Term 1 Sports Update

District Swimming Carnival – Friday 28th February – Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

Students who expressed an interest in participating in the District Swimming Carnival, have received information to nominate. There are 50m events for 10 yr old (2010), 11yr old (2009), 12yr old (2008) and 13yr old (2007) girls and boys in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly and a 100m freestyle event in open age. There are a limited number of nominations we can enter per event, therefore students need to be very competent swimmers at 50m or 100m, be able to swim the stroke correctly and be able to dive in from a starting block to enter. There are stroke judges watching each race to ensure swim strokes are correct. If students are successful in their events they may gain selection into the Southern Heights Swimming team to compete at the State Carnival on Thursday 26th March.

Forms need to be returned to school by Friday 14th February for nominations and selections to be processed. If students have swim times from previous races please submit these with the nomination form.

Sports Day 

This year our Sports Day will be held on Friday 21st March.  When students start school they are assigned to a house team being Bradman, Fraser, Riley or Woodforde. On sports day classes are involved in a range of tabloid and athletic events on the school oval, courts and gym. Families and friends are encouraged to join the students on this day.

Year 7 students have the opportunity to nominate for a leadership role for Sports Day House Leaders. Students who have nominated are presently preparing speeches which they will deliver to their house teams on Friday 21st February.

If anyone knows of a local sporting identity that would be able to speak at the opening of sports day please contact the school or email Karen: [email protected]

District Cross Country – Friday 8th May – Belair National Park

Craigburn has a large number of students who each year train in preparation to participate in the District Cross Country event at Belair National Park, which this year is on Friday 8th May. Students who are turning 10 (born 2010), 11 (born 2009), 12 (born 2008) and 13 (born 2007) can compete at this event over distances of: 2km’s for 10 year olds and 2- 3 km’s for 11, 12 & 13 year olds.  Students that finish in the top 6 places at Belair may be selected to represent Southern Heights at the State Cross Country Championships at Oakbank Racecourse on Thursday 4th June.

Cross Country trainings will be held before and/or after school for 30mins with days and times to be confirmed asap.  Students are asked to commit to 2 training sessions a week. James Ralston trained the students last year with a variety of planned fitness and running sessions and and will continue this year. Students who are interested in being part of the Cross Country group will be able to collect registration forms once training dates are confirmed.

Statewide Schools Competition (Knockout) Cricket

We have nominated a Yr 6/7 boys team to compete in the School Sport SA knockout competition this term. As per our school sports policy Year 7 students playing cricket will be given priority and then year 6 students. Mark Lemmey will be coaching this team and selections run during school.

School Sport SA Interstate teams

Keep an eye on the School Sport SA website for information and nomination dates for a variety of 12 and Under Interstate teams which students can nominate for and trial for if they are very competent players of a particular sport.



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