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Osprey Cup – Touch Football

On Thursday 20 July, three Touch Football teams represented the school at the Osprey Cup at Wellington Point SHS.  Congratulations to all three teams who participated in the Osprey Cup Touch Football!  It was a fantastic day of touch football with the teams displaying great sportsmanship and always giving their best.  Well done to the Junior Boys who won the Osprey Cup for 2017!!  Senior boys and girls also did well coming 3rd and 4th respectively.​

Swimming Lessons

This week saw the commencement of swimming lessons for Years 3-6 at Chandler Aquatic Centre.  Students are reminded to name ALL clothing including swimming caps.  The timetable (which includes transit) is as follows:

Start to finish times




5H and 5S

5R and 4M


6S and 4HC

3D and 3S


4MD and 4/5T

3M and 3I


6E and 4JD

3P and 3W


5/6M and 6W


Please note there will be no swimming lessons on Wednesday 16 August due to the Brisbane Show Holiday.  These lessons will be conducted on Monday 14 August. 


In term 3, year 5 students in 5H and 5R have the opportunity to participate in a ‘Tackers Introduction’ learn to sail program led by qualified instructors at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS). Students will learn the basics of sailing, learning boat handling skills and the essential background sailing theory that will allow them the freedom of sailing the small boats with guidance from the RQYS Instructors. This program will commence next Tuesday 25 July (5H) and Wednesday 26 July (5R) at 11:30am. 


Last week Years 3-6 participated in Oztag games during PE lessons.  If your child is interested in joining a team, go to or ring 1300469824 for more information. 

Rugby League

The Gumdale State School U/11 Rugby League team has progressed to the next stage of the Brisbane Metropolitan Finals.  The team will play Milton State School at Bishop Park, Nundah, on Friday 4 August. Game commences at 11:10am.

Permission Notes

If your child does not receive or loses a permission note for a sporting event please email and I will send another note to you electronically. 

Cross Country

The Senior School (Year 3-6) Cross Country will be held Friday 15 September.  


Good luck to our selected students who will compete at the Bayside District Track and Field Event at Sheldon College on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August.

Keep moving!

James Doherty (

PE Teacher