We had perfect weather for last Friday’s Sports Day Carnivàle, where the whole college from Preschool to Year 12 came together to enjoy a day of fun physical activity.
The traditional house march out provided a colourful array of crazy hair, costumes and props as students and staff cheered and celebrated house pride. They were welcomed to the opening ceremony by College Captains Vincent C and Sarah H. We also had a number of special guests:
New Aboriginal Community Education Officer Kiah Smith brought Haylie S and Nirvana O to read the Acknowledgement of Country, followed by the National Anthem, sung by Jayden P, Hannah G and Monique F.
After house captains were introduced by Mr Symonds, representatives from last year’s winning team, Rigney, read the athletes’ oath. We were then thrilled to welcome Lester Irabinna-Rigney to the stage to say a few words about his mother, Alice Rigney, after whom the house was named.
Each house then sang their chants, before Ms Rishworth and Ms Cook declared the Carnivàle open. They were assisted in cutting the ribbon by oldest student Absalom B and youngest student Phoenix M.
Let the games begin!
Primary classes spent the morning enjoying events such as the car wash relay, sprints, hurdles, parachute and indigenous game Kalq, along with new Japanese event kobi. After lunch the R-6 year level relays were held before everyone moved across to watch the high school relays.
In the high school events we congratulate the following Athletic record breakers:
|Year 7 Girls High Jump
|Abbey M (Rigney)
|Year 7 Boys Long Jump
|Talyn K (Spence)
|Year 7 Girls Shot Put
|Issy B (Florey)
|Year 7 Girls Triple Jump
|Abbey M (Rigney)
|Year 7 Boys Shot Put
|Lachlan K (Rigney)
|Open Boys Triple Jump
|Absalom B (Rigney)
|Open Girls Javelin
|Charli Y (Spence)
|Open Boys Shot Put
|Drew D (Florey)
|Open Girls Shot Put
|Brielle C (Florey)
The popular speed cup stacking competition was back for the second year, and was enjoyed by students between events. They could also get their faces painted and enjoy the delicious food and drink on offer from the BBQ, cake stall and the coffee carts.
The entire school gathered to cheer on athletes in the final relays, before finding out who the overall winner was. In only their second year of competition, it was back to back wins for Rigney!
5th: 1836 MAWSON
4th: 1865 FLOREY
3rd: 2066 SPENCE
2nd: 2238 BATES
WINNERS: 2322 RIGNEY
An event of this scale could not happen without the support of many people: the organising committee for planning and logistics; the Grounds team for set up and pack down of the courses; our staff who worked non-stop to feed the crowds, plus coordinate and run events; our student volunteers who made coffee, painted faces and mentored primary students and the families who came to cheer on our athletes.
Thanks also to everyone who purchased food and drinks from the variety of stalls to support our fundraising efforts.
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