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. (Never Give
Up, Encourage Others, Do Your Best) 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 a wide range of sporting and
recreational activities to cater for the needs of all students. Students in all
year levels have two physical education lessons each week taught by specialist
teachers. 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.
Four half days of interschool sport, known as Gala Days, take
place during Term 2. These are scheduled on a Friday. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are able to select from a range of sports
including AFL (Aussie Rules), rugby league, soccer, hockey, netball, basketball
and volleyball. Students who do not participate in Gala Days remain at school
and participate in a range of alternative sporting activities. There are also
avenues in some sports for successful teams to represent Albany Hills state
school in regional challenges.
In Term 4, 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. This program
runs on four Friday afternoons.
During Terms 1 and 3 all students in Years 4-6 participate in
Friday afternoon sports at school to prepare for Gala Days, athletics and
In the event that sport (Term 2 or 4) is cancelled due to the
weather, a message will be sent out to parents via social media. A live feed of
these messages is available on the school website's home page for those who do
not subscribe to social media.
Several times throughout the year, students in Year 3 have the
opportunity to try different sports as part of the schools TrySports program.
There is also a program of extracurricular sports which are run outside school
hours by teachers and sporting associations. 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 event in May.
All students compete in age appropriate carnivals for swimming
(Term 4), senior athletics (Term 2) and cross country and junior athletics
(Term 3). Training for athletics and cross country is available and successful
students (aged 10-12) are then able to represent the school in these
as ongoing recognition throughout the year at assemblies, a special senior
sporting assembly is held close to the end of the school year. Certificates and
medallions are presented to students who have achieved representative levels in
sports. Special awards including the Allan Rollo Trophy for Sportsperson of the
Year are also presented at this time. Any students that are successful in
making a Queensland team in school sport are celebrated and recognised on our
photo wall in the auditorium entry.