Pathways for excellence in representative school sport
Inspiring world-class opportunities for sporting success, engagement and wellbeing.
Queensland Representative School Sport facilitates competitive pathways in 21 sports for students between the ages of 10–19 years. Students from affiliated schools across all sectors of education have the opportunity to compete at school, district, regional, state and national levels of competition. The Department of Education facilitates these events and school leaders and teachers plan and lead the different levels of competition across the state.
The representative school sport program is administered through decision-making entities across the Department of Education (DoE) and educational regions in Queensland.
Queensland Representative School Sport – Board
The QRSS-Board is the governing body that leads the strategic development and administration of the Queensland Representative School Sport (QRSS) program. The Board endorses, approves and directs all activities of Queensland Representative School Sport Committees.
Queensland Representative School Sport – Sport Executives
The QRSS-Sport Executive provide, foster and develop sport within state schools, non-state schools and other educational institutions affiliated with QRSS. The Sport Executives exercise the general control and management of operational matters for each sport that form part of the QRSS program. Each Sport Executive ensures inclusive and equitable opportunities and pathways that are accessible for all students at all levels of representative sport.
Queensland Representative School Sport Review identifies areas of existing strength and improvement opportunities to ensure accountable, transparent and robust business functions and governance structures across the representative school sport program.
The review aimed to:
- affirm the value of and commitment to school sport
- deliver a clear policy framework and contemporary operating model
- create a clear governance structure
- strengthen consistency with existing policy, practices and processes
- improve transparent and accountable processes and practices
- define the future objectives and outcomes for school sport.
Implementation Plan 2021–2023
Queensland Representative School Sport Review Implementation Plan 2021–2023 identifies the prioritised actions to improve and further develop a world-class, inclusive program that encourages and supports students, staff and community volunteers to engage and excel in representative school sport.
Terms of Reference
The Queensland Representative School Sport (QRSS) committees are the governing bodies that lead the Queensland Representative School Sport program. The Terms of Reference clearly outline the roles and responsibilities and committee membership at all levels of representative school sport governance.
The Queensland Representative School Sport Implementation Working Group provides advice and leads the implementation of the Queensland Representative School
Sport Review recommendations at different levels of Queensland
Representative School Sport governance.