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Co-Curricular Opportunities

There are a variety of co-curricular opportunities on offer for students at St Pius X. All students are encouraged to participate in some of the co-curricular programs on offer. These programs develop students’ confidence, talents and sense of responsibility.

Some of the opportunities available at St Pius X include:

  • Diocesan Gala Days in soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, AFL, dragon tag and more
  • Opportunities to compete and represent at Diocesan, Mackillop and State levels in a range of sports, including swimming, athletics and cross country – read more about sport at St Pius X below
  • Mark Taylor Shield Cricket
  • Choir and Vocal Ensemble
  • Wakakirri
  • School Band
  • Student Leadership Conferences
  • PB4L Team
  • iTeam
  • Sacramental Retreat Days
  • SPLICED 
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Public Speaking
  • University Tests
  • Art Competitions – including Christmas Story Art Competition
  • Cybersmart / Digital Citizenship programs
  • Maths Games
  • Dance Club/SPX Factor
  • Robotics/Coding Club
  • Veggie Garden
  • Environment Workshops - learn more here about our engagement with eco-spirituality, environmental education and action to implement environmental stewardship and sustainability
  • Opportunities to organise and participate in social justice initiatives, raising funds and awareness for a range of causes

Students at St Pius X have many opportunities to become involved in sporting activities outside of the regular school curriculum. 
 

SPORT CARNIVALS: SWIMMING, ATHLETICS, CROSS COUNTRY

Students participate in three major sports carnivals in the school year: swimming, cross country and swimming. These are fun and active days for all children, encouraging participation and sportsmanship. All children are expected to participate at a school level. From these carnivals, squads are formed to represent St Pius X at a Diocesan level. This can then lead to Mackillop trials, Mackillop (State level in Catholic Schools) and National levels. Training squads meet before school and during lunch times.
 

DIOCESAN SPORT GALA DAYS

St Pius X participates in Diocesan Gala Days in soccer, netball, basketball, AFL, cricket and dragon tag. Skill development sessions are often organised by sport clinics and by Physical Education staff during sport sessions in the weeks leading up to each event.

Outstanding sporting students in Year 5 and 6 also have an opportunity to nominate for the chance to attend Diocesan sports trials in tennis, basketball, netball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, touch, hockey, softball, AFL and cricket.
 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE PATHWAYS (SPORT)

Each year outstanding sporting students (ie playing in the highest division possible) in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to nominate for the chance to attend Diocesan Sports Trials. This year trials will be held for tennis, basketball, netball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, touch, hockey, softball, AFL and cricket.

The representative pathways are as follows: School-based Carnivals/Trials > Diocesan Carnivals/Trials > NSW Mackillop Carnivals/Trials > NSW PSSA State Carnivals > Australian Championships (School Sport Australia). 
 

DANCE

Several times a year, our dance group comes together under the guidance and choreography of our talented staff members, to create, rehearse, then perform, for special liturgical and school celebrations.
 

Additional Diocesan sporting information can be found here.
  

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