Cross Country (Term 1)
Athletics (Term 2/3)
Swimming (Term 4)
years 3-6 have the opportunity to compete in the annual school cross country.
It is important to note that students must run in their correct age group
according to their date of birth (regardless of what year or grade they are
How long is the race?
For the younger age groups, students aged 8 or 9 will only run 1km (or 1
lap). Students that are 10 years will run 2km (or 2 laps) and the older
students 11 & 12yrs will run 3km (or 3 laps) – this is to match the
distance for the North District Cross Country.
Can parents attend the
events? Here at Aspley State School we encourage
parent involvement and attendance at all our sporting carnivals. Parents are
also welcome to help with the carnival setup and it’s running (see the PE
Specialist to offer assistance).
Where and when is the
cross country held? The school cross country is held every year
towards the end of the first term (see school calendar for more exact dates)
and is held at Ben Loman Park (Ben Loman Street, Aspley). Students will walk
down to the park with their class and return with their class after the event.
What do students need? Permission
to attend the school cross country is covered at enrolment. Students must wear shoes during the race (no
bare feet) and are allowed to wear house colours.
What happens if my child
is away on other school duties?
we juggle commitments regularly and sometimes cannot do everything. If your
child has contradicting commitments, a decision must be made by the parent as
to which activity you want your child to participate in. The only exception
would be if a student was participating at a higher level of sporting that was
of the same discipline at the time of the school event.
Junior and Senior Track and Field
School has a Junior and Senior Athletics Carnival. The Junior Carnival is for
students in Prep -2, while the Senior Athletics Carnival is for any students in
grades 3-6 (see school calendar for exact dates). All students competing in the
Senior Carnival must be in grades 3-6 and must be in the correct age groups
defined by their date of birth. Athletics is a representative sports pathway
which means that eligible students who are turning 10,11 or 12 can represent
Aspley State School at the next level which is North District.
Can parents come and
watch? Here at
Aspley State School we encourage parent involvement and attendance at all our
What events are my
Every student will have the opportunity to compete in all events at the
athletics carnival. Students are given every opportunity to participate and
gain points for their respective house.
How long does the
carnival go for?
The Junior Track and Field Carnival runs for a whole day, while the Senior
Carnival is held over 2 days.
State School, there is a Junior Swimming Carnival (Grades 3-4) and Senior
Swimming Carnival (grades 5-6). The junior carnival is all about participation
and having fun. The senior carnival is a representative sports pathway – any
students turning 10,11 and 12 can represent Aspley State School at the North
District Swimming Trials.
In term 2,
all North District Schools have an opportunity to play against each other in a
variety of sports such as netball, soccer, rugby league, volleyball and
basketball. There are 3 Gala Days (please see school calendar for the exact
dates) during the term. All students in grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to
trial for a sport and select which sport that they would like to participate
in. Sometimes not all sports can be offered (due to lack of interest etc.) but
we try and cater for all students as best we can.
have to pay a levy for the Gala Day’s - as all sporting venues are away from
school, this levy pays for buses and uniforms for the students. Some of the sports
offered can lead to a representative sports pathway and further district
Friday Afternoon District Sport
last term of school, Aspley students will have the opportunity to participate
in sport on a Friday afternoon. Some sports are offered locally but in most
cases students will travel to another school to play their designated sport.
Students are required to pay a levy that covers buses and uniforms.