21 Nov 22

Sports Day Wrap Up

Mother Nature turned on a beautiful day of sunshine for our 2022 Sports Day Carnivàle last Thursday, which had been rescheduled from Term 1 due to Covid. This successful event brought students from Preschool to Year 12 together for a day of fun physical activities.

Team spirit was high as students marched out onto the ovals in House colours, fun costumes and crazy hair colours. They were welcomed to the opening ceremony by MCs Abi S and Conner B who were performing their very last duties as Year 12 Captains. Special guests in attendance were Principal Warren Symonds, Chairperson of the REC Governing Council Brooke Koenecke. Nat Cook MP, State Member for Hurtle Vale and Minister for Human Services and Amanda Rishworth MP, Federal Member for Kingston and Minister for Social Services.

Xander E read the Acknowledgment of Country while introducing our brand new Rigney House, named after Alice Rigney, who was the first female Aboriginal principal in Australia. The Rigney students cheered loudly, wearing their house colour, ochre.

After the house captains were introduced by Mr Symonds, representatives from last year’s winning team, Florey, read the athletes’ oath. Each group then sang their house chants, loudly and proudly, and Bates won the prize for most enthusiastic chant.

Ms Rishworth declared the Carnivàle open, assisted in cutting the ribbon by oldest student Conner and youngest student Amelia.
Primary students displayed positive attitudes in their class events, including hurdles, car wash relay, sprints, long jump and target soccer. They also enjoyed indigenous game Kalq, based on a spear game from northern QLD.

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 a large number of College Athletic records were broken:

Year 7 Boys 800m Zemes H (Bates) 2.36m 2.55m
Year 7 Boys 200m Zemes H (Bates) Equalled Record of 29.39 secs 29.39 secs
Year 7 Boys Triple Jump Jaydon P (Mawson) 8.64m 8.35m
Year 7 Boys Long Jump Julian B (Spence) 4.01m 3.71m
Year 7 Boys 100m Zemes H (Bates) 14.11 secs 14.68 secs
Year 7 Boys 100m Relay Zemes H, Ethan H, Chase K & Sunny A (Bates) 1.00.00 min 1.04.46 min
Year 7 Boys Javelin Julien B (Spence) 27.52m 15.58m
Year 7 Girls High Jump Mia B (Rigney) 1.28m (this was the first ever Rigney record) 1.25m
Year 7 Girls Long Jump Mia B (Rigney) 3.99m 3.75m
Year 7 Girls Triple Jump Mia B (Rigney) 7.72m None set
Year 7 Girls Javelin Madi K (Mawson) 17.12m 14.77m
Year 7 Girls 100m Grace A (Spence) 14.97 secs 15.39 secs
Year 7 Girls Shot Put Victoria G (Mawson) 7.38m 7.02m
Year 8 Boys High Jump Geremy S (Florey) 1.65m 1.56m
Open Girls Triple Jump Monique F (Bates) 9.5m 8.92m


When not competing, students enjoyed getting their faces painted, tried their hand at speed cup stacking and enjoyed delicious food and drinks from the BBQ, cake stall and the coffee carts.

The whole school then gathered to cheer on the final relays, before finding out who the overall winner was. In their inaugural year, the House Cup went to Rigney!


5th – 1478 MAWSON
4th – 1682 FLOREY
3rd – 1700 BATES
2nd – 1892 SPENCE

Thanks to the families who came to cheer on our students, our Grounds team for their work in setting up and packing down the courses and our amazing staff who worked tirelessly to feed the crowds, plus coordinate and run events. We are grateful to everyone who purchased food and drinks from the variety of stalls to support our fundraising efforts.

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