St Patrick's College Strathfield



The College’s co-curricular activities aim to nurture individual talents while promoting a strong sense of community and school spirit, which St Patrick’s is renowned for. The Co-curricular Vision Statement is a testament to the college’s holistic educational experience.  

Below you will find a link that will direct you to the 2024 Co-curricular selection form. It is imperative that parents/carers and students carefully read the information provided prior to making their selections.

Once students indicate they will participate in an activity, they are making a binding commitment.

Sport Co-curricular Guidelines

Commitment Your son’s commitment to College sport throughout his enrolment in the College has absolute precedence. If your son is currently involved in club sports, please inform your club that if selected by the College for that sport.

Commitment to College co-curricular activities takes precedence over other commitments, and some activities may extend beyond school hours. Traveling for games is part of this commitment.

The College’s policy on participation in sports is detailed in the Conditions of Enrolment, which each parent signs when their son is accepted into the College.

External Sports Teams Students should not play for another team against a College team. Students who play Rugby League outside of the College are expected to play Rugby Union for the College.

Conduct All coaches, players, and spectators must abide by the Codes of Conduct for School Sport.

Ability Levels Teams are graded based on age and ability to ensure fair competition. This means your son will normally play sport against boys of the same age and ability level. Boys will not be put into a team if judged that they could be out of their depth.

Sport Uniform You can purchase all sports uniform requirements from the Uniform Shop, including a House t-shirt, black Supporters shirt, and black College sports shorts. Refer to the Uniform Shop page.

Training Equipment Ensure you have the correct playing equipment for training and games.

Mouth Guard Mouth guards are compulsory for all Rugby and AFL and Softball. They are also strongly recommended for cricket in the summer.

Transport Playing venues can be found on the College App notification. Parents are responsible for transporting their sons to and from matches.

Training Training sessions are held twice a week, with variations in days depending on the team. Training occurs on-site at the College or at nearby grounds within walking distance. If training is off-site, coaches supervise students to and from the venue. Parents can pick up their sons from outside venues after notifying the coach. Training is essential, and non-attendance requires prior notice to the Junior School Coordinator of Co-curricular.

College App To stay updated on the College’s sporting schedule, download the St Patrick’s College App and subscribe to the relevant sports, which provides information on weekly draws, training schedules, and changes. Refer to the Communication page for more information.

Attendance Attendance at training sessions is crucial for skill development and team unity. Students must provide a note for any non-attendance.

Consequences for Non-Adherence Non-adherence to College expectations regarding uniform, training, or fixtures may result in consequences, including detentions and notifications to relevant staff members. Please follow proper procedures for notifying the College about absences from training or fixtures.