In Week 1 this Term, students born in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 were offered the opportunity to try out for a spot in our school SAPSASA Swimming team. The carnival is to be held in Week 4 on Wednesday 21st February at Strathalbyn Swimming Centre.
Our school participates in a wide range of SAPSASA events throughout the year. As part of Trina’s and Kate’s P.E. roles they train and select students to represent the school at these events. SAPSASA is aimed mainly at Year 6 and 7 students but there will be opportunities for Year 4 and 5 students to participate in some sports. The events we anticipate competing in this year are:
- Swimming (students born 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005). Wednesday 21st February at Strathalbyn pool
- Cross Country (students born 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005). Wednesday 9th May at Kent Reserve
- Athletics (students born 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005). Wednesday 29th August at Victor Harbor Primary
- Netball (Year 6/7 girls. Knockout Carnival begins Term 2. Victor Harbor High Carnival Wednesday 2nd May)
- Football (Year 6/7 boys and girls. Knockout Carnival begins Term 2. Encounter Bay Boys Carnival Wednesday 2nd May)
- Soccer (Year 6/7. Knockout Carnival begins Term 2).
- Basketball (Year 4/5 Carnival TBA. Year 6/7’s Carnival Wednesday 25th July. Location to be announced)
- Cricket (Year 6/7’s. T20 Cricket Carnival normally in Term 4).
- Tennis (Year 4/5’s at Port Elliot Tennis Club TBA)
When information on these events is available we will put notices in the Newsletter and send notes home with the students who are interested.
SAPSASA photo displays will be put up on the gym windows so feel free to come and have a look after events at some of the photos taken.
There also will be opportunities for students to try out for the Southern Fleurieu District Association teams in various sports and also for Sapsasa State teams. Again, when this information becomes available to us we will inform all eligible via the newsletter and notices home. This year the District Sapsasa convenor will also be posting information on the SOUTHERN FLEURIEU FACEBOOK PAGE and the SOUTHERN FLEURIEU LINK ON THE SAPSASA WEBSITE (www.decd.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport)
Sapsasa State Teams Selections
Interested students wanting to trial for State teams need to refer to the Sapsasa website (www.decd.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport) to access all trial information and nomination forms.
If you wish to trial for a team, an online nomination must be completed and submitted by the due date for each sport. Information for each sport is available by clicking on List of Sports, then the sport you are interested in nominating for. (A separate nomination form is required for each sport). It is up to the student and their parent/caregiver to enrol, pay for and attend these try outs. See Trina or Kate at school if you need more information re this process.
Our school Sports Day has been set as Term 1, Week 10, Friday 6th April 2018.
Students have begun practicing Team activities and talking about Sports Day chants and the warm up activity.
Congratulations to Selena who was selected in the Sapsasa State Hockey team to play in a week long carnival in Adelaide in the Pacific School Games. We wish you all the best and hope you are having a valuable, enjoyable experience.
The candidates who were running for House Captain in 2018 delivered their speeches to all classes on Monday Week 7. Voting occurred in Week 7 PE lessons.
The successful House Captains for 2018 are:
Boomer: Maya, Matilda, Kody and Charlie
Commodore: Maggie, Mak, Thomas and Archie
Knights: Ellie, Eden, Elyssia and Connor
Freeman: Sunset, Astrid, Ruth and Selena
Congratulations to all involved. We hope you found it a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
The new House Captains will have the responsibilities handed over to them at the end of year awards assembly. They will also have training during the remainder of Week 8&9 by the existing House Captains.
A reminder that Sports Day will be held on Friday Week 10, Term 1, 6th April 2018.
On Thursday 9th November Claude the Crow, Brooke and Nigel visited us to present to the whole school the Crows Growing With Gratitude program. The students enjoyed the entertaining presentation which speaks to the children all about positive education, well-being and positive mind sets. All the students received a few prizes as well as an activity booklet. If families wish to access this resource library please visit: www.growingwith gratitude.com.au/store/
On Tuesday 14th November the girls’ team who won our local T20 Cricket bash at Goolwa, represented our District playing 5 games of T20 Cricket at Adelaide Oval. The girls tried their hardest, had fun and enjoyed the opportunity to play cricket on the Adelaide Oval. Unfortunately, we did not win the day but we had a great time, and I am sure the girls are grateful for the experience that many can only dream about. Thanks to Natarsha for volunteering to supervise the team at Goolwa and at Adelaide Oval. Thanks also to all the family members who came and cheered us on.
