All students across the year levels participate in physical education lessons with a specialist teacher. Lessons are weekly and are 30 minutes in length.
Children in Years 2 to 6 have swimming/aquatic activities in terms 1 and 4 (Year 1 children only do swimming in term 4). More information on swimming below.
The major aims of sport at Samford Sate School are enjoyment, maximum participation and skill development. Interhouse Sports Carnivals for swimming, cross country and athletics are conducted in both Early Phase (1 - 3), and Middle Phase (4 - 6) divisions. School teams compete at District Sports Competitions and in recent years have been very successful.
Many students go on to representative honours at district, regional and state level, in both individual and team sports.
During terms 1 and 2, Year 5 & 6 students participate in a physical activities program through Interschool Sports.
Aquatics units are conducted in terms 1 and 4. Students are first introduced to swimming in Year 1, Term 4. Having adequate supervision is required to ensure the safety of students in the pool. Teachers will distribute class notes requesting the assistance of parents and carers. The following ratio is used:
Years 1 - 3: Two to three parents are usually needed to assist in the pool, as well as one watching.
Years 4 - 6: A minimum of one parent (sometimes more depending on the activity) is required.
To go to swimming, children must bring the following
suitable swimming togs (boards shorts are not permitted, footy type shorts are ok)
sun shirt or tight fitting t-shirt
sunscreen lotion (we will provide it for those children who don't bring any)
a bag for belongings and wet gear
NB. Please make sure all belongings are clearly marked with your child's name and class