Sports News

Bundaberg School Futsal Titles

St John’s competed for the first time in the Bundaberg School Futsal Titles on Tuesday 24 May. We had three teams competing (U/12, U10 Blue and U10 Red). The boys played extremely well and continually improved throughout the tournament. For some of the students it was the first-time playing futsal.

The U10 Blue team had three wins and a loss in the group stage. This was enough to earn them a place in the final against St Patrick’s. The boys played their best game of the tournament. In a tightly fought contest and at 2-2 with 2 minutes to go the tension was immense. St John’s successfully scored in the final minute of the game to secure the victory!

Congratulations to all of the students for your sportsmanship and efforts! A big thank you to Mr Higgins and Mr Kewley for assisting on the day with the U10 teams.

Also, Minkang, Hayden, Jonte, Jackson, Riley, Declan, Knox, Brayth and Caleb have been selected in the Queensland Country Futsal Squad! Well done!

Mr Bakker


Queensland Rugby League Fan Day

St John’s students joined in the celebrations with thousands of locals when the Queensland Maroons came to town on Tuesday 1 June, 2021. The morning began with the students taking part in a range of Rugby League skill activities. The students were soon joined by some former origin greats, as Sam Thaiday, Petero Civoniceva, Darius Boyd and Matt Gillett arrived at the skills clinic to offer their encouragement and sign a few autographs. At the conclusion of the clinic the students waited eagerly for the first signs of the arrival of the Maroons players as the talk quickly turned to which was going to be the most prized signature.

All the students had a fantastic experience as the players’ parade allowed them to get up close with current and former players. Stars the likes of Jonathan Thurston, Nate Myles, current Maroons Captain Daly Cherry-Evans, Valentine Holmes, Xavier Coates, Kurt Capewell and Kyle Feldt spent time talking to the students, signing autographs, and posing for photos. The excitement and smiles that were left, even after the players had moved on, proved what a fabulous opportunity this had been.


Senior Athletics Carnival Reminder & Parental Help Required!

St John’s Senior Athletics Carnival will take place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 June at the Bundaberg Athletics Club. Students in 9 to 12 Years Age Groups (born 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) will have the opportunity to participate in the events held on these days.

As in previous years, parental help is asked to ensure a successful day for our students. We are still looking for more parent helpers on both days and would greatly appreciate your assistance if available. Thanking you in advance.

The Bundaberg Athletics Club will be operating a canteen on both days of our events. Students wanting to use the canteen facilities must do so by a lunchtime pre-order system (students will need to bring their own morning tea). If you wish to order lunch for your child, an order must be handed in to school no later than Wednesday 9 June. Orders must be placed in a clearly marked paper bag, including student name, class, items ordered and correct money. Please note that the canteen will have extra items for sale on the day should parents wish to purchase for themselves.

We are excited to welcome parents to join us for these days but continue to ask for your assistance with maintaining appropriate COVID safe practices.

Should parents wish to take photos on the day,  please ensure that other students are not included in these photos without the consent from their parents or caregiver. Due to publicity permission, we respectfully request that photos with other students in the background should not be posted on social media.