There are many opportunities for students at QASMT to engage in sport. The Academy's Sport Program has several tiers, aimed at catering for a variety of abilities, experience and levels of competition. These tiers are inter-house, inter-school (including district and regional programs), and a professional coaching program.
INTER-HOUSE SPORTING COMPETITIONS
Within the school, students at QASMT participate in a variety of inter-House competitions throughout the year. These include the Athletics Carnival and the school Cross Country. Students at these events also participate in a range of House challenges (including War Cry competitions, and novelty events including Tug of War and various other races). These events are very inclusive, and assist in strengthening House ties and developing a positive school culture.
WEST BRISBANE SPORT ASSOCIATION GALA DAYS
participates in Inter-School sport in the West Brisbane Sport Association. The
Association is comprised of QASMT, Kenmore SHS, Indooroopilly SHS, Centenary
SHS, Corinda SHS and Yeronga SHS. The association holds a Summer Gala Day at
the commencement of Term 2 and a Winter Gala Day during Term 3 for Senior
students, and one Gala Day per term for Middle Years students. The Gala Days are a full day round robin
competition involving teams from all schools, and, in many of the sports, the
winning team will progress to Metropolitan finals. Students participating in
the ‘Optional Sports Coached Sporting Program’ are eligible for selection in
the QASMT teams to participate in Gala Days.
DISTRICT AND REGIONAL SPORT
QASMT is located in the Metropolitan West Region for school sport, which contains five districts. We belong to the Northern Eagles District, which includes almost 30 schools from the Secondary, Primary, State and Independent sector.
Trials for District teams take place throughout the year, and students will be notified of trial dates via the sports notice board and Daymap. Students wishing to nominate for District trials must be approved by the Sports Coordinator and the Principal, and in most cases only a select few will be invited to trial. Students must have significant experience in their sport and be currently playing at a very high level to be selected. District trials are for students who are aiming to make the Metropolitan West Regional team to play at the State Championships. The purpose of the District trials is to facilitate students' pathways to representative sport.
QASMT OPTIONAL SPORTS COACHED SPORTING PROGRAM
Sports Program is an optional, paid program that caters for all levels of
abilities and experience. The professional coaching team aims to provide a
balance between development of skills, playing in a team environment and having
fun. Students from Years 7-12 are able to participate.
The program occurs on Wednesday afternoons from 2:20-3:20pm and will be facilitated by qualified coaches. The sports are divided into a Summer (Term 1) and Winter (Term 2 & 3) program that is aligned with the sports offered in the West Brisbane Sporting Association inter-school sporting competitions. All students at QASMT are eligible to trial for the gala day sports however, the students involved in the sports program will have the advantage of having access to a qualified coach, skill development and practice.
The Year 7 program occurs in Wednesday afternoon 1.20 - 2.20pm and the Years 8 and 9 program occurs on Friday afternoons from 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Year 8) and 3.15pm - 4.15pm (Year 9). Sessions will be facilitated by qualified coaches. The sports offered will be aligned with the West Brisbane
Sports Association inter-school sporting competitions; these will include
Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Soccer and Touch Football along with several
other sports that are designed to create variety for the students. Other sports
may include Badminton, Ultimate Disc, Tennis and AFL. This is subject to
decisions made by the West Brisbane Sports Association. These competitions are
in a gala day format and are held in Week 10 of each term. All students at
QASMT are eligible to trial for the gala day sports however; the students
involved in the Sport Program will have the advantage of having access to a
qualified coach across the term, skill development and practice. Students who
are not involved in the Gala Days will participate in a fun sports afternoon
instead of these days.