School and representative sports pathways.
At St Anthony's we offer a range of sports and activities to cater for students' interests and abilities.
In addition to the school curriculum and sporting events, there are other opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in competitive sport. St Anthony's sends teams to compete in gala days and competitions during the year in a range of sports, such as soccer, netball and touch football. Some sporting codes (e.g. AFL) provide opportunities such as after-school sporting clinics on site which our school is always happy to support.
This carnival is held during Term 1. The students undergo training in the weeks leading up to the event by gradually building on the distance they run. The Cross Country is held on a school day and all children from Year 2 to Year 6 are expected to participate in this event.
Held in Term 2, all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the athletics carnival. The children may nominate to participate in longer distance races or field events, such as long jump, discus, shot put etc.
In Term 4 each year, we hold a Twilight time trial event where students who are competent swimmers can try out to represent the school at the Zone Swimming Carnival.
School sport provides opportunities to experience new games and sports, develop talents in sports and recreation activities.
The Parramatta Diocese Catholic Primary School Sports Council (PDCPSSC) provides opportunities for high performing primary athletes in the diocese to participate in representative teams in a range of sports. All primary students from 8 - 13 years of age are eligible to participate and represent in their school and diocese in the sports of Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country.