Swanbourne School Sports

At Swanbourne Primary School we are fortunate to have wonderful facilities for sports as well as a very supportive community environment to expose children to a number of sports. The support from the parents is paramount and has enabled our success over the past number of years.

Swanbourne has grown in numbers and sporting ability,  Clay Murray our PE specialist will develop and enhance the sport for the school.

The focus is:


  • Develop school sport at Swanbourne Primary, where the focus is for both boys and girls to participate in mainstream / fundamental sports that develop base skills.
  • To compete and be successful in competitor events – interschool, district and at a state level.

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Swanbourne co-ordinates training facilities and competition for swimming, cross country and athletics. Cricket is played in Term 4. Scotch College provide an end of season competition. Swanbourne has 3 factions, Morrison (Red), Shenton (Green) and Collins (Yellow).


The winter sports which include Netball, Hockey, Football, Soccer and Basketball are Club sports. We have volunteer parent representatives that co-ordinate the teams for each sport. These can be found on the Club Sport section (hyperlink).

In Term Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for year 1 – 4 are held at Claremont Pool. Year 5 and 6 are held at  Cottesloe Beach.


Swimming training will be offered again in 2017, starting Wednesday, 8 February – 25 March from 07h30 to 08h15 in the 25 metre Claremont Pool.  These training sessions will be coached by parent volunteers to prepare children for the faction and inter-school swimming carnivals later in the term. Training is available to competent and capable swimmers in years’ three to six. Individual POOL ENTRY FEES will apply at the gate. 


Faction Swimming Carnival this year includes students from Pre Primary to Year 6.

Faction Swimming Carnival       Tuesday 7 March 2017

Interschool Swimming Carnival     Wednesday 29 March 2017


Due to hygiene reasons, all children will be required to purchase a faction swimming cap from the Uniform Shop. Please purchase these from the uniform shop.


Cross Country is run in Term 2. We have excelled in this area due to the before school training that has taken place over the years.

Faction Cross Country                 Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Interschool Cross Country           Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Training day                                Friday mornings 7.30am - 8.30am Term 2

Interschool Fixtures Term 2 -  Fridays

Week Bye
3 Nedlands V Dalkeith Swanbourne V North Cottesloe Rosalie
4 Rosalie V Nedlands Swanbourne V Dalkeith North Cottesloe
5 Rosalie V North Cottesloe Swanbourne V Nedlands Dalkeith
7 Nedlands V North Cottesloe Rosalie V Dalkeith Swanbourne
8 Dalkeith V North Cottesloe Rosalie V Swanbourne Nedlands

Lightning Carnival – Thursday 22 June 2017


Athletics is a fantastic school event where the entire school participates. The carnival takes places in Term 3. Training for this is done in PE lessons, but will also be offered before school. Swanbourne traditionally hosts the interschool carnival due to its extensive grounds.

Dates for athletics  TBA


The Sporting Schools program, an initiative of the Federal Government, allows additional exposure of sports for the students either in school or out of school.

Swanbourne is privileged to have an active staff member who has a passion for kids in sport.  Over the years the students have been exposed to a number of different sports; these include and not limited to Golf, Sailing, Skateboarding, T-ball/Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Soccer and Dance.  

In 2017 the focus will be working with the PE teacher to ensure the best possible outcome and exposure for the students.  The money will be used in school time and will be free for students.  There may be some sports or activities which will occur outside of school hours and these will be advertised with various year groups.