Sapsasa State Athletics Day

Congratulations to Sophie, Abbi, Rebecca, Poppy, Tiger and Jackson who attended the Sapsasa State Athletics Day representing our Southern District at SANTOS stadium on Monday 25th September. They had a fantastic day with perfect weather and great efforts were on display. Sophie achieved 3rd in the 100m and 1st in the 4x100m relay. Jackson came 1st in his 4x100m relay event. Rebecca came 2nd in her 4x100m relay. Tiger finished 3rd in his 4x100m relay. AND our District, Southern Fleurieu, won the Athletics Day overall. A fantastic achievement. Well done again to all our athletes and a special mention to their families for their support in getting them to practices and to compete on the day.

NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE Sapsasa Southern Metro Girls Cricket Trials 2017

The girls in Year 6/7 were notified of the opportunity to trial for the Southern Metro Girls Cricket team.  A one off trial was to be held on Friday September 22nd but it has now changed to Friday OCTOBER 20th at 4:45pm at Bice Oval nets, Christies Beach. Interested students were informed of the change of date and given a note with this information. The coach is David Kempe. If you need any more information email David at

Student Leadership/ Kindergarten Transition

The Year 6/7 students were offered the opportunity to run, with Trina’s support, small PE skills sessions for our neighbouring Kindergarten students, twice a term. Lots of students volunteered to plan and run this program, which was great to see.

The first session was held on Monday 11th September 9am-9:30am. Congratulations to the Year 6/7 students who ran this program. They were all very organised and treated the younger students with respect and understanding. They all did a fantastic job. The kindergarten students had a great time and learnt lots from them. Well done to all involved.

AFL Football Clinic

On Wednesday the 6th of September we had Victor Harbor High School’s year 10 specialist AFL class visit for a football clinic with the Reception/1’s. The Students had a ball and all reported back that their favorite rotation was using the specky bags and bump pads. We even had some students bowling their coaches over in spectacular displays.  A huge thank you goes out to Paul Loughhead and his High School students, they did a brilliant job!

Sapsasa Local Athletics Day

We had 23 students participate in our school Athletics team at Victor Primary, against the other schools in our District, on Wednesday 30th August. Events were 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, shot put and discus. We had a great day with all students participating giving their best effort. Well done to everyone.

Thank you to Neriah and Natarsha and their wonderful student helpers for running the boys’ discus event all day. Thanks also to Tyann and Becky for helping all day with the students, ensuring they were at their event on time. Thanks to all the other parents and grandparents who came along and helped out and cheered us on all day.

Congratulations to our place getters:

  • Sophie 1st in 100m, shot put, 200m (new District Record) and 2nd in discus.
  • Poppy 1st in 800m.
  • Abbi 1st in shot put (new District Record).
  • Ruben 1st in discus.
  • Dane 2nd in discus.
  • Rebecca 2nd in 800m, 200m, and 3rd in 100m.
  • Brandon 2nd in 800m.
  • Shaun, Tiger and Jackson who all finished 4th in 100m.

Sophie, Abbi, Rebecca, Poppy, Tiger, Shaun, Ruben and Jackson have all been invited to attend the Sapsasa State Athletics Day representing our Southern District at SANTOS stadium on Monday 25th September. We wish them all the best.

Milo T20 Blast School Year 6/7 Cricket Cup at Goolwa Oval

The MILO T20 Blast School Cup for Year 6/7’s is being held at Goolwa Oval on Tuesday 31st October. Each team gets to play four games of cricket. Every player gets a chance to bat, bowl and field. Regional winners play on Adelaide Oval with the state winners to play at the MCG! (This is the carnival our girls’ team won in 2014 and got to play on Adelaide Oval. This same carnival in 2014 our boys team won, then went on to win the Adelaide Oval carnival – becoming State Champs - and then went on to win the carnival in Melbourne on the MCG – becoming National Champions!).

Students from Year 6/7 have been invited to enter teams of 8 or 9 to be a part of this carnival. Each team MUST have an adult in charge of their team before the team will be registered. So if any adults are willing to run a team on the day please see Trina at school or send her in a note with your child. Registrations are due to Trina by Friday Week 5, 25th August.

Sporting Schools Grants

Last year Trina applied for and received a Lawn Bowls Grant in Term 3 and a Table Tennis Grant in Term 4, which resulted in the students being trained in the skills of those 2 sports during PE lessons, and the school receiving enough equipment necessary to successfully teach these sports to a whole class of children at a time. This year, Trina applied for Soccer in Term 2 and Hockey in Term 3. This term the grant will provide the school with more hockey equipment and a hockey coach who will deliver an in depth hockey skills program, with Trina’s assistance, during Monday’s PE lessons Week 5,6,8, and 9.

