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Sporting programs

Physical education programs in Terms 1 and 4 are focused on swimming in the school’s heated pool. These allow for learn to swim for Year 1, stroke improvement and life saving skills from Years 2 to 7.
 
A Swimming Club exists within the school. Learn to swim classes and training sessions are offered before and after school.
 
MacGregor is a member of and participates in the Mt Gravatt Sports District.

House system

Children are allocated to one of four houses.
House names have been chosen from Scottish Clan names and in the case of each house the spelling of the Clan has been retained. The colour associated with each house has been derived from the predominant colour in the Clan tartan.
 
Houses compete at Year and School level for sporting achievement. The four houses are:
  • MacQuarrie, Red
  • MacArthur, Green
  • MacKenzie, Blue
  • MacLeod, Yellow

Inter-school sport

The school is a member of the Nathan District and participates in inter-school competitions held in swimming, athletics, cross-country and in both summer and winter sports. Inter-school sport is played as follows:
  • Term 1 - Swimming
  • Term 2 - Soccer, Netball, Tennis, Touch
  • Term 3 - Athletics
  • Term 4 - Cricket, Softball, T-Ball, AFL, Volleyball and Basketball
All children in Years 5, 6 and 7 are eligible to play in summer and winter fixtures. The school endorses the Department of Education's Gender Equity in Sport Policy and supports the selection of girls, on the basis of merit, in traditionally boys' sports.
 
Representative School Sport Program
 
Through both the Mt Gravatt and Metropolitan East School Sport Programs, students at MacGregor have an opportunity to undertake a representative pathway in a range of sports.
 
Below is the Pathway for Representative Sport
 
Select to represent MacGregor at a District Trial
Selection in a Mt Gravatt District School Sport Team
Selection in a Metropolitan East School Sport Team
Selection in a Queensland School Sport Team
Participation in a National Championship/National Exchange
 
Sports available for students to participate in the representative program include
TEAM SPORTS
Australian Football (12 yrs & Under)
Basketball (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Basketball (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Cricket (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Cricket (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Football (Boys 12 years & Under)          Football (Girls 12 years & Under)
Hockey (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Hockey (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Netball (Girls 11 yrs & Under)          Netball (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Rugby League (Boys 11 yrs & Under)          Rugby League (Boys 12 yrs & Under)
Rugby Union (12yrs & Under)
Softball (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Softball (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Tennis (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Tennis (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Touch (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Touch (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
 
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
Aquathlon (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Aquathlon (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Cross Country (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Cross Country (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
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Swimming (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Swimming (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
Track & Field (Boys 12 yrs & Under)          Track & Field (Girls 12 yrs & Under)
 

Sport Excellence programs

Our school offers two Sporting Excellence and Development programs.During Semester One we offer a 7-8 week Track and Field Excellence Program that is designed to develop and enhance the individual skills of our targeted elite athletes. Students are selected in the program based on a strict set selection criteria.
The aim of this program is to:
  1. develop the athletes and give them the best chance at gaining selection in District, Regional and State Representation Teams.
  2. produce a strong group of school athletes that represent MacGregor State School at the Mt Gravatt Track and Field Carnival.
 
In Semester Two the sporting excellence program turns its attention to touch football. The 11 week program has a primary focus of preparing an Open Girls, Boys and Mixed team to compete at the Queensland Primary All Schools Touch Championships held annually in November. The program also aims to improve the schools overall performance in the Mt Gravatt Inter School Sport Program and improve the chances of those students seeking representative honours in the sport of touch football.
Running along side the Touch Excellence Program is a Development Program that brings targeted younger students together to expose them to the skills and language used in the game of touch football.  
 
For full details of our Sports Excellence and Development programs, please see our Physical Education teacher.