Mothers’ Day Tabloid Sports Day and Sack Race – Friday,11th May
We will be celebrating Mothers’ Day on Friday, 11th May with the annual Tabloid Sports Day. This will commence around 11.30am and conclude with the time honoured Mothers’ Sack Race from 1.00pm.
The Year 4 students will be conducting some sporting activities for Preps, Year 1, 2 and 3 students. Parents are more than welcome to come and support this event.
We encourage any mothers who would like to participate in the sack race to please sign up at registration desk on the day. There will be some great prizes up for grabs, with Bakers’ Delight gift vouchers on offer. First place is a $100 Bakers’ Delight voucher, second $50 and third $25.
Bakers’ Delight, Highton have generously continued to support this day by supplying prizes and food. On behalf of the college, I would like to thank Danielle and David Bourke for their ongoing support of this event.
On the day we will be raising awareness for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) as Danielle and Baker’s Delight are huge supporters. Each mother who participates in the sack race will receive a BCNA tote bag. These will be sold on the day for $5 with all money going to BCNA.
At the completion of the Tabloid Sports, each student will be provided with a cheese and bacon roll and a fruit bun, kindly donated by Bakers’ Delight. As this is a donation, no other alternatives can be provided. If you do not wish your child to receive this lunch, please notify your child’s teacher prior to the day and send them with a packed lunch. Please note that the Junior School Canteen will not be open on this day.
The students are required to wear full sports uniform with House coloured polo tops. Please note, there is no swimming for Year 3s this day.
We look forward to celebrating this special day and enjoying the activities on the day.
Transform Us! Program
This Monday, 7th May, a number of Year 3 students will commence participating in the Transform Us! Program. A small team from Deakin University will work with these students to help raise awareness of physical activity and sitting behaviours. This will take place in the staff room with Year 3 staff members supervising. Below is more information about the program.
What is Transform-Us!?
Transform-Us! is a successful program that increased children’s physical activity and reduced their sitting in 20 Victorian primary schools using innovative strategies within the classroom, school and home setting. Given the success of the program it will now be rolled out state-wide to Government, Independent, and Catholic primary schools across Victoria.
What is the purpose of this study?
The aim of this project is to see if the Transform-Us! program works when it is made available to all Primary schools across Victoria. We will see if the program still improves children’s physical activity and sitting time under ‘real world’ conditions.
Healthy Heroes Program
On Wednesday, 9th May, all Year 3 and 4 students will be involved in a session hosted by two Geelong football players. As part of their commitment to promoting a healthy community, the club has continued rolling out their Healthy Heroes program aimed at students to make healthier choices. The main focus is healthy eating, physical activity, hydration and limiting screen time. We look forward to once again participating in this program.
Deakin University – Primary Placement Mentor Program
Commencing yesterday, 35 first year undergraduate students organised and conducted lessons for some of our Year 3 students. This is a three week program that allows these aspiring teachers their first taste of teaching and to receive some valuable feedback.
Deakin District Cross Country
We had 20 Junior School students compete in the Deakin District Cross Country at Eastern Gardens yesterday. All students put in a great effort representing the school, completing a 2km circuit. We didn’t have any students finish in the top 8 to progress to the next stage. Thank you to all the parents who came to support the students.
CCG Eagles Basketball
On Thursday evening, a number of Junior School students commenced the Winter Season in the Basketball Geelong competition. Flora Murdoch, CCG Basketball and Netball Administrator attended The Arena where three of our P-2 teams played and were successful. We wish all of the Junior School students a great season.
Phys Ed and Sport Coordinator