Health, physical education and sport
on empowering students to become healthy and active citizens, we provide
health, physical education and sports programs to all students as part of 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.
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
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
everyday lives by promoting physical activity and an academic balance, we offer
inter-school and intra-school team sports.
sport is facilitated by class teachers for all year levels and involves
competitive age-appropriate games and sports.
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.
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
Athletics, Cross Country and Rep Sport
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.
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.
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.
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.