District Sports Trials
Before a student from Mudgeeraba Creek is nominated to participate in a district sport trial, he/she must be recommended by their sports coach at their club. The coach must outline the level at which the student plays and position trialling, have the note signed and dated with coaches contact details. All these notes must be handed to MCSS HPE teacher Peter Szogi.
Children and teachers are allocated to one of four sporting houses upon enrolment.
Members of the same family will usually be placed in the one house but distribution otherwise is made in such a way as to keep numbers in each house as even as possible. Sporting captains and vice captains nominated by their houses will be elected in Year 6 each year.
Each year the school holds a Cross Country event, Junior Sports Day (Prep – Yr3), Senior Sports Day (Yr 4-6) and a Swimming Carnival. All students are encouraged to particpate in these events. Parent and family are warmly invited to join us on these days.
The names of our Sports Houses were chosen by the steering committee during the school’s planning phase. The committee aimed to choose names that reflected a local theme. Four Aboriginal words for local fauna were selected.
||Taran (Green Tree Frog)
||Birragin (Black Fish)
||Kirri (Paddymelon Wallaby)
SCHOOL SWIMMING (Learn to Swim)
School swimming lessons are offered to Prep & Year 1. Partial subsidy for swimming lessons is provided (by the State Government) to all parents of students in these year levels. A swimming carnival is held in December for other year levels.
Participation in school sport is encouraged. We participate in a number of sports as part of the Health and Physical Education Programme. A variety of skills are taught as children move through the years.
Inter-school sport is organised on a fixture basis. For those who are not selected to represent the school in inter-school sport, organised games are conducted one afternoon each week. We aren’t doing interschool sport this year – however we are holding 3 Gala Days other local schools.
SMART MOVES – Physical Activity
Mudgeeraba Creek State School is committed to increasing student participation in physical activity and to improve the quality of the activity they are engaged in.
We believe we play a key role in providing students with opportunities to engage in regular physical activity to enable them to reach their health potential and maintain a balanced state of wellbeing.
It is generally accepted that increased physical activity has positive effects on health. What is less recognized is that physical activity also benefits academic learning.