Sport Overview


The well known Oxley Sports Stadium is the centre of the College’s outstanding sports facilities. It includes five competition sized basketball courts, a fully equipped fitness centre, multi-purpose mezzanine, teaching rooms and sports café. It is surrounded by tennis courts, cricket facilities and Oxley’s top grade oval which is the scene of many great sports events. Students in Years 5 to 12 are permitted to use the Stadium at lunchtimes on a rostered system.  Students may also use the Stadium after school on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Inter-House Sport

Students compete in swimming, athletics and cross country running at school carnivals.  They will represent their House: Gibeon Warriors (Red), Tabor Trojans (White) or Zion Crusaders (Blue). An additional competition day sees students competing for House points in basketball, table tennis and soccer.

Junior Sport

Physical Education

Our Health and Physical Education program provides the basis for developing knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to lead healthy, safe and active lives. We learn how our body moves and enjoy a range of activities both outdoors and in our excellent Stadium.

Inter-School Sport

Oxley Junior School is a member of the School Sport Victoria, Mooroolbark District. Years 5 and 6 students compete in team sports against the other schools in our District.

District, Division & Regional Sport

Selected students in Years 4 to 6 also have the opportunity to qualify for events at the District, Division and Regional levels in cross country, swimming and athletics.

Senior Sport

Oxley Institute of Sport

Oxley’s successful Basketball Academy has now been incorporated into the new Oxley Institute of Sport (from 2016). This exciting initiative offers students a choice of four sports, including basketball, tennis, soccer and netball. Each sport will have an external coach, focusing on the development of each athlete.

Inter-School Sport

Oxley is a member of the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne (EISM) sporting competition. Selected students compete in a set number of rounds of matches against other schools in the association. Sport generally takes place during school hours.

The following sports are played by students in Years 7 – 12.

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Teams are selected following trials. The opportunity to represent the College in EISM events is a privilege. High standards of sportsmanship, and a commitment to the team, are required. Those not selected participate in an alternative sports program. Year 12 students may elect to take study leave rather than participate in the alternative sport program.

Students also have the opportunity to represent the College in EISM competitions in athletics, swimming and cross country running. Selection of students is based on performance in the school carnivals.