- St Columba's Athletics Carnival - Monday 26th March
- Active April
This is a fantastic day for the children and families of our wonderful school.
If you are able to assist as a Parent Helper and have a Working with Children’s Card, could you please email Wayne Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org. We will place you in a group with your child, when you email the school please inform us what class/classes your children are in and their names.
For safety reasons we unfortunately cannot have toddlers on the oval, but we do require a lot of parent assistance for this day to run smoothly. Families are most welcome to cheer the children on from the grandstands.
We are hoping for some volunteers who could help run some of our field events in the morning. We are also looking for a couple of parents who have been trained in first aid or with a medical background.
We appreciate the kind support of all our volunteers.
We look forward to having a great day!
Congratulations to Abbey Br, Abby Bl, Mia, Eliza, Jacob, Declan, Tom and Joe who represented the school so well last week in the Primary School Tennis Tournament.
A special thank you to Jo Palmer and Jen Joyce who supervised the students on the day. A good day was had by all!
Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.
Now featuring a mobile app for iOS and Android, you can log daily activity and track your progress on the go throughout the month. Plus, you can create and join teams, compare the progress of team members and win awesome prizes! You can also explore the all-new My Local to discover local offers, events and facilities available throughout Victoria.
Just by registering every participant gets*
- 10 free passes to a participating YMCA or local government recreation facility
- 15% off at Sportsmart in store and online
- one hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
- a 2 for 1 ticket offer to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
- a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
- a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne
- 15% discount for Rock up Netball programs
- 20% discount for Netball Victoria school holiday clinics
- 5 free group dance lessons at a Dancesport Victoria centre
- 10% off Term 2 MyGolf Junior program
- a 2 for 1 green fee offer at Golf Victoria courses
- entry into the draw to win tickets to the 2018 Australian Open Tennis Finals*
*Terms and conditions for all prizes and offers apply. Visit activeapril.vic.gov.au for details.
How to set goals and achieve them
There’s a reason why some of the world’s best athletes are goal-setters.
Goal-setting is proven to improve performance. Athletes who set goals have more self-belief and motivation, two key assets on any sporting field.
Goals should be SMART. Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Using this structure gives us clear milestones to measure our success.
If you’re looking to improve your game, whether on or off the field, use these five tips to start achieving your best.
1. Be realistic, be realistic... be realistic!
There is no point setting goals that you can’t achieve. At the same time, your goals can’t be a walk-over.
Find a happy medium between guarantees and fantasies. You can always reassess your goals if you find they’re too easy or difficult.
2. Learn to love the ‘mini goal’.
As the old saying goes, ‘take it one week at a time.’ As a team or a player, you might have one season goal – ‘to be the league’s leading goal kicker’ or ‘to be the best defensive team’.
While having long-term goals is great for motivation, short-term or ‘mini goals’ are just as crucial. These are the things that you need to achieve to reach your long-term goal.
For example, if your goal is to lead the League in Goal kicking, your mini goals might be – ‘Practice goal kicking three times a week’, or ‘attend every pre-season training session’.
3. Get players and teammates involved.
A goal-setting session is a great way to start any season. As a club, take a look back and identify the areas you aced and those things that you could improve.
4. Keep goals positive.
Focus on success, not failure. Use goals as a way to improve, but always keep them positively framed.
For example, your goal should be ‘improve match-fitness’ not ‘decreasing the time I spend on the bench.’
5. Remember why you started.
When you find yourself losing track of your goals, remember why you started. It might help if you write this down when first doing your goal-setting.
If it helps, keep your eye on the prize using rewards when you complete a mini-goal. This could be a new pair of workout shorts, or a trip to the movies with your teammates.
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