As part of the junior curriculum all students in Years 7 – 10 participate in Health and Physical Education classes. Students may elect Physical Education as a subject in Years 11 and 12.
All girls are encouraged to compete in the Interhouse Sporting Competition in swimming, cross country and athletics.
St John Fisher College is a member of the Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls' Sports Association (CaSSSA) and we participate in all major Carnivals organised under the umbrella of this organisation, these are:
Swimming Sleeman Sports Centre, Chandler
Cross Country Limestone Park, Ipswich
Track & Field QEII Stadium, Nathan
These Carnivals are held in school time and a strong band of supporters attend to cheer on and encourage.
Co-curricular sport is not compulsory, but every student is strongly encouraged to represent the College. The program provides a wide range of choices for participation at the student's own level of skill. Where possible we attempt to give every girl an opportunity to be a team member in her chosen sport.
CaSSSA Wednesday afternoon fixtures are played from 4.00pm - 5.00pm operating on a “home” and “away” basis. Currently the following sports are part of our competitive program:
Girls have the opportunity to qualify for individual and representative sport teams in the Met North Region and so be eligible for representation at State and National level. St John Fisher has a proud tradition of sporting success and is often represented at the highest schoolgirl sporting level.
St John Fisher College National Schoolgirl Champions include:
Jacinta Messer (SJFC 1999 – 2003) – Netball
Tarryn Rankin (SJFC 1999 – 2003) - Netball
Toni Dance (SJFC 2002 – 2006) - Softball
Emily Seebohm (SJFC 2007 - 2008) - Swimming
From time to time, the College enters teams into specific Championship Competitions and Carnivals including the Vicki Wilson Cup, Queensland Volleyball Schools Cup, Golden Glove Softball Competition and the Queensland Catholic Schools Netball Carnival.
Senior Sports Committee students regularly run lunchtime sporting activities, allowing the girls to participate in a variety of activities and gain points towards the House Championship Cup.
For more information on sporting activities at the College, please contact the Sports Coordinator.