From the Primary Sport Coordinator

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.”- Mario Andretti 

The following sports are on offer in Term 1: Boys and Girls Swimming; Boys Cricket; Girls Club (WDNA) Netball; Years 4-6 Run Club; and Years 4-6 Pre-season Rugby.

Boys and Girls Swimming 

The Primary Swimming Squad (Years 4-6 boys and girls) will have training on Wednesday morning from 6:00 - 7:30am at the 25m pool. All students are welcome to come to Primary Swimming training and compete at the lead up meets. A team will be selected to compete at the Inter Lutheran and AIC Boys Swimming Carnival.

Important Dates:

  • 23 February: Boys AIC Years 5-12 Time Trial and Relay Practice, St Peters 50m pool, 3:30 – 5:00pm;
  • 2 March: Boys AIC Years 5-12 Meet (run as part of QGSSSA meet) at St Peters 50m pool;
  • 5 March: Boys AIC Year 5-12 Swimming Championships, Chandler; and
  • 8 March: Years 4-6 Inter Lutheran Swimming Carnival, St Peters 50m pool. 

Boys Cricket

Years 5 and 6 boys will play in the AIC Competition. Training will begin and on Wednesday 31 January from 3:30-5:00pm at the cricket nets and during Sport for Life time on Fridays. All boys are welcome to attend training and play on a St Peters Cricket team.

Girls Club Netball

St Peters will enter teams in the Western Districts Netball Association (WDNA) in 2018. The St Peters WDNA Netball is open to all girls in Years 3-6. Sign-on information has been sent to students and parents. This is an exciting prospect for the College and something that all girls are encouraged participate in. It would be great to have as many teams as possible playing in the competition. Girls will be able to play both Touch and Club Netball. WDNA training has begun and takes place on Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm at Harts Road Courts.

Years 4-6 Preseason Rugby

All Years 4-6 boys are invited to attend pre-season Rugby training on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00pm at the Lower Primary (Stolz) Oval. The sessions will begin on Friday 23 February and will continue each Friday afternoon for the remainder of the term. All parents have been emailed details for the pre-season training. 

Years 4-6 Run Club 

Years 4-6 Run Club will start later in Term 1. Training will be offered three times a week on Monday and Friday afternoons. The sessions will be run by St Peters running coaches. More details will follow in coming weeks.

Upper Primary HPE

All students will be involved in swimming during Term 1. Students are required to wear the St Peters swimmers, the St Peters rash shirt, St Peters cap (if required) and goggles. Students have also been asked to bring along fins (flippers). These are required to assist with drill work in developing the stroke of the students. A towel is also required. Any student, for any reason unable to participate in swimming will be required to bring a note. If they are unable to participate for multiple HPE lessons they will require a doctor’s certificate. Students have also been reminded that they are to bring a water bottle and are required to wear their hat to and from lessons.

Following the Swimming unit students will begin a Cross Country unit for the remainder of the term.

HPE Dates Term 1:

  • Swimming: Monday 29 January – Friday 9 March; and
  • Aquathlon and Cross Country: Monday 12 March – Tuesday 27 March.

Peter Dawson, Primary Sport Coordinator