Sport plays a significant part of both the physical and social development of all students. At Holy Name there are many opportunities for the students to develop the Fundamental Skills that help with a wide variety of sports and games. At Holy Name students through years K-6 have the opportunity to be involved in weekly Physical Education Lessons. These lessons usually focus on Fundamental Movement Skills as listed by the NSW Education Standards Authority.
Years K-2 take part in sports lessons throughout the week. These experiences focus on teamwork and cooperation as well as draw on skills learnt in PE Lessons. K-2 participate in an Athletics Carnival, Cross Country and Swimming Carnival. Talented students who are 8 years of age have the opportunity for selection in Manning and Diocesan Representative Teams for Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country. Students participate in a range of sporting lessons through the Sporting Schools program. A variety of sports are taught by specialists, including Gymnastics, Rugby and Touch Football and Year 2 students complete a two-week Intensive Swimming program in Term 4.
Years 3-6 participate in a range of different sports throughout the year. These experiences focus on building teamwork and cooperation skills as well as playing games involving strategies and other specific skills. These sports take place at school. Students aged 8-13 years participate in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to trial for all winter and summer sports to follow the representative pathway in their chosen discipline. A variety of sports are taught by specialists, including Gymnastics, Rugby and Touch Football.
Further opportunities are available to students for selection in representative teams within the manning Region and Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan levels before proceeding to Polding. Selection here results in representation at the Primary School Sport Association (PSSA) State level. Representation opportunities available for students attending Holy Name Primary are: Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Summer Sports and Winter Sports.