- Active Life
- Swimming Competition
- Coles School for Sport Program
Most children’s waking hours are spent sitting at school and at home, so it’s important to get them to be more active as part of everyday life.
It’s no surprise that schools play a significant role in the intellectual, physical social and emotional development of children. Learning in Health and Physical Education makes an important and positive difference because it encourages lifelong participation and results in better health outcomes.
Parents and caregivers play an important role in promoting an active lifestyle for their children and there’s heaps of ways to get involved. It’s not only a chance to put a busy life on hold and enjoy some quality time with the kids, but it also can make a substantial difference to their health by encouraging good habits that can stay with them for the rest of their life.
How you can get involved:
- Encourage children to participate and get them active and involved in the community by visiting a local club or play organised sport.
- Instead of heading home straight after school, go to the local playground, park, oval or swimming pool. Fly a kite or throw a frisbee. Play games like tag, jump rope or hopscotch in the backyard.
- If the weather isn’t great, make fun the focus by having a family dance competition inside, visit an indoor swimming pool or try a new activity such as rock climbing or mini-golf.
- Teach children new skills to help them be physically active - like how to skip, ride a bike, skating, throwing, catching or hitting and kicking a ball.
- Walk, ride a bike or skateboard all or part of the way to school instead of taking the car.
- Be a positive role model and show your children how you plan to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get off the bus one or two stops early or take the dog for a walk with the family at the end of the day.
If your child is aged between 9-13 years and can swim 50 meters and would like to enter this years swimming competition on Friday the 2nd March, please see the attached flyer for details.
All entries must be to the school office by no later than Thursday the 15th February (no late entries can be accepted). Please return payment of $10 per swimmer in a named envelope and state which event your child will compete in.
Any questions please contact Mr Lynch or the office.
In 2018 St Columba’s School will be participating in the Coles School For Sports program.
The program works like this: for every $10 spent at any Coles supermarket you will receive one school sport voucher.
Students, staff and parents can bring vouchers to the school by placing them into the collection bins located in the School Office and the Gregory Street foyer.
Thank you in advance for your participation.