Iona Presentation College


Iona is a member of the Junior Independent Girls' Schools' Sports Association (JIGSSA) and the Independent Girls' Schools' Sports Association (IGSSA), which offer regular co-curricular sporting competitions. This provides quality sporting opportunities for students participating at different levels of competition in the pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Junior School

As a member of JIGSSA, students from Years 4 - 6 compete in Interschool Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals, as well as Winter Games days for Hockey, Soccer, Cricket and AFL that are held during the school day. Competing in the JIGSSA competition prepares students for the IGSSA competition in the Senior School.

Students can also represent Iona at the Perth Netball Association and the Westside Wolves Hockey Club in teams that are coached by parents after school.

A typical Junior School Sport program

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Swimming Hockey Touch Rugby T-Ball
Water Polo Soccer Cross Country Volleyball
Triathlon Netball Athletics Tennis
Surf Lifesaving Basketball AFL  

Senior School

The IGSSA Interschool competition in the Senior School is played regularly after school hours. Students are driven to matches in the College buses by the Physical Education staff and returned to school at the completion of the match. Students who find it more convenient to travel home from particular sporting venues may do so with parental consent.

A typical Senior School Sport program (including IGSSA competitions)

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Swimming Netball Basketball Water Polo
Volleyball Hockey Athletics Softball
AFL Cross Country Soccer Badminton
Badminton Rowing Rowing Tennis

Member schools of the JIGSSA and IGSSA competitions are: Iona Presentation College, Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Penrhos College, Perth College, Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Santa Maria College, St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls and St Mary's Anglican Girls' School.

We, at Iona Presentation College are very proud of the high calibre of athletes across all disciplines and the consistently excellent results that our students achieve.

A number of our students have also achieved sporting success outside the school. State and national representation in sports include: AFL, Athletics, Basketball, Calisthenics, Cricket, Cross Country, Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Touch Rugby, Triathlon, Water Polo and Weightlifting.

External Opportunities and Competitions

Iona Netball Club

Students at Iona Presentation College are offered the opportunity to play in the Perth Netball Association Winter Competition. The Club comprises of teams from the Junior School and Senior School.

Only students enrolled at Iona Presentation College are permitted to play for the Iona Netball Club.

Iona Rowing Club

The Rowing Program provides Iona students with the opportunity to learn new skills, gain a sense of responsibility towards themselves and others, build self-improvement strategies, time management, provide enjoyment, increase fitness and develop teamwork.

In 2023, Iona Presentation College has continued its partnership with the Fremantle Rowing Club in facilitating a dynamic Rowing program for our students. The Club will assist the Iona Rowing Club with use of facilities and equipment and access to a dynamic and experienced coaching team. 

Iona Swim Training Program

We are thrilled to partner with Hooked Swim who will be running their training programs from the Iona Aquatic Centre, with a focus on developing water confidence, technique, and speed for swimmers at all stages.

For the more advanced swimmers, they will have the opportunity to attend the Highlanders Swimming Club, which provides a competitive pathway for swimmers with aspirations to compete at a Club, State, National or International level.

For more information on Hooked Swim, please visit their website here.


Students can join the following Co-curricular groups with a focus on Wellbeing:

  • Strength and Conditioning Club
  • Mindfulness Group
  • Running Club.