There are four sporting houses at Birkdale South. These have been named after native flowers.
Banksia – Orange
Wattle – Yellow
Grevillea – Green
Waratah – Red
All students are placed into a sporting house on enrolment. Siblings are kept in the same sporting house. The three main sporting events where students compete to represent their house are the Cross Country Carnivals (Prep-Yr 6), Athletics Carnivals (Prep-Yr 6) and the Swimming Carnival (Yr 4-Yr 6).
Students in year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to compete in our Interschool Sport Carnival Days. Soccer, Touch Football and Netball are on offer for Semester 1 while Oztag, T20 Cricket and Volleyball/Newcombe Ball are the choices for Semester 2. Semester 1 sports are held on 2 carnival days, one in Term 1 and the second in Term 2. Semester 2 sports follow the same format.
Our swimming program in conducted at the Chandler Aquatic Centre during Term 3 for years 4, 5 and 6. Students participate in 8 swimming lessons which are provided by qualified swimming instructors during their PE lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in our swimming carnival held at the start of Term 4.
Cross country training starts at the beginning of the year with before school training as well as later in the term during PE lessons. Our cross country carnival for Yr 4-6 is held at the end of Term 1 and our Prep–Yr 3 carnival at the beginning of Term 2.
Athletics and Fitness
In the lead-up to the school and district athletics carnivals, before school training is on offer to our 9 years to 12 years students. These training sessions are 45 minutes in duration, 4 days a week during Term 2 and 3.