Special Interest in Volleyball
Brighton Secondary School is acknowledged in South Australia as having a long standing record of high academic achievement.
In recent years the school has been recognized throughout Australia and overseas for its pursuit of excellence in Volleyball, establishing itself as one of the prominent junior sporting programs in the country.
The school has excellent facilities, including a specialised State Volleyball Centre, with 3 indoor courts and 4 floodlit Beach Volleyball courts.
For more information, contact the Volleyball Co-ordinator on 8375 8207.
A Brief History
In 1994 the Special Interest Volleyball Program (S.I.V. Program) was established which allowed students to study Volleyball as a part of their curriculum. The program has 5 staff in the S.I.V. faculty and over 340 students enrolled in the S.I.V. courses.
Since the 1990’s Brighton Secondary School has become a force in the nation as one of the outstanding Volleyball schools in the country. An indication of this is the school’s success at the Australian National Championships held in Melbourne each year. In 2007 and 2008 Brighton was named Champion Volleyball School in Australia.
The Aim of the S.I.V. Program
The aim of the Special Interest Volleyball course is to foster the holistic athletic development of talented students. The overall program goal is to promote skills, behaviours, attitudes and knowledge that will benefit students in their performance of volleyball and other sports, academic and vocational pursuits, and personal development.
S.I.V. Courses and Pathways
S.I.V. classes operate at all year levels. Generally students enter the program at year 8 level then continue through to year 12. Entry at other year levels may occur through special application processes.
There are three main areas of the program.
During lesson time, students are involved in a structured learning program of practical and theoretical tasks designed to develop skills, knowledge and team attitudes. Some other sports are also studied, especially in the senior years, to enable accreditation via SACE Physical Education course pathways.
The other two areas of the program are training and competition. Due to the large number of students in the program and the desire to offer competition and training opportunities. Students must be prepared to be involved out of school hours.