This week saw the much-awaited return of external College Sport Choices and our Primary Swimming Program.
Students in Secondary enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities at the college and off-site. Some students took to Nobbys Beach to go walking and swimming. It was a beautiful day for the students to cool off in the water and feel the sand between their toes. Students were under the watchful eye of staff and lifeguards as they swam bodysurfed the small waves. Jumping, running, climbing and working on their ‘ninja’ skills were the students who attended Revolution. Always a popular choice, the students had a ball enjoying all of the obstacles and activities the centre has to offer. For students wanting to escape the heat and work on their balance and cardio, Ice Skating was their choice. It was wonderful to see the students helping and encouraging each other as they took to the ice. It didn’t take long to warm up as they gained confidence. Our final sporting group took to the Sanctuary for cricket, vortex golf and walking. The students enjoyed the nice breeze that cooled them down as they enjoyed the activities with their peers.
In further Secondary Sport news, we would like to send our congratulations to Alice Clarke, who has recently been selected in the Hunter Academy of Sport Hockey squad for 2021/22. Well done Alice on this terrific achievement.
In Primary, Christmas had come early for our students when they heard we were going to be participating in a 4-week swimming program in Years 2-6. With excitement and enthusiasm, students ventured to West Wallsend Swim Centre to complete the program under the watchful eye of qualified swimming coaches and staff. It is a timely opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills prior to the warmer months. The smiles on students faces, the laughter, and the positive comments heard were testament to an enjoyable experience for all. I must also thank parents and carers who responded promptly to communication in order to make this opportunity happen. Your children and I are very grateful.
Don’t worry, K-1 students didn’t miss out! We have the awesome crew at Motiv8 Sports come in to run a variety of games and activities. One of the biggest assets strengths of the program that Motiv8 runs is that their activities are team-based. Whilst skill development is one part, communication, teamwork, and social support are areas that are developed. Motiv8 sports also run holiday clinics for all ages, keep an eye out for a brochure coming in the coming weeks.
That’s a wrap of an actioned packed fortnight of Sport. We look forward to sharing more with you over the next fortnight.
College Sport Coordinator & Year 5 Teacher