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Sports and Physical Education

Ascot State School has a strong tradition in sport and physical education. Our physical activity program​ is well-balanced combining elements of the Essential Learnings (Qld) and the Australian Physical Education curriculum. The program promotes participation in the areas of aquatics (stroke development, survival and lifesaving skills from the Royal Lifesaving Society, water polo), fundamental movement activities, perceptual motor activities, Smart Moves, fitness, ball skills, athletics, dance and a variety of sports and games skills. Two Physical Education specialists teach the physical activity component of the curriculum.


  • Five covered games courts

  • Hall

  • Oval

  • Three adventure playgrounds

  • Cricket nets and cricket pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • 25m solar heated pool  

Sport - interschool sport

The school is involved in a wide variety of sports including athletics, swimming, softball, T-ball, baseball, netball, hockey, AFL, touch football, tag football, flipperball(modified waterpolo), cricket and cross-country. These sports are offered depending on student numbers and staff coaching expertise. Ascot State School participates in inter-school sport within the city district. All year 4 – 6 students travel to outside venues for three Fridays in term 2 and three Fridays in term 4 to compete against other schools in sports offered.

Students also have the opportunity to be selected to trial for the city district team in various sports. All trials are advertised in the school newsletter.

School carnival

Cross Country - Junior (P - 2) and Senior (3 - 6) - end of Term 1
Athletics - Junior (P - 2) and Senior (3 - 6) - end of Term 1
Swimming - Junior (P - 2) and Senior (3 - 6) - end of Term 4

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 cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals precede the district, regional and state carnivals. These are well supported by the school community.​​