Sport plays a significant part of both the physical and social development of all students. At St Augustine’s there are many opportunities for the students to develop the Fundamental Skills that help with a wide variety of sports and games. At St Augustine’s students in year K-6 have the opportunity to be involved in weekly specialist Physical Education Lessons. These lessons usually focus on Fundamental Movement Skills as listed by NSW Board of Studies.
Years K-2 also take part in cohort sports lessons throughout the week. These lessons focus on teamwork and cooperation as well as draw on skills learnt in PE Lessons. K-2 also take part in an Athletic Carnival as well as a Cross Country and Fun Run. Kindergarten students also participate in weekly gross motor skills and development. Talented students who are 8 years of age have the opportunity for selection in Clarence and Diocesan Representative Teams for Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.
Years 3-6 participate in a range of different sports throughout the year in cohort groups. These lessons focus on building teamwork and cooperation skills as well as playing games involving strategies and other specific skills.
During Term 3 students choose their own elective sport including aerobics, tennis, hip hop dancing, soccer, indoor cricket and gymnastics. These sports take place at school or at various local sporting clubs and grounds. Students aged 8-13 years participate in aquatics, cross country and athletics carnivals throughout the year.
Further opportunities are available to students for selection in representative teams within the Clarence Zone and Lismore Diocesan levels before proceeding to Polding. Selection here results in representation at the Primary School Sport Association (PSSA) State level. Representation opportunities available for students attending St. Augustine’s Primary are; Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Summer Sports and Winter Sports.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a Saturday morning competition involving local Primary schools. These teams train each week with the help of parent coaches and managers. St Augustine’s have many competitive teams who have done very well in this competition.
Students have many opportunities to participate in Rugby events during and after school hours. These include the Mid North Coast Friday night competition, Lismore Rugby Gala Day and the Essential Energy Rugby 7â€™s competition. Some teams have been very successful in these different competitions ending up playing at St Joseph’s College in Sydney and before a Waratah’s match at ANZ Stadium.