Our cross country is held at the end of term 1 to try and use the great weather in all its glory. The course is a true cross country course that covers all types of terrain such as hills, creek crossings as well as swamp areas and foot pathed areas. The course utilises both school and public facilities as it starts in school grounds before heading out into the local streets and parks to for fill our 2 courses that span 2.8km and 4.2km. We also have a walking course that covers 1.8km, catering for student who do not wish to run but still want to represent their team and gain points for the shield. We layer the starting times for each event allowing years 7, 8 and 9 to compete before opening the course to the seniors the period after. As with all carnivals competitors are timed and students who make the qualifying times are invited to represent the school at Bayside District Cross Country.
Our athletics day (track and field) occurs towards the end of term 2. With pure numbers of student competitors, we stagger the events so that not are all held on the main day. This involves some lunch time events prior to the date but still provide a spectacle for students to watch as they enjoy their lunch. Events such as high jump, javelin and the long distance running are held earlier for both safety and logistical reasons. On the day of competition, we encourage participation by having a real carnival atmosphere with music, food and festivities apparent. Intermittent between track and field events we also hold novelty events that score points for Champion House, these events sometimes provide more excitement from houses as all students are involved and excited to score points for the team. This event also provides a setting for selection into the Brisbane Bayside State College squad that attends District Trials that occur in term 3.