Children who participate in physical activity and sport also have better focus in class, improved concentration, and longer-term memory.
Sport helps build friendships, develop time management and organisational skills and leads to a well-rounded student.
That’s why we focus so heavily on physical activity from an early age at St John’s Anglican College, from high participation levels for all students right through to high-achieving athletes at international level such as former student and track star Trae Williams.
Sports for all ages
Our equal-opportunity Sports Program begins in Prep with your child/children being assessed in our advanced Perceptual Motor Program for basic skills such as balance, crawling and ball handling.
From Year Four, students begin our formal Sports Program to build resilience, teamwork and a healthy attitude toward sporting competition.
St John’s is proudly a member of The Associated Schools (TAS) the premier coeducational sporting association in South East Queensland. Students have the opportunity of playing Saturday sport with students from like-minded schools in TAS and Junior TAS inter-school sports fixtures, encouraging healthy inter-school competition, team work and good sportsmanship.
We are employing more state-level coaches and developing a head coach system to oversee all coaching staff. This will provide a consistent coaching strategy, allowing students in early years to work toward a sporting goal over several years.
Students are actively inspired and motivated by regular guest appearances at coaching events by their idols, such as players from the Firebirds championship netballers and the Brisbane Heat cricket team.
We pride ourselves on our well-groomed playing fields, large undercover sporting area and our state-of-the-art Gym complete with rowing machines, exercise bikes, yoga area, cross trainers, and free weights available to all students.
The nearby lake is used for kayaking and other water activities while we are also developing a strong relationship with the West Brisbane Aquatic Club local swim club.
Stay in touch
You can stay in touch with our sporting program, results and draws through the lively St John’s Anglican College Sports Facebook Page.
Some of the major events and milestones include:
Term One – Boys Volleyball Year Eight and 10, and Girls Tennis Year 10
Term Two – Boys Tennis Year 10
Term Three – Boys Football (Soccer) Year 10 and 12 Year old Boys Athletics Champions
District Sport (Southern Scorpions 10 – 19 years)
Second Place Swimming
Second Place Cross Country
Third Place Athletics
Successful introduction of Football Academy
Partnership with successful local NPL club, Lions FC
Year round training and competition against other local Football Academy
Volleyball Development Camp
Participation in Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Competition
- Two teams
- Silver medal (Year 10, Division 3)
- Two students selected to join Australian Youth Camp
- Six students involved in Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball Program
Student Representatives statistics
42 State and National Representatives
10 students involved in Elite Development Programs
Training and Games
MID-TERM Training Schedule – TAS and JTAS