School sport involves students from Years 4 - 6 and is held on Friday afternoons. Inter-school sport is held twice a year in ten week blocks. Sport offered includes softball, tee ball, netball, touch football, volleyball, rugby league, and soccer. Preference is given to students in Years 5 -6 to play in interschool teams. Students not playing interschool sports will be involved in supervised games at school. Students travelling to sporting venues are required to pay for bus fees.
For inter-school sport information, please check our weekly newsletter for updates or phone the dedicated information number (07) 3422 8266.
There are three house teams in our school, each named after early settlers in our community as outlined on our
school history. Every child is placed into a house and siblings belong to the same house.
Students compete in cross country, track and field and swimming events for house points to earn perpetual trophies. Children are encouraged to wear a house colour polo shirt for all sporting events (and on Monday for parade) and a bathing cap in their house colour for the swimming carnival. These are standard uniform items and are available from the P&C uniform shop.
Swimming is part of the standard physical education curriculum in Terms 1 and 4 with one swimming lessons each week with the Physical Education Teacher and a swimming coach.
Students will be excluded only if a doctor's certificate is presented or through a parent interview with the Principal. Bathing caps and waterproof bags can be purchased at the uniform shop.
Term 1 2019 Swimming Permission Note (PDF, 764KB)
The Swim Club (Marshall Road Marlins) also offers additional after-school learn to swim, stroke correction classes and squad training from Monday to Friday during the swimming season.
The purpose of the club is to raise the level of swimming ability within the school and local community with the aim of enhancing the student and parent experience. The club operates as a sub-committee of the Marshall Road State School Parents and Citizens Association. Club nights run every Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Marshall Road.
For more information, visit the P&C website: Marshall Road Marlins Swim Club
The school tennis court is also available for hire outside of school hours by contacting Ms Dianne Sargent on (07) 3422 8222.