The St Francis Sporting Academy was established to engage students in a high quality sporting program to increase participation in representative and elite sport, to provide sporting career pathways and to shape the student as a whole, by instilling values such as commitment and resilience. It is open to all students in Years 4-12 and the program will focus on girls and boys Rugby League in 2019.
The objectives of the program for student members are to:
• Identify and develop sporting talent
• Build knowledge of game rules and strategy
• Develop game and team skills
• Provide coaching and specialist training clinics
• Improve sporting ability
• Facilitate pathways to representative and elite sport and sporting careers
• Teach life skills including time management, balancing academic pursuits and how to be a positive role model for other students
• Timetabled subject during school hours
• Compulsory afternoon training
• Specialist Training clinics for strength and conditioning, game rules, time management
• Pathways to representative sport, elite sport and sporting careers
A strong emphasis is placed on developing safety and the confidence of children in the aquatic environment.
Prep - Year 6 students participate in a 5-week swim program which focusses on water confidence and the basic skills of swimming.
Year 7 -12 students participate in the Swimming Carnival, held at the Springwood Aquatic Centre.
The carnival features individual races, house and staff relays, novelty events and a war cry competition.
The P-12 Cross Country Carnival is held on site with students completing cross country courses mapped out around school grounds and surrounding areas.
The P-12 Athletics Carnival is always a highlight for students and staff alike.
Prep - Year 3 students participate in a fun day where they experience modified jumping, running, hopping and throwing events.
Year 4 - 12 students participate in track and field events, including sprints, high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin and more. Novelty events are ever popular, bringing out the house spirit in all students. From this point a college representative team is selected to compete at the pacific district championships.
Year 5 - 7 students compete in the Beenleigh District interschool sport competition and play schools in Rugby League, Netball, Touch, Soccer, AFL, Softball, Cricket and Basketball in Term 2 and 3.
Year 5 - 7 students compete in the Pacific District Gala Day competitions and play schools in Rugby League, Netball, Touch, Soccer, AFL, Softball, Cricket and Basketball in Term 1-3.
Every student from Year 5 - 12 has the opportunity to trial for district sporting teams. If they are successful, they can then trial for Regional sporting teams.
St Francis College has a long and proud tradition of being represented at this level. To attend trials and begin your representative pathway please read through the Sports handbook and complete the student consent form in the link below: