WACSSA

ABOUT

The Western Australian Christian School Sport Association came about in 2007 as a process to formally incorporate as an association what was previously the Combined Christian Schools competition. A significant part of this was to employ a Director of Sport to coordinate carnivals, extend the ability for more schools to participate and to formalise a constitution to guide decision-making under an Executive Committee.

 

Responsible for running Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals as well as many Lightning Carnivals throughout the year, WACSSA employs a part-time staff member to coordinate competitions. This includes; meeting with schools, receiving carnival nominations, booking venues, planning events and fixtures and running the carnival on the day. The success of these carnivals still largely depends on the schools involved as each school strongly plays a role in the running of each carnival. As well as providing the required staff members on the day of each carnival, schools also pay an annual membership fee depending on the number of students enrolled at their school and what events they wish to participate in.

WACSSA is well supported by our schools and continues to go from strength to strength. At the heart of each carnival is the desire for Sport Coordinators to offer opportunities for those gifted in sport to excel or those wishing to develop their teamwork, resilience, tactical and physical skills. Underpinning this is the understanding that sport can be played in good sportsmanship and with athletes giving glory and honour to God in their successes and failures.

As our motto says: For God, through Sport.

Code of Conduct

Students

When in attendance at a carnival or interschool sporting competition, all students, whether competing or as spectators should behave in a way that represents Jesus Christ in all their actions.

This includes:

  • competing according to the rules.

  • refraining from the use of bad language.

  • refraining from arguing with, or insolence towards, a teacher or event official and, therefore, abiding by all decisions made. It is permissible for a student to seek clarification on a ruling, if appropriate, in a respectful manner.

  • wearing the correct school/zone uniform when competing.

  • displaying good sporting attitudes towards their own team members and the opposition.

  • shake hands with opposing teams at the end of a match.

 

Teachers

  • show the correct role model - that is, Christ-like in behaviour in all their actions.

  • provide suitable supervision for their students.

  • regulate and correct the behaviour of both team members and spectators. Behaviour not acceptable at school should not be permitted when students are representing the school.

  • advise the teachers of other schools and, if appropriate, discipline students from other schools, if their behaviour is not up to the standards set.

 

Parents and Spectators

  • should be advised of all regulations regarding their behaviour by their child's teacher.

  • must not question the decision of any official. All queries must be channelled through the teacher in charge of students.

  • must not verbally abuse any competitors or officials.

  • when barracking, should remain in the spectator area and not encroach into a playing area deemed to be out of bounds to spectators.

  • Barracking should be positive and enthusiastic and never directed negatively at the opposition.

  • must understand that the referee/carnival organiser has the authority to

  • challenge a spectator who does not comply with the above statements.

 

Officials

  • must be fully acquainted with the responsibilities of the job and its managements' procedures.

  • must conduct the event in a positive and encouraging manner.

  • will abide by the referee's decisions.

  • should seek to inform a competitor of the reason for any disqualification, where appropriate