At St Vincent’s all children are given opportunities to participate in a range of sporting activities and there is a strong emphasis on fitness being a part of everyday life. Our annual Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals follow strong lead up programs, before every child has the chance to participate and compete at their own level, with carnivals designed to reward each participant for their efforts. As well, our strong Inter-house culture means that children have a real sense of belonging to their particular house throughout their schooling.
For Prep to Year 2 this means that each carnival is based on non-competitive principles where children are in the learning stages of dealing with competition; here there is a strong emphasis on striving for your personal best and little emphasis on place-getting. For older children striving for your personal best also means that children are able to represent St Vincent’s at both District (Years 5-6) and Catholic Schools’ (Years 3-6) competitions in these sports.
St Vincent's is proud of its fine sporting record and participation in a wide variety of individual and team sports is encouraged. All children in Years 5-6 participate in the Gold Coast South Zone Inter-School winter program (AFL, Soccer, Rugby League and Netball) and children are coached by St Vincent’s staff.
In 1st term representative teams are selected for swimming in both District and Catholic schools competitions; in 2nd term Cross Country; and in 3rd term Athletics. Catholic Schools Athletics, Cross country and Swimming cater for children in years 3-6, while the annual Catholic Schools' Ball games caters for Years 1-6.
Children from St Vincent’s also have the opportunity to engage in all District representative sports that may not be played on a weekly basis, such as Tennis or Hockey; and in sports that are played as part of district interschool sport at the end of the year but hold representative selection trials earlier in the year (such as Touch, Basketball, Cricket).
During the year opportunities also arise for children to participate in sports days and competitions that are not a part of the weekly sports program such as All Schools Cross Country, Touch and Oztag competitions.
In 2009, St Vincent's began an intra-school sports program. This program involves the children selecting from 13 sporting activities including Ice Skating, Ten pin Bowling, Table tennis, Tennis, Water Polo, Beach Volleyball, Pilates, Oztag, Canoeing, Golf, Cricket, Total Football Academy (Soccer) and Basketball. There is a mixture of outsourced sports and sports conducted by St Vincent's staff.
School Sport South Coast Region is one of twelve 'sport regions’ in Queensland. The region was established to provide and manage quality representative school sport programs to primary and secondary students and students with disabilities. Enrolled students aged 10 – 19 years, from any affiliated school within the region, are eligible to trial for selection in a regional team of their choice and eligibility. Affiliation may be through state or non-state schools / colleges, Schools of Distance Education and registered home schoolers.
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