Junior School Athletics Carnival Wrap up

Last Thursday, the entire Junior School competed in the annual Junior Athletics Carnival at the Main Oval in Belair National Park. In perfect weather conditions, our House Leaders ensured all the children were in high spirits and encouraged their teammates to enjoy themselves and to perform their best. All student’s eagerly took to the track and field events where they displayed excellent effort and sportsmanship.

The points were very close all day but Moffatt (784) came away with the victory from Prince (665), Gooch (652) was third and Halstead (441) finished fourth.

All of the students are to be congratulated for their levels of participation and efforts to ensure the day was a success. In particular, the efforts of the House Captains for organising their teams throughout the day was exceptional.

The following students were awarded Age Championship medals on the day for their outstanding performances:

8/9 Year Olds

Boys

Age Champion – Winston Richards (Moffatt) and Runner Up – Jude Thomas (Moffatt)

Girls

Age Champion – Lily Maros (Gooch) and Runner Up – Marlie O’Connell (Moffatt)

10 Year Olds

Boys

Age Champion – Oscar Birkett (Prince) and Runner Up – Charlie Donaghey (Halstead)

Girls

Age Champion – Reese Johnston (Moffatt) and Runner Up – Hannah Tourneur (Moffatt)

11 Year Olds

Boys

Age Champion – Edward Elton (Gooch) and Runner Up – Cooper Ratcliffe-Miller (Gooch)

Girls

Age Champion – Emma Robinson (Prince) and Runner Up – Martha Ward (Prince)

12/13 Year Olds

 Boys

Age Champion – Jack Ellershaw (Prince) and Runner Up – Sean Wood (Gooch)

Girls

Age Champion – Poppy Birkett (Prince) and Runner Up – Zoe Leslie (Gooch)

Jack Ellershaw and Poppy Birkett also won the Best Year 6 Athlete Cup Award.

I would like to sincerely thank the efforts of all of the Junior School Staff, parent officials, P&F helpers and House Leaders. Everyone that was involved did an outstanding job and helped to make the carnival a success.

Simon Laube

Junior Campus Physical Education Teacher