State High School has a proud tradition of successful sporting achievements
through both teams and individuals reaching and winning State, National and
in sport is provided to every student at Benowa State High School, however
students with particular sporting aptitude may apply for enrolment in the
Sports Excellence Program.
What is Sports Excellence?
Excellence is a cohesive and comprehensive 3 year physical education program
providing access to an effectively structured developmental program of sports
coaching, performance and training delivered by highly qualified and
experienced teaching staff.
Excellence whilst designed for those students with passion, enthusiasm and
talent for sport is targeted at those students who through the conduit of sport
want to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviour to be champion individuals,
both on and off the sporting areas.
Benowa State High School we recognise that developing sporting potential needs to be matched
with efforts to attain full academic potential, and so students are developed
and guided both in the classroom as well as on the sports field. This is
achieved through the provision of experienced staff who will generally work
with the students for one of the core academic subjects as well as the Sports
Excellence specific curriculum, while the remainder of the curriculum is
delivered by subject specialists (for example, LOTE, The Arts etc.). This
arrangement fosters a genuine sense of belonging and team, and ensures a check
and balance is kept between academic and sporting pursuits.
fee, additional to the Textbook Resource Scheme, is payable upon acceptance and
in each subsequent year that the student is part of this program. These funds
are used to provide additional curriculum resources, exclusive visits from
guest speakers and specialised classes.
addition to the sport uniform, Sports Excellence students are required to
purchase a distinctive Sports Excellence shirt and Sports Excellence hat.
Student performance is monitored regularly and
the school holds high expectations around work ethic, fitness application and
behaviour. Students must display appropriate behaviour and effort across all
subjects whilst in this program and enter into a contract outlining their
responsibilities. The school, in consultation with families, reserves the right
to withdraw students from this program at any time.