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Sports

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House systems

The school operates a four house system for inter-school sporting competitions. The houses

are named after Australian flora. House Colours are:

Acacia – Yellow, Grevillia – Green, Banksia - Red

All children are allocated to a House on enrolment with a view to keeping families in the same House, whilst endeavouring to maintain boy/girl age group balance.

Sports competitions

Students in Years 5 and 6 participate in 4 interschool carnival days throughout the year. Students train in various sports and then participate in whole-day carnivals - Gala days, competing against a number of local schools.

Swimming

Swimming for students occurs in Term 1 and Term 4. The Runcorn State School Pool is the venue for our swimming lessons. Prep students swim in Term 4.

Track and field

Prep to Year 3 compete in a track and field carnival using a Mini-Olympics format to develop skills in a variety of areas.Years 4 – 6 compete in a formal Track and Field Events Carnival as a member of their sports house. From these competitions, children have an opportunity to be selected in the school team for District competitions.Cross Country All children are encouraged to take part in the Cross Country, to develop fitness. Years 3 - 6 run through the neighbourhood area, under teacher supervision. Children have the opportunity to be selected to compete in the school team for the District Cross Country.

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Last reviewed 13 May 2021
Last updated 13 May 2021