- IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Athletics Carnival Monday 26th March 2018
- Top Tips for Children Playing Sport
- Basketball Tournament
- Swimming Encouragement Meet
Monday 26th March at Llanberris Reserve
You must sign the permission form on CareMonkey for your child to attend the sports.
- In the case of inclement weather, an SMS will be sent to all families by 8.15am only if the day is postponed. School will go ahead as usual if the day is rescheduled.
- Children need to wear/bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
- Children to wear sports uniform but can wear t-shirts in their House Colour. If they don’t have one they can use our school coloured bibs, which will be down at the Athletics stadium. A touch of colour can be added at home, but please, no hair spray or zinc at school because it could cause someone to have an asthma attack.
- Children need to bring fruit snack, morning tea, lunch and a drink bottle to the day. We strongly encourage no access to the canteen or its food for our students. This assists us to keep to time without long queues of children waiting at the canteen. In fairness to all students, parents are asked not to buy food for your children at the canteen.
- No ‘non-school age’ children are allowed on the oval (including babies in prams).
- All children are expected to stay at the sports until the presentations are made. They will be sitting in their Learning Groups at the end of the day. Each Learning Community will be called one at a time for parents to collect their children and the teachers will mark them off their attendance roll.
- For those students that can’t be collected from the venue will return to school by bus by 3.15pm.
Top tips for Children Playing Sport
As a lead up to the Commonwealth Games I thought I would share with you some great advice from a former Olympic champion and now a cycling coach.
Cycling has been Sara Carrigan’s passion since she was 14. Originally from Gunnedah, Carrigan has lived her dreams and then some - winning Olympic gold in Athens in 2004, as well as the 2003 World Cup road race and two Australian championships (time trial).
Now a coach, she’s sharing her knowledge and passion through her own cycling school for all levels of ability from total beginners to the more experienced novice.
What are your top three tips for children playing sport?
- Do it for fun! In the first instance, all that is required is to simply enjoy riding a bike (or whatever sport) and it can all develop from there.
- Don’t get too serious too early on. Sadly, I see so many kids that get burnt out because of over training and they lose the fun and the reason why they took up the sport in the first place.
- Teaching a child to cycle empowers them and gives them freedom, independence and adventure. Giving your child the skill of being able to ride is giving them a skill for life. In fact, riding a bike has often been cited as one of the universal skills for life, along with reading and swimming. Riding a bike is a fun activity that everyone in the family can enjoy and a great way to explore the local community. Through the bicycle, a child’s world is opened up to a world of possibilities, fun and enjoyment!
Congratulations to the following students who represented the school in the 5/6 basketball competition last week.
Abbey Br, Abby Bl, Daisy, Rose, Enna, Macy, Stephanie, Bond, Jacob B, Samuel B, Tom, Zac, Declan, Taj and Baxter.
In an outstanding effort, both teams remained unbeaten for the entire tournament. For the first time in our schools history both teams won their respective finals and will now go on to represent the Ballarat region later on in the year.
A big thank you to Craig Donaldson who coached the girls team and all the parents that came along during the day to support their children. A great day was had by all!
On Wednesday the 14th March, we went to the Ballarat Basketball stadium to play a grade 5/6 Basketball competition. We played five games the first few were ok, but when we played St Thomas More it was a close game but we gave it our all and won the tough game. We played St. Patrick's in the grand final it was a close game with heaps of ups and downs but we came though and won the game 12-24.
Overall we had a great day and would like to thank everyone who helped us on the day. Mr Lynch, Mrs Cushion and the referees and other schools and their helpers.
On Wednesday the 14th of March two teams from 5/6 community went to the Minerdome to play against other schools in basketball. The girls played four games and were lucky enough to win all of them and that meant that we were in the grand final. In the grand final game we were up against St Patricks, we started off with getting a few goals and that got us in the lead. Then when the buzzer went I realised that we had won. I would like to thank all of the parents who scored and supported us and especially Craig Donaldson for doing a wonderful job of coaching and getting us to the end. Thank you, It was an awesome day.
Congratulations to the following students who represented the school so well in the 25m swimming meet.
Ava T, Evie P, Addison, Lily C, Liam S, Billy R, Henry, Zac G and William E.
It would great to see even more students represent the school next year.
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