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Sports and Physical Education

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Ascot State School has a strong tradition in sport and physical education. Our physical activity program is designed to support children to move their bodies, understand movement and learn through movement, as outlined in the achievement standards of the Australian curriculum. The program promotes participation in the areas of aquatics (water safety and survival skills, stroke development and flipper ball), fundamental movement activities, perceptual motor activities, fitness activities – including cross country, ball skills, striking skills, athletics, dance, gymnastics and a variety of modified sports and games skills. Two Physical Education specialists teach the physical activity component of the curriculum, Ms Graham (prep – yr 2) and Mr Harris (yr 3 – 6).

Facilities

·         Covered games courts
·         3 undercover areas (yr 1, under I block, adjacent to sports shed)
·         Hall
·         Oval
·         Three adventure playgrounds
·         Cricket nets and cricket pitch
·         25m solar heated pool  

Sport - interschool sport    

The school is involved in a wide variety of sports including athletics, swimming, football, rugby league, baseball, netball, hockey, AFL, touch football, tag football, flipper ball(modified water polo), T20 cricket and cross-country. These sports are offered depending on student numbers and staff coaching expertise. Ascot State School participates in 2 sets of Gala Days (inter-school sport days) 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 carnivals

Cross Country - Junior (P - 2) and Senior (3 - 6) - end of Term 1
Athletics - Junior (P - 2) and Senior (3 - 6) - end of Term 2
Swimming - Junior (P - 3) and Senior (4 - 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.​​
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Last reviewed 09 April 2020
Last updated 09 April 2020