​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An important part of being ready to learn is personal wellbeing. Sport makes a large contribution to the healthy lifestyle of many students and is a valued part of the curriculum at Indooroopilly State High School.

There are a range of sporting options available to students:

  1. Participation in a weekly Sport lesson for Year 7 students. This lesson is conducted as part of an Interhouse  Sport Competition.
  2. Involvement in three Interhouse Sports Carnivals throughout the year: Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

  3. Participation in Interschool sporting competitions, known as Gala Days.

  4. Selection in representative teams at a District, Regional or State level.

  5. Participation in the variety of sporting clubs which can lead to external competitions such as CBSQ, Schools Futsal and Schools Cup Volleyball. 

Representative School Sports Pathway

Below is the link for the 2023 Northern Eagles School Sport Calendar. Throughout the year, the information for the various sports trials will be published here also.

District Sports Trial Information and Permission forms

House allocation

Students are allocated to a Sport house – Evans (blue), Kendall (green), Lawson (red) and Paterson (yellow). These house allocations are used for the weekly Interhouse Sport Competition, as well as the school Carnivals. Students are able to represent their house in a range of competitive events with the purpose of identifying a champion house.

Interhouse Sport Competition

Students in Year 7 participate in a weekly sport lesson which is conducted as part of an Interhouse Sport competition. Students nominate to participate in a sport and form teams within their house groups. Teams compete in the sport against teams from the other three houses.

Students participate in a Summer, Winter, Spring and Recreation sport season offering a range of sport and recreation options.

Points are awarded to all teams participating which, when tallied, are used to identify the champion house for each season.

Interhouse Carnivals

Students have the opportunity to participate in school Interhouse Carnivals in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. These carnivals are a great opportunity for students to show house spirit, good-spirited rivalry, as well as their skills in particular events.

Students who finish in the top few places at these carnivals have the opportunity to represent the school in District, Regional and State sporting teams.

Interschool Sports

Students from all year levels are able to participate in District Interschool Sports Days (known as Gala Days) throughout the school year and to represent the school in different sporting competitions against the five other schools in the West Brisbane District.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 can participate in three sporting days: a Summer sport, Winter sport and Spring sport. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can participate in two sporting days: one each for Summer and Winter sports.

The purpose of these days is to provide quality interschool sport experiences for as many students as possible and to develop the valued skills of teamwork, discipline and fair play.  Additionally, these days are used to determine the champion school that will represent the district at the Metropolitan Finals.

Indooroopilly SHS has a proud history of sporting teams reaching this stage.

Summer Sports

  • Basketball (Grade 7-9)
  • Cricket (Grade 10-12)
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball (Grade 10-12), (Girls, Grade 7-9)
  • Tennis (Grade 7-9)
  • Badminton (Grade 10-12)

Winter Sports 

  • Football (soccer)
  • Netball (Girls, Grade 7-12) (Boys, Grade 10-12)​
  • Oz Tag (Grade 7-9)
  • Basketball (Grade 10-12)
  • Volleyball (Boys, Grade 7-9)
  • AFL 9s (Grade 10-12)

Spring Sports (Grade 7, 8 & 9)

  • AFL 9s
  • Badminton
  • Ultimate

District and Regional Representation

Students have the opportunity to represent the school in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics based upon their performances at the school Interhouse Carnivals. Successful students attend the District Carnivals in these events and, based upon their performances at the District level, are then eligible to attend the Regional Carnivals.

In addition to this, students can also seek selection in representative teams through the school sport system in a range of other sports including:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Rugby League
    Rugby Union
  • Football (Soccer )​
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Triathalon
  • Volleyball
To be considered for District or Regional selection in these sports, students must undertake a series of trials. The first stage involves students nominating for and attending the District trials.

District trials will be advertised to students via morning notices and the trial information posted on here: District Sports Trial Information and Permission forms

If selected in a Metropolitan West Regional team, students will then participate at the State Championships for that sport. State championships are held at various locations around the state.​

Last reviewed 21 March 2023
Last updated 21 March 2023