All children are encouraged and given the opportunity to participate in school sport. Children are expected to participate to the best of their ability keeping in mind a sense of fair play, participation of all and learning that winning is not everything. They are asked to cooperate with, and show respect to their teachers, coaches, managers, fellow players and the opposition.

Training is an integral part of sport. Children need to attend and participate in all training sessions, which may include after school practices.

Sporting equipment needs to be treated and used in a safe and careful manner.

Sport houses      

The school population is divided into three houses.

  • McMorrow (GOLD) - the founder of St Anthony's School and Parish.
  • Nagle (BLUE) - the founder of the Presentation Order.
  • Treacy (WHITE) - the first school principal.

All the members of the same family belong to one house.

The houses are used for the school swimming, athletics and ball games carnivals and the cross-country event.


All students including Prep students participate in the school’s athletics program. Events are modified to suit age groups, with the focus being on fun and participation in the Early Years of the school. Students from the 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 years age groups compete in track and field events for Age Championships. Some students are selected to represent the school at the Catholic, Central Zone and Darling Downs carnivals. Parents/legal guardians are most welcome to attend carnivals and support our students.

Class sport

Students from Prep to Year 6 participate in school based weekly sport sessions with the PE specialist. The emphasis is on skill development, team participation, fun and personal achievement.


All students from Prep to Year 6 participate in swimming lessons annually. Students go to swimming in class groups and are divided into small groups depending on their needs. Instruction ranges from water confidence, to stroke correction and to learning life-saving techniques. Swimming lesson costs are covered by the Activities Fund in the school fees, so parents/legal guardians are not required to send extra money to school.  Swimming is considered an integral part of the curriculum so the expectation is that all students participate.

Students have the opportunity to participate in Annual School Swimming Carnival. Some students are selected to participate in the Annual Catholic and Central Zone Schools Carnivals in February of the following year.