Sapsasa Basketball Year 4/5 and Year 6/7 girls and boys teams

The Year 4/5 Basketball championships were held on Monday 7th August and the Year 6/7 competition on Wednesday 9th August at Morphett Vale. We entered a boys team and a girls team in both competitions.

The Year 4/5 teams both finished second in their respective pools after 3 games. This saw them both play off for a chance in the Grand Final, but unfortunately both teams were defeated. All players displayed tenacity, team work and great sportsmanship.

In the 6/7 competition all players had a great day and learnt a lot throughout the experience. The boys won 3/6 games and never gave up trying. The girls won 6/6 to finish first in their pool but unfortunately lost the crossover grand final, finishing second for the day.

Thank you to Sheena, Tammy, Kerry, Mitchell, Tyann, Shanice and Rebecca for coaching on the two daysp and to the numerous parents who scored or who were timekeeper for the games. It was great to have so many spectators cheering us on, too. Once again, I am exceptionally proud of all the students and the great sportsmanship and team spirit shown. Congratulations to all. 

2017 Regional Primary School Lawn Bowl Championships (including para-athletes)

Date: Friday November 3rd, 2017

Venue: Encounter Bay Bowling Club

Time: 9:30am for 10:00am start

Nominations Due – Thursday October 19, 2017

Students have had this event advertised to them in PE lessons and given a nomination form, if interested. Please see Trina at school if you require further information.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots (ANZTHS) Year 4/5 Competition

Tennis SA, in conjunction with SAPSASA, are organising a Year 4/5 primary school competition which uses modified equipment, numeric scoring and mixed gendered teams. The competition progresses from District Gala Days to Region Finals and finally culminates in a State Championship. Teams can be all boys, all girls or mixed gender, need a minimum of 8 players and need an adult supervisor per team.

Our District Gala Day will be held on Thursday 28th September at Port Elliot Tennis Club. All Year 4/5 students have been informed of this opportunity and are aware that they need to form their own team, have an adult supervisor for their team, and nominate to Trina before Friday Week 5 (25th August). If you are interested in supervising a team or would like to help out on the day, please see Trina at school.

Sapsasa Local Athletics Day

We have 28 students participating in our school Athletics team, who will compete at Victor Primary against the other schools in our District on Wednesday 30th August, Week 6 Term 3. Events are 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, shot put and discus. Trials were finalised at the end of last term with practices now being offered throughout Term 3 for participating students. More information will be sent home soon to participants.

Sapsasa Basketball Year 4/5 and Year 6/7 girls and boys teams

The Year 4/5 Basketball championships will be held on Monday 7th August and the Year 6/7 competition on Wednesday 9th August at Morphett Vale. We have entered a boys team and a girls team in both competitions. Practices are occurring during break times. Players are expected to organise their own transport there and back on the day. Thank you to Sheena, Tammy, Kerry, Mitchell, Tyann, Shanice and Rebecca for offering to be coaches on the day. Information was sent home Week 1 with the players chosen in each team.

Southern Sapsasa District Soccer and Hockey

Congratulations to Kacey, Illuka, Khai and Hudson who were selected in the Southern Sapsasa District Soccer teams and to Maya, Selena, Ellie, Lola, Maggie and Shanice who have been selected in the Southern Sapsasa District Hockey team. They will be competing in a week long carnival in Adelaide against the other school districts in our state. We hope the students have a fantastic time.

Sapsasa Knockout Boys Soccer

The boys’ played their match against McLaren Vale Primary at our local Breakers Oval on Friday 16th June, 1pm. It was such a great game of intensity, skill and defence. Unfortunately we lost 1-0 meaning we are “knocked out” of the competition. The boys can be proud of themselves for displaying fantastic efforts all match and sportsmanship. Thanks to Josh and the Breakers club for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities. Thanks to Josh for coaching and to Amanda for walking with us there and back. Thanks also to Kev for being the referee and to Daniel for being the lines ref.

Sapsasa Knockout Girls’ Netball

The girls played on Friday 16th June at Port Elliot Netball Club vs Tatachilla. The girls played another great game, displaying a lot of skill, but unfortunately were beaten on the day, resulting in us now being “knocked out” of the competition. Thank you to Anthea and the PENC for helping us organise this, for umpiring and for the use of their facilities. We greatly appreciate the support. Thanks to Tyann for walking with us there and back, and for assisting with the scoring and timekeeping. It was also great to have so many supporters there cheering us on. Thanks again to Jodie and Karen for coaching our previous games.



Sapsasa Knockout Girls’ Football

The girls’ played their match against Woodcroft School at Woodcroft on Tuesday 13th June at 10:30am. The game was very low scoring with fantastic defence from both teams. We unfortunately lost by 2 goals so we are now “knocked out” of the competition. Thank you to Hamish and Riley for coaching the girls, to Tyann for assisting us there and back on the bus, and to Jarrod for goal umpiring. Thank you to all the supporters who came to cheer us on too.