Co-Curricular Sport

All students in Years 4 - 12 are involved in competitive sport. Teams range from novices to local and State Premiership winners. Through our participation in the Associated Private Schools (APS) fixtures, students can represent the College in regular, inter-school competition in a wide range of sports and in carnivals.


  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country

Team Sports (some sports are modified for the Junior School):

  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo 

Those committed to high achievement in sport have access to Regional, District, State and National representation, and may also engage in a special academic and sporting excellence program to support them in becoming professional athletes.

Students who represent the College at an APS Carnival and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to training become members of the APS Squad and will receive a letter inviting them to purchase an APS Squad Member Hoodie from the uniform shop, embroidered with their years of representation. For more information on APS Squad Member criteria or the Red Hoodie please contact Acting Director of Activities, Mr Matt Stopel

Children from Prep to Year 3 develop sporting skills, balance and co-ordination through Physical Education lessons with specialist teachers. Prep students also enjoy a Music and Movement program. There is a Prep to Year 3 Olympics event each year and a modified Cross Country experience. Preps also have Learn To Swim lessons in Terms 1 and 4.

For a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of all sport co-curricular activities available at A.B. Paterson College, please refer to the Co-Curricular Directory 2021.

Current record holders across Swimming and Athletics at A.B. Paterson College can be viewed here:

A B Paterson College Swimming Records 2021

A B Paterson College Athletics Records 2021