At Ironside, students have a number of opportunities to participate in sporting activities to complement weekly Health and Physical Education classes. Regardless of skill or experience, there is something for everyone.
Each semester, Year 5 and 6 students select from a variety of activities as part of the Friday sport program. Students may choose sports such as basketball, netball, soccer, touch football and water polo among others and travel to other local schools and venues to compete in organised fixtures. Alternatively, students may choose to participate in intra-school activities such as dance, yoga, chess and the Intra-House Cup. The Friday sport program provides an opportunity for students to try a new sport or activity that interests them, with a focus on participation, sportsmanship and fun.
Further to this, we encourage our more elite 10 -12 year old athletes to seek additional opportunities through the Queensland School Sports Representative Program. Throughout the year, Northern Eagles district trials are held across a range of team and individual sports. Students and parents are notified of these trial dates through daily notices, student emails and the school newsletter. Importantly, these district trials are highly competitive and only for students who have extensive experience in their sport outside of school. If selected in a district team, students then have the opportunity to display their talent at the regional, state and national level.
Semester 1 also provides the opportunity for students to try out for Ironside's championship futsal teams and Semester 2 is when the 'ever popular' 3 pin competition occurs.