, students may not have represented the Western SSANobody who ever gave their best regretted it!
14All Schools Representative (SEC) A fully-representative NSW team comprisingGovernment and Non-Government students:Teams participating in All Schools Trials:NSW Combined High SchoolsNSW Combined Catholic CollegesNSW Combined Independent SchoolsSelection of All Schools teams generally follow CHS Carnivals in each sport.Each All Schools Sport Sub Committee is chaired by the CHS Convener. Make-up of the sub committee is CHS x 3, Catholics x 1, CIS x 1.
15National Representative (SEC) School Sport AustraliaNational Carnivals attended by teams representing the states and territories of Australia.Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
16Things that hurt instruct! SUMMARYPrimary:SchoolDistrict(Division)RegionStateNationalsSecondary:SchoolRegionNSW CHSNSW All SchoolsNationalsThings that hurt instruct!
17NSW PSSA Website: www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au/nswpssa Location: State Sports Unit, Bankstown North PSAddress:Hume Highway (LMB 1530) Bankstown 2200Executive Officer:Neil Sherring (02)
18NSW PSSA Secretary: Patricia Saville (02) 9707 6920 Council: NSW PSSA Executive(President, Senior VP, 3 x Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Exec. Officer)Sport Conveners (16)Association Delegates (2 each)Meetings:1 Executive meeting per term1 Council meeting per term1 AGM (Term 4)
19NSW PSSA - Sports Athletics Australian Football Basketball Cricket Cross CountryDivingFootballGolfHockeyNetballRugby LeagueRugby UnionSoftballSwimmingTennisTouchWSSA do not participate in AFL.Diving by nomination
20NSW CHS Website: www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au/nswchssa Location: State Sports Unit, Bankstown North PSAddress:Hume Highway (LMB 1530) Bankstown 2200Executive Officer:Grant Parker (02)
21NSW CHS Secretary: Patricia Saville (02) 9707 6920 Council: NSW CHS Executive(President, 4 x Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Executive Officer)Sport Conveners (16)Association Delegates (2 each)Meetings:1 Executive meeting per term1 Council meeting per term1 AGM (Term 4)
22NSW CHS - Sports Athletics Australian Football Baseball Basketball CanoeingCricketCross CountryDivingFootballGolfGymnasticsHockeyLawn BowlsNetballRowingRugby LeagueRugby UnionSailingSoftballSquashSwimmingTable TennisTennisTouchTrampoline SportsTriathlonVolleyballWater PoloWSSA do not participate in AFL.Diving by nomination
27Role of the Western Sports Organiser In brief, to coordinate the Representative School Sports Program and SchoolSwimming Scheme (K-2) for Government schools (primary, secondary andcentral) within the Western Region.Duties include:Administering the office of the Western School Sports AssociationSetting State (with other RSO’s) and Regional Sports calendarsManaging budgets for relief ($92,500), School Swimming Scheme ($80000), state carnivals hosted by Western SSA, 45 teams representing WSSA at state carnivalsWSSA apparelCoordination of 45 teams (1300 representatives, 50 teachers annually) to state carnivalsHosting up to 5 state carnivals on behalf of NSWPSSA or CHS annually.Representing the WSSA at NSWPSSA and NSWCHS Council meetingsSports consultancyLiaison with other Government agencies and Community sporting bodies
28Role of the Western Sports Clerical Officer ReceptionReceipting and banking of all Association fundsStock controlPreparation of Financial statements including BASPreparation of all Rep information packages,handbooks, area and state programsWebsiteSecond RSO!!!!!!
29Role of the Western Sports Convener Conduct Regional trials for selection of WSSA teamAccompany WSSA team to state carnival / championshipSubmit report on returnInitiate award nomination(s) for their sportSubmit trials information (term 4) for the following year
30Role of the Western Sports Manager Attend Regional selection trials as an official (requires separate nomination)Submit report on returnInitiate award nomination(s) for their sport
32Duty of Care means taking all care to avoid foreseeable risks. What is ‘Duty of Care’?Duty of Care means taking allcare to avoid foreseeablerisks.
33Where Can I Find the Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools?
34Parents should note that children Are students covered for medical expenses and ambulance if they get injured playing sport?Parents should note that childrenparticipate in the school sport program‘at their own risk’. This includes PElessons, school sport and representativesport.All students are covered for serious injury (such as permanent loss/use of a prescribed faculty/part of the body) and death under the Supplementary Injuries Benefits Scheme funded by the NSW Government. However, medical expenses exceeding the amount covered by MEDICARE, for injuries such as broken limbs, teeth etc are not covered unless parents have taken out private health insurance.ie. The only way a claim can be made against the DET is through litigation (suing for neglect of duty). Litigation would be against the DET and not the individual teacher.
35Arrangements can be made to attend trials I have a student who wants to participate in a state sport not offered by Western. How can they do this?Arrangements can be made to attend trialsat a neighbouring region such as NorthWest, Hunter or Riverina.Alternatively, some sports have Convenersteams.
36We don’t have accredited coaches for our school teams on staff We don’t have accredited coaches for our school teams on staff. Can we use non-teachers as coaches?Non teacher coaches may be used for school or Regionalteams providing:The person has appropriate accreditationThe principal acknowledges the person as the school coachAppropriate screening and declaration forms completed.A teacher accompanies the team and is responsible for management of the team (and Duty of Care).The non teacher would have the same cover by the DET asa teacher!
37But only in the sports of swimming and Can an 8 year old student in year two participate in the Representative School Sport Program?YesBut only in the sports of swimming andathletics. There are designated events for 8year olds in each sport. It should be notedthat it is a school decision to allow suchstudents the opportunity of competing!
38When I tried to book a venue, I was asked to provide a copy of the school’s Public Liability Insurance. What do I do?Recommendation is to provide the following wording on schoolletterhead:“In support of the application from (name of convener) for the (name oftrial), the New South Wales Department of Education and Training is aSelf Insurer and is prepared to give indemnity under the followingterms:The Education Department and its teachers owe a duty of care to all students in its charge to protect them against the risk of injury that is foreseeable.That duty of care is owed whenever student/teacher relationships exist and likewise when supervision is provided. The Department of Education and Training will indemnify the (name of council) in respect of any personal injury to any student caused by the negligence of the Department of Education and Training or its servants arising out of its use of your property.