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School sports program

Sport is a major part of the school curriculum as it plays an integral role in the life of all students at Everton Park State High School. All students are actively engaged in sport and are provided with numerous sporting opportunities. The main sporting opportunities provided to students are those derived through participation in School and Interschool Carnivals and State Carnivals. 

Sports Carnivals
The three major carnivals at school include Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics. All students are encouraged to compete and participate in a ‘personal best’ culture and an atmosphere where getting involved and belonging are promoted. Achieving at school carnivals qualifies students to compete for regional, state, and national selection. 

Swimming / Athletics / Cross Country
It is expected that all students involve themselves in the three major school sporting carnivals of the year – swimming, cross country, and athletics. Below are the details of each carnival: 

​EVENT
EPSHS Swimming Carnival ​ Stafford Heights State School, Redwood Street, Stafford Heights ​
EPSHS Cross Country Carnival  ​EPSHS and surrounding streets 
EPSHS Athletics Carnival  ​​EPSHS 
  
Students who qualify for the District Carnivals, listed below, will be transported to and from the venue by bus unless arrangements have been made through the Principal. 


​EVENT
North-West District Swimming  ​​Albany Creek Leisure Centre, 
Cnr Explorer Drive & Old Northern Road, Albany Creek 
North-West District Cross Country  ​Teralba Park, 
Osborne Road, Mitchelton 
North-West District Athletics  ​Queensland University, 
Sir Fred Schonell Drive, St Lucia ​

​School Sport
All students involved in a sport and/or recreational options are expected to: 
  • Respect the rights of all players in their own team 
  • Respect the rights of all players in the opposing team 
  • Show a commitment to the sport or activity. 
  • Be actively involved in the activity at all times. If unable to participate, students must have a note outlining the reasons for their inability to participate. If possible these students are expected to assist in the activity in some way. This may include scoring or preparations of the activity. 
  • Wear the full, correct sports uniform including hat whilst participating in sport. 

Senior students are involved throughout the year in the Schools Sports Program through carnivals, State sporting competitions and other sporting opportunities.

Interschool Sports Program
Students who are selected for the interschool teams will travel on a bus to various venues located in the Metropolitan North Region. 

Students selected for interschool teams are required to wear the correct full sports or team uniform for that sport. Involvement in sport at outside venues may be restricted by inappropriate behaviour/conduct by the student. 

Intra-school Sport Program
Students who are not selected for the interschool sporting teams will be involved in the intra-school sport program. The students involved in this program will be involved in sporting options at school and outside of school. These students may need to travel by foot to venues located in close vicinity of the school. Some options may incur an additional cost to students. 

Students are required to wear the correct full sports or team uniform for that sport. 

School Houses
Students are allocated to “houses” for school carnivals and intra-school activities. These houses include: 
  • RUSH House (Purple and Red) in honour of Geoffrey Rush, internationally acclaimed actor. 
  • MARTIN House (Green and Gold) in honour of Michelle and Rodney Martin World Squash Champions.