The tamariki have all been practicing for our annual athletics day, and are excited about spending the whole day together this Friday to show you what we can do!
The day is split into two events (juniors and senior). The Seniors (Years 4 – 8) will be out on the field competing in the standard athletic events. Year 5-8 children have the opportunity to qualify for Zone Athletics. The Junior school (year 0-3) will compete in run, jump and throw activities outside the junior learning communities.
The day will begin with a briefing at 9.10 for all students. Events will start at 9.20am. The events will run every 30mins. Juniors will stop for a morning tea break at 10.20am and lunch at 12.20pm. The seniors will not stop for morning tea but have a break during a rotation. Lunch will be at 12.20pm. Beginning the afternoon at 1pm.
It would be fantastic if you came along for the day and enjoyed a family picnic for lunch. A coffee cart will also be available.
There will be a sausage sizzle available so the normal ordering process will occur. Orders to your homeroom teacher before Thursday 3pm. Please feel free to order more sausages for you whanau. Juniors will be selling Ice blocks at lunchtime for $1.
All children are required to wear school t-shirts but may wear different shorts. Hats are compulsory and it's important to have a named drink bottle. Please apply sunscreen at home, some will be available at school if needed. Click here to jump to our athletics page for the detailed schedule of events.
At 2.35pm there is the whole school sprint finals. As normal the school day will finish with a parent / staff / student race.
Because of this being a whole school event and the number of children in each age group for events the school will finish at 3pm.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday!