An important part of being ready to learn is personal wellbeing. Sport makes a large contribution to the healthy lifestyle of many students and is a valued part of the curriculum at Indooroopilly State High School.
There are a range of sporting options available to students:
- Participation in a weekly Sport lesson for Years 7-9 students. This lesson is conducted as part of an Interhouse Sport Competition.
- Involvement in three Interhouse Sports Carnivals throughout the year: Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.
- Participation in Interschool sporting competitions, known as Gala Days.
- Selection in representative teams at a District, Regional or State level.
Students are allocated to a Sport house – Evans (blue), Kendall (green), Lawson (red) and Paterson (yellow). These house allocations are used for the weekly Interhouse Sport Competition, as well as the school Carnivals. Students are able to represent their house in a range of competitive events with the purpose of identifying a champion house.
Interhouse Sport Competition
Students in Years 7 to 9 participate in a weekly sport lesson which is conducted as part of an Interhouse Sport competition. Students nominate to participate in a sport and form teams within their house groups. Teams compete in the sport against teams from the other three houses.
Students are grouped into a Year 7 competition and a Years 8 and 9 competition. They participate in a Summer, Winter and Recreation sport season offering a range of sport options.
Points are awarded to all teams participating which, when tallied, are used to identify the champion house for each season.
Students have the opportunity to participate in school Interhouse Carnivals in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. These carnivals are a great opportunity for students to show house spirit, good-spirited rivalry, as well as their skills in particular events.
Students who finish in the top few places at these carnivals have the opportunity to represent the school in District, Regional and State sporting teams.
Students from all year levels are able to participate in District Interschool Sports Days (known as Gala Days) throughout the school year and to represent the school in different sporting competitions against the five other schools in the West Brisbane District.
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 can participate in four sporting days: two for Summer sports and two for Winter sports. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can participate in two sporting days: one each for Summer and Winter sports. A final is then played between the top two schools.
The purpose of these days is to provide quality interschool sport experiences for as many students as possible and to develop the valued skills of teamwork, discipline and fair play. Additionally, these days are used to determine the champion school that will represent the West Brisbane District at the Metropolitan Finals.
Indooroopilly has a proud history of sporting teams reaching this stage.
Summer Sports – Boys
Baseball (Years 10-12)
Basketball (Years 7-9)
Cricket (Years 10-12)
Summer Sports – Girls
Basketball (Years 7-12)
Winter Sports – Boys
Australian Rules Football (Years 10-12)
Basketball (Years 10-12)
Rugby League/Union (Years 7-9)
Tennis (Years 10-12)
Winter Sports – Girls
Tennis (Years 10-12)
District and Regional Representation
Students have the opportunity to represent the school in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics based upon their performances at the school Interhouse Carnivals. Successful students attend the District Carnivals in these events and, based upon their performances at the District level, are then eligible to attend the Regional Carnivals.
In addition to this, students can also seek selection in representative teams through the school sport system in a range of other sports including:
Australian Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Orienteering, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Touch Football, Triathalon, and Volleyball.
To be considered for District or Regional selection in these sports, students must undertake a series of trials. The first stage involves students nominating for and attending the District trials.
Students who turn 12 years of age whilst they are in Year 7 will participate in the West Akuna District trials. Students who are aged between 13 and 18 years undertake the trials with West Brisbane District. All information relating to District trials will be made available to students via morning notices.
If selected in a Metropolitan West Regional team, students will then participate at the State Championships for that sport. State championships are held at various locations around the state.
For more information, please contact our School Sports Coordinator, Jeremy Anderson email@example.com