Primary PE and Sport has had a massive few weeks of Sport. During week 10 of last term we saw Cross Country kick off followed by the Primary SCISSA GALA DAY #1. Primary is also celebrating the Upper Primary Running Challenge winners and Independent District Sport Representatives. Currently, we have our Early Morning District Running Team training along with the Early Morning Athletics Program in full swing.
Through Term 2 there are several important dates sporting dates to highlight in your calendar:
- Continual Independent District Trials
- District Cross Country Carnival – Tuesday 9 May
- Year 3 – 6 Athletics Carnival – Monday 29 May
- SCISSA GALA Day #3 – Thursday 8 June
- Year Prep – 2 Cross Country Carnival – 14 June
Bullets Basketball Program
Run by an external provider on Mondays from 3.05pm to 4.05pm. This is a paid program, for students in Years 3 to 6 and Prep to 2 running simultaneously. The program will provide an opportunity to improve students’ basketball skills through game-based activities. Please select new participant when registering here.
AFL Auskick program
Run by an external provider on Wednesday from 3.05pm to 4.05pm. This is a paid program, for students in Years 3 to 6 and Prep to 2 running simultaneously. The program will provide an opportunity to improve students’ kicking and hand-passing skills through game-based activities. In the payment details please select what program you are registering for. Further details are available here.
The first SCISSA GALA was enjoyed by all in the action-packed final week of school last term. Students boarded an entourage of buses heading to 8 locations within the Sunshine Coast last week. Students in grades 4-6 playing 7 rounds of games in various age and levelled divisions. The rain put a stop on a couple of the sports for about an hour but that couldn’t even stop GCC students from playing their hardest. Please click on this online link to view the draw from the day.
Upper Primary Running Challenge
In preparation for the year 3-6 Cross Country Carnival students had the opportunity to participate in the Running Challenge. This program while improving running stamina in preparation for the Cross Country Carnival allowed each class to run several times a week together. Throughout this program, students had the opportunity to be awarded one of three awards per class over the course of the program.
The class teacher had the responsibility of selecting 3 students from their class who displayed the following qualities when training for cross country:
- Bolt – For the student who has run the fastest or run the most laps per session.
- Rising Star- Most improved student. For example, they improved their running from 1 lap per session to 4 laps per session.
- High Five – The most encouraging or helpful student along the way. eg. This student has an eye for seeing if a student is walking by themselves and chooses to stick with them to help them along the way.
Please view a list of the award recipients via the online link.
The P-2 Running Challenge commences 15 May
Independent District Sport Success
Congratulations to the following students that were selected for U10-12 Independent District and Regional Teams towards the later end of Term 1.
Cody Jackson – Cricket
Estelle Collins – Regional Swimming
Jasmin Goodwin – Regional Swimming, Jasmin has also qualified for State Swimming Carnival
Sophie Doyle – Netball
Primary Cross Country
Primary Cross Country was held during the last week of Term 1. Students took off to the cheer of students and music pumping. Although it was a warm day students put in as always their best effort and ran the races hard and fast. There were some very close finishes. The Primary GCC sporting culture of supporting one another on and cheering everyone through to the finish line as racers finish is a quality that is celebrated.
Points were tallied and unfortunately, there can only be one overall House Winner:
Third: Sinai on 142 points
Second: Ararat on 157 points
First: Zion on 173 points
To view the top place-getters please click on the online link here.
If you have any questions about anything sport related or about getting involved in any of the above programs please touch base with Mr. Bennett.
Josh Bennett, Primary PE and Sports Coordinator