Sport



As part of the junior curriculum all students in Years 7 – 10 participate in Health and Physical Education classes. Students may elect Physical Education as a subject in Years 11 and 12. 

 

Sport in PE includes:

Oz tag, netball, touch football, basketball, fitness, bootcamp, AFL, softball, volleyball, invasion games, boxing, ultimate frisbee, cultural games, golf, yoga, end games, archery and cricket .

 

All girls are encouraged to compete in the Interhouse sporting competition in swimming, cross country and athletics.

St John Fisher College is a member of the Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls' Sports Association (CaSSSA) and we participate in all major Carnivals organised under the umbrella of this organisation:

·         Swimming                               Sleeman Sports Centre, Chandler

·         Cross Country                        Limestone Park, Ipswich

·         Track & Field                          QEII Stadium, Nathan

These Carnivals are held in school time and a strong band of supporters attend to cheer on and encourage.

To prepare the girls for these events, we hold training camps and morning training sessions for athletics, and training sessions at Sandgate Pool for our swimming squad.

Co-curricular sport is not compulsory, however every student is strongly encouraged to represent the College. The program provides a wide range of choices for participation at the student's own level of skill. Where possible we attempt to give every girl an opportunity to be a team member in her chosen sport.

CaSSSA Wednesday afternoon fixtures are played from 4.00pm - 5.00pm operating on a “home” and “away” basis. Currently the following sports are part of our competitive program:

·         Indoor Cricket

·         Netball

·         Touch Football

·         Volleyball

·         Soccer

·         Basketball

·         AFL 

·         Hockey

 

Girls have the opportunity to qualify for individual and representative sport teams in the Met North Region and to be eligible for representation at State and National level. St John Fisher has a proud tradition of sporting success and is often represented at the highest sporting level.

We have many students representing Met North and QLD in the following sports:

-       Athletics

-       Swimming

-       AFL

-       Netball

-       Water polo

-       Basketball

-       Cross country

St John Fisher College National Schoolgirl Champions include:

·         Jacinta Messer (SJFC 1999 – 2003) – Netball

·         Tarryn Rankin (SJFC 1999 – 2003) - Netball

·         Toni Dance (SJFC 2002 – 2006) - Softball

·         Emily Seebohm (SJFC 2007 - 2008) – Swimming

The College enters teams into specific Championship competitions and Carnivals throughout the year. These carnivals include:

-       QLD Junior and Senior AFL Schools Cup – (State qualifiers 2017, 2018)

-       QLD Junior, Intermediate and Senior Schools Cup Volleyball

-       VW Netball – (State finals 2014, 2015)

-       VW Shield Netball – (State finals 2017)

-       Moreton Bay Classic AFL

-       QC Cup Netball

-       T20 junior cricket

 

Senior Sports Committee students regularly run lunchtime sporting activities, allowing the girls to participate in a variety of activities and gain points towards the House Championship Cup.

 

We also offer bootcamp and fitness classes for students of all ages and abilities.

For more information on sporting activities at the College, please contact the Head of Sport.