We believe that swimming is an essential life skill and should be part of every child's education. Swimming tuition is provided in Term 1 each year for students in Years 2 to 6 and in Term 4 for our Prep and Year 1 students. Our students benefit from a Swim School program that caters for all ages and all ability levels and is facilitated by qualified instructors who teach a balance of swimming skills and water safety, allowing our children to gain confidence and command of a range of skills. Mastery of steps in this program ensures correct techniques, thus eliminating bad habits that can slow down progress at a later stage.
Children in Years 3 to 6 participate in Interschool Gala Sports during Term 3 each year. Ten local Catholic schools, including St William's, St Andrew's, St Peter Chanel and Mater Dei, compete in AFL, Soccer, Netball. and Touch Football activities. These are held over two full days, with the emphasis on “having a go" and friendly competition.
Students in Years 5 and 6, who are involved in Club Sports outside school, have the opportunity to nominate to participate in North West District Trials for sports throughout the year. In recent times, some of our students have taken part in a variety of sports, including trials for Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Hockey and Rugby League. Information regarding these sports are provided at the beginning of the school year and can also be obtained from Mr Crawford or Mr Ebbage.