Sporting Life Junior

Sporting Life Junior

JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORT

St Hilda’s Junior School has a very successful and multi-layered sports program available to its students. The structure of the program enables students to experience sport from a developmental and social perspective. The girls benefit from expert coaching, thus enabling them to participate at Inter-House, Andrews Cup, District, Regional, State and National levels.

The program offers the following:

  • Development Squads
  • Inter-House Carnivals
  • Andrews Cup Competitions
  • Primary Representative Sport
  • Andrews Cup Core Sports: Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics and Gymnastics
  • Andrews Cup Team Sports: Tennis, Touch, Netball, Softball and Basketball
  • High Performance Sports Program

The Junior School Sport and Andrews Cup Co-ordinator is Mr Brad Moore.

INTER HOUSE SPORT INFORMATION

Philosophy of Inter-House Carnivals
These carnivals are designed to maximise the participation of all Junior School students. All girls are encouraged to achieve their personal best, whilst at the same time contribute to the House team and in a manner that is fair, sporting and enjoyable. Parents are very welcome to attend these carnivals and information regarding the time of events will be distributed closer to the events.

Team Spirit
Students should display team spirit at all times during training and a willingness to co-operate with coaches and peers is imperative.

ANDREWS CUP INFORMATION

St Hilda’s is one of ten schools that make up the Andrews Cup Association and the School has a long history of participation, contribution and success in the Competition. During the course of the year, the students in Years 2 to 6 can compete in up to nine sports where trophies, pennants and ribbons are awarded to the top three schools at each event. These sports include Swimming, Touch, Tennis, Cross Country, Athletics, Netball, Softball, Basketball and Gymnastics. St Hilda’s hosts the annual Andrews Cup Athletics Competition at Q.S.A.C each year and it is always an exciting day where our girls can display their school spirit and contribute to the success of the team.

PRIMARY SPORTS REPRESENTATION

In addition to the school sports programs, St Hilda’s provides information about District, State and National trials for the core sports of swimming, cross country and athletics as well as team sports. A minimum skill level (as per competition rules) is required to enter these trials and all students interested are advised to contact Mr Moore once the trial dates have been advertised.

St Hilda’s Junior School High Performance Sports Program

St Hilda’s School offers a High Performance Sports Program for selected students from Year 4 upwards. The program will combine the student’s need for a high-performance sports training in conjunction with academic pursuits. This program is the ideal starting platform for talented young athletes as it offers a nurturing and holistic approach to education that St Hilda’s School embodies along with the high quality of coaching.  The program currently involves athletes training with Pure tennis Academy and Delta Gymnastics.

The School encourages students to pursue a broad range of experiences, of both a sporting and co-curricular nature. Where possible, every effort will be made to support and enable students to participate in alternative experiences within the life of the School.

Students who participate in the program will initially undertake a one term trial, and subsequent six-monthly progress reviews at the end of Term 1 and 3.

Andrews Cup Swimming Team - 2015Swimming

St Hilda’s swimming is available all year round, catering for Learn-to-Swim to Squad Level swimmers. Focus is placed on development of correct technique. All programs are skill and ability based and as such each swimmer trains in a level of an equivalent age, ability, skill, dedication, fitness and competitive desire and also a love of the sport of swimming.
Selection of the Andrews Cup Training Squad is based on trials in Term 4 and again at the beginning of Term 1. The final Andrews Cup Team is then based on training and performance, Inter-House Carnival times and other time trial meets prior to the Andrews Cup Competition.

Girls from the previous year Andrews Cup Team are automatic inclusions into the Andrews Cup Training Squad in the following season.

Cross Country

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cupimg-cross country
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 2-6, Year 1 girls can attend 1 training session per week.
Terms: Terms 1 & 2
Venue: ST Hilda’s School Oval /Owen Park
Times: Tues, Thurs 3:30-4:30pm, Fri 6:45-7:50am
Competition: Andrews Cup: Thursday 5 May 2016, Grammar Arms Park Brassall, All Schools: Monday 9 May, Kedron State High School.
Activity Description: The Cross Country Squad is offered to students in Years 2 and 6 who wish to improve their fitness levels prior to the Andrews Cup Cross Country team selection. The Cross Country provides students with expert coaching on running techniques, specific race strategies and overall training designed to improve fitness levels. It is recommended that students participate in this program if they wish to be considered for the Andrews Cup Cross Country team in 2015.

