Albany Hills State School values sport and physical activity and the role this can play in developing happy, healthy students who carry good habits into adulthood. Sports and active play encourages the modelling of team work, decision making and essential social skills, such as N.E.D., that are helpful in all areas of life. Our focus on school sport here at Albany Hills is to encourage maximum participation, physical development and safe play.
Albany Hills State School offers wide range of sporting and recreational activities to cater for the needs of all students. Students in all year levels have a physical education lesson each week taught by a specialist teacher. Students in the upper year levels participate in an additional sport lesson each week. Our philosophy in sport and physical education is to give our students a whole range of activities so they can choose a sport for life.
Year threes participate in a program called trysports and this semester the we are learning about netball and soccer. Students will need to wear their house shirts, bring a hat and water bottle. Sunscreen is also available and we encourage the students to be self monitoring on applying this after lunch. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Gala Days (Term 2):
Three full days of interschool sport, known as Gala Days, take place during term two. These are usually scheduled on a Friday, each a fortnight apart. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are able to select from a range of sports including AFL (Aussie Rules), rugby league, soccer (boys and girls), hockey, netball, basketball and volleyball. Students who do not participate in Gala Days remain at school and participate in a range of alternative activities.
Friday Afternoon Sport (Term 4):
In term four, as well as the traditional sports of cricket and touch football, Year 4, 5 and 6 students can choose from a range of other options which may include tennis, 6 a side soccer, baseball and yardball and gymnastics. This program runs for four, half day Fridays.
In the event that sport (Term 2 or 4) is cancelled due to the weather, a message will be sent out to parents via Twitter. A live feed of these messages is available on this website's home page for those who do not subscribe to Twitter.
Several times throughout the year, students in Years 3 have the opportunity to try different sports as part of the schools ‘try-Sports’ program.
There is also a program of extra-curricular sports which are run outside school hours by teachers and sporting associations.
A running club runs throughout the year, with students across all ages able to train. Students showing promise can nominate for the All Schools cross country in May.
All students compete in age appropriate carnivals for swimming, athletics and cross country. Training for athletics and cross country is available and successful students (aged 10-12) are then able to represent the school in these disciplines.