The House Competition is essential to the sporting development of many boys, as it is their chance to compete at the school level in their chosen sports. Representation in inter-school sporting competitions is also an integral part of the sport program with over 35 teams representing Melbourne High School in any one year. Melbourne High School regularly competes in the Northern Zone finals and the State finals in such events as Swimming, Diving, Athletics, Senior AFL Football, Squash, Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball and Basketball. The following teams have recently won state titles: Senior Cricket, Senior Hockey, Senior Table Tennis and Intermediate Badminton.
Melbourne High School teams also compete in ‘All-Schools’ events and competitions in the following sports: Rowing, Rugby, Water Polo, Athletics, Fencing, Cross Country Running, Lawn Bowls, Orienteering, Swimming and Netball.
The timetabled weekly sports program is compulsory for all students of Melbourne High School. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience new and different sports, ranging from competitive to social and from team to individual. Throughout summer and winter the students choose a new sport every 6–10 weeks. The program is designed for students to experience a wide range of activities, to improve their fitness, to meet new students in year 9 and to gain proper coaching in these sports.
The sports program consists of the following selections: Badminton, Baseball, Breakdance, Chess, Cricket, Cross-country, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Martial Arts / Taekwondo, Lacrosse, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weights and Yoga. Note there is no guarantee minor sports will run in any given year.
Cock House Competition
The Cock House competition is an extensive year round competition aimed at enhancing students’ connectedness with the School. (The name of the Competition originates from the English phrase of Cock of the Walk i.e. top house.) The activities included are sporting and culturally based. Many leadership opportunities are available within each House.
Each year MHS participates in two interstate sporting exchanges with North Sydney Boys High (March) and Adelaide High (August).
All students have the opportunity to participate by playing for the School and travelling interstate or by billeting a visiting student from interstate. These are wonderful parts of the School program and the benefits of being involved are numerous.
Club Sporting Teams (Weekend Or After School)
The School, in conjunction with the Melbourne High School Old Boys' Association, fields a number of club sporting teams. These teams are coached and/or managed by members of staff or old boys.
During the winter season, Under 17 football teams are entered in the Moorabbin Saints District Junior Football League competition; Under 15 and Under 17 Hockey teams are entered in a State Junior Hockey competition; Senior and Under 16 Rugby Union teams are entered in the Victorian Schools’ Rugby Union competition. Finally U16 & U18 Lacrosse teams are entered in the Victorian Junior Lacrosse competition.
During the summer season, an Under 16 Cricket team is entered in the Southern District and Churches Cricket League. The 1st and 2nd XI’s also play in the mid-week Cricket Association. Water Polo enters a Year 9, Year 10, Open A and Open B teams in the Victorian Schools Water Polo Association competitions, as well as the Victorian Water Polo inter-club competitions.
It is expected that if a student from Melbourne High School plays these sports on the weekend, he should try where possible to play with one of these teams
House & Weekly Sports Uniform
For students to be allowed to participate in these activities they must wear the correct attire during training and in competitions. Students may be disqualified from competition if they do not have the correct attire. Students without correct attire on sports days must report to the Teacher-in-Charge and explain their situation. Student attendance is compulsory and closely monitored. Sport specific uniform will be arranged by teachers and/or coaches as part of preparations for competition.
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