The St Andrews Lutheran College philosophy emphasises the development of the whole person which includes physical, social and emotional development. Participation in a comprehensive sport program plays a major part in this development.
At St Andrews we cater for the entire student community to participate in sport, while still providing the pathways and opportunities for talented sports participants to play at District, Regional, State and National levels in vast range of sports.
We provide numerous opportunities for leadership in the sporting area. As well as having College Sport Captains and Junior, Middle and Senior School House Captains, students are able to assist convening and officiating at school carnivals and sport events. We also run an Active School Leaders program for year 6 students. Selected students also attend various Sports Leadership workshops and seminars such as Runaway Bay Sports Centre Youth Leadership Day, Griffith University Sport and ACHPER Women in Sport Breakfast sessions.
Year 12 Sport Captains Represent the College at official functions such as AGCC Presentation Years 7-12 assembly Sports Reports Officiate and assist at St Andrews and Representative Carnivals
House Captains in JS, MS, SS Assist as officials at Years 4-6 Carnivals Conduct House Meetings before Carnivals
Organise students before and during Inter-House Carnivals Present Sports Reports at Assemblies
Year 6 Active School Leaders Organise and Conduct P-3 Carnivals, Junior School equipment borrowing and lunch time activities for Junior students.
Recognition of Achievements in Sport
Sporting achievements, information and opportunities are displayed on notice boards around the College, written in daily student notices, College bulletins, newsletters, STAR magazines and mentioned via announcements at assemblies.
We also have many presentations to recognise our high achievers in School Sport. These include;
- Badges for Year 6 Sport Captains for Friday Inter School Sport and Captains for Representative Carnivals
- Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Commitment certificates for all AGCC and Friday Junior Sport teams.
- Age Champion Medallions at Years 4-6 and Years 7-12 Inter House Carnivals
- Sports Scholarships
Sports Awards Presentations
Our culmination of the year in sport occurs with our Sports Awards Presentations which are held in term 4. We usually have a guest speaker, previously organised through the Gold Medal Messages Program. Past speakers and guests have included Olympians Nicholas Sprenger, Melanie Schlanger, Sara Carrigan, Selina Scoble and Iron Woman Hayley Bateup. We present Sports Stars of the Year, Gold, Silver and Bronze Trophies, Outstanding Team Medallions and Individual Achievement Medals. We also have the Mackenzie Walker Award and Koala Koaches Sports All-rounder Award. (see Sports Awards Criteria)
Inter School Sport
All students in Years 5-12 are expected to participate in Inter-School Sport. (Years 5-6 in Gold Coast Primary School Sport and Years 7-12 in Association of Gold Coast Colleges)
Years 5-6 – Gold Coast South District Primary Schools – Friday afternoon Winter – Rugby League, AFL, Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Girls OzTag Summer – Cricket, Softball, Baseball, Touch, Basketball, Boys OzTag
Years 7-12 – Association of Gold Coast Colleges – Thursday afternoon All students participate Semester 1; Boys - AFL, Basketball, Touch Soccer, Volleyball - Girls – Netball, Futsal, OzTag, Tennis Semester 2; Boys - Rugby League, Futsal, Tennis, OzTag, Cricket - Girls – AFL, Basketball, Touch, Volleyball, Soccer
College Sports Carnivals
All students in Years P-12 are expected to represent their House by participating in Intra-School Carnivals
Years Prep – 3 Mini Olympics Tabloid Games, Mini Cross Country
Years 4-12 Inter House in Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field. Teams are then selected to represent St Andrews at District and Inter-Lutheran sporting competitions in swimming, cross-country and athletics.
St Andrews sends teams to the Hinterland District School Sport Carnivals and from there students are able to be selected to participate at Regional, State and National levels.
10 – 19 year olds Representative Teams in Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field District – Hinterland District School Sport Regional – South Coast School Sport
State – Queensland School Sport
Inter Lutheran Carnivals
Years 4-6 Southern Lutheran Associated Primary Schools
Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field Carnivals
District, Regional and State Sports Team Representation Students can apply to attend Sports Trials for selection in Hinterland District Sports Teams. Please refer to the calendars listing these trial dates posted on our Web Page. It is the student's responsibility to come and register their interest and receive additional information regarding the Sports Trials.
Other Sporting Competition Representation
St Andrews fields teams in additional District, Regional and State Competitions in a variety of sports including Touch (SEQ and State), AFL (GC Suns Cups), Rugby League (NRL Gala and Challenge Days), Basketball (Regional and State), Surfing (Regional and MR Shield), Tennis (Tennis Gold Coast) Futsal (Regional and State) and Netball (QISSN, Vicki Wilson Cup, Primary Schools Cup)
We actively utilise experienced and qualified personnel from Local, Regional and State Sporting organisations such as AFL Queensland, Gold Coast Suns, Gold Coast Titans, NRL Development, Total Football Academy, Futsal Australia, Cricket Queensland, Basketball Queensland, Queensland Baseball, Miami Oztag, Burleigh Heads Tennis and Netball Queensland.
We also coordinate and participate in In2Cricket, Auskick, NetSetGO! and TFA programs which are conducted at St Andrews after school hours. TFA also conduct the ‘St Andrews Soccer Academy’ before school, which runs for 8 weeks, for selected years 3-6 students.
Prep-Year 3 Lessons at Miami Aquatic Centre Years 4-6 Practice and Trials at Mudgeeraba Pool
Years 7-11 – Term 4 All students participate. Choices include – 10 Pin Bowling, Stand Up Paddling, Ice Skating, Walking, Outrigger Canoeing, Beach Volleyball, Kayaking, Surfing, Golf, Squash, Tennis, Fitness Training, Indoor Rock Climbing, Dance, Cycling, Skateboarding, Chess
Open to Years 4-12 students and their families free of charge. We have qualified track and field coaches conduct ‘Running Club’ two mornings per week in Terms 1, 2 and 3. The emphasis of these sessions is on participation and enjoyment. We have many parents attend and the focus varies depending upon which carnivals and sports events are approaching in the school calendar. Students are rewarded for their application with badges and certificates.