St Vincent's Primary School has a proud history of advancing the sporting opportunities of our students and remains strongly committed to promoting health and physical wellbeing. With the primary focus on participation, all students are required to take part in our sporting program.
Build an individual's self - esteem.
Provide an opportunity to build friendship groups.
Develop lifelong citizenship skills.
Help students embrace a healthy active lifestyle.
Improve cognitive functioning.
Involvement in sports activities increases students' wellbeing, sense of community and expands their friendship groups as well as strengthening persistence and academic attitude.
Our innovative staff and our state-of-the-art facilities inspire every student to build their confidence and resilience to be able to be the best that they can be.
At St Vincent's all students 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 dedicated lead up programs so that every student has the chance to participate and compete at their own level. Carnivals are designed to reward each participant for their efforts. As well, our excellent inter-house culture means that students have a real sense of belonging to their elected house throughout their schooling.
Our Prep and Year 1 have their own sports fun day which involves competitive principles where students are in the learning stages of dealing with competition; here there is a strong emphasis on striving for your personal best and working as an individual and team member.
Our older students striving for their personal best also means that they are able to represent St Vincent's Primary School 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 therefore participation in a wide variety of individual and team sports is encouraged.
All students in years 5-6 participate in the Gold Coast South zone interschool winter program which includes AFL, soccer, rugby league, oztag and netball. Students are coached by St Vincent's staff.
Catholic schools' athletics, cross country and swimming cater for students in years 3-6, while the annual catholic schools' ball games cater for years 1-6.
Students from St Vincent's also have the opportunity to engage in all district's representative sports. Representative selection trials are held early in the year. Only a limited number of students' who play these sports will be able to attend selection trials.
If there is high interest for the trials a school-based trial will be held first to ensure that representatives are selected fairly.
During the year opportunities arise for students to participate in sports days and competitions that are not a part of the weekly sports program such as all school's cross country, touch football, netball and Queensland cup AFL competitions.
In 2009, St Vincent's began an intraschool sports program.
This program involves the students selecting from various sporting activities including putt putt golf, tenpin bowling, tennis, beach volleyball, oztag, team handball, golf, cricket, touch football and basketball. There is a mixture of outsourced opportunities 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.
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