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Sport:
Students at Park Ridge State School have many opportunities to participate in sport, including weekly HPE lessons, Sports Days and interschool sport (Years 5 and 6).
HPE Lessons:
 
Swimming: The school has a heated swimming pool.  During the swimming season (February-March and October-December) all students will participate in weekly swimming instruction activities. The lesson will be conducted by the Physical Education Specialist. Occasionally, a class may swim twice each week. Bathing caps are compulsory .Swimming is a part of the school curriculum and as such, pupils will not be excused from lessons unless there are medical reasons. In such circumstances, a WRITTEN REQUEST for exclusion is required FROM PARENTS. Please ensure your child brings their swimming items to school on the correct days.
 
Winter HPE Lessons: Lessons are usually conducted weekly, once by the Physical Education Specialist. The program is prepared by the P.E. teacher and is fitness and skill based.
Interschool Sport:
Year 5 and 6 students participate in interschool sport competition in sports such as rugby league, netball, touch football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, AFL and softball. (These vary from season to season.) Competition occurs on Friday afternoons. Park Ridge has had success in many of these areas winning premierships over a number of years. Sports Awards for Best Team Player and Most Improved players are presented each year.
 
Sports Days:
Sports Days have a high level of participation and students have competed successfully at district and regional level. Interhouse athletics, cross country and swimming carnivals are conducted annually. Pupils may be selected to participate in athletics, cross-country and swimming at a district, regional and state level depending on their abilities. House Captains and Vice-captains are elected.
Sports Houses:
Park Ridge has 4 house colours: 
                                                           Maclean: Blue                                       
Cunningham: Green
Lindesay: Red
Oxley: Yellow
 
Dress Codes and Sports:
A complete School Dress Standards Policy Document is available here.
Students who are representing the school in an interschool sports team must wear that team's sports uniform (if there is one) or full school uniform.
Dark coloured bike pants are allowed for sports, but girls must wear a skort/shorts over their bike pants until the sporting activity begins.
Bikinis and other similar swimming costumes which may be revealing are unacceptable.  Students must wear a T-Shirt, or sun-safe shirt for sun protection, during all swimming lessons.