Sport

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 District, Regional, State and National levels in vast range of sports.

Sports Leadership

We provide numerous opportunities for leadership in the sporting area. As well as having College Sport Captains and Junior, Middle and Senior School House Captains, students are able to assist convening and officiating at school carnivals. We also run an Active School Leaders program for year 6 students. Selected students also attend various Sports Leadership workshops and seminars.

Year 12 Sport Captains (x2)
Represent the College at official functions
Year 7-12 assembly Sports Reports
Officiate and assist at St Andrews and Representative Carnivals

 

House Captains in JS, MS, SS
Assist as officials at 4-6 Carnivals
Conduct House Meetings before Carnivals

Organise students before and during Inter-House Carnivals
Present Sports Reports at Assemblies
 

Year 6 Active School Leaders
Organise and Conduct P-3 Carnivals, Junior School equipment borrowing and lunch time activities.

Sports Leadership Forums such as;
Gold Coast F.C. Youth Leadership, Griffith University Sport and ACHPER Women in Sport Breakfast

Recognition of Achievements in Sport

Sporting achievements, information and opportunities are displayed on notice boards around the College, written in daily student notices, College bulletins, newsletters, STAR magazines and mentioned via announcements at assemblies.

We also have many presentations to recognise our high achievers in School Sport. These include;

  • Badges for Year 7 Sport Captains for Gold Coast South Inter School Sport and Captains for Representative Carnivals
  • Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Commitment certificates for all AGCC and Gold Coast South teams.
  • Age Champion Medallions at 4-6 and 7-12 Inter House Carnivals
  • Sports Scholarships

Sports Awards Evening

Our culmination of the year in sport occurs at our Sports Awards Evening held in term 4. We have a guest speaker, previously organised through the Gold Medal Messages Program. Past speakers and guests have included Olympians Nicholas Sprenger, Melanie Schlanger, Sara Carrigan, Selina Scoble and Iron Woman Hayley Bateup.  We present Sports Stars of the Year, Gold, Silver and Bronze Trophies, Outstanding Team Medallions and Individual Achievement Medals. We also have the Mackenzie Walker Award and Koala Koaches Sports All-rounder Award. (see Sports Awards Criteria)

Inter School Sport

All 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)

Years 5-7 – Gold Coast South District Primary Schools – Friday afternoon
Winter – Rugby League, AFL, Netball, Hockey, Soccer
Summer – Cricket, Softball, Baseball, Touch, Basketball

Years 8-12 – Association of Gold Coast Colleges – Thursday afternoon
All students participate
Semester 1;     Boys - AFL, Basketball, Touch Soccer, Volleyball  - Girls – Netball, Futsal, OzTag, Tennis
Semester 2;     Boys - Rugby League, Futsal, Tennis, OzTag, Cricket - Girls – AFL, Basketball, Touch, Volleyball, Soccer   

College Sports Carnivals

All students in years P-12 are expected to represent their House by participating in Intra-School Carnivals

Years Prep – 3
Mini Olympics Tabloid Games, Mini Cross Country

Years 4-12
Inter House in Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field. Teams are then selected to represent St Andrews at District and Inter-Lutheran sporting competitions in swimming, cross-country and athletics.

Representative Carnivals

St Andrews sends teams to the Gold Coast South District and Independent District School Sport Carnivals and from there students are able to be selected to participate at Regional, State and National levels. 

10 – 12 year olds Representative Teams in Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field
District – Gold Coast South District Primary Schools
Regional – South Coast School Sport

State – Queensland School Sport

13 - 19 year olds Representative Teams in Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field
District – Independent District School Sport
Regional – South Coast School Sport
State – Queensland School Sport

Inter Lutheran Carnivals        

Years 4-7     Southern Lutheran Associated Primary Schools

Years 8-12   Queensland Lutheran Colleges Sports Association

Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field Carnivals

District, Regional and State Sports Team Representation
Students can apply to attend Sports Trials for selection in District (Gold Coast South Primary and Hinterland Secondary) Sports Teams. Calendars listing these trial dates are posted on our Web Page.  It is the student's responsibility to come and register their interest and receive additional information regarding the Sports Trials.

Gold Coast South District Primary School Sport Trials
11 Year olds Team Selection Trials
Netball, Rugby League

12 Year olds Team Selection Trials
Netball, Rugby League, AFL, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Touch, Tennis, Cricket, Softball

Hinterland District Sports Association

14 Years Team Selection Trials 
Cricket
15 years Team Selection Trials
Touch, AFL, Volleyball, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby Union, Baseball,
18 years Team Selection Trials 
Baseball, Basketball, Rugby League
19 years Team Selection Trials
Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Touch, Golf, Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Surfing, Water Polo
Multi Age Selection Trials
Triathlon

Other Sporting Competition Representation

St Andrews fields teams in additional District, Regional and State Competitions in a variety of sports including Touch (SEQ and State), AFL (GC Suns Cups), Rugby League (NRL Gala and Challenge Days), Basketball (Regional and State), Surfing (Regional and MR Shield), Tennis (Tennis Gold Coast) Futsal (Regional and State) and Netball (QISSN, Vicki Wilson Cup, Primary Schools Cup)

We actively utilise experienced and qualified personnel from Local, Regional and State Sporting organisations such as AFL Queensland, Gold Coast Suns, Gold Coast Titans, NRL Development, Total Football Academy, Futsal Australia, Cricket Queensland, Burleigh Heads Hockey, 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. TFA also conduct the ‘St Andrews Soccer Academy’ before school, which runs for 8 weeks, for selected years 3-6 students.

Swimming Program

Prep – Year 2
Lessons at Palm Beach Aquatic Centre
Years 4-7
Practice and Trials at Mudgeeraba Pool

Recreational Sport

Years 8-11 – Term 4
All students participate. Choices include – 10 Pin Bowling, Stand Up Paddling, Ice Skating, Walking, Outrigger Canoeing, Beach Volleyball, Kayaking, Surfing, Zumba, Golf, Squash, Tennis, Fitness Training, Netball, Indoor Rock Climbing, Dance, Snooker, Cycling, Skateboarding, Pilates, Rowing.

Running Club

Open to year 4-12 students and their families free of charge. 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.