Sporting, cultural & other activities
St James offers a truly unique and exciting co-curricular program. Sporting, cultural and other activities provide important arenas for St James students to extend their talents while also learning the skills of team work and leadership. Such involvement builds school spirit and instills a sense of belonging.
St James seeks to promote both high levels of participation and the pursuit of excellence by students who have talents in particular sports and activities.
Students have the opportunity to compete in a range of sports as well as the major carnivals such as swimming, cross country and athletics.
Junior students have a choice between competitive and non competitive sport on a Wednesday afternoon.
The Sporting Chance Program is an Australian Government initiative that uses sport and recreation as a vehicle to increase the level of engagement of Indigenous students in their schooling. The Leroy Loggins Foundation delivers the program to the Indigenous students at St James College. We are fortunate to have Leroy supporting and promoting positive learning experiences within our community.
St James is a member school of the South District Association that includes schools such as Clairvaux MacKillop College, Cavendish Rd SHS, Mansfield SHS, Mt Gravatt SHS, Holland Park SHS, Rochedale SHS, Seton College, JPC, COC and BAC.
The college also competes in the Brisbane School Girls Sporting Association in a variety of sports that are offered after school each Wednesday.
St James has a long co-curriculum history with proud traditions in Football, Rugby League, Netball, Chess, and Debating and is forging a reputation in the Basketball arena.
St James fields Soccer teams in the Uhlsport Cup, Red Lion Cup as well as the Vikings Futsal championship.
Our senior Rugby League and Netball teams compete in the annual Confraternity carnival.
St James competes in club, regional and state Basketball competitions and offers a well organised basketball program that utilises the high standard indoor court and facilities.
St James has a strong debating culture, with Junior and Senior teams participating in the Brisbane Central draw of the Queensland Debating Union Competition each year. In 2016, this participation will be expanded, with a Senior Girls team entering into the Brisbane Girls Debating Association Competition. Students involved in debating cite increased confidence in public speaking as well as an improved ability to think on their feet as key benefits of their participation; skills which ultimately improve their overall academic performance in the classroom too.
We also offer Theatre sports as a co-curricular activity in Term 2 as an extension to curriculum based drama unit.