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Interschool sport

Our interschool sport programs are held during terms 1, 2 and 4. Students in Years 4 to 6 who are aged 9 to 12 years of age can participate in the school’s interschool sporting competitions against other primary schools from within the Cairns State District. In term 3, the focus for interschool sport will be athletics. Students who participate in our interschool sporting programs will be coached and supervised by Whitfield Teachers. Students in Years 4 to 6 not participating in term 1, 2 and 4 interschool sport participate in a Home Sport Program from 2:00 to 3:00pm each afternoon. 

Sporting excellence programs  

Students who have been identified and possess and/or demonstrate particular advanced skills are chosen into a squad of players. This squad partakes in skills-based testing and a target group of students are selected and invited to participate in the excellence program each term. Once selected in this program, students will be coached by coaches who have been sourced from the wider sporting community who have either played or coached representative sport. This program is funded by the federal governments Sporting Schools program. Students can participate in more than one excellence program if chosen in a school year. This year the Sporting Excellence Programs are as follows: 

  • Term 1 – AFL Excellence Program (Boys) 
  • Term 2 – Netball Excellence Program (Girls) 
  • Term 3 – Football Excellence Program (Girls and Boys) 
  • Term 4 – Basketball Excellence Program (Girls and Boys)

User pays sport programs

Throughout the school year, the school’s sporting partners run sports specific programs each term and the programs are held outside of school hours. These programs cater for students of all capabilities and the sessions focus on fundamental skill development and fun. 

These programs are a user pay system which means students who attend pay a nomination fee to the service provider (not the school) for student’s participation within the program. Before each of these sports commences, relevant information will be sent home and can be found on the school’s Facebook page. The following User Pays Sport programs offered in 2017 include: 

  • Term 1 – Football (Soccer) run by Jamie Gosling Soccer Academy
  • Term 2 – Tennis (Before School) run by Edge Hill Tennis Club and Basketball (After School)
  • Term 3 – AFL Auskick
  • Term 4 – Net Set and Go (Netball) and Rugby Union (QLD Rugby) 

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