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1. School-based Sport

At Aspley State School, we define School-based Sport as sporting events organised and managed by the school, conducted under the supervision of school staff and for school-based purposes.


  • to promote fitness, skill development, house/ school spirit and team building

  • provide exposure to modified or full competition opportunities

  • limited progression into the representative pathway in selected activities (swimming, cross country and athletics) as governed by the eligibility criteria below.

School-based Sport includes, but is not limited to:

  • Early Years Sports Day
  • Aspley State School Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals
  • Under 8s Day
  • Miscellaneous Intra-School or Inter-House competitions


The eligibility of students to participate in School-based Sport is a school decision. Items considered include:

  • operational factors, including staffing 

  • school history, traditions and previous practise

With regards to School Carnivals for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics, students in Year 3-6 are eligible to participate irrespective of their age. Students may, depending on District Sport Age Eligibility guidelines, also be eligible for progression to District Carnivals in these three activities.