Pymble sets the standard in girls’ school sporting prowess. Year after year, and in numerous sports, activities and age groups, Pymble students achieve truly outstanding results while conducting themselves with grace and fairness.
From fitness-training before school, to state and international-level competitions, Pymble’s sports and activities program offers something for every student.
Regardless of their experience or performance level, our students have the opportunity to participate, to challenge themselves physically and to achieve their personal bests. The College’s outstanding facilities and dedicated coaching staff will ensure that no matter where their sporting interests lie, students’ enthusiasm, passion and dedication will be wholeheartedly supported. View our list of sport and activities.
In support of a balanced education, our students are encouraged to participate in whichever sport they desire and the College will create new teams where there is demand.
Pymble Secondary School students participate in IGSSA (Independent Girls’ Schools Sports Association) carnivals and competitions. The aim of IGSSA activities is to reflect the values and ethos common to its member schools and reinforce the appropriate components of their Personal Development, Health and Physical Education programs. For those sports not offered by IGSSA, Pymble enters district, regional and invitational competitions and carnivals.
Students in representative teams are offered the opportunity to travel to other countries including the UK, USA and New Zealand to participate in invitational sporting tournaments.
Pymble Junior School students participate in IPSHA (Independent Primary School Heads’ Association) competitions. Junior School inter-school Saturday sport is available for students in Year 3 to 6. Kindergarten to Year 2 students can participate in a program called Learn to Play. This runs on a weekday afternoon and provides the students with the opportunity to experience the sports that are available for them to play from Year 3.
There are a number of non-competitive sporting activities available outside school hours to Preparatory School students. These include artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming and tennis.
The College also offers the Pymble Elite Sportswomen’s Program to talented athletes in Years 7 to 12 across all sports. The program is designed to foster the development of these athletes through assistance and motivation and to help maintain a balance between high-level sporting commitments and academic studies.
A stunning array of competitive and non-competitive sport is on offer to Secondary School students.
Junior School students may choose from a similarly wide range of competitive and non-competitive sports.
At Pymble, our students have access to outstanding sporting facilities, many of which are conveniently located within the College grounds. These include:
- Our new state-of-the-art Braith Williams Aquatic and Fitness Centre within the Centenary Sports Precinct, which opened in 2016. The centre includes a Learn to Swim pool which is open to the Pymble community and the general public and a 50m swimming and diving pool featuring an Olympic-standard touch timing system, which monitors results in the custom-built control room. The spacious Fitness Centre includes a 21m running track with shock absorption flooring; functional weights area; cardio machines; and world-class athlete tracking software designed to maximise performance and minimise injury. The Centre also has an enlarged grandstand to seat approximately 700 people; big screen television; reverse cycle heat recovery air conditioners; wheelchair access to all levels via the lift; and secure undercover parking for 200-plus cars.
- Three large sports playing fields, including a synthetic turf dual-purpose field for hockey and tennis.
- 13 basketball/netball courts and 25 outdoor tennis courts.
- An indoor physical education centre, containing a gymnasium, artistic gymnasium with foam pit, weights room, indoor courts for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball as well as video facilities and classroom.
- The College rowing shed, located at Leichardt, overlooks Iron Cove Bay on the Parramatta River. The shed provides storage for the College’s fleet of boats and coaching equipment, as well as an open-plan area for training and instruction and a gym.