Calvary has a strong sporting culture and is highly regarded as a successful Futsal and Netball school. Calvary Christian College is an active member of the Pacific District Secondary Schools Sports Association, which in turn is a member of Queensland Schools Sports Association (QSSA). Calvary also participates in a range of Queensland Christian Schools Sport Association (QCSSA) activities.
Calvary Christian College encourages the physical health and development of our students, offering: Physical Education as a curriculum subject, development programs, and interschool sports for Years 7-12 students. Community sport opportunities exist with the Underwood Netball Association, Real Life Christian Church Soccer Club, Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Football Association and many other sports depending on the interest and skill level of our students. Our Futsal program boasts a significant level of success at all levels of competition, including State and National Championships. Our students are also encouraged to participate in our Inter-house carnivals and a variety of co-curricular sports are offered on and off campus.
Each year many students join sporting teams and attend training, finding fulfilment in seeing the rewards of their hard work, team spirit, and extended endurance pay off at the end of each season.
The College also encourages students to achieve their individual sporting potential, offering many opportunities through representative pathways.
The values we uphold at Calvary through sport are:
Winning with humility and losing with dignity
Fair play and honesty
Self-discipline, commitment and persistence
Fun and enjoyment
Interhouse Sports Carnivals
Students support their Houses by competing in carnivals for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics (encompassing both Track and Field events). The College’s Houses groupings are Flynn (Yellow), King (Red), Chisholm (Green), and Liddell (Blue). We love to see parents at our carnivals, and parent help at such events is greatly appreciated.
As part of the Pacific District Secondary Schools Sports Association, Calvary competes against other schools in a range of local sporting competitions. Successful teams move on to the Gold Coast and Metropolitan Final events. Calvary participates in the swimming, cross country, and track and field carnivals convened by the Pacific District. Students may also attend representative selection trials for all of the sports affiliated with QSSA (e.g. basketball, softball, golf, etc).
The College is affiliated with the Queensland Christian School Sport Association (QCSSA) which offers further opportunities for students to participate in basketball, soccer, touch football, AFL, tennis and a variety of other sports reflective of student interest.
Representative College Sport
Numerous opportunities are available to our students to be a part of representative sport at the College. Students trial for places in District teams which provide pathways for high performing students to be selected at Regional, State, and National levels in all Queensland School Sports.
Many Calvary students are involved with club Netball, Touch Football, Soccer, Basketball and even Little Athletics.
Where there is sufficient interest from the student body, other sporting teams will be supported by the College. The expectation is that teams would be led/coached/managed by a staff member, parent, or past student, and that all team members would be currently enrolled students or staff members at the College.
Calvary's sports teams compete in a variety of sports events across the calendar year. These may include:
Pacific District Championships for multiple sports
Representative trials for multiple sports at District, Regional and State levels
Gold Coast Finals - multiple sports
Australian Futsal Association Tournaments
Christian School Sport Association - Queensland Competitions in Touch Football, Netball, Basketball and Soccer
Year level competitions in multiple sports including Futsal, Basketball, Touch, Football (Soccer) and Basketball
All Schools Touch
Queensland Schools Volleyball Cup
Queensland All Schools Weightlifting Championship
Team and individual training for College sports usually occur after before school, during lunchtimes, or after school hours. It is expected that all team members will commit to regular attendance at team training sessions during the sporting season.