Thanks to Clare Connor for this week’s post about the House Athletics Carnival, held last Friday (please note, there’s lots of lovely pictures to come however I’ve had some technical issues… Check back again to see the story with photos! – Katrina)
The House Athletics Carnival is always a wonderful celebration of athletics achievements and the Kew Primary CARE values. This year was definitely no exception. It is always a big day for all involved, students, parents and teachers and I thank everyone for the hard work and energy.
I have many highlights from the day, here are a few:
- The immense amount of runners that chose to participate in the 800m and 1500m
- The tremendous support all the students gave David to finish the 1500m, running eagerly with him to the finishing line and cheering enthusiastically from the stands. This support came from the four house groups and all year levels, moving a few teachers to tears.
- The huge amount of parent helpers that volunteered their time to work alongside staff. I know running the events are hard work and without this enthusiasm the success of this day cannot happen.
1st Allunga – 836 points
2nd Jannali – 811 points
3rd Kalban – 753 points
4th Turaku – 722 points
Congratulations to the Best and Fairest Athletes 2015
Age 8/9 – Amelie Graefe and Oliver Sparks
Age 10 – Phoebe O’Sullivan and Ole Kemp
Age 11 – Ella Brown and Luke McConnon
Age 12/13 – Holly McLaughlin and Alex Hill-Smith
Our athletics focus now turns to the Kew District Athletics Carnival on the 28th August 2015 at the Bill Stewart Athletics track. I am currently organising our age 10-13 athletics team. Students are selected on their performance at the House Athletics. Students can only enter a maximum of two individual events and a relay. Letters will go out early next week.
Let’s hear from some of our students about the House Athletics
My favourite part of the House Athletics was the triple jump. It was fun and challenging. Imogen 3/4J
Being part of the House Athletics felt like I was at the Olympics. My favourite part was the discus and shot put, I felt I was good at it. Jeeth 3DP
I really liked all the parents helping out and cheering. It was a great atmosphere. Ruvi 5SM
I thought the House Athletics had two sides, very competitive and very fun. A great way to compete against your friends and have a laugh at the same time. Seb 6SH