All St Luke's students are involved in regular PE and/or 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), State (CIS) and National Level (Australian All Schools) competitions.
All co-curricular sports at St Luke’s are optional. The School does not participate in mandatory Saturday sport programs. However, a high percentage of students do opt to play sport and represent the School in the following sports, usually in after school competitions, during the week. There are also recreational sports offered that are non-competitive. Below is a sample of the sports offered.
In addition, 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 and Softball, among others.
Talented Athlete Program (Senior School)
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 Pastoral Care Group where they receive mentoring and ongoing academic support throughout the year.
We also provide a variety of speakers to engage with the TAP students to help support them in their chosen sports.
High Performance Basketball Program
The aim of the High Performance Basketball Program is to provide the opportunity to our increasing group of talented basketball students to further develop their skills within an organised school based elite program. Successful applicants will be current representative basketball players or those deemed to have the potential to be representative basketball players. Students are invited to participate in the program in small groups of 5 – 10.
The program is currently run by Shane Heal, four time Olympian and former NBA player. Shane also coached professionally in the NBL and is currently the Coach of the WNBL Team, The Sydney Flames.
Students in Years 6-10 receive 1 x 65 min session a week. Students in Years 11-12 receive 1 x 30 min session a week during lunch.
In conjunction with Beau Mitchell and The Board Riding Academy @theboardridingacademy, our team of intermediate and advanced surfers from Years 7-12 head to one of our beautiful local beaches to take part in surf training.
The program focuses on technique, improving confidence in the surf, competition drills and strategy, video analysis, and sports psychology. With a win in this year's Lifeline Northern Beaches Surfing Competition already under their belt, the future looks bright for the students involved. The Academy is open to both boys and girls in our Senior School.
St Luke's has a long history of success in Basketball. In recent years, the following results have been achieved:
- CIS State Champions 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 - Opens Girls
- National Championships: Semi-Finalist 2019, Silver Medal, 2018, Gold Medal 2015
- AICES Champions 2019 - Opens Boys and Opens Girls teams
- NASSA Champions 2020 - Opens Boys and Opens Girls teams (for 9 consecutive years)
- Sydney Metro Champions 2016 - Sydney School Shootout - Opens and U15 Girls