GMAS has an extensive, diverse and challenging co-curricular program across Sports and the Arts. It is structured to meet the needs of our students, and to capitalise upon the expertise of our staff and parents. The focus is firmly on participation and having a go rather than on pure ability.
Students of all ages are encouraged to be involved in the local weekend sporting competitions and the distinctive teal and blue uniforms are a familiar sight on the various sporting fields.
At GMAS we offer Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Australian Rules football, Cricket and Basketball both as an associated extra-curricular option on weekends against local teams and in conjunction with school affiliated competitions on weeknights. Our diversity in geography allows our students to participate in various levels and associations around the south-west of Western Australia against a plethora of opposition. We participate in various one day carnivals in a variety of sports and groups, as well as giving our teams the opportunity to progress to various championship level games in Perth should they succeed in gaining entry.
At school, students have an active PE programme and all Junior School students have a morning fitness program. We have Interhouse athletics, cross country and swimming carnivals and compete in local and State Carnivals in Perth for both Junior and Secondary students.
The involvement of specialist coaches to develop both the coaching skills of the team coaches as well as the students is a key to a successful development of sport at GMAS.
To further expand the depth of coaching knowledge and skills we are offering Level 1 coaching courses to staff, parents, and students in chosen sports.
GMAS has had a number of students selected to represent at local, State and National level in football, netball, basketball, soccer, equestrian hockey, athletics, cross country and clay target shooting. Many have been rewarded with team colours as a result of their wonderful efforts.
Please note the GMAS expected Sporting Codes of Behaviour
GMAS Swimming Club
GMAS Swimming Club is accepted by Swimming WA as the second swimming club for Busselton. Under the guidance of our coaches Andrea Nielsen and Brooke Kemp, students train up to five days a week. The GMAS Swimming Club prides itself on being a friendly, family oriented club that focusses on fun, fitness and healthy competition. We regularly attend swim meets, and our swimmers continually make their coaches, school and families proud with their concerted effort, team spirit and good sportsmanship.
A brochure containing more information on the swimming club can be found here.