Many opportunities exist for students to be involved in sport on many levels.
School sport occurs every Friday afternoon and students have the choice to be involved in either a Representative Sport or one of a range of recreational sports. The Representative Sports program includes a competition which is held between the four Maitland Newcastle Secondary Diocesan schools of St Paul’s, San Clemente Mayfield, St Pius X Adamstown and St Mary’s Gateshead. Representative Sports on a Friday will vary from year to year but may include: Netball, Football, Oztag, Basketball, Dodgeball, Touch Football etc. A broad variety of individual sports is available for students to choose from and they will be informed at the beginning of the year as to which sports will be offered. Sport selections are done online via their student portal.
All students are expected to attend and participate fully in their chosen sport. Full sports uniform is to be worn on sports day. If the nature of the chosen sport requires other specific attire, students are to change when they get to the venue.
School Swimming and Athletics carnivals are held throughout the year and these are COMPULSORY school days where students are encouraged to participate and be involved in contributing to their House points.
Diocesan and Pathway Representative Sport
Students have the opportunity to trial for selection in a range of Diocesan Teams that will compete at State level including: Rugby League, Touch Football and Football. St Paul’s will also enter school teams in Diocesan Competitions such as Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country, Netball, Basketball, Touch Football, Rugby 7’s, Football and Rugby League. Successful individuals and teams at Diocesan level then progress to State level which is known as CCC. Students also have the opportunity to individually nominate to trial for Combined Catholic College teams. Students who perform at an elite level are encouraged to participate in these trials. For more information about these, refer to the CSSS website. https://www.csss.nsw.edu.au/default.aspx
Further opportunities often arise for students to be involved in many sports and recreational activities through inter - school competitions.
Mrs Anne-Maree Shipman