Interhouse Sport, Sports Awards, Competitions and Awards


Interhouse Sport

Students compete in three annual Interhouse carnivals: Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics.  Our Sports Houses are Banks Bulldogs (red), Cook Crocodiles (green), Macquarie Mustangs (yellow), Phillip Panthers (blue).

Age Champions (male and female) are awarded pennants after all carnivals.

School teams are selected after the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals to compete at the 13-19 Years Burdekin School Sports Carnivals. From these, teams are selected to represent the Burdekin district at North Queensland Trials.

Ayr State High School Calendar 2021

Sports Awards

Sports Awards is held early in Term 4 to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our students sporting successes. Certificates, medallions and trophies are awarded to Age Champions, Northern (NQ) and State (QLD) representatives, Pierre de Coubertin recipient and Best and Fairest from all Interschool sports. The evening culminates with the announcement of Junior and Senior Swimmer of the Year, Junior and Senior Athlete of the Year, Junior and Senior Encouragement Awards, and Junior and Senior Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

Competitions and Awards

House Champion (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics): The House that has accumulated the most points for each Interhouse Carnival is awarded the House Champion Trophy. This is presented after each event (Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics).

Spirit Stick: The Spirit Stick is awarded to the House that demonstrates best overall spirit through cheering, chanting and applauding at the Interhouse Swimming and Athletics Carnivals.

Max Tavasci: The Max Tavasci trophy is awarded to the highest point scorer/s (maximum of 75 points) in individual events at the Interhouse Swimming Carnival.

Individual Athletics Champion:  This trophy is awarded to the highest point scorer in individual events at the Interhouse Athletics Carnival.

Denis Donovan: A trophy named in memory of a former teacher of the school, Mr Denis Donovan, is awarded to the House that has the best overall performance in house skits. These are the performances by student groups in preparation for the Interhouse Athletics and Swimming Carnivals.

Peter Moss Memorial Trophy: The Peter Moss Memorial Trophy is named in memory of a former Physical Education teacher and is a contest between the teachers and Year 12 students in a best of series. They participate in a series of different sports throughout the year to determine an overall champion.

Community Shield: An initiative by former Sports Captain, Blake Hollywood (2014), to connect our school and build rapport with our Community Services in a best of series. The Year 12 students compete against Community Services personnel (Fire, Ambulance and Police).

Overall Champion House: Overall Champion House is awarded to the House with the most points accumulated from the three annual Sporting Carnivals (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics).

Last reviewed 12 February 2021
Last updated 12 February 2021