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Sport plays a very important part in the overall education of children. With the increase in the amount of leisure time in our modern society, and increasing childhood obesity statistics it is imperative we educate our children towards worthwhile pursuits. Sport is such a one. All children at Farleigh State School should have the opportunity to compete at sport whenever the possibility arises. It also builds school pride and good sportsmanship. Whenever a selective number of children have to represent a school, it is the schools philosophy to select the best so that our school receives the best representation. This will be the case when children go to High School.

  • All children are encouraged to try out for teams as part of the Interschool competition within the Northern Highway Primary Schools Sports and followed by the Mackay District Association. This allows for personal representation in school teams in most of the major sports. Minor games, dancing, gymnastics and other fitness activities are incorporated in a comprehensive school physical education and sport program.
  • Farleigh State School is a member of the 'Sporting Schools Program' with one hour of selected sport played under supervision twice weekly after school. Children are provided with healthy afternoon tea choices on days of activity.
  • Students not participating in organised sports through illness will be required to engage in additional school work, monitoring, or other useful but less strenuous activities.
  • A doctor’s certificate is required for continuous non-participation in the physical education, sporting or swimming programs of this school.
  • Every student must realise that, while it is the aim of the game to win, the essence of sporting activity is in the participation and striving to improve in the many sporting skills. Pupils will however, endeavour to develop the attitude of simply being a good sport, (in the true Australian tradition,) as well as bearing in mind the school motto - 'United we achieve'.
  • Farleigh State School is fortunate to have a huge range of sporting equipment allowing children to gain skills in a wide range of sports.

School houses

All children coming to this school will be placed in a school house for school work and sporting competitions. Brothers and sisters will be in the same house. The school houses are:

  • Fadden - light blue
  • Melba - yellow

School house sports

These will be conducted at a combined sports day in conjunction with Coningsby State School and Pindi Pindi State School with each being a venue rotation from year to year. Emphasis will be on maximum participation with some extra competition and centre around athletics, field events and ball games. Novelty races will be conducted for the infants. The field events high jump and discus will be conducted on a separate day at each individual school prior to the combined sports day.