All St Luke's students are involved in regular PE and Sport lessons from Pre-School to Year 10. In addition, the School holds annual Athletics, Cross-Country and Swimming Carnivals. From these Carnivals, teams are selected to represent the School in further inter-school competitions (NASSA), up to State (CIS) and National Level (Australian All Schools) competitions.
As an option, involvement in competitive sport commences in Year 3 and remains an integral part of School life throughout the Senior School.
Junior School students from Years 3 to 6 (Dee Why) and Years 5 & 6 (Bayview) have the opportunity to trial for teams competing in the PISA Cup (Peninsular Independent Sports Association) competitions, which are held within school hours, in the following sports:
Rugby League, Netball, Soccer, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, Oz Tag
As the Bayview Campus is positioned on the shores of Sydney's Pittwater, Year 3 students at Bayview participate in a Learn to Sail program during Term 4.
St Luke's students are not required to participate in mandatory Saturday sport programs. However, St Luke's offers an extensive array of opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of sporting teams outside of school hours:
Onsite after school tennis lessons are available to students at both Junior School campuses (Bayview and Dee Why). For information regarding these lessons, please visit the Wiki on the Parent Portal (Dee Why Campus) or the Co-curricular activity overview (Bayview Campus).
There are numerous other sports offered for students to pursue through our representative pathways of NASSA (New Anglican Schools Sports Association), AICES (Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools) and CIS (Combined Independent Schools). These include sports such as Hockey, Softball and Touch Football, among others.
Sailing: Students from Years 3 - 6 at the Bayview Campus may participate in an elective Learn to Sail program.
Many St Luke's students are involved in sport at an elite level, and as such, attend training sessions for many hours per week. The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) aims to provide a support system that allows talented athletes at St Luke's to excel in their chosen sport whilst achieving their personal best academically.
As part of the program, TAP students are in a select TAP Tutor Group where they receive mentoring and ongoing academic support throughout the year.
In addition, Years 8 and 10 students who have nominated TAP on their application, have the opportunity to use their timetabled Sport lessons (on a Tuesday – Year 8, or Thursday – Year 10) for extra study and to catch up on home learning.
St Luke's has a long history of success in Basketball. In recent years, the following results have been achieved:
Individually, over 30 students currently play Representative Basketball for the Manly Warringah Basketball Association. In addition, many students over the years have achieved CIS Representation in the School's Competitions.
All weekly Basketball Draws originate through MWBA. To view the Draws, click on the following link http://www.nswbasketball.net.au/MANL/website
Current parents please note: From time to time these Draws change, due to new teams joining, teams withdrawing and changes to the Divisions. These changes will be communicated by the School as soon as the changes are made known. Please understand though, that sometimes these changes are only relayed to the school with minimal notice, and therefore may sometimes even be on the day the teams are playing.
St Luke's participates in both the Peninsula Cup Netball Competition (Term 2) and the Manly Netball Spring Netball Competition in Terms 3 and 4 and has a proud history in both. In 2013 St Luke's won the 14s Peninsula Cup Competition and finished runners up in both the 16s and 18s. In the Spring competition St Luke's finished runners up again in both competitions in which they competed.
Rugby is one of the most popular sports for boys at St Luke's. The School competes in all Divisions of the Peninsula Cup Rugby competition which has a long and proud history on the Peninsula. Boys receive expert tuition and training from experienced and decorated coaches who in the past have included both Australian and Super 15s players.
Soccer is offered to both boys and girls at St Luke's across Terms 2 and 3. We have, over the past seven years competed, in all divisions of the Peninsula Cup Soccer competition with some outstanding successes for both the boys and girls. Past St Luke's students assist in the coaching of teams, some of whom have played professionally overseas and provide invaluable expertise to student development in the sport.
Snowsports provides students with the opportunity to compete at a Regional Level in the NSW Northern Interschool Ski Championships. The Championships alternate each year between Thredbo and Perisher in the July School holidays.
Students can compete in Skier X, Alpine Ski, Snowboard X, Snowboard GS, Moguls and Cross Country events over a four day event. They can enter as individual competitors in these events and the School encourages all students to also compete as a team.
Students from Years 2 - 12 can compete at the Championships. If the students finish in the top 10 individually or top 5 team places they are eligible to compete in the State Championships in late August. The National Championships alternate between NSW and Victorian ski fields in early September.
The School has achieved great success both in individual and team events at all levels of the Snow Sports Championships.
After school tennis lessons are available to Junior School students in both Dee Why and Bayview campuses. The School is affiliated with Collaroy Tennis Club, who provide both onsite lessons at St Luke's and at the Collaroy Tennis Centre. For information regarding these Tennis lessons, please click on the adjacent PDF.
St Luke's has a proud history in Water Polo having played since the School's inception. In 2017 St Luke's will field a number of teams in the Northern Suburbs Schools Water Polo Association.
The sport is open to both boys and girls and runs in the following age groups - Opens (Years 10-12) Friday Terms 1 and 2, Intermediates (Years 8-9) Monday Term 2, Juniors (Year 7) Friday Terms 1 and 3.
The School’s Fitness Centre at the Dee Why Campus is a well-equipped exercise area. Incorporating free weights, weight machines, a range of cardiac fitness equipment and an open space for group workouts it is ideally equipped to cater for a wide range of fitness and exercise programs.
The Fitness Centre is available to Senior students on specific mornings each week. Structured Fitness Sessions are provided, incorporating weights, body weight exercises, boxing and flexibility work. The objective of the Fitness Session is to give the students instruction in using weights and to specialise the activities to suit the students' individual program needs.
In addition, students in Senior classes also make use of the closely located Fitness First facilities.
A physiotherapist is also available by appointment.
Every second year, students in Years 10 & 11 are able to travel to the USA to play Basketball against multiple American high schools. Typically, the tours comprise of 2 boys teams and 2 girls teams, in addition to supervisory staff. In recent years, the teams have toured the West Coast (California, Oregon), the East Coast (New York & Boston) and the Southern States (Texas & Florida). All trips also include sightseeing and tourism opportunities. In December 2016, the tour travelled to California and Arizona.
In recent years, students in Years 9 & 10 have travelled to Queensland to play Rugby and Netball against multiple teams from Townsville, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The tour comprised of two Netball and two Rugby teams. In addition to playing Rugby or Netball, the trip also includes sightseeing and tourism opportunities.
St Luke's also hosts schools visiting Sydney for team sport tours such as netball, rugby and basketball.
In recent years, students in Years 9 & 10 have travelled to Hawaii to participate in a US Invitational Water Polo competition, providing them with valuable competition experience.