At St Benedict’s College all students are expected to participate in the Sporting Program through two main avenues - the Inter-House Competition and the Inter-School Competition. Through their continued hard work as representatives of the College, our students learn skills and values which enable them to develop into men and women of exceptional character who will go on to achieve success throughout their lives.
Each student at St Benedict’s College is assigned to one of our College Houses - Hildegard (Yellow), Maurus (Green), Petronax (Blue) and Scholastica (Red). These Houses are named after Saints who are all associated in some way with our patron saint, Saint Benedict.
Throughout the year each student is expected to represent their House on several occasions - with the major events being the Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field Carnivals. All students are expected to participate to the best of their ability in these events, and are encouraged to show their House pride by dressing up in the colours of their House.
In 2019 we joined other northside Catholic colleges in a new sporting association - SECA (South Eastern Colleges Association). SECA will provide our students with many high quality sporting opportunities throughout the year. We will join wih SECA southside (fifteen schools in total) for swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals, as well as Gala Days.
SECA Northern Division will be competing in regular interschool sport on Wednesday afternoons. Students can participate in 5-a-side Football, Volleyball, Touch, 11-a-side Football, Basketball, Chess, Theatre Sports Rugby League 9s (boys), Rugby 7s (girls) and Netball (girls/mixed). There will also be College based activities such as the Walking Group.
Gala Days for our boys and girls teams will involve Indoor Cricket, OzTag, Rugby 7s and AFL 9s.
All St Benedict’s College students have the opportunity to participate in the Sport Australia Representative Pathway. St Benedict's College is part of the Pine Rivers district and after selection in the district team our athletes have the chance to move through the pathway by representing the Metropolitan North Region, then the State and ultimately the Nation.
For more up to date details about the College's sports program please see the St Benedicts College Sports Handbook here.
Along with playing Netball as part of the Inter-School Sporting Program, at St Benedict’s College students have the opportunity to participate in a high performance program which runs all year round. This program has been designed to maximise the performance of the students as individuals and as a team in two major tournaments throughout the year - Catholic Cup Netball and High Energy Youth Tournament (2017).
While Rugby 7s is not an Inter-School Sport, the students will be working towards representing the College at the Queensland Rugby 7s in October each year. This is a two day tournament held over a weekend on the Gold Coast which involves a significant number of schools throughout Queensland. The divisions available are u/13, u/15 and u/18 Boys and Girls and the College enters teams depending on student interest and availability each year.
Along with representing the College in Touch Football and Oztag through the Inter-School Sporting Competition, students have the opportunity to be selected for one of the major tournaments which St Benedict’s College participates in each year – the Queensland All Schools Touch Football Tournament.
Along with participating in the Inter-School Sporting Competition, students have the opportunity to trial for selection in the All Schools Volleyball teams.