Castle Cove Public School


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Term 1

  • Years 2, 3 & 4 – Fundamental Skills and Athletics Carnival training.
  • Years 5 & 6 – Game Sense – A variety of hybrid games designed to utilise a range of skills.
  • PSSA Trials for Netball, Soccer and AFL to be held in Weeks 5 & 7. Final PSSA team selections will be announced as soon as possible to students via the sports notice board, and by letter home.
  • The Swimming Carnival and the Cross Country Carnival will be held this term.


Terms 2 & 3

Information for PSSA Netball, Soccer and AFL

The Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) facilitates and promotes inter-school sporting competition. Each school year school students are eligible to participate in PSSA sporting fixtures. The sports undertaken are organised by schools within the local area. Most schools have pre-existing sporting preferences and organise competitions popular with students.

Currently, Castle Cove Public School offers the following PSSA sports:

Year 3 – AFL (mixed boys and girls)

Year 4 – AFL (mixed boys and girls)

Years 5 and 6 – Netball (girls) and Soccer (mixed boys and girls)         


Please find below our PSSA organisation for 2018.



Training will be held every Friday morning, between 7:45-8:45am. Soccer / AFL training is at Holly Street Oval, and Netball training is at school on the netball/basketball court.

For training updates and information please refer to our sports blog (especially when the weather looks inclement) at 



Games will be held on Friday afternoons. Students will be travelling by bus or walking to their playing destinations each Friday, leaving school between 12.00-12.15pm and returning to school by 3:25pm.



AFL will be held at Tunks Park, Northbridge

Netball will be held at Willoughby Leisure Centre, Willoughby.

Soccer will be held at multiple locations including Mowbray P.S, Mowbray Road, Lane Cove; Blackman Park, Lane Cove West; Primrose Park, Young Street, Cremorne; Greenwich Public School, Kingslangley Road, Greenwich; Northbridge Oval and Holly Street Oval, Castle Cove.


A draw will be handed to students as they become available for any parents wishing to watch students play.


The cost of playing PSSA in Term 2 and 3 will be paid in a lump sum with permission note before students are permitted to play PSSA sport. This cost will cover all rounds of PSSA competition. Please note that this is a non-refundable amount.  The final cost will be outlined in a note brought home if they are successful in gaining a place.

Students will be required to read and sign the code of conduct form and return it to school with their permission slip and payment. Students must have read and signed the code of conduct before playing PSSA sport. This is to avoid any confusion in what is expected from students each week.

Students will be issued with Castle Cove PSSA uniforms that should be returned to coaches at the end of the playing season in Term 3. Netballers will also be given a bib every Friday to wear on the court. All students will require a hat, sunscreen and drink for their games. Soccer and AFL students need to provide the following.

  • Navy shorts
  • Shin pads (for soccer only )
  • Navy/Blue socks
  • Soccer boots (without metal studs)
  • Mouth guard (optional soccer/ recommended for AFL)


Students will need to promptly return the permission note and payment (to be advised) in order for them to play.


School Based Sport Options

In 2018 we will be offering:

  • Dance/aerobics
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Skills Clinic
  • Mini Soccer

These lessons will take place on Friday afternoons between 2pm-3.25pm. Places are offered to students in Years 3-6 who are not involved in PSSA sport.  As numbers are limited students will be asked to choose two sports they wish to participate in. Our best efforts will be made to allow all students to participate in their fist preference sport  at some point in the year.


  • Dance/Aerobics (Terms 2 & 3)

In Terms 2 & 3 Dance/Aerobics lessons will be offered to a maximum of 25 students. Lessons will take place in the Hall between 2-3.25pm. There is no cost involved.


  • Tennis, Skills Clinic, Basketball & Mini Soccer(Terms 2, 3 & 4)

Tennis lessons will be offered in terms 2, 3 & 4. We have two Tennis centres- Tennis Cove located on Eastern Valley Way and Keno Tennis at Castle Cove Golf Course. Students, accompanied by a teacher, will walk to Tennis on Friday afternoons for lessons. Students will be taught the basic skills of tennis by professional coaches and participate in a wide range of games and activities that enhance these skills. Students may bring their own tennis racquet or borrow one. Location is subject to availability teacher/student ratios.

For tennis, there is a maximum number of places available to students. They will be offered to students by seniority- Year 6 first, Year 5 second, Year 4 third and Year 3 fourth. Students who are selected will need to return the payment and form together. A permission note and payment (to be advised) will need to be returned before they can play.


Skills Clinic allows students to develop skills and tactics required for PSSA competition. It is our aim to prepare students for the following season of PSSA competition. Lessons will take place at school or at Holly Street Oval.

Basketball will be held on the school basketball court.  Students will develop their skills of passing, dribbling, goal scoring and teamwork through drills and game play.

Mini Soccer will be held on the school oval. Students play in small teams and develop their skills of passing, kicking, and teamwork.


Term 4

Years 4, 5 & 6 - Surf School. Lessons are held on Friday mornings at either Long Reef Beach or Collaroy Beach. The company we use is Manly Surf School.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 – Tennis, Mini Soccer, Basketball & Skills Clinic. Please refer to the information outlined above


Hopefully this provides you with an insight into CCPS sport this year. Additional details will follow according to sporting event. If you have any further questions please contact


Natasha Reynolds

CCPS Sport