Sport is an integral part of student life at Northside. Through the sporting program, students are provided with rich opportunities to not only excel physically, but also develop self-confidence, resilience and lifelong healthy habits. Through sport, students learn the value of commitment, teamwork and positivity.
Students of all ages benefit from the diverse range of sporting opportunities offered through interhouse and interschool carnivals, interschool fixtures, tournaments, gala days, social sport, regular fitness training and lunch time competitions. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in competitive team or individual sports, playing for fun and fitness, or a talented athlete with aspirations to progress to regional, state or national level representation.
Participation, encouragement, sportsmanship and personal best are a focus of all sporting activities. All students are encouraged to get involved and make the most of the social and physical benefits of sport participation.
The pride of being selected to represent the College on an interschool sporting team is a highlight of many students’ school experience, and Northside students are not at a loss for such opportunities. From Years 5 to 9, students enjoy the offerings of weekly interschool district sport and regular gala days. Secondary students in Years 7 to 12 have the chance to play in regular, quality competitions as part of the Brisbane Outer Schools League (BOSL), as well as Brisbane Christian Schools Gala Days (BCS) and other tournaments on offer throughout the year.
Interschool carnivals for swimming, cross country and track and field present another opportunity for students to represent the College. Students in Years 5 to 12 are involved in district carnivals, while those aged 9 to 12 years also have the chance to participate in Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA) carnivals.
Year 5 and 6 students enjoy district AFL matches.
Beginners and skilled players are catered for through district interschool fixtures for Years 5 to 9, as well as BOSBL and Champion Basketball School of Queensland for secondary students.
Cricket is played as a district sport in Years 5 and 6.
Interhouse carnivals for years 3 to 12, as well as the opportunity to represent the College and progress to District, Regional and State Teams for talented runners aged 9 and over.
Soccer is on offer as a District Sport for students in years 5 to 9.
All secondary students have the chance to represent the College in the Brisbane Christian Schools gala day, as well as other tournaments from time to time.
Secondary students have the opportunity to represent the College in the Brisbane Outer Schools League.
District competition for Years 5 to 9. Secondary netball teams compete in the BOSNL and BCS, with the biennial New Zealand netball tour a highlight of the secondary netball calendar.
Currently for boys only, our secondary rugby 7 teams compete in various tournaments throughout the year.
Years 3 to 12 participate in Interhouse swimming carnivals.
Talented swimmers aged 9 and above given the opportunity to represent the College and progress to District, Regional and State Teams.
Secondary students are involved in the annual Queensland Secondary Schools Team Tennis Tournament.
Interschool touch is offered to students from years 5 to 12, with teams playing in district fixtures, district and Brisbane Christian Schools gala days, as well as the Brisbane Outer Schools League.
Based on performance at interhouse carnivals, students aged 9 and over can be selected in the College Track & Field team, with the chance to qualify for District, Regional and State Teams.
Students progress from interschool Beach Volleyball in Years 5 and 6 to court volleyball in Years 7 to 9, competing in district competitions. BOSVL is offered to all secondary students.
Students who excel at particular sports have the opportunity to trial for District and Regional teams, with the possibility of being selected to represent Queensland School Sport.
Weekly strength and conditioning training to develop core strength and improve fitness for secondary students.
For keen runners in Years 3 to 6 to assist with preparation for the cross country season.
Participation and house spirit are the essence of these carnivals, and the sporting calendar caters to all students, with separate carnivals for junior and secondary students. Our Prep to Year 2 students don’t miss out on the action, with their own Sports Carnival consisting of age-appropriate activities. For students aged 9 years and over, interhouse carnivals are the pathway to school representation for their respective sports.