Sporting Life

​St Francis Sports Academy

'Wisdom, Courage and Power through Sport'


The St Francis Sporting Academy was established to engage students in a high-quality sporting program to increase participation in representative and elite sports, provide sporting career pathways, and shape the student as a whole by instilling values such as commitment and resilience. It is open to all students in Years 4-12.


  • 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 sports and sporting careers
  • Teach life skills including time management, balancing academic pursuits and being a positive role model for other students


  • Compulsory afternoon training (training timetable/qualified coaches)
  • Specialist Training clinics for strength and conditioning, game rules, time management
  • Pathways to representative sport, elite sport and sporting careers
  • Family Group Carnivals


A strong emphasis is placed on developing safety and children's confidence in the aquatic environment.

Prep - Year 6 students participate in a 3-week swim program that focuses on water confidence and the basic skills of swimming. 

Year 7 -12 students participate in the Swimming Carnival.

The carnival features individual races, house and staff relays, novelty events and a war cry competition. 

Cross Country

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 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.​

Interschool Sport

Beenleigh District

Year 5 - 7 students compete in the Beenleigh District interschool sports competition and play schools in Rugby League, Netball, Touch, Soccer, AFL, Softball, Cricket and Basketball in Terms 2 and 3. 

Pacific District Gala Days

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. 

District and Regional Sport

Every student from Years 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:

Updated Sports Handbook coming soon!

School Sport South Coast Application

Sporting Cultural Sponsorship Policy

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