Sport at SMC

Staines Memorial College encourages students to participate in sport wherever possible, whether it be as part of a team or as an individual. Staines recognises the values, skills and attributes that students can learn by being involved in sporting opportunities. Values that inspire College pride and understanding that spiritual gifts can be used in different formats. Sport can assist in balancing a student’s academic life and teach skills that relate to leadership, community, and commitment.

Staines’ sports promote sportsmanship, team spirit as well as health and fitness. Through various avenues students at Staines can progress to District (Central Comets), Regional (Met West), State (Queensland) and National (Australia) representative honours. 

Staines’ Primary students are part of the Greater Springfield Primary School Sports Association (GSPSS) and compete at selected Gala Days throughout Terms 2&3. GSPSS promotes participation and representing ones school as key characteristic to its association. Students from Years 3-6 are able to nominate themselves for the sporting teams offered.

GSPSS Term 2 Sports
- Netball
- Rugby League (Staines does not currently participate)
- Soccer (Boys & Girls)

GSPSS Term 3 Sports
- Basketball
- Touch Football
- AFL (Staines does not currently participate)

Staines’ Secondary students are part of the Combines Ipswich Secondary Schools Sports Association (CISSSA) and compete after school in a home/away format (some sports may have a central location i.e Netball). CISSSA promotes participation, health and fitness as key characteristics to its association. Students in Years 7-12 are able to nominate themselves for the sporting teams offered. CISSSA has a Summer and Winter season with selected sports offered over both seasons. All information is communicated with students and families as needed.

Staines is also involved in the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) for Swimming, Cross Country and Track & Field. Staines attends selected GBC Gala days throughout the year.
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