In the lead up to the Andrews Cup Cross Country, selected Andrews Cup team members will also compete at the Queensland All School Cross Country.

Sporting life 1 (3)Athletics

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cup
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 2-6, Year 1 girls can attend 1 training session per week.
Terms: Terms 2 & 3
Venue: ST Hilda’s School Oval
Times: Tues, Wed 3:30-4:45pm, Thurs 6:45-7:50am
Competition: Wednesday 17 August 2016, QSAC, Brisbane
Activity Description: Athletics training is offered to students in Years 2 and 6 who wish to improve their fitness and skill levels prior to the Inter House and Andrews Cup Carnivals. Students will be introduced to and coached in throwing, jumping and running activities in preparation for the carnivals.

The Andrews Cup Squad is based on the Inter-House Athletics Carnival results with the final team decided by squad trials. It is recommended that students participate in the training program if they wish to be considered for the Andrews Cup Athletics team in 2015.

Softball

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cup
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 5 & 6
Terms: Terms 3 & 4

Venue: ST Hilda’s School Oval
Times: To be advised
Competition: Monday 24 October 2016, Downey Park, Windsor, Brisbane
Activity Description: Softball is a field sport, played between two teams of nine players. Students develop gross motor skills and tactical thinking as well as teamwork skills. The Andrews Cup teams are determined by trials held in Term 3 for any Year 5 & 6 girls.

Andrews Cup TouchTouch Football

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cup
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 4 – 6 (Andrews Cup), Years 3 – 6 (Saturday Club)
Terms: Andrews Cup – Term 1, Saturday Club – All Year
Venue: ST Hilda’s School Oval/ Owen Park
Times: Andrews Cup – Monday & Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Saturday Club – Mon 3:30-4:30pm
Competition: Andrews Cup – Monday 14 March, Kearney Springs, Toowoomba. Saturday Club – Saturdays 8-10am Owen Park
Activity Description: Club Touch – Club Touch is offered to students in Years 3 to 6, with weekly training and matches taking place at Owen Park, Southport on Saturdays during the school year. The program focus is on development and is designed for all students no matter what their skill level.  Squad participation is a very good method of gaining match experience as well as building a sound knowledge of the rules and practical skills associated with this fast, exciting and social sport.  Students who wish to be considered for a place in the Andrews Cup touch teams are advised to join this program to enhance their touch skills and game play knowledge.
Andrews Cup Touch – Andrews Cup Touch is for students in Years 4 to 6, with teams determined by trials held early in Term 1.

img-club-tennisTennis

At a Glance…

Pure Tennis Co-Ordinator: Mr Steve Furlong
Contact: 07 5577 7271
Year Levels: All Year Levels
Terms: All Year
Venue: ST Hilda’s Tennis Courts
Times: To be advised

Junior School & Andrews Cup Co-ordinator: Mr Brad Moore
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 4-6
Terms: Terms 1 and 4
Venue: ST Hilda’s Tennis Courts
Times: To be advised
Competition: Andrews Cup – Tuesday 15 March, UQ, St Lucia, Brisbane
Activity Description: Andrews Cup Tennis is for students in Years 4 to 6. Trials and training commence in Term 4 for the following years Andrews Cup competition. Students wanting to be considered for the Andrews Cup Tennis team must make the commitment to all training sessions in term 4 and then again in Term 1 the following year.

All Andrews Cup tennis trials and training will be conducted by St Hilda’s School Pure Tennis Academy. The academy provides superior tennis services that focus on results for every Andrews Cup player. They offer state-of-the-art technology with a personal touch for each player and a commitment to excellence. Our Andrews Cup trials squad is focused on developing the specific skills juniors require in preparation for the competition. Drills are centered on developing the technical and tactical components of tournament play.

For more information on St Hilda’s School Pure Tennis Academy visit puretennis.com.au or call the tennis office on 5577 7271.

