St. Finbar’s offers a number of sporting opportunities beyond the weekly PE lesson.
All students are designated to a House when they enrol at St. Finbar’s. We have 4 House groups (Marian, Xavier, Nagle & Finbar). These House groups provide an opportunity for our students to work co-operatively as a team, initiate further cross-age interaction and promote team-spirit amongst students.
Students across all year levels participate in our annual House Athletics and Swimming carnivals. Our Year 3 - 6 students also participate in our annual House Cross Country running event. From these three House carnivals, Year 3 – 6 students are then selected to represent St Finbar’s to compete at District level against other schools.
All students in Years Foundation to Year 2 participate in an 8-day Learn-to-swim Swimming program at GESAC, whilst the Year 3-6’s participate in a Beach Program run by Life Saving Victoria.
During Term 2 our Year 5 and Year 6 students participate in a weekly Winter Sport Interschool Football and Netball competition against other District schools. The students enjoy this opportunity to meet and interact with other local school students whom they may meet as they move onto Secondary school.
Students in Years 3 – 6’s also enjoy the chance to trial and participate in Hoop Time, an interschool basketball tournament and the Year 5 & 6’s enjoy further Interschool competitions such as the Lightning Premiership tournaments in Soccer, Netball and Football and T-20 Cricket over the year.