Secondary Sport

St Margaret's is an active member of the following associations, which facilitates competition across a wide range of sports:

• Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA)
• Brisbane Schoolgirls' Rowing Association (BSRA)
• Brisbane Water Polo Association Inc (BWPI)
• Downey Park Netball Association  (DPNA)

In addition, students can also participate in tennis lessons via the Rise Tennis program which operates as well as squad swimming.

Students also have the opportunity to compete in state secondary school competitions.

There are 21 sports available, played during the terms indicated below. Students can nominate for Independent North and Metropolitan North competitions through the Activities Office.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

 AFL (Seniors) 

Basketball   Athletics

 AFL (Juniors)

 Artistic Gymnastics      
Club Netball Club Netball QGSSSA & Club Netball  Badminton
Cricket Cross Country Hockey  
Club and QGSSA Swimming Life Saving Rhythmic Gymnastics Tennis
Water Polo Soccer Rowing Water Polo
  Touch Football Tennis  
  Club Swimming Club Swimming Club & QGSSSA Swimming

The major competition periods for each sport are highlighted below.

2021 Sport Seasons

Training and Practice

Transport to and from training sessions at Windsor Park, the Rowing Shed and competitions is provided by the school for all boarders and day girls.

Students are expected to be punctual to all training sessions and wear the appropriate uniform. Students unable to attend training sessions should inform the coordinator prior to the session. Changes to training sessions, cancellations due to inclement weather and weekly updates to competitions times and venues are regularly updated on the school website, activities notice board and social media. Twitter and TeamApp are also used for messages and information regarding sporting activities.

Students may only travel in their sports uniform if being transported by car directly from home to a training session before 7:30am or leaving training session or competition after 4:30pm to travel directly home by car. While in public, students must observe a high standard of personal behaviour and dress at all times. Parents are requested to ensure their daughters are collected promptly at the end of training sessions and competitions. Any girl not collected at the specified conclusion time will return to school on the bus to await collection from the breezeway area of the school.

Activities Code of Behaviour

The Activities Code of Behaviour must be observed for all activities. The Code of Behaviour can be found in the Extra-curricular Handbook available from the Activities Office.

Parental Involvement

Parents have the opportunity to support the sports program on a number of levels, either by spectating, coaching or managing a team, or by becoming a member of a support group.

Support Groups

The mission of the support groups at St Margaret's is to work in partnership with the school to enhance the extra-curricular experiences for students. Active support groups are seen as a vital means of fostering parental participation in the development of a strong team spirit, which encourages all students to maximise their potential through the school's sports program.

Supports groups at St Margaret's operate under the umbrella of the St Margaret's P&F Association and are therefore covered by insurance policies of the school. Support groups are encouraged to assist the wellbeing and performance of St Margaret's students in all areas of endeavour within the school. The secondary school currently operates support groups for the following activities: athletics/cross country, hockey, netball, rowing, swimming, tennis, touch football and water polo.


Elite Athletes

Outstanding athletes and performing artists can apply to become a part of the school's Flyers Program which can help students to achieve both their academic and extracurricular goals through personalised learning.

Download the Flyers Program brochure. (PDF 3.7MB)

Sports Handbook 2022 (PDF 1.3MB)