Netball 2Netball

At a Glance…

Netball Co-Ordinator: Olivia Salter
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 4-6 (Andrews Cup), Years 2-6 (Saturday Cup), Years 1-4 (NetSetGo)
Terms: Andrews Cup – Terms 2 and 3, Saturday Cup – Terms 1 to 3, NetSetGo – Terms 2 and 3
Venue: ST Hilda’s Netball Courts/MPC
Times: To be advised

Junior School & Andrews Cup Co-ordinator: Mr Brad Moore
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 4-6 (Andrews Cup), Years 2-6 (Saturday Cup), Years 1-4 (NetSetGo)
Terms: Andrews Cup – Terms 2 and 3, Saturday Cup – Terms 1 to 3, NetSetGo – Terms 2 and 3
Venue: ST Hilda’s Netball Courts/MPC
Times: To be advised, NetSetGo – Weds 7:00-8:00am (8 weeks)

Competition: Andrews Cup – MDNA Coorparoo, Brisbane, Saturday Club – Saturdays 9 to 11am Southport Carrara Netball Association

Activity Description: The Netball Development Program (NetSetGo) for 2015 will be available to all students in Years 1 to 4 no matter what their skill level. The program will consist of skill based training and game understanding to enable the students to gain the skills of the game of Netball.

Club Netball is offered to students in Years 2 to 6, with weekly training and matches taking place at Southport Carrara Netball Association, Benowa on Saturdays during the school year. The program is designed for all students no matter what their skill level.  Squad participation is a very good method of gaining match experience as well as building a sound knowledge of the rules and practical skills associated with this fast, exciting and social sport.  Students who wish to be considered for a place in the Andrews Cup netball teams are encouraged to join this program to enhance their netball skills and game play knowledge.

Andrews Cup Netball is for students in Years 4 to 6, with teams determined by trials held in Term 2.

img-junior-club-basketballBasketball

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cup
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Year 6
Terms: 2-4
Venue: St Hilda’s MPC
Times: To be advised
Competition: To be advised
Activity Description: Basketball is a great team sport promoting skill development and match play. In Term 2 we introduce lunchtime practice sessions for girls in Year 6 to participate in and help develop their skills and understanding of the sport.

During Term 3, trials are then held to select teams to compete at the Andrews Cup competition. The Andrews Cup Basketball competition is an invitational competition that not all Andrews Cup affiliated schools participate.

img-club-gymnasticsGymnastics

At a Glance…

Co-Ordinator: Mr Brad Moore, Junior School & Andrews Cup
Contact: 07 5577 7280
Year Levels: Years 2-6
Terms: Terms 3 & 4 Artistic Gymnastics
Venue: ST Hilda’s Gym
Times: Tues, Thurs and Fri 6:30-8am
Competition: Andrews Cup – Friday 4 November 2016, Somerville House. Meagan Mitchell – TBA, Clayfield College
Activity Description: Artistic Gymnastics: Girls perform on bars, beam, floor and vault. They develop flexibility, strength, spatial awareness and compete in graded teams. The Andrews Cup Gymnastics team is determined by trials held in Term 3 for any Year 2 – 6 girls.

Other Activities

AFL AUSKICK: This program is run by the AFL and aims to teach children the fundamental skills of AFL Football.
It is a 6 week program for students in Years 1-6, run during Term 3.
During the 6 week program, staff from AFL AUSKICK will teach the fundamental skills of the game as well as play games focusing on these skills.
As part of registering for this program the AFL give each participant a back pack with an individual AUSKICK football and other AFL merchandise.

TOTAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY SOCCER: This program is run by the Total Football Academy and aims to teach children the fundamental skills of soccer.
It is a 6 week program for students in Years 1-6, run during Term 3.
During the 6 week program games will be played inside an inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of students, giving them a great soccer experience.  Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting.
As part of the program players can also purchase a soccer kit (Top and Shorts).

Snow Sports

In 2015 St Hilda’s entered a small team in to the Queensland Inter-school’s Snow Sports Championships. Students have the opportunity to compete in skiing and/or snowboarding events during the mid-year school holidays in NSW.

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