At Redlynch State College sport complements the positive school culture and is a valued part of the curriculum. There are a range of sport options available to students:
• Involvement in 3 interhouse sport carnivals throughout the year
• Students in Years 11 and 12 participate in the Cairns Inter School Sport Association (CISSA) competition on a Wednesday afternoon in Semester 1
• Participation in House Cup once a term
• Participation in interschool sporting competitions (eg Gala days & Mossman 7’s)
• Selection in representative teams at a District, Regional or State level
The school’s mascot is the dragon. The dragon chosen originates from the Boyd’s Forest Dragon that is located in the local rainforest throughout Redlynch valley. It has been designed to demonstrate determination and commitment in all we endeavour to do. When you look at the stance, the look in its eye and grit of the teeth, these characteristics shine through.
Throughout the school year each student is given the opportunity to represent their house in various carnivals and house cup challenges. Interhouse Carnivals are held early in the year:
• Term 1 - Swimming (Secondary Campus)
• Term 1 - Cross Country (Primary & Secondary Campuses)
• Term 2 - Track and Field (Primary & Secondary Campuses)
From these carnivals, a school team is selected to attend the TCN district carnival. Students who perform well are then selected to represent the district at the Peninsula regional carnival. At the regional carnival students who attain qualifying standards can be selected to represent Peninsula at State Championships.
At various times throughout the year students are given the opportunity to represent the school in competitions/tournaments. These competitions do not fall within the School Sport Australia representative pathways or TCN district interschool sporting program.
Currently the sports offered to students are:
• All Schools Touch
• Bill Turner Cup (Soccer)
• AFL Queensland Primary & Secondary Schools Cup (AFL)
• NQ All Schools Tournament (Hockey)
• Vicki Wilson Cup & Fowlers Cup (Netball)
• Mossman 7’s (Rugby League & Netball)
• Cricket T20 Blast
*Not all sports are offered every year as this is determined by student interest and ability as well as staff interest and expertise. With all sports there are associated entry and travel costs that are required to be met by students.
Redlynch State College uses a house system to coordinate all of its 3 major interhouse sporting competitions. New students to the school are randomly assigned to one of four house groups. Younger siblings are put into the same house as their elder siblings.
These 4 houses are named after water features found in the nearby Freshwater Creek.
Rapids Razorbacks - Red
Falls Falcons – Gold
Cascades Crocodiles - Green
Torrents Tiger Sharks - Blue
District, Regional and State Sports
Through the School Sport system, students are provided with the opportunity to represent their district (Trinity Coast North), region (Peninsula), Queensland and Australia. Students who gain selection in representative teams are recognised formally through our white, half blue and full blue awards at our Excellence in Sports Evening.
Redlynch State College students form part of the Trinity Coast North (TCN) district. Students successful in making a TCN team may represent their district at the Peninsula Region Championships/Trials.
Students can also seek selection in representative teams through the school sport system in a range of other sports including:
AFL, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Rugby League, Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Touch Football, Triathlon, Netball, Aquathon & Squash.
To be considered for TCN selection in the above sports, students must undertake a series of trials. The first stage involves students nominating for and attending the district trials. All information regarding these trials is made available to students via morning notices. If selected in the TCN team the student will then progress to Peninsula trials and if selected in the Peninsula team students will usually travel and compete in a Queensland School Sport competition. Contested by up to 12 regions, students at the State Championships have the opportunity to be selected to represent Queensland School Sport teams.
For more information please visit:
Peninsula School Sport
Queensland School Sport
Australian School Sport