Specialist Programs » Netball
Melville Senior High School is one of only four schools endorsed by Netball WA. Our Specialist Program in Netball offers your child the opportunity to excel at their chosen sport.
NOTE: Melville SHS has opened up Specialist testing to Year 5 students. Unsuccessful Year 5 applicants will have the opportunity to sit the test again in Year 6.
Committed netball teachers and coaches teach all aspects of the game. Our netball coaches have all had substantial coaching and playing experience both at a state and national level. This representative experience will assist your child to understand the level of commitment required to achieve success.
A comprehensive match schedule is in place to ensure the students are constantly putting their newly acquired skills and experience into competitive practice. The students’ performances are all tracked and their outcomes recorded in order for individual programs to be developed and refined as their schooling continues.
Our coaching staff have a proven track record in taking teams from the program on tour. These tours introduce a range of new and exciting experiences for the students. Tours in the past have included: the annual South West tour, a tour to the Gold Coast in Queensland and the Singapore tour for a select group of students from our High Performance Program (Years 7 to 10 students).
Through our association with Netball WA we have access to exclusive high performance coaching clinics held at various times throughout the year. An exciting feature of this course is the coaching clinics conducted by renowned international coaches along with current Australian players.
Students learn to manage, coach and umpire throughout the program and will be expected to put their experience and knowledge into practice within their club. There will be a practical experience component to the course where the students will be expected to demonstrate their management, coaching and umpiring abilities as part of their assessment. Outcomes anticipated are as follows:
Develop a Diamond Program (Year 7-10)
Introduction to Umpiring Course (Year 8)
Role modelling at primary school (Year 8)
Level 1 Umpiring Course (Year 9)
Umpiring primary school tournaments (Year 9)
Ability to coach, manage and umpire teams (Year 9-12)
Foundation Coaching Course (Year 10)
Sports Medicine Course (Year 10)
Ability to organise all aspects of a netball carnival (Year 11-12)
Certificate II in Sports Coaching & Sport Rec (Year 11-12)
Phys Ed Studies Stage 1 - Non-ATAR (Year 11-12)
Phys Ed Studies Stage 2/3 - ATAR (Year 11-12)
Students who wish to apply for this program will need to take part in a netball trial in term 2 of Year 6. Top Up testing is available in other years as vacancies become available. For more information contact administration on 9330 0300.
Students applying to the Netball Program are expected to be involved until Year 12. If they withdraw from the program before then or do not achieve adequate standards, an interview will be required with the Deputy Principal and students outside the local intake area may not be able to continue at the school.
Netball Students can also apply for other specialist programs including Gifted and Talented, Music and Graphic Design Media with the exception of Aviation.
The school encourages all students to undertake intellectual, physical, creative and social activities and is a constant Top Public School Award winner. Many sporting and co-curricular activities are available allowing students to broaden their horizons. Specialist Netball can be a part of your child’s pathway to success.
Entry in 2017
Applications have closed for all programs. Students can apply to be added to a wait list.
Entry in 2018
Applications are now open for students in Year 5 and 6 in 2017.
A letter will be sent before the trial to give more information on times and what to bring.
- The application for Specialist enrolment is HERE
- The Specialist and Focus Program Prospectus is HERE
Specialist Applications due: 11 May 2018
Trial Days: 21 or 22 May 2018
For further information please contact the school on 9330 0300.