Health, physical education and sport

Intent on empowering students to become healthy and active citizens, we provide health, physical education and sports programs to all students as part of the national curriculum.

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) program aims to build an understanding of nutrition, personal growth and development, social and community health, and also equip students with critical inquiry skills.

We believe physical education and organised sport play a significant role in children’s growth and development, building on not just their motor skills and physical health, but helping to develop leadership capabilities and teamwork skills.

School swimming

Swimming is an integral part of the Australian and local Sunshine Coast culture, and the ability to comprehensively swim provides children with confidence and also saves lives. With this priority in mind, Buderim Mountain State School is proud to offer a heated 25-metre swimming pool on campus for school lessons and carnivals. Swimming lessons are provided to all students from years 1 to 6 unless written advice from a parent or guardian is provided for students with a medical or physical issue.

Older students also learn swim rescue skills, based on the Australian curriculum. A small fee is required for participation to cover the expenses associated with additional supervising staff. High achieving swimmers will participate in District swimming carnivals upon nomination.

Our sports program

Enriching students’ everyday lives by promoting physical activity and an academic balance, we offer inter-school and intra-school team sports.

Intra-school sport is facilitated by class teachers for all year levels and involves competitive age-appropriate games and sports.

Ball games are a popular component of our school sports program, and children enjoy competing against other school houses to win our Buderim ball games trophy.

Inter-school sport competitions for years 5 and 6 students occur in third term on a Friday, between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, and include Rugby, Auskick, Oztag, basketball, netball and soccer. Students are proud to represent their school to the best of their abilities and always wear a clean and tidy school uniform to show that pride.

Athletics, Cross Country and Rep Sport

With a large sports oval on our campus and a community focus on health and wellbeing, it’s no coincidence that many of Buderim Mountain State School’s students make the district, regional, and even state sporting teams.

Students train in athletics as a prelude to our annual school athletics carnival, held on the school premises. The senior athletics carnival is held during term 2, while the junior school competes in term 3. High performing children from years 4-6 then join our representative teams and compete in the District athletics carnival.

A school Cross Country event is also held annually, with participation expected by all able students from Prep to Year 6. Students who perform at the top of their age group are also given the opportunity to represent their school at the Nambour District Cross Country Carnival.

All representative sporting trials and events are advertised internally and on our website calendar, as the dates come to hand. These trials cover most sports ranging from rugby league and netball to hockey and softball. Buderim Mountain State School students are regularly selected for District, Regional and State representative teams.


Last reviewed 15 October 2019
Last updated 15 October 2019