LEARN TO PLAY SPORTS PROGRAM | RECEPTION TO YEAR 2
St Catherine’s Stirling offers a "Learn to Play Sports" Program on our school grounds every term for our Reception to Year 2 students. This program is offered after school to help children get active, have fun and learn the skills they'll need to confidently participate in sports as adults.
All programs run after school at St Catherine’s for a six-week period at a duration of 1 hour with qualified Sports coaches. This year, the following programs will be offered:
Term 1 - Tennis
Term 2 - Netball
Term 3 - Basketball
Term 4 - Soccer
We compete in the Hills District for SAPSASA Carnivals, where students are selected to represent the school from Years 4-6 in Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country. In addition, students from Year 6 have the opportunity to try out for selection in the Hills District teams for AFL Football, Softball, Netball, Tennis, Cricket, Soccer and Hockey.
St Catherine’s also participates in SACPSSA Carnivals (Catholic Schools Carnivals) in a variety of events, including Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country. SACPSSA also provides opportunities to participate in other carnivals throughout the year.
St Catherine’s host an annual Sports Day and Swimming Carnival.
Our Sports Day format in Term 1, allows students to enjoy an inclusive day of activities, races and team spirit. Hosted at the Stirling Oval, various organisations including Life Be in it and Tri Skills become major contributors in assisting to run various activities for our students. Students receive ribbons, enjoy dancing along to the music and representing their house team with pride.
In addition, we conclude our sporting calendar with our Swimming Week Lessons and Carnival at Woodside Swimming Pool in Term 4. The school places great importance on this Water Safety Program, as it is an integral part of the Physical Education Program and an essential element of your child’s water safety development.
The Swimming Program provides an efficient specialist service to assist students to develop a range of knowledge, skills and understanding of water confidence, water safety in, on and around the water, survival in the water, rescuing techniques and mobility in the water.