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Physical Education

Petrie has the services of a full-time specialist Physical Education teacher. Classes have weekly scheduled Physical Education lessons. In these lessons, students learn and practise the skills they need to participate in school events such as Cross-Country, Athletics and other sports. All students are expected to participate unless a request for exemption has been submitted in writing. 

Cross Country and Fun Run

This is held at the end of Term 1. Students in Prep to Year 2 participate in a Fun Run which is also a fund-raiser for resources and equipment at school. Students in Years 3-6 compete in a timed cross country event. There is a running club before school providing students with the opportunity to train leading up to the Cross Country. 


Junior and Senior Athletics Carnivals are held each year. Students in Prep to Yr 2 compete in Age Races and a rotation of other fun activities. Students in Years 3-6 participate in a pentathlon competition.


The school does not have its own swimming pool, however students in Years 1-6 are transported on buses to participate in an intense 1-week learn-to-swim or a lifesaving program run by qualified instructors at the Lawnton pool.

These programs run in Term 4, and are followed by a swimming carnival at the end of Term 4 for students in Years 3-6. 


Petrie runs a sporting program each week for students in Years 4-6. Students nominate to participate in one of the offered sports for the term. They learn and practise the skills required for those sports in preparation for Inter School Sport GALA day competitions.

Each term the Inter School Sports GALA day provides students in Years 5 and 6 with the opportunity to compete against other students at local schools, in their chosen sport. Year 4 students participate in at-school competitions. 

District Representation

Students aged 10-12 years have the opportunity to represent Petrie at Pine Rivers District School Sport trials in a variety of sports.

After-school sports

Throughout the year various sporting organisations run after-school sporting programs on our oval that parents may choose to have their child participate in. These programs run for several weeks, and there is an associated cost.