Extra Curricular Activities

St Francis of Assisi school has a strong history in sporting achievements. Physical fitness and health is a key part of a child's learning.

We also participate in many community sports, such as:

  • Basketball - This is offered to students in Years 2-7 and is played on Friday afternoons at the ARC Campbelltown Leisure Centre, Botanic Road, Campbelltown.  Basketball is offered all year round - Season 1 (Term 1-2) Season 2 (Term 3-4).
  • Cricket - Cricket is offered to students in Years 2-7 and is played on Saturday mornings at Campbelltown Memorial Oval, Corner Lower North East/Darley Road Paradise and at participating local primary school grounds.  Cricket is run by SACA.  Cricket is offered in Term 1 and Term 4 only.
  • Football - Football is offered to students in Years 2-7 and is played on Saturday mornings at Charles Campbell College, 3 Campbell Road, Paradise.  Football is run by SANFL.  Football is offered for the duration of the season in Terms 2-3.
  • Netball - Netball is offered to students in Years 2-7 and is played on Monday (Year 2/3) and Friday (Year 4-7) afternoons at Turramurra Recreation Centre, 1000 Lower North East Road, Highbury.  Netball is offered all year round – Season 1 (Term 1-2) Season 2 (Term 3-4).
  • Soccer - Soccer is offered to students in Years 3-7 and is played at various times on Saturday mornings.  Soccer is run by Eastern Zone Primary Schools Soccer Association Incorporated.  Soccer is offered for the duration of the season in Terms 2-3.
  • Debating - Debates are held at either Pembroke school or Pulteney Grammar school in Terms 2 and 3. For Years 6 and 7.

Other Extra Curricular programmes

  • Instrumental Music programme - Independent music teachers offer Instrumental lessons in Drums, Guitar, Violin and Piano.
  • Voice coaching - 'Laugh Sing Dream' offer voice lessons within a peer small group setting.
  • Chess - 'Chesslife' offer weekly lessons and opportunities for chess competitions
  • Childrens University - Run by the University of Adelaide, Children's University Australia aims to raise aspirations through extra-cirricular learning opportunities for children aged 7 - 14 years.

Competitions and Carnivals

We participate in several out of school hours sports as well as competitions and carnivals run by SACPSSA and SAPSASA during school hours.

SAPSASA (South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association) Knockout Carnivals
St Francis of Assisi nominates for the Football, Netball and Soccer SAPSASA Knockout competitions each year. (See below for next Competition)

SACPSSA (South Australian Catholic Primary Schools Sport Association) Carnivals
St Francis of Assisi competes in several SACPSSA events throughout the year, including swimming, cross-country, European Handball and athletics. (See below for next Competition)

Sports Coordinator
Our whole school Sports Co-ordinator is Adrian Gatto.  He can be contacted on (08) 8178 9900 or via email on agatto@sfoa.catholic.edu.au.

Our Out of School hours Sports Coordinator is Angela Abdilla.  She can be contacted on (08) 8178 9900 or via email on aabdilla@sfoa.catholic.edu.au  

Sport Nomination Forms

Various Forms for each sporting code are circulated regularly.  Copies are available here for download.  

If you require more information, please contact Angela Abdilla on 8178 9900 or aabdilla@sfoa.catholic.edu.au

SAPSASA Competitions and Carnivals

Round 4 for the SAPSASA knockout Soccer Carnival is Week 4 Thursday 15th August. Please see the attached information.

SACPSSA Carnivals

Cross Country Running Carnival. Week 3 Wednesday 7th August. Please see the attached information.

Sport Results

We encourage brief reports on your team's sporting achievements.  If you would like this information posted on the School's Facebook page, please email sports@sfoa.catholic.edu.au