Congratulations to Hamish and Ken who have been selected to represent the Southern Fleurieu Sapasasa Region in Boys Cricket, and to Obe who will also be representing the Region in Tennis. They will participate in a week long carnival in Week 6. We wish them all a fantastic, enjoyable experience.
Further Kindy activities were run in Week 3 by some Year 6 students. The students ran, with Trina’s support, small PE skills sessions for our neighbouring Kindergarten students. Congratulations to the Year 6 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. It is anticipated that this program will run in Term 2 and 3 next year, twice a term.
The MILO T20 Blast School Cup for Year 6/7’s was held at Goolwa Oval on Tuesday 31st October. We had 4 teams participate, 1 boys team and 3 girls teams. Thank you to Tyann, Natarsha, Jed, Jayde and Shane who supervised a team on the day. The students had a great day playing and learning a lot about cricket. The boys team finished 5th for the day, which is a fantastic result. The girls teams finished 1st and the other 2 teams drew 3rd. This is a fabulous achievement and testament to the amount of time these teams put in to practice during their break times. The girls team who finished first have now been invited to compete in the State Carnival at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday November 14th. We wish the girls all the best and an enjoyable experience.
SACA Cricket Clinic
Year R-5 students were involved in a cricket clinic run by SACA on Thursday 26th October. The students enjoyed the activities and the opportunity to work with peers from other classes.
Spikezone (mini-volleyball) is coming to Victor Harbor in Term 4. A Spikezone Volleyball coach will visit our PE classes on Friday 27th October to teach Volleyball Skills and to promote the program running in our area.
The Spikezone Program will take place on the Fleurieu Beach courts (Bridge Tce) on Wednesday evenings in terms 1 & 4 and during winter they will move indoors to learn the ins & outs of indoor Volleyball.
Spikezone Victor Harbor Term 4 Schedule:
Free come and try – 25th October - 4-5pm (week 2)
Free come and try –1st of November - 4-5pm (week3)
Free come and try –8th of November - 4-5pm (week 4)
Term 4 Season Starts- 15th of November - 4-5pm (week 5)
Term 4 finals- 6th December- 4-5pm (week 9)
Cost for the 4 week competition is $20 and players will receive a complementary membership. Both Individuals (they will find you a team for the 4 week program) and Teams can nominate by simply completing the online nomination form.
For more information visit: http://www.volleyballsa.com.au/spikezone/victor
Sports Day preparations are well underway, with the date being tentatively set for Friday Week 10, Term 1, 6th April 2018.
The current Year 6’s have been invited to apply for House Captain in 2018. They are currently being supported to organise their campaign. Speeches will be delivered to all classes in Week 7 with voting occurring in Week 7 and Week 8 PE lessons. The successful House Captains will be announced in Week 8/9 and will have the responsibilities handed over to them at the end of year awards assembly. They will also have training during the remainder of Week 9 by the existing House Captains. We wish all candidates the best.
Southern SAPSASA Tennis Team trials
Year 6/7 students were informed today of the tennis trials which are being held for boys and girls for selection in the Southern SAPSASA District Tennis Team. All trials will be conducted from 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm at Victor Harbor Tennis Club. First trial is Thursday 19th Oct, Second trial will be Thursday 26th Oct, Third trial will be held on Thursday 2nd Nov.
Southern SAPSASA Cricket Team trials
Year 6/7 students were informed today of the cricket trials which are being held for selection in the Southern SAPSASA District Cricket Team. First trial is Wednesday 18th Oct at Strathalbyn. The second trial at this stage will be scheduled at the Encounter Bay Oval on Monday 23rd October from 4:00pm -5.30pm. A third trial, if required, or practice will be held at Strathalbyn Oval on Monday 30th of October from 4:00pm -5.30pm.
Our District Gala Day was held on Thursday 28th September at Port Elliot Tennis Club. We had 3 teams participate. Thank you to Sharon, Tyann and Obe who supervised the teams on the day and also assisted us walking there and back. Without this adult support we could not participate in days like these. All teams tried really hard and had a great day, learning a lot about the beginning stages of tennis. We had one team finish 3rd, another 7th and the other finished 8th. Once again, I’d like to congratulate our students on displaying respectful, responsible sportsmanship skills all 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.