Sport is regarded as being a strong, unifying force in the school. It provides the children with a chance to learn to work and play together for a common goal, and for a satisfying achievement of that goal. Children are shown that winning is important, but that an even greater level of satisfaction can be achieved by playing together well. The children should learn to win without being overbearing and to lose with grace. A high level of sportsmanship and common courtesies should prevail. Children should learn to be proud of their efforts and achievements and come to grow in their self-esteem.
This school is an active member of the Gin Gin and District Sports Association. We join with other affiliated schools in sporting events organised by this body. The Principal will take part in coaching and managing of teams when required to do so. Any parent who is interested in helping out with coaching of children should let the school know, as we would welcome their assistance.
Interschool sport is viewed more as a social activity rather than a competitive one. Rules for the more traditional sports are usually modified to suit the age of the children playing and to increase the safety participation (safety of participants is of a paramount importance). Girls and boys may play which ever sport they choose because we attempt not to exclude children from a sport because of gender. The following is a list of the sports usually played although it may change from year to year:
- Term 1 - T-Ball
- Term 2 - Cross Country
- Term 3 - Touch and Athletics
- Term 4 - Soccer carnival and Swimming.
It is however only students in Year 4 to 6 that participate in Interschool Sports activities.
Swimming is part of the school curriculum, and if a child is not to attend because of a medical or other condition, a note to that effect must be brought to the Principal.
In line with Education Queensland’s Sun safety policy, all students must wear a 'rash' shirt/swim shirt and all items of clothing, towels and carry bags must be clearly marked with the child's name.
Watches or other valuables are not to be left in the dressing sheds.
Students must remove jewellery and other ornaments before entering the water. Sleepers or studs may be worn if the parent accepts full responsibility for any injuries which may occur.
Students with long hair must have it secured to avoid interference with sight or breathing. Bathing caps are recommended for all children - both boys and girls.
Students suffering from infections, suppurating sores or suspected contagions will be excluded from all swimming activities.
All students, especially those with fair skin must be properly protected against over - exposure to the sun. The wearing of coloured zinc is not allowed.
Students are discouraged from wearing the following:
- long sloppy T-shirts, bikinis (girls)
- long shorts (boys).
If a student suffers from a medical condition which might put that swimmer at risk in the water, e.g. Epilepsy, diabetes, heart condition - written parental consent, supported by a medical certificate must be obtained for the student to participate in the swimming program.