From the Primary Sport Coordinator

‘Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.’ – J Willard Marriott.

Inter-House Swimming

It was a great day on Friday for the Years 4–6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival. Despite the cooler weather, it was fantastic to see Mitchell, Leichhardt and Cunningham competing in the pool in 25m and 50m races. Thank you to the parents who were at the pool to support the swimmers. Results of the carnival will be released during Week 6.

Primary Co-Curricular Sport Term 4

The following sports are on offer in Term 4:

  • Years 4–6 Primary Girls Touch Football;
  • Years 4–6 Primary Girls Basketball;
  • Primary Years Hockey;
  • Primary Year Rugby;
  • Lower Primary (Prep–3) Cricket.

Term 4 Sporting Opportunities

There are numerous after-school sporting opportunities for Primary Years students in Term 4. It is exciting to offer so many sports to the students. Please see below a brief outline of what is available in Term 4:

Girls Touch Football

  • Open to Years 4–6 Girls;
  • Sessions will be run each Wednesday afternoon at Harts Road Oval;
  • First session is on Wednesday 10 October, last session Wednesday 28 November;
  • Session times: 3:30pm–5:00pm.

Girls Basketball

  • Open to Years 4–6 Girls;
  • Sessions will be run each Wednesday afternoon at St Peters Outside Gym Courts;
  • First session is on Wednesday 10 October, last session Wednesday 28 November;
  • Session times: 3:30pm–5:00pm.

Primary Years Hockey

Primary Year Rugby

Lower Primary Cricket

Years 5–6 HPE

Term 4 is all about Swimming and Water Survival Skills. Students will be developing stronger swimming strokes, and also recognising and practicing safety skills to be used near and in the water.

HPE Dates Term 4

Swimming:

  • Monday 8 October–Wednesday 28 November.

Article of Interest

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Wrangle your attention span and increase productivity with these tips for improved concentration

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Peter Dawson, Primary Sport Coordinator