“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24
At Southwestern Christian School, we believe that our athletic program must seek to instill the reality of this passage in the hearts and lives of our athletes. It is our prayer that through the discipline of athletic practice and contests, Biblical sportsmanship will be developed in our athletes. We want to honor and serve the Lord Jesus Christ through each contest, whether winning or losing. Athletic teams at SWCS are to be: (1) ambassadors of Jesus Christ and (2) representatives of our school.
Southwestern Christian School is part of a league for team competition involving fifth through eighth-grade students. The schools involved in our sports league are; Yuma Lutheran, St. Francis, Immaculate Conception, Harvest Preparatory, San Pasqual, and SWCS. Some of our sports teams also participate in tournaments that include teams from schools outside our primary league. The annual girls’ sports are; softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. The boys’ annual sports are; football, soccer, basketball, and softball. Students are invited to participate in our sports program but must meet eligibility requirements to play.
The team sports that we offer are dependent on volunteers who commit to serving as coaches and referees. Our sports program has equipped many students to be able to participate in high school sports. Our graduates are actively participating in the local high school sports program at all levels of competition.
SWCS Student Council
Student council officers and class representatives are selected after completing an interview process before a panel of teachers and parents. SWCS STUCO officers and representatives are actively involved in leadership roles throughout the year, raising funds to be used towards meeting student body needs, and encouraging student involvement in helping those in need within our community. STUCO meetings are held during the Jr. High lunch hour with their advisor on a regular basis to plan and prepare for upcoming events.
SWCS AV Team
Students who are interested in serving in the AV ministry at SWCS need to make their interest known to the SWCS Office. Students are selected to serve who show a positive attitude, demonstrate hard work, possess good grades, and have the availability to arrive early on chapel days to prepare the chapel for worship. Student leadership in this ministry will learn to operate the soundboard, lights, and computer programs needed to present chapel.
SWCS Robotics Club
The SWCS Robotics Club teaches students STEM principles in a fun, competitive environment. The curriculum and robot parts used are from VEX IQ. Each year, students form teams and are challenged to build and program new robots. Teams compete in scrimmages and competitions. Robotics Club is open to students in grades 3-8 who demonstrate good behavior and show an ability to work well on a team.