Sport at the College is mixed and varied in that it aims to cater for participation of the majority but also allow 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
- Touch Football
- Strike and Throw Skills
- Kicking Skills
The College runs three major carnivals: Swimming, Athletic 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 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.
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:
Information about these events can be accessed through St John's, Lismore Diocesan and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges websites.
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:
U/15 Boys & Girls Term 2
Open Boys & Girls Term 2
Opens Boys & Girls Term 2
7-10 Boys Term 2
7-9 Girls Term 2
7/8, 9/10, 11/12 Girls Term 3
U/15 Boys & Girls Term 4
Open Boys & Girls Term 4
U/15 Boys & Girls Term 1
Open Boys & Girls Term 1
Various ages Term 4
Berg Shield (U15) Term 4
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:
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 & Female Term 1
Netball Open Female Term 2
Cricket Open Male Term 4
Due to COVID-19 these carnivals have not taken place between 2020 and 2022, except for Cricket which will take place in Term 4 of this year.
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