Crows visit

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/

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

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.

Kindy activity

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.

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

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 Volleyball

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

2018 House Captains

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.

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

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.

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 kempey@senet.com

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.