School Sports Victoria
Harvester Technical College is involved with School Sports Victoria and compete against approximately ten other schools from the Western District. We have competitive and talented students who have performed extremely well when competing against other schools, often with a much bigger student pool to choose from.
Students often try-out for upcoming sports during either their lunch breaks or in an allocated time in school hours. This year, 2020, Harvester students are experiencing their most successful start in our short history. During Term One, Harvester students won their Division in Senior Cricket, Volleyball and Baseball, and the Senior Boys teams in both Futsal and Tennis made the other competing schools fight hard for their wins. With a huge range of sports to choose from, from the skill and precision of Table Tennis to the crash and bash of Rugby Union, there is sure to be a sport for you to try out for.
Sport & Health
At Harvester Technical College, all staff value the importance of physical activity and the enormous benefits associated with being both fit and healthy. All students, in their structured timetables, have a Sport & Health lesson twice a week where they are expected to participate in a range of sports, from traditional sports such as Australian Rules Football and Soccer through to the not so traditional sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and Tree Surfing.
Whilst the emphasis is to encourage students to move and to participate practically in all sports, students are also required to complete a theory-based component of the subject. The theory component will comprise of the following:
- At the Tech Ten level, all students will learn about nutrition.
- At Intermediate & Senior levels, the emphasis is on highlighting to the students how they can prepare themselves physically for their chosen trade by becoming trade fit.
Sport also plays an important role in our House System. We have four house teams, being Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Sport gives all students the opportunity to get together as a whole school community and compete for house points in various sports.