Apply Now - Applications Close Week 9 Term 3 Friday 15 September 2023
Beerwah State High School offers an exciting Athlete Extension Program (AEP) to cater for the needs of talented athletes and sporting students. This is a three year program running from year 7 to year 9. The Athletics Extension Program is an enhancement of the athletics in physical education program that was first offered in 1997, resulting in twenty consecutive Sunshine Coast Central District Athletics Championships.
Our aim is to provide a flexible but challenging environment to make talented athletes fitter, more skilful and better educated, both on and off the field. Athletics extension is studied for two 70 minute periods per week in year 7 & 8. In year 9 the class completes six 70 minute lessons as part of the transition to the senior school, Athletics Extension is studied as an elective subject. The school works in conjunction with University of Queensland Athletics Centre, accessing specialist facilities and coaching staff to enhance student's performance and understanding. Students may also be rewarded with training excursions to Coolum Aqua Park and other challenging destinations.
The AEP course is also structured to assist students as they transition into the study of Physical Education in years 11 and 12. Course Outline:
Fitness Testing Touch Football
Triathlon Fitness Conditioning
Athletic Skill Development Basic Training Principles
Cross Country Sociology of Sport
Modified Games and Sports Introductory Biomechanics
Staff members are assigned as coordinators and mentors for each AEP class group. Their aim is to ensure students in AEP make informed decisions to balance their academic studies with sporting commitments. Although athletics is the main focus, a broad range of sports and fitness conditioning is covered to ensure each student reaches their sporting potential. The program strives to allow all students to thrive in a competitive rich, supportive environment with like-minded people. The program develops friendships, character and self-confidence through learning.
Cost: There is an additional subject fee associated with this program – This fee includes pool & triathlon entry and UQ Enhancement Day (Please note additional charges apply for other excursions and camps).
How to Apply: Complete the application form below
The Department of Education through Inner Beerwah State High School is collecting personal information in accordance with the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 in order to register your interest in the 2022 Athletics Extension Program. The information will only be accessed by employees of the Department of Education. The information will not be given to any other person or agency unless prior consent is obtained.
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