Gippsland Grammar offers an extensive sports program that aims to involve all students in participation at various levels.
Our program is a compulsory aspect of the curriculum which involves all students participating in our Thursday afternoon sessions throughout the year. There are opportunities for students to excel in interschool sports and beyond and to participate in non-competitive sports just for fun.
Gippsland Grammar is a member school of two Independent School organisations – South Eastern Independent Schools Association (SEISA) and Independent Country Co-educational Schools (ICCES). Through SEISA we compete in a range of summer and winter sports as well as our yearly carnivals in swimming, athletics and cross-country. Over half of the school population competes in a school team on match days, as there is a great emphasis on participation. In the ICCES competition, annual swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals are held at centralised venues in Melbourne.
Gippsland Grammar offers an extensive rowing program, which runs throughout the year and involves us in many statewide regattas. Our rowers have achieved great success over the years with our crews and individual scullers.
Some students have excelled and reached national level through our trap and small bore shooting programs that also contribute to our Thursday Sport.
We are currently excelling in athletics and cross-country running. We have after-school training each week under the guidance of one of the top regional coaches and this has enabled us to be undefeated in these sports for several years.
Being a country-based school, many of our students are interested in equestrian events and our team competes in several gymkhanas throughout the year.
As well as these competitions, we are actively involved in local community-based school sports such as netball, touch football and softball.
The Thursday program offers a wide range of competitive sports and leisure sports. Gippsland Grammar has a strong House system and inter house sport is keenly contested throughout the year.
One of our main aims at Gippsland Grammar is to develop in our students a love of physical activity so that they can continue to enjoy sport throughout their lives, having gained the confidence and skills to participate effectively.