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Below are some key areas RGS has
implemented into its Co-curricular
programme in conjunction with
supporting Play by the Rules:
Code of Behaviour
The Code of Behaviour aims to set out the
minimum standards for anyone involved
in the RGS Co-curricular programme and
should be applied when playing, training or
taking part in School-sanctioned events:
• Act within the rules and spirit of your sport
• Promote fair play over winning at any cost
• Respect the decisions of officials,
coaches and administrators
• Display appropriate and responsible
behaviour in all interactions
• (athletes) Give your best at all times
• (coaches) Help each person
to reach their potential
• (parents) Encourage your child to
participate, do their best and have fun
• (spectators) Respect the effort and
performances of players and officials
Our School is committed to providing
a safe environment for participation.
Inappropriate behaviours include:
• Using bad language
• Harassing or ridiculing players,
coaches, officials or other spectators
• Putting undue pressure on
children, berating them or putting
down their performance
• The School encourages spectators to
help create a positive atmosphere for
players, officials and other spectators.
Spectators can also abide by our
School’s Code of Behaviour and report
any inappropriate spectator behaviour
to a staff member in a position of
authority relating to that sport.
RGS will keep the School community updated
on Play by the Rules information via the
website, social media and SMS or emails.
Further information on the above areas
can be found on the School’s website.
Information on the various Co-curricular
sports and activities can also be
found in this area of the website.
Supportive Australian athletes
Anna Meares, Track Cycling
Hey, I ’m Anna Meares. Winning gold at the
Olympics was an incredible feeling. And
having my biggest rival, who I had just
beaten, ride up next to me and lift my hand
in victory topped off an amazing moment.
We’d had our fair share of clashes over the
years but in the end we both respected
each other, and that’s what really counts in
sport. Be gracious in victory and in defeat.
Cameron Smith, Rugby League
Being captain of the Melbourne Storm and the
Australian Rugby League team means uniting a
lot of blokes from many different backgrounds.
On the field you need as much from the guys
standing next to you as you do from yourself.
It doesn’t matter what colour your skin is or
where he’s from you’ve both got the same
goal, to play your best and work as a team.
Keeping it safe, fair and inclusive
The spirit of sport
The sporting arena constantly delivers new challenges at all levels and in all areas. RGS joins
forces with Play by the Rules to further strengthen its game, writes Rachael McDonald
“I’m proud when our students
achieve on the field but I’m equally
proud of their
off the field,
how they respect the
other athletes and how they
respond when they don’t win.
“Sport builds a real sense
of community and brings
children (and families) together
from all year levels.’’
Sport is integral to
RGS and the School RGS
of fers approximately 20
different sports through its Co- curricular
programme including rugby, netball,
cricket, rowing, sport aerobics and golf.
Primary and Secondary students also
regularly compete in inter-school sport and
several students progress to representing
Rockhampton and Capricornia districts, with
some advancing to State and National teams.
At every level of sport each student is
representing RGS and the School expects a high
standard of sportsmanship at such events.
“In this day and age many young people are
absorbed by technology. Sport provides that
sense of balance and it is imperative to the
long term health of children,’’ Mr Wells said.
Developing a healthy lifestyle at a young
age through sport will benefit students
for years to come explained Mr Wells.
“Apart from the physical benefits children
begin to work as a team, challenge adversity,
become humble in victory and learn that
losses are as valuable as wins.”
Mr Wells, who works with several sport
organisations across Rockhampton at a
school and club level, said schools and
clubs are becoming increasingly aware
of the importance of providing a safe
environment for students or members.
“Generally, everyone has the best interest
of children at heart but endorsing something
like Play by the Rules provides rules and
guidelines for maintaining a safe and
encouraging environment,’’ Mr Wells said.
Mr Wells said it is also important to remember
that it is not just students from which the
School expects sportsmanship, but also from
all staff, parents and supporters involved
in the RGS Co-curricular programme.
“W herever we go the School is represented
well and this is something that is special
about RGS. We want that to continue and for
sport to be positive for all participants.”
The Play by the Rules website provides
information, resources, tools and free online
training to increase the capacity and capability
of administrators, coaches, officials, players
and spectators to assist them in preventing
and dealing with discrimination, harassment,
child safety and integrity issues in sport.
Further information is available at
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