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Primary Sports Update

  • April 17, 2024

Primary Sports Update

Primary Swimming Carnival

The scene was set for a fantastic day at the annual GCC Primary Swimming Carnival, as chlorine filled the air and the rain clouds parted for perhaps the only day this year! This highly anticipated event brought together students, teachers, and families for a day of spirited competition, camaraderie, and splashing fun. Let’s dive into the excitement of the swimming carnival and explore why it’s more than just a day in the pool.

The Primary Swimming Carnival isn’t just about who reaches the touchpad first: it celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal achievement. There’s a place for everyone to participate and contribute to the success of their House team, whether they’re a competitive swimmer or like to just jump in the pool with their friends. This year’s tight contest made it impossible to pick the winning team throughout the day.

There is no doubt that the Swimming Carnival at Burpengary offered a diverse range of events to showcase the talents of swimmers of all ages and abilities, from the 50m competitive strokes of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly, to the 25m participation races, and finally the 200m IM events. For some students, it was a chance to test their speed and endurance, while others enjoyed a day in the water with friends participating in the 25m events, games pool, and outdoor splash pool activities.

The swimming carnival is not just a competition between individuals: it’s a battle of House pride! Students gathered in their House colours and chanted their House cheers as they rallied behind their teammates. The sense of team spirit was strong throughout the day, with students representing the mighty Tiger, the snapping Crocodile, or the ferocious Shark.

As we pack away our goggles and swim caps until next year, memories of the swimming carnival will linger long after the last splash. For many participants, the experience instills valuable lessons about perseverance, sportsmanship, and the joy of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

Highlights of the Primary Swimming Carnival were captured beautifully by Mrs Timmer HERE

Final House Points Score

Independent Representatives

The following students have progressed through their round of competition. They will be competing at both a District and Regional level and qualifying for States.

State Swimming

Daniel Merenkov continued his blitz in the pool at States Swimming. He smashed all his personal best swim times and placed in the following events, narrowly missing out on State Championships.

200 IM, 5th
100m Backstroke, 6th 
100m Butterfly, 4th
50m Butterfly,9th

Regional Tennis

Hadley recently competed in the Regional Tennis Championships. 

Hadley competed and progressed through all her rounds making it to the Semi Final. Hadley went on to win the Consolation Draw after winning her last two matches 6-0, 6-0. It was a 12-hour day of tennis, not leaving the Sunshine Coast Tennis Centre until 7:30 pm: like a true professional tennis player. Hadley walked away from the event in 3rd position overall. The top four competitors will form the Sunshine Coast Girls team at the School State Championships at the Queensland Tennis Centre.

Nambour/Glasshouse District Representatives

The following students were selected to represent the Nambour/Glasshouse District for Rugby League, as the Independent District did not offer a pathway for this particular sport. Well done, boys.

Josh Bennett, Primary PE & Sports Coordinator

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