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Sports Excellence

 

​Program Summary

The Sports Excellence Program is an elite training and coaching program developed for gifted and talented sporting students that empowers them to pursue their sporting dreams. Students with demonstrated ability in one of PBC’s targeted sports are supported through mentoring, training and education from nationally accredited and industry experienced coaches.

Curriculum

All students in the program will satisfy the curriculum requirements for their stage of schooling as determined by the Queensland Department of Education and the Board of Secondary School Studies. These students will also have access to well-structured developmental programs of sports coaching and training by highly qualified and experienced State Association and school staff.

State Sporting Associations and “parent” professional organisations   play  important   roles   within   the    sports excellence program. They are involved in the selection of sport excellence students and the development and delivery of the coaching and training program.

Training and specialised coaching programs are conducted in school time and may include sports related topics such as sports nutrition, physiology, competition preparation and psychology as well as tuition in time management, study skills and goal setting.

The Sports Excellence Program is compatible with both the OP and Non-OP strands of Senior Schooling 10, 11 and  12.

School-based traineeships are encouraged among Non-OP students.

There are three stages of the Sports Excellence Program.

Stage 1 - Foundation 
  • 2 lessons per week
  • Sport each week
  • Participation in specialised clinics

Stage 2 - Development
  • 2 lessons S.E.P. elective/week 
  • Sport each week
  • Participation in specialised clinics

Stage 3 - Specialist Years 
  • 3 lessons S.E.P. elective/week 
  • Sport each week
  • Lesson “O” extension(s) weekly to cover all development domains
  • Participation in specialised clinics 

Students completing 11/12 Sports Excellence gain 4 QCE points.

Pathways and Opportunities

Participants in the Sports Excellence Program gain pathways to Q.A.S, A.I.S College Programs, Professional and Olympic sports.

History of High Achievement

  • National Championships in Surfing, Rugby League, Soccer, Kayak and Track and Field
  • A leading producer of State and National representatives; 50 - 70 state and 10 - 20 National representatives per year
  • Graduates include present stars such as Mick Fanning, Ben Hannant, Sam Gilbert, Marnie Hudson, Glen Moss, Darius Boyd and Joel Parkinson

Student Obligations
Students will only retain their position in the program by continuing to meet the requirements of their chosen sport and their school subjects. All students will be required to sign a contract outlining their responsibilities.

Progression from year level to year level in the program is not automatic.

Targeted Sports
Australian Rules - Basketball - Kayak - Netball - Rugby League - Soccer Boys - Soccer Girls - Surfing - Tennis - Touch Football Girls - Track 

Selection Procedure

Entry into the program is selective and very competitive. Only a limited number of positions are offered. Selection trials are held throughout the year with the first round in June and a second round in August.

Program Costs

A fee, additional to the textbook resource scheme, is payable upon acceptance into the program and in each subsequent year that the student is part of the program. These funds are used to provide additional resources and enhancement exclusively for students within the program. Such funds provide greater curriculum resources, exclusive visits from guest speakers, and specialised training for teachers.

Note: Fees vary depending on program.

Sports Excellence Uniform

Sports Excellence students are required to purchase an applicable sports excellence uniform in addition to the PBC sports uniform.

Contact

For further information please contact the Enrolments Officer​ or phone 07 5525 9418.​​​
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