Special Interest in Volleyball
Brighton Secondary School is acknowledged in South Australia as having a longstanding record of high academic achievement.
Our school is recognised 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 Volleyball Centre, with three indoor courts and four floodlit Beach Volleyball courts alongside the BPAC, a Performing Arts Centre.
A Brief History
In 1994 the Special Interest Volleyball Program was established for students to study volleyball as a part of their curriculum. The program has 6 staff in the faculty and over 340 students enrolled. 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, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 Brighton was named Champion Volleyball School in Australia.
The Aim of the SIV Program
The Special Interest Volleyball Program fosters the holistic athletic development of students. The Volleyball Program aims to stretch, challenge and support every student in their learning through self-reflection, analysis and setting individual performance targets that focus on improvement and effort to reach their learning potential.
We work with students to promote exceptional skills, behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge that benefit not only their performance in volleyball, but also in other sporting, academic, and vocational pursuits and personal development.
Courses and Pathways
Volleyball is offered as a subject across years 7 to 12, with a structured program of practical and theoretical learning, including opportunities for leadership, student voice, and self-reflection. In the senior years, students study additional sports within SACE Stage 1 and 2 Integrated Studies.
The second focus area of the program is competitions and tours, including the VSA State Schools Cup and the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.
Why the Special Interest Volleyball Program?
Students benefit from:
- the opportunity to study Volleyball and other practical activities with students who have similar interests and abilities.
- the opportunity to learn skills, knowledge and attitudes that will benefit participation in any sport, but also have a positive impact on academic and vocational pursuits.
- the opportunity to work with specialised staff, including training with coaches from the SA Institute of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.
- being encouraged to trial for competitions and to experience travelling to country areas, interstate and overseas.
- being a part of a program that is recognised nationally for its successes.
Note: In order to represent the program in outside of lesson competitions, students must be prepared to attend additional training sessions before or after school.