Training commences in first term for cross country and later for our inter-house sports. A School Representative Team competes in the district sports zone comprised of other Catholic schools and Independent schools. Inter-house Sports Days will be advertised early in the year on the finalisation of Regional Sports and State Title requirements.
Athletic Carnivals are held in Term 2 or 3, depending on dates for other specific Sports Events throughout Australia.
Parent helpers are always welcome to assist our Sports teacher, Mr Shaun Irvine.
Peninsula Sports Representatives
Successful athletes from the school carnival will be selected for the District Trials in Athletics. If successful at this level, students will participate in the Peninsula Trials. Children will represent Cairns at the State level if successful.
Swimming lessons for Prep to year 3 are held in 4th term. All students are expected to participate. If, due to sickness, a child cannot attend swimming classes, teachers must be notified by the parents.
Students will walk with the teacher to and from the pool. The cost of the lessons is included in each child’s General Purpose Levy.
All items of clothing, towels and carry bags must be clearly marked with the child’s name. Students suffering from infections, suppurating sores or suspected contagious illnesses will be excluded from all swimming activities. A note is required if they are not participating.
If a student suffers from a medical condition which might put that swimmer at risk in the water, e.g. epilepsy, diabetes, heart condition, written parental consent, supported by a medical certificate, must be obtained for the student to participate in the swimming programme. The responsibility here rests with the parents.
Inter School Challenges
Throughout the year, representatives from the school will compete against other schools in various sports events. St Therese’s School is involved in a Tri–School Program competing against other schools each term.