Starting at such a young age is something that sets our school apart from many others. We believe it’s important for young children to develop their physical abilities and mindsets early and life, as well as an appreciation of the joys of sport. During Physical Education lessons, students are introduced to a range of individual and team sports that are appropriate for their age. Through PE, students will develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and motivation required to seek health and physical competence through involvement in activity.
At Grace Primary we have inter-house carnivals for all students in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.
Our students are involved in after school sports training practice, to improve fitness and prepare for competitive situations in carnivals. The senior students are able to compete at District level and there are opportunities for our students to continue on to represent the region, the state and even the nation. We also have teams compete at Inter Lutheran carnivals for swimming and athletics.
As a foundational member of N.I.S.S.A. (Northern Independent Schools’ Sporting Association), Grace Primary students from Years 4-6 participate in an interschool sporting competition on Fridays. The competition is skills based and allows the students opportunities to join a team, train at school for 3 weeks, then participate in a full day of round robin sport. Our Director of Sport, Mr Oliver Denny, also advises students of opportunities to represent in their chosen sport at District, Regional, State and National levels.
Other opportunities also exist for students to participate in free running clubs and other extra sport training on a weekly basis and this is communicated through our school as they arise.
Students get to wear their house shirts on sports days and other selected days throughout the year. Each house has a special cheer and House Captains encourage their house spirit to be strong:
- Bribie (Blue)
- Fraser (white)
- Moreton (Red)
- Stradbroke (Green).