Beyond the Classroom

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As part of school life at St Rita's, students have the option of being a member of the Junior or Senior Choir. Junior Choir involves Year 1, 2 and 3 students and Senior Choir involves Years 4, 5 and 6. During rehearsals students learn the essential skills of singing, including breathing, performance techniques and expression, as well as developing music reading skills.  Choir members perform at a variety of school and other events, including class assemblies and liturgies, fetes and carols nights. The choirs also perform at various eisteddfods and have achieved great success at these events.

Interschool Sport

Students in years 5 and 6 compete against other schools within the Redlands District in a wide variety of sporting activities. These activities include netball, soccer, AFL and touch football for winter sports and volleyball/newcombeball, softball/T-Ball, cricket and team handball for summer sports. The focus of this program is on skill development with the two carnival days being opportunities for the students to demonstrate the skills they have learnt in a game situation against other schools.

District Sports

The Redlands District Sports Association provides opportunities for students in most sports to trial for a district team, which then competes at a regional sports level. There are three main activities in which St Rita's competes as a school team. These three activities are cross country, swimming and athletics. Cross Country and Athletics are two areas in which students are able to develop their skills further through training sessions offered before and after school during their respective seasons.

School Swimming Program

St Rita's offers a school swimming program for all students from P-6. The students in the lower school participate in a 'learn to swim' program which focuses on stroke development. As students move up through the school, the program incorporates further skills associated with rescue and lifesaving along with skill development in other water sports including triathlon training.