Houses – named after the first three families to enrol at
Birkdale State School.
children from Prep to grade six are assigned a sports house. Siblings are kept
in the same house. The two main sports events where children compete in the
house colours are the Athletics and Swimming carnivals.
in grades 4, 5 and 6 participate in an interschool sporting competition in
terms 2 and 4. This is a four week competition held on a Friday afternoon.
also compete in a sporting competition, the Osprey Cup, which is organised by
our main feeder high school. This is a whole day event held each term. Sports
will vary – softball/tee ball; basketball; soccer; touch football.
lessons for grade 1-6 students are conducted in PE lessons in Terms 1 and 4.
helpers assist with the management of this program.
training occurs before school (first 3 weeks of term 1) for students
selected to compete in the District swim carnival and for 3 weeks in term 4 in
preparation for our senior swimming carnival.
Track and Field:
Grades 3-6 – conducted early in Term 3
students are selected to represent their sports house from results achieved in
their PE lessons in the second term. The athletics carnival is held over three
days: 1. High jump 2. 200m heats, long jump, shot put 3. Main Carnival day:
March Past, 800m, 100m, 200m, ballgames and relays.
team is selected to represent the school to compete at the District carnival.
Training is held before school and during lunch hours in preparation for this
P-2 Sports Day – conducted on the Tuesday between Ekka holidays.
children compete in sprints, relays and rotational activities. It is also an
opportunity for parents to get involved with a sprint event being a popular
event on the day. Senior students are used to supervise the rotational
activities in the middle session.
children are encouraged to participate in our training program which is held in
Term 1 in preparation for the district cross country trials. Our fitness
program is held on Agnes Street oval before school three mornings a week and
students in grades 3-6 are invited to attend. Some students will attend these
sessions hoping to gain selection in the school cross country team, while
others use it purely as a fitness activity.
before school training program is open to students in grades 3-6. This program
is dictated by the sports being conducted at District level. Training is held
on Agnes Street oval from 7:50 – 8.35am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
1: Swimming and Cross Country
2: Cross Country and Track and Field
3: Track and Field
4: Fitness and swimming.
are encouraged to attend trials in order to gain selection at the Bayside
sport representation at a primary school level is open to students aged
10-12yr. The age of students is determined by their year of birth – in 2016
students born in 2006 will compete in the 10yr division.
sends teams to the swimming, cross country and track and field carnivals and
will select students to attend all individual sports trials such as netball,
selected in the Bayside District team will compete at the Metropolitan East
Teachers and parents are involved with the training of
the students to offer a program that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle,
while also offering the opportunity to represent at a higher sporting level.