QISSN - Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball
St Mary's is Cairns's only secondary college currently competing in QISSN. QISSN is an invitation-only, state-wide Netball competition. It is a privilege and the pinnacle of our Netball program, which began in 2000, to be involved in such an elite competition. It gives our students insight, exposure to Professional Netball, and connections to elite representative pathways.
All Schools Touch Football
Established in 2013, St Mary's offers a high-quality touch football program that reflects the opportunity to students. Our College competes in the
North Queensland All Schools Competition held in Townsville and the Gold Coast Titans Queensland All Schools.
The NQ All Schools Touch Football competition is the school's leading Touch Football competition. It allows our students to compete against schools across North Queensland, extending and challenging their abilities at a higher level. Additionally, it provides a pathway to compete in the QLD All Schools.
The Gold Coast Titans QLD All Schools is the world's largest touch football competition, with 530 teams representing schools throughout Queensland, the wider nation, and even internationally. Our College is proud to offer our students the challenge to compete against the best schools in QLD in Touch Football.
Confraternity – Rugby League
The Confraternity Rugby League competition is a state-wide, invitation-only Rugby League competition for Catholic Schools. It is the most prestigious competition, with past competitors including NRL players such as Michael Morgan and Johnathon Thurston. Our involvement provides our student's insight and exposure to high-quality Rugby League and connections to elite representative pathways.
Gold Coast Marathon – 10km
The Gold Coast Marathon is the most prestigious road race in Australia. It exposes our students to a high-level racing experience not available in FNQ. Students from our Run Squad are selected to attend. The event attracts Olympic and Commonwealth Champions, who provide excellent inspiration and role modelling for our students regarding health, fitness, discipline, and wellbeing.
St Mary's has a well–established Run Squad program which enables students of all running abilities and ages to set challenging goals show discipline in achieving these, and nurture their health and fitness. These are all crucial wellbeing tools that students will need well beyond their high school years.