Interschool sport (Gala Days) Term 1 & 4

Students in Years 4-6 participate in interschool sport in summer and winter each year. A variety of sports are offered to our students. Three different sports are chosen for each summer and winter gala days and students will be asked to indicate which sport they would like to do in preference order. Teams are then selected by school staff and usually will have junior and senior teams depending on the sport. The school provides transport to and from the events. Parents are welcome to attend to support the students.

Coaching for these sports is provided where possible by parents. Parents can also help by bringing water and fruit to the games.  If you are able to provide support for Gala Days by coaching or helping on the day, please let the office know.

District Sports

Wooloowin State School is part of the Metropolitan North Sports cluster within the City district.

There are many team sports students can nominate to trial for to be selected for the City District team. Trial notices are sent out with the School newsletter. Selection for swimming, athletics and cross-country is by students participating in the below carnivals and meeting the required criteria. Nominations for the trials is completed by our PE teacher.

Read more information on District sports.


Cross Country – Term 1

Cross Country is held at Kedron State High School and parents are welcome to attend. 

Eligible students within age groups 9 and up will be selected to attend the Cross Country City district trials.  

Athletics – Term 3

In Term 3, the annual Athletics Carnival is held at Kedron State High School. The carnival is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills they have built on, during Physical Education lessons in long jump, high jump, discus, shot put and sprints as well as 200m and 800m events. Parents are welcome to attend the event.

Students who receive a place and meet the requirements may be invited to the City District Athletics trials.  

Swimming - Term 4

During Term 4, our students participate in our school Junior and Senior swimming carnivals. The carnivals are held at our school pool and parents are welcome to attend.

Students in age groups 9 and up are eligible to be selected to trial for the district swimming team.  Students that wish to try out for districts must compete in the 2 lap heats and meet the qualifying time. Students that are successful will receive information from the office.


We are very fortunate at Wooloowin to have our own heated school pool to allow students to engage in two swimming lessons per week in Terms 1 and 4.

The P&C also operate a swimming club (Wobbegongs), which is held each Friday night in terms 1 and 4. For more information please check the Wooloowin Wobbegongs webpage.

Active After School Communities program

A Commonwealth-funded after school sports and recreation program offers organised activities, conducted by qualified coaches, for children’s fitness. Separate activities are conducted for the Early Phase of Learning and for the Middle Phase of Learning pupils. Forms are sent home at the beginning of each term.

Underwater hockey

Underwater hockey is run my Mr Mick McDade and conducted after school 2 afternoons per week in our school pool during term 1 and 4.

Last reviewed 27 June 2020
Last updated 27 June 2020