Interhouse and interschool competitions are conducted in season.
Held at the end of term 1, the Cross Country event is held for students in Years 4-6. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for this event by being offered the chance to participate in the ACSS Running Club, which is held throughout Term 1. The results of the students at our Cross Country carnival can then offer a pathway for students to attend and represent the North District at Cross Country. 9 and 10 year old students run in a 2km event and students 11 and 12 years of age run in a 3km event.
At Albany Creek State School we have two athletics carnivals.
Junior sports day is held for those students in Prep to Year 2. All students participate in tabloid sports and sprint races.
Senior sports day is held for those students in Years 3 to 6. All students participate in tabloid sports and sprint races. Students aged 10 years and over may nominate to also participate in field events, 200m sprints, 800m and 1500m races.
We hold our annual swimming carnival in December each year. Students in Years 4 to 6 are encouraged to participate. In recent years our swimming carnival has been held at Stafford State School pool.
Interschool competitions are conducted in season. Major sports played at present include netball, soccer, rugby league, Newcomb and touch football. Teachers coach the various sports giving their own time after school and during lunch breaks to train students. Students who are absent from training without a reasonable excuse can be excluded from selection.
Before a student can travel away from school to sporting fixtures, written permission must be given by parents and caregivers. Students selected to represent the school in interschool competitions are required to wear the school sports uniform set down for the particular sport. There is a cost associated with interschool sporting activities required to be paid in full before children are able to compete.
We currently have three full interschool (Gala Sports) competitions for students aged 10 years and over in Term 2 and Term 4.
Students may opt to participate in a range of club activities such as skating, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) rather than participate in one of the sporting teams.
Before a child can travel away from school to sporting fixtures, written permission must be given by parents and caregivers. Children selected to represent the school in interschool competitions are required to wear the school sports uniform set down for the particular sport. There is a cost associated with interschool sport.
All intra-school and interschool sports are part of the school endorsed curriculum.