Sport at the College is mixed and varied in that it aims to cater to the participation of the majority but also allows the elite to shine and provide a pathway for those students.

Sport is an integrated program where students participate in a variety of sports, within their base classes, conducted by outside staff as well as trained teachers.

Sports offered in this program are:

  • Water Polo
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Aqua Games
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Fitness
  • Netball
  • Touch Football
  • Golf
  • Strike and Throw Skills
  • Kicking Skills

The College runs three major carnivals: Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. These bring out the best in House Spirit from the four participating Houses. All are based around the notion of every student participating at their level yet, at the same time, providing a pathway to Lismore Diocesan and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges selection for the more talented and elite athletes.

The College Swimming Carnival is held early in Term One at the College pool. It culminates in a twilight carnival so that parents and families can share the spirit of the event.

The Cross Country utilises the College grounds as well as a nearby property to provide a challenging test for students and is usually held late in Term One.

The Athletics Carnival is held during Term 2 at the College and again is based around mass participation yet, at the same time, allowing the elite to progress through to the next levels of competition.

Pathway Sports

St John’s College offers pathways for the elite sports-people to progress to Lismore Diocesan, NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, NSW All Schools and Australian All Schools selection. Sports offered include:

AFL Basketball Golf Rugby League Softball Touch Football
Athletics Cricket Hockey Rugby Union Swimming Triathlon
Baseball Cross Country Netball Soccer Tennis Water Polo

Information about these events can be accessed through St John's, Lismore Diocesan and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges websites.

Team Sports


7/8 Boys & Girls Term 3
9/10 Boys & Girls Term 3

Open Boys & Girls Term 1

All teams have the opportunity to progress to the Diocesan Carnival.

Lismore Diocesan Carnivals

St John's competes against other Catholic Schools from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads in the following team sports:

Tennis U/15 Boys and Girls 
Open Boys and Girls  
Term 1
Touch Football

U/15 Boys and Girls 

Open Boys and Girls 

Term 2

Open Boys and Girls

7-10 Boys

7-9 Girls

Term 2
Netball  7/8, 9/10, 11/12 Girls Term 3
Water Polo U/15 Boys and Girls 
Open Boys and Girls 
Term 4
Golf Various ages  Term 4
Cricket Berg Shield (U15) 
Downie Shield (Opens) 
Term 4 

Northern Rivers Catholic Colleges

St John's College competes against other Catholic schools from Grafton to Tweed Heads in the following team sports:

AFL Hockey Rugby League Volleyball
Basketball Netball Touch Football

Marist Competitions

In an endeavour to maintain and foster our Marist traditions, the College competes against other Marist Colleges from all over Australia in the following sports:

Basketball Open Male and Female Term 1
Netball Open Female Term 2
Cricket Open Male Term 4

Other Competitions

Soccer Bill Turner (Under 15) Boys & Girls Term 1-2

Rugby Union 7s - Boys and Girls Term 3

Len Diett Shield (Opens)

Rugby League Country Cup (13s/15s/Opens) Term 2-3
Cochrane Cup (14s) Term 2
Titans shield (16s) Term 3
CCC Cup (Opens) Term2-3

Basketball Lismore Challenge (7/8 Boys & Girls) Term 4
(9/10 Boys & Girls) Term 4

Cricket Adam Gilchrist T20 (7/8) Term 4
Matthew Phelps T20 (9/10) Term 4

Lyn Larson T2 Girls Term 4