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Inter House Carnivals

Participation as an individual in sports carnivals occurs in Term 1 for swimming (Year 4-6) and Term 4 (Prep -3), cross country (Term 2) and athletics (Term 2).  There are Inter-House Carnivals for each of these sport disciplines. These carnivals are designed to maximise participation by all students.  Children are allocated to one of four sports Houses for inter-house sport education activities on enrolment:
House Name
House Colour
Native animal named after
Baruga
Red
Kangaroo Rat
Chullawong
Green
Mountain Magpie
Dungar
Yellow
Pelican
Kurilpa
Blue
Water Rat

Inter School Sport and Intra School Sport

Our school participates in the Mt Gravatt and Ekibin District Interschool Sports competitions. Should any of our teams finish in top position of the District or Regional competition and have the opportunity to compete at the next level of competition, our school will follow the District & Regional Guidelines for selection of membership of school representatives in the finals.   The children chosen to play in this new competition will be at the discretion of the school coach in consultation with the school administration.
There are four levels of participation (School, District, Region and State) and students could participate in one or all four of these levels, providing them with multiple opportunities to further develop their skills.
We also have a parallel intra school Sport Education program available for students not participating in the Interschool competitions.
Each activity in each program incurs a cost and families can choose an option that suits. Students and their parents/carers need to select 2 preferences from the options and record them in the appropriate page in the School Diary. These will be collated in Week 3 of Term 1 so sports buses and coaches can be organised.

Eligibility for Inter School Sport Program

All children in Years 4-6 are eligible for the inter school sport program.

Dates (These dates may vary a little due to term lengths)

The Winter season starts in approximately Week 5 of Term 1 and finishes in approximately Week 5 of Term 2.
The Summer season starts in approximately Week 5 of term 3 and finishes in approximately Week 5 of Term 4.
The sports that may be offered on Fridays for Years 4-6 School Sports are as follows:
Inter School Sports
Intra School Sports
Children travel to compete against other schools in the Mt Gravatt and Ekibin District Sports Competition.
Children participate in activities that are non-competitive within the school grounds or the immediate local area. All of these activities are supervised by teaching staff.  The children also learn rules and safety aspects of the activities.
Winter Inter School Sport may include
Soccer - boys and girls
Netball  - girls
Rugby League - boys
Touch Football – girls
Winter Intra school Sport may include
1.       Tennis
2.       Gym (local area with qualified instructors). The children participate in lightweight circuits, aerobics, spin bike and treadmill classes.  They also learn about what a healthy lifestyle involves. 
3.       All Sports
4.       Rock Climbing
Summer Inter School Sport may include
Basketball - girls and boys
AFL - boys
Softball and T-Ball - girls
Touch Football – boys
Volleyball – girls
Summer Intra School Sport may include
1.       Tennis
2.       Gym (local area with qualified instructors).  The children participate in lightweight circuits, aerobics, spin bike and treadmill classes. They also learn about what a healthy lifestyle involves.
3.       Rock-climbing
4.       All Sports
Approximate Cost
A definite cost for the 10 week season will be sent home via invoice prior to the sport commencing.
Payment must be completed prior to the commencement of the season.
Approximate Cost
A definite cost for the 10 week season will be sent home via invoice prior to the sport commencing.
Payment must be completed prior to the commencement of the season.

Uniforms - Inter School Sport only

Thanks to our sponsors, the school supplies team jerseys. These jerseys are not to be taken home by students individually but are collected at the end of each game and a team roster of parents/carers is organized to wash and return them. The unisex navy shorts with and sky blue side strips are also the sports shorts and MUST be worn for all inter school sport and intra school sport going out of the school. The navy blue football/soccer socks MUST be worn for rugby league, soccer and AFL.
Safety
Shin pads must be worn for soccer (Regional Sports Office directive). Head guards and mouth guards are highly suggested for contact sports such as AFL and Rugby League.

Training

The commitment your child makes to a team sport involves training. The skills are important, as is the responsibility to the coach and other team members. Developing a sense of teamwork is a valuable lesson that is learned in sport.

Permission

There is a permission form in the back of the School Diary to allow your child to participate and travel by bus (for inter school sport) to his/her chosen sport. This must be signed and dated before your child will be allowed to participate. The diary also needs to be signed by parents/carers for intra school sport activities.

Sport Selection

Selections are made for both winter and summer sport/activities by Week 4. In most cases the first choice will be available.  ONCE A SPORT/ACTIVITY HAS BEEN CHOSEN CHANGES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
Throughout the year, a number of before or after school sport clinics are run by external providers, at West End State School, to promote interest and skills in particular sports, and a cost is usually involved.  These are advertised through our school newsletter.