Active and focused physical
activity is a high priority
Sport is an integral part of school life, offering students a multitude of benefits beyond the playing field. It cultivates discipline, teamwork, and resilience. Engaging in sports activities enhances physical fitness and overall well-being, fostering a healthier lifestyle from a young age. Moreover, it provides a platform for students to build lasting friendships, learn to manage victory and defeat gracefully. The camaraderie and sense of belonging that sports offer is significant and creates memories and experiences that shape students into well-rounded individuals. At RJ, sport is not just about winning or losing; it's about nurturing character, promoting well-being, and fostering a sense of unity and accomplishment.
In Primary, we have an excellent Primary Sports Leader to optimise the development of students’ gross motor and ball skills in a range of activities. Younger students are involved in a Mini-Athletics Day and Swim School. Older students from Year 3 can also compete in various interschool sport competitions in Terms 2 and 3 and a variety of Gala Days, with opportunities to progress through to State and National levels via the Christian Schools Sports Association. Before School and after School sport clinics are offered in Primary and vary from Term to Term e.g. soccer, basketball, tennis
In Secondary, we have a fantastic PDHPE & Sport Faculty Leader to facilitate our sports programs. Secondary students (Years 7-10) have sports on Tuesday afternoon with Year 7 starting the year with a swimming program in Term 1, together with PDHPE classes.
Beyond traditional sports like soccer and netball, students may also participate in lifestyle options such as:
- Kick Boxing & Fitness
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Rock Climbing
Our annual events encourage healthy competition and are a pathway to Zone, State and National Competitions
- Swimming Carnival (Video) (Years 3-6, 7-12) - Primary Photo Gallery, Secondary Photo Gallery
- Secondary Athletics Carnival (Video) - Photo Album Gallery
- Primary Athletics Carnival (Video) (Years 3-6) - Primary Photo Gallery
- Cross Country (Video) (Years 3-12)
Various inter-school competitions are facilitated by the Christian Schools Sports Association including:
- Touch Football
- Mixed Volleyball
- Girls Netball
- Girls Softball
- Boys AFL
- Boys Cricket
- Boys Rugby League
Students are invited to take part in thrilling Gala Day Competitions across various sports. These events are organised by sporting organisations such as CSSA, CIS and AICES and offer our students the chance to excel on a larger stage.