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BEAST Program

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Babinda Excellence Academy in Sport and Training (BEAST)

Aim of the Program

The aim of the BEAST program is to provide students at Babinda State School with high quality training and sporting experiences that extend their current sporting and athletic abilities.  Students participating in this program will improve their chances of gaining selection into regional and state representative teams and improve their results in Health and Physical Education through focussed training, goal setting and performance monitoring.

The BEAST program is our commitment to having students who attend school more than 90% of the time receive personalised attention to support them in achieving their highest sporting potential. A maximum of 15 students are invited into this program each year.  Students selection is based on their desired goals and demonstrated commitment to competitive sporting achievement.

Once in the B.E.A.S.T program your child will have a training plan developed and goals set.  Students selected:

  • are provided with 2 x 1 hours sessions a week before school to improve in their overall athletic ability. These training costs will be funded by the school and provided by a qualified fitness trainer and coach

  • complete regular testing in order to identify fitness and progress towards sporting targets

  • focus on improving their sports and health related fitness as well as personal sports related targets

What is the level of commitment required?

Students selected are required to:

  • maintain over 90% attendance in school attendance and 90% attendance of training

  • be committed to participating in competitive sport both within and outside the school

  • wear the training uniform to each session (provided by the school)

  • purchase a heart rate monitor (including chest band) to ensure students are training to the best of their ability

We are undertaking this approach of investing in our athletes to provide some of the opportunities of sports and training not often seen in small communities and schools.  I strongly encourage secondary students to nominate for this great initiative, and work together in partnership with us to lift their sporting performance. 

If you have any further enquiries or would like to discuss your child’s learning in more detail please contact: Mr Peter O'Dwyer (Program Coordinator).

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Last reviewed 05 June 2020
Last updated 05 June 2020