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Specialist Programs

Churchlands Senior High School offers two sports specialist programs to our students: Special AFL and Special Swimming. These programs help develop character, teach technical skills and self-discipline whilst nurture a love of sport. The specialist programs enable students to develop their skills as athletes and give them the opportunity to compete at their highest levels.

Special AFL Footy Program

Students selected into the Special AFL Program will undertake an extra focus in AFL complimented with aspects from the normal Year 7 Physical Education Program set by the school. Students will be exposed to this program for two lessons per week as well as fulfilling the full academic program.

The program is designed to enhance students’ talent and ability in the sport. Students in the AFL Program will have the opportunity to participate in Interschool Lightning Carnivals and competitions against other specialist schools.

The program begins in Year 7 and continues until Year 10. It is open to students with special interest and above average skills who are genuinely interested for further development. Students must display an examplary attitude towards the game and current involvement at community level is highly desirable.

Estimated program cost is $80.00 and students will receive

• Churchlands SHS Specialist AFL personalised training jumper
• Churchlands SHS Specialist AFL shorts
• Red socks for competition.

Selection trials will be conducted at the end of Term 3. Students who have completed an application will be notified by email with details of the trial date and time.

Contact: Mr Chris Tan

Special Swimming Program

Churchlands Senior High School has a long and successful history in developing and producing top-level swimmers and consistently performs well in the A Grade Interschool Swimming Competition.

This program is designed for students with a higher ability and interest in swimming, who wish to refine and develop their swimming ability. Students interested in the program need to be eager to pursue other aquatic sports including surf life saving.

Students are selected in Year 6 for the Year 7 intake and swimmers continuing on towards Year 8, 9 and 10 will be at the discretion of program organisers.

The Swimming Program will be conducted during school hours twice per week for the whole year. Students are expected to attend a minimum of one before school training session per week and are encouraged to swim outside of school times – with the school or another club.

The program will include:

• Stroke development with a professional coach
• Involvement in the Surf Life Saving Cadets Program.

The Cadets Program is a community funded program and offers an opportunity for the students to learn surf lifesaving skills, achieve first aid qualifications and also experience other aquatic based opportunities.

Selection trials will be conducted late in Term 3 or early Term 4. Students who have completed an application will be notified by email with details of the trial date and time.

Contact: Mr Chris Van Maanen

Year 7 2024 Specialist Programs

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Specialist AFL Program 2024 pdf0.94MB
Specialist Swimming Program 2024 pdf2.58MB