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7/02/2019
​Physical Education Department
 
 
Sport in 2019
This term there will be a number of sporting opportunities for students at Toolooa State High School to engage in. These sporting opportunities will be advertised through our student notices in form classes, in our school newsletter and through the Port Curtis Facebook page. If you are interested in knowing what representative sports are coming up over the next two weeks please read below:
 
If your son or daughter is interested in attending any of the upcoming Port Curtis trials please get them to see Mr Miller in the PE staffroom for the necessary paperwork. I look forward to seeing a number of our students participating in these sporting events.


 
Port Curtis Sport – Mouthguard Policy
In 2019, mouth protection is MANDATORY in the following contact sports:
Australian Football (AFL), Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Water Polo.
They are recommended to be used in Soccer.
 
The Department of Education strongly recommends that students wear custom-fitted mouthguards.
 
Wearing an appropriately designed and made mouthguard while participating in sport will protect against dental injuries.  Players of all ages involved in sports and activities where they are at risk of an injury to the face should protect their teeth with a properly fitted mouthguard. This includes sports where there is a risk of collision, falling and/or contact from other players or equipment such as balls, bats, sticks or racquets.
 
Student medical forms for Port Curtis Sport now acknowledge the mandatory wearing of mouthguards for Australian Football (AFL), Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Waterpolo and the recommended use of them in Soccer. All parent/carers will have to sign this form stating that they understand and agree to this process. If students are competing in any trials for the above sports, (except soccer) they MUST have a mouthguard, or they will be unable to compete.
 
 
School Swimming Carnival
Aside from representative sports, we also have our annual school swimming carnival coming up on Monday, 18th February. This is a whole school event held at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre during our regular school day. It is always a fun, active day in which students are able to compete in a number of swimming events. Please keep sun safety in mind when preparing for the event. Students should wear sun safe attire including hat and shirt between events. A water bottle and swimming cap is also strongly recommended (especially for those with long hair). I’m sure this will be another successful event this year!
 
Sports Person of the Year
At the end of the year we hold our annual sports awards evening. We take this time to recognise the sporting achievements of our students during the year. The most prestigious award distributed on the night is the Sports Person of the Year. This award is given out to the Junior (Yr7-9) and Senior (Yr10-12) student that has achieved the most in the sporting arena throughout the year. The table to the right indicates the Points system used to determine the recipient of these prestigious awards.
 
Overall, I am looking forward to another big year of sport at Toolooa and I hope to see everyone being active and participating in school sport.


Yours in sport,
Matt Miller
Sports Co-ordinator