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​Sport and physical activity

Ascot State School has a strong tradition in sport and physical education. Our physical activity program is well-balanced incorporating all of the Essential Learnings of the Health & Physical Education curriculum. The program promotes participation in the areas of the aquatics (stroke development, Swim & Survive Awards from Royal Lifesaving Society, water polo), perceptual motor development, Smart Moves, fitness, ball skills, athletics, dance, recreational sports, archery and games skills. Two Physical Education specialists teach the physical activity component of the curriculum.

Facilities

  • 5 covered games courts
  • Hall
  • Oval
  • 3 adventure playgrounds
  • Cricket nets & cricket pitch
  • Tennis courts
  • 25m solar heated pool  

Sport - interschool sport

The school is involved in a wide variety of sports. Track and field, swimming, softball, T-ball, baseball, netball, hockey, AFL, touch football, tag football, flipperball​ (modified waterpolo), cricket and cross-country are among the possible sports offered.

These sports are offered depending on student numbers and staff coaching expertise. Ascot State School participates in inter-school sport within the city district on a seasonal basis.

Students have the opportunity to be selected to trial for the city district team in various sports.

House system for sport

Upon admission to the school students are allocated to one of four ‘houses’.  Families are allocated to the same ‘house’:

Henderson [gold] - named after foundation head teacher, Mr Thomas Henderson 1920 - 1939

Meibusch [green] - named after the second head teacher Mr Robert E. Meibusch 1939 -1956

Ryan [red] - named after former Premier of Queensland Mr Thomas Joseph Ryan, a lawyer who was also responsible for the establishment of the Arbitration Court

Lilley [blue] - named after former Premier of Queensland, Sir Charles Lilley, Justice of the State.  Sir Charles was one of the architects of our Education System

Each year inter-house athletics and swimming carnivals precede the district, regional and state carnivals. These are well supported by the school community.

School carnivals

Term 1: 

Cross Country - Lower School (P to 2) 

Cross Country - Upper School (3 to 6) 


Term 2:

Athletics - Lower School (P to 2)

Athletics - Upper School (3 to 6)  


Term 4:

Swimming Lower School (P to 2) 

Swimming Upper School (3 to 6)