Sport is an integral part of the MLC School life and plays an important part in the development of the whole person. MLC School has a proud sporting tradition and we applaud those who give it a go as much as those who excel.

Sport helps the girls develop many qualities they can rely on now, and later in life such as teamwork, leadership and fair play.

Girls in Year 6 to Year 8 are strongly encouraged to take up a Saturday sport and play for at least two terms of the year. This allows them to develop their skills and make friendships with other students in their Year. From Year 7, students who play sport for six terms over a two-year period are eligible for a Pocket.

Saturdays see the MLC School community out in force to cheer on our school teams, finalists and to wrap-up and say thank you for the season.

Other Sporting Opportunities

In addition to many competitive sports played on Saturday mornings, MLC School participates in various competitions throughout Sydney.

These activities include:

  • Fencing
  • Rowing
  • Snow Sports
  • Diving
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics

Inter-House Sport

An important part of the tradition and culture of MLC School is the Inter-House competitions. Girls represent their House as they strive for Championship and representative honours in Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.

There are four Houses in the Junior School and 10 Houses in the Senior School. A large part of the fun of these sporting competitions is the costumed themes and House cheering led by the Captains of each House. House Spirit is equally as important as competitive points.

Inter-House competitions encourage our outstanding athletes to begin the road to representative level, cheered on by their peers, while also inviting everyone in the school to have a go, be active and admire determination, no matter the result.

Of course the House relays bring out the best of competitive rivalry and are hotly contested!

Inter-School Sport

Saturday Sport

Saturday competitions allow girls to compete according to their skill level.

Primary School sport takes place on Saturday mornings. Some of the sports offered include:

  • Basketball
  • Minkey/Hockey
  • Netball
  • Tee-Ball/Modball/Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Soccer
  • Waterpolo

Secondary School sport with schools in the Independent Girls' Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) competition occurs on Saturday mornings and includes such sports as:

  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

As well as sending representatives to IGSSA and IPSHA in:

  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic)
  • Swimming and Diving

State and National Representative

The NSW Combined Independent Schools' (CIS) competition selects outstanding sport persons for representation, providing girls at both Primary and Secondary level, the opportunity, if selected, to represent their state and their country and compete at an elite level to become National Champions.

MLC School has had some impressive performances at Inter-School Competitions and are proud of our sporting achievements which has seen us produce Olympians in the past.


MLC School offers diving at a a beginner's level right through to competitive School, State and National levels.

The program is open to both MLC School students and the general public. Diving is held in the MLC School Aquatic Centre and is open to all girls regardless of ability – anyone can come and participate in diving from absolute beginners to advanced divers. Students in the Diving program have the opportunity to represent MLC School at Inter-school and Inter-club competitions.


Classes are filled on a first in first served basis. Get in quickly to secure your child's place in the program. Programs run from beginners through to competitive and advanced divers.

For further information about our Diving program, please contact the Aquatic Centre.


Holiday Program

MLC School Gymnastics offers Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics to both MLC School students and the general public. Operating in a fun, safe, professional environment we teach fundamental movement skills essential to healthy physical development.

The program is conducted within the MLC School Aquatic Centre and Sporting Complex.

  • Lessons are offered over six days
  • The program is multi-level and progressive
  • Gymnasts have the opportunity to compete at a school, Regional, State and National level in all gym sports
  • Holiday training programs and beginner camps run over school holiday periods

What's on Offer?

Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics is composed of four apparatus: Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise and the Vault

Rhythmic Gymnastics

The following apparatus are used in Rhythmic Gymnastics: Ball, Rope, Hoop, Ribbon, Clubs and Free Hand

For further information about our Gymnastics Programs, email or contact the Aquatic Centre on (02) 8741 3154.


Each season we continue to build a cohesive, enjoyable rowing program for all. We strive to maintain a competitive squad with integrated standards at school and club level competition.

MLC School Rowing provides students with the opportunity to become respectful of the values and disciplines of teamwork as well as nurture a desire to excel and consistently produce their best effort.

The squad has a unified goal of growth and continued improvement in all ages. At all levels, the objective is to develop technical skills and gain the appropriate levels of strength and endurance required to be successful in Rowing. We emphasise team engagement, students enjoying themselves, as well as the importance of learning how to win with modesty and be gracious in defeat.

As in previous seasons of Rowing at MLC School, the focus will remain that Rowing is a team sport and crews will be trained and raced leading into the Head of the River, with many opportunities throughout the season to race in smaller boats.

Squad Structure

  • Year 6 to Year 7 Learn to Row and Coxswains
  • Year 8 (Junior) Rowers graduating Year 8 – Race 1000m
  • Year 9 (Junior) Rowers graduating Year 9 – Race 1000m
  • Year 10 (Intermediate) All rowers graduating Year 10 – Race 1500m
  • Year 11/12 (Senior) All rowers graduating Year 11 or 12 – Race 2000m

Each of these racing divisions has an objective best suited to their abilities.

There is no restriction racing girls up an age category with the aim of developing girls to be their best.

Further Information

For further information on MLC School Rowing contact Head of Program (Rowing) Kathleen Hextell.


Learning how to play tennis is a great way to exercise and can significantly help in a child's brain development, improve energy levels and enhance confidence and goal setting later on in life. Lessons which are run by experienced MLC School tennis coaches, providing fun programs and activities to develop tennis skills at all junior levels.