Middle School Sport Focus

In Middle School, there is an increased focus on student engagement in competitive sports.

In Term 1 and Term 2 each year, students are expected to trial for a competitive sports team that will compete in the weekly Bayside District competition, standalone Christian School Sport Association tournaments and other events held by sporting organisations. Where a student is not selected for a competitive sports team in these terms, a sport rotation program will be delivered to fast-track skill development in preparation for future opportunities. In Term 3, every Middle School student will participate in the “Spring Shield” House Sports Competition, and in Term 4 a Recreational Sport program is offered to all students. Sport team trials and selections in each of these terms are solely for students wishing to participate in a range of National Sporting Organisation tournaments. If selected for a school sports team in any term, training is compulsory.
All Middle School students are expected to participate in House Carnivals for swimming, cross country and athletics, all of which are focussed on participation and having fun. High-achieving students at these carnivals will progress to Bayside, Metropolitan East and Queensland carnivals as part of the school sports pathways and compete at Christian School Sport Association carnivals.


Competitive Sport (Year 6):

Students in Year 6 will participate in weekly Health lessons, timetabled sports on Friday afternoons, and two Bayside District Sports Gala Days in Term 2 and Term 3 each year. Students wishing to compete in tournaments will be invited to trial for team selection in the relevant term, with compulsory training to be provided in the lead-up to these larger-scale events.
Competitive sports options available to students include:
Term 1: Cross Country, Futsal, Sports Aerobics, Swimming, Tennis
Term 2: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Futsal, Netball, Tennis
Term 3: Basketball, Tennis, Football / Soccer, Futsal, Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball
Term 4: Basketball, Tennis, Touch Football

Competitive Sport (Year 7 - 8):

Students in Years 7 and 8 are expected to trial for competitive sports teams in Terms 1 and 2 each year. Selection in a competitive sports team will see students participate in weekly fixtures on Tuesday as part of the Bayside District sports competition, at standalone Christian School Sport Association tournaments, and other events held by various sporting organisations each term. In Terms 3 and 4, students can trial for sports teams that will participate in tournaments hosted by various National Sporting Organisations. Attending team training is compulsory.
Competitive sports options available to students include:
Term 1: AFL (girls only), Basketball, Cross Country, Futsal, Mountain Biking, Netball, Tennis, Touch Football, Sports Aerobics, Swimming, Volleyball / Beach Volleyball,
Term 2: AFL (boys only), Athletics, Basketball, Football / Soccer, Mountain Biking, Netball, Tennis, Volleyball
Term 3: AFL, Basketball, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball
Term 4: Basketball, Futsal, Tennis, Volleyball

Competitive Sport (Year 9):

Students in Year 9 are expected to trial for competitive sports teams in Terms 1 and 2 each year. Selection in a competitive sports team will see students participate in weekly fixtures on Thursday as part of the Bayside District sports competition, at standalone Christian School Sport Association tournaments, and other events held by various sporting organisations each term. In Terms 3 and 4, students can trial for sports teams that will participate in tournaments hosted by various National Sporting Organisations. Attendance at team training is an expectation once selected for a sports team.
Competitive sports options available to students include:
Term 1: AFL (girls only), Basketball, Cross Country, Futsal, Mountain Biking, Netball, Sports Aerobics, Swimming, Touch Football, Tennis, Volleyball / Beach Volleyball
Term 2: AFL (boys only), Athletics, Basketball, Football / Soccer, Mountain Biking, Netball, Tennis, Volleyball
Term 3: AFL, Basketball, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Touch Football, Volleyball
Term 4: Basketball, Futsal, Tennis, Volleyball

Queensland School Sport Pathways (Year 6 - 9)

As a member of the Bayside District Sport Association, students in Year 6 to 9 at Redlands College who demonstrate exceptional ability in a particular sport are welcome to trial for selection in a Bayside District team for that sport. The Bayside District team is the first step in the Queensland School Sport representative pathway and leads to further opportunities to be selected for Metropolitan East and Queensland representative teams. There are numerous representative sports available, and their respective trial details can be found on the Learning @ Redlands platform.