The St Andrews Lutheran College philosophy emphasises the development of the whole person which includes physical, social and emotional development. Participation in a comprehensive sport program plays a major part in this development.
At St Andrews we cater for the entire student community to participate in sport, while still providing the pathways and opportunities for talented sports participants to play at State and National levels in vast range of sports.
We provide numerous opportunities for leadership in the sporting area. As well as having Junior, Middle and Senior School House Captains, students are able to assist convening and conducting school carnivals, and we run an Active School Leaders program for year 6 students. Selected students also attend the ACHPER Women in Sport Breakfast and the Griffith University Workshop.
All St Andrews’ students in years 4-12 are expected to participate in Inter-House Carnivals and students in years 5-12 are expected to participate in Inter-School Sport. (years 5-7 in Gold Coast South District and years 8-12 in Association of Gold Coast Colleges) Prep to year 3 students have the ‘Mini Olympics’ Carnival and P-2 participate in a comprehensive Swimming Program.
Teams are selected to represent St Andrews at District (Gold Coast South Primary and Independent District Secondary Schools) and Inter-Lutheran (years 4-7 at Southern Lutheran Associated Primary Schools and years 8-12 at Queensland Lutheran Colleges) sporting competitions in swimming, cross-country and athletics. Students are then able to be selected to participate at Regional, State and National levels.
Students can apply to attend Sports Trials for selection in District (Gold Coast South Primary and Hinterland Secondary) Sports Teams. It is the student's responsibility to come and register their interest and receive additional information regarding the Sports Trials.
St Andrews fields teams in additional Regional and State Competitions in Touch (SEQ and State), AFL (GC Suns Cups), Rugby League (Gala Days), Basketball (Regional), Surfing (Regional and MR Shield), Futsal (Regional and State) and Netball (QISSN, Vicki Wilson Cup, Primary Schools Cup)
We actively utilise expert coaches from Regional and State Sporting organisations such as AFL Queensland, Gold Coast Suns, Gold Coast Titans, NRL Development, Total Football Academy, Futsal Australia, Cricket Queensland, Basketball Queensland, Queensland Baseball, Miami Oztag, Burleigh Heads Tennis, Queensland Tennis and Netball Queensland. We also coordinate and participate in In2Cricket, Auskick, NetSetGO! and TFA programs which are conducted at St Andrews after school hours.
We have qualified track and field coaches conduct ‘Running Club’ two mornings per week in terms 1,2 and 3. The emphasis of these sessions is on participation and enjoyment. We have many parents attend and the focus varies depending upon which carnivals and sports events are approaching in the school calendar. Students are rewarded for their application with badges and certificates.
Sporting achievements, information and opportunities are displayed on notice boards around the College, mentioned in daily student notices, College bulletins, newsletters and STAR magazines and via announcements at assemblies.