Important notice

Updated 10 June 2020 from South Coast Sport website

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of schooling including delivery of sport.

Consistent with Queensland Government Roadmap to easing Queensland's restrictions, the department will recommence inter-school and representative school sport activities utilising a staged approach from 10 July 2020.

Resources have been developed to support schools and regions to get ready to recommence training, competitions and programs in a safe, responsible and low risk manner that complies with the latest health advice.

In addition to the Roadmap, the resources align to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment and the Return to Play Guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries. It is important that planning for sport activities in all stages include consideration of these documents.

The reboot of representative school sport will see implementation of a revised calendar (PDF, 64KB) providing opportunities for students to compete in state championship events across Queensland. Please note some dates and/or venues are still to be confirmed.

The department will continue to provide ongoing communication as the Queensland Government's response to COVID-19 evolves. For latest updates, visit the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) advice webpage.

This is an opportunity for Queensland students and school communities to get back into the game and get involved!


The 2020 Wednesday sport program has changed.  Instead of a weekly sport program, students will participate in 5 full day Cluster Days in Term 1, 2 and 3.  They have the opportunity to participate in the Gold Coast 5 (GC5) Interschool competition which is organised into two tiers. Other schools in this competition include Palm Beach Currumbin SHS, Robina SHS, Elanora SHS and Pacific Pines SHS.  There will also be options for recreational activities and some invitation only special programs.

Cluster Dates

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Three Carnivals for Homestead swimming, athletics and cross-country are scheduled during the year.

The school does not have insurance to cover injury sustained to students during school activities. Parents are advised to take out their own cover if they wish.


Homestead Carnivals

Three Carnivals for Homestead swimming, athletics and cross-country are scheduled for the dates below during the year. Please note; these dates are subject to changing weather conditions. Where changes occur you will be advised ASAP.


Swimming – Thursday, 13 February, 2020

Cross Country – Thursday, 19 March, 2020

Athletics – Wednesday, 24 June, 2020


Broadwater Regional Sport

Benowa SHS is part of the Broadwater district. Students must trial at Broadwater if they wish to be considered at the South Coast trial. They must register with the Director of Sport prior to the nomination date listed on the Student Notices. Sports are advertised to students using the Sports Noticeboard (outside the sports hall), the Student notices (electronic) and the website (see right for Broadwater Calendar).  If they are unable to attend the Broadwater trial, students can apply for an exemption. Please refer to the Broadwater Selection Policy below;


In order for students to be selected in a Broadwater District team, they must be in attendance at the District Trials. The only exception to this is where:


*Students are away at a sporting event of a higher level (in one of the sports approved by Qld School Sport). The District Trial Convenor must be notified of this prior to the start of the Trial.


**Students have a medical certificate that is supplied to the Convenor prior to the start of the trials, covering the regional trial date.


Where there is no district trial (paper nominations), students must still nominate so they can be forwarded to relevant regional convenor


South Coast Regional Sport

Following the Broadwater trial, successful students will be provided with South Coast trial information. It is imperative that students and parents follow the below process to ensure their place at the trial.


  • Parents/Students will need to fill out the South Coast online booklet, print and bring it to the Director of Sport ASAP in order to have it approved (this booklet will then be returned to the student)
  • You will need to ensure that you pay online prior to the trial (No payment = no trial). Payment details will be distributed at the Broadwater trial.
  • On the day of the trial, you must;
    • Organise your own transport to and from the trial
    • Ensure that your child has the completed booklet (No booklet = no trial)
    • Advise Student Absences using the details below to confirm your child is attending the trial
      • SMS: 0429 318 486
      • Email:

        Trials that may be cancelled or postponed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the South Coast Facebook page usually by 7:00am the day of the trial.

Further Queries?

Please contact the Director of Sport, Ashley Passmore on


Accident insurance cover for students

Some school activities and physical education, particularly contact sports, carry inherent risks of injury.

Parents are advised that the department does not have Student Accident Insurance cover for students.

If your child is injured at school as a result of an accident or incident, all costs associated with the injury, including medical costs, are the responsibility of the child, parent or caregiver.

Some incidental medical costs may be covered by Medicare. If parents have private health insurance, some costs may also be covered through the private health insurance. Any other costs would be borne by the parents.

Student Accident Insurance is an insurance policy that pays certain benefits in certain circumstances should your child have an accident.

It is a personal decision for parents as to the types and levels of private insurance they arrange to cover their child for any accidental injury that may occur.

Parents should contact their insurer or an approved Australian insurance broker for more information about student personal accident insurance cover for their child.

Last reviewed 14 July 2020
Last updated 14 July 2020