St Anthony's provides a range of specialist activities for our students to enjoy:
Physical Education / Sport are an integral part of school life, and as
such, every child is expected to participate. If a child is to be exempted
from some particular PE/Sporting activity, notification in writing must be
received from home stating the reason. Regular interschool sport is
generally limited to Years 5 and 6. A rotational selection of both sport
and non-sporting options is offered to students in Years 4-6 in Term 2
and Term 4.
The Sports Uniform is worn three a week. These days
will differ for each year level depending on HPE lessons.
The Sports program is as follows (arrangements may vary
from year to year):-
Swimming Representative Team
Cross Country Representative/Intraschool Competition
Touch Football Representative Team
Netball Representative Team
Athletics Prep to Year 6
Swimming Prep to Year 3
Children with particular expertise in any sport will be encouraged and
supported in their participation at district, zone and state level of the
Primary School Sports Association of Queensland. St Anthony’s has a
proud record in this area with children having competed at all levels in
various sports including Australian championship winners and
An Athletics Carnival is held for Prep to Year 6 in the first half of the year.
The date is set in accord with the schedule for District, Regional and
The St Anthony’s Arts program provides an opportunity for our students to develop skills for life; it is an excellent platform to develop effective communication, social skills and understandings about human experiences. Focuses on fostering effective communication skills using the body and voice, as well as other elements of expression. It allows children to explore ideas, and express their understandings with others in a collaborative learning environment and develops higher order thinking skills through role taking and questioning of real and imagined events. Children in Prep to Year 6 attend weekly Arts lessons. But it doesn’t stop there: these skills are transferable and can be seen to be used in general classroom activities, presentations and liturgies throughout the year.
Music lessons are offered on a user pays basis by Creative Kidz on Stage to students from Year 4 in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, drums/percussion and guitar. Creative Kidz on Stage also offer a weekly band rehearsal free of charge to students of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments when they are ready to participate.
For more information contact Creative Kidz via email email@example.com.
Japanese is offered in Years 5 and 6 with Year 4 participating in an 'Introduction to Japanese' and concentrates on the culture of our Asian neighbour as well as the language. Students are engaged in two lessons, totalling one and a half hours per week.
The program consists of a combination of Japanese language and culture. The focus is on communication, so lessons are based on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading and writing, while becoming aware of the customs, traditions and celebrations of the Japanese people.