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Co-Curricular Opportunities

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

Some of the opportunities available at St Francis of Assisi include:

  • Community Partnership Programs including:
    • In 2 Uni
    • U Me and Us
    • Mini Vinnies
  • Diocesan Sports Gala Days – including in soccer, cricket, netball, basketball and rugby league
  • Opportunities to represent at Diocesan, MacKillop and State levels in a range of sports, including swimming, athletics and cross country – read more below
  • Public Speaking
  • School Choir
  • University Tests
  • Project Compassion and Caritas Launch
  • Art Competitions – including the Christmas Story Art Competition
  • Participation in environmental initiatives and the management of our school's sustainability garden - learn more here about our school's engagement with environmental education, action, stewardship and sustainability



Our three main sports carnivals are swimming, athletics and cross country. These days are designed primarily for student enjoyment of the sport, participation and for the promotion of exercise and a positive sporting experience. As a result of these carnivals, students may progress from school level, to Diocesan, to MacKillop, to NSWPSSA and ultimately national level in selected sports.

Student Representative Pathways

Outstanding sporting students in Years 5 and 6, playing in the highest division possible, are invited to attend trials for positions in Wollongong Diocese representative teams. Trials are conducted for a variety of sports including tennis, basketball, netball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, touch football, hockey, softball 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).