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.
Throughout the year there will also be a range of other Inter-House competitions, allowing as many students as possible the opportunity to represent their House and contribute toward their House points total in the House Cup, which is awarded at the end of year Awards Night. Sports on offer may include; Dodgeball, Volleyball, Touch Football, Basketball, Futsal, Croquet, Chess, Theatre Sports, Quiz and Debating.
Inter-School Sport is played each week among the schools in the Pine Rivers District. The sports being played currently in 2016 are Touch Football, Futsal, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, League Tag and AFL.
The focus of the Inter-School Sporting Program is on participation rather than performance, however all students who represent St Benedict’s College are expected to reflect our College ethos and values. These values in a sporting sense are excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork.
As a member of the Pine Rivers Secondary Schools Sporting Association, all St Benedict’s College students have the opportunity to participate in representative sport. In the first instance students would attend trials for selection into the Pine Rivers District Teams in their various sports. If they are successful at that level, they would then move through the pathway of representing Pine Rivers District, Metropolitan North Region and finally Queensland.
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.