For those new to our school, St Mary of the Cross is involved in two sporting associations
that are an opportunity for our students to participate and extend their sporting skills.
The City District comprises of a number of schools from the public, private and Catholic
sector. All schools in the district are invited to compete in carnivals and trial days for
particular sports. These carnivals and trial days are an opportunity for students aged 10
years – 12 years to qualify for selection in the City District Team. The three carnivals held
each year are Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field. Selection for these carnivals
is based on performances at their school carnivals, as well as meeting school times, and
requires students to meet qualifying times or distances to attend. Trial days are for
individual students to gain selection in the City District team to compete at the Regional
Carnival for that particular sport. From there they can go on to be selected in the
Metropolitan North team to complete at the State Carnival. Trial information is emailed to
parents and carers close to the trial date. For further information on the District trials
available please head to the City District website.
The Zone 6 District is comprised of Catholic Schools from the inner north area. These
schools compete in Gala Sport days and three carnivals per year for Swimming, Cross
Country and Track and Field. These carnivals are an opportunity for students aged 7 years
– 12 years. These carnivals and Gala days are to promote school and team spirit and give
students an opportunity to interact, learn new skills and compete with other students of
their age. St Mary of the Cross staff will notify students of their selection in the Zone 6 team
in the lead up to the Zone 6 Carnivals.