The Whole School Cross Country Carnival is scheduled for Tuesday, 29th of March (Week 10).
The timetable for start times is outlined below.
Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 are to remain down at the oval for the entire morning session. Students in Year 1, 2 and 3 are to remain at the oval for the middle session. Prep students are to attend the afternoon session.
Students will compete against their age group ie. The year they were born, unless they are in Prep. Please ensure students know their year of birth (this can be written on the back of their hand).
Prep – modified course (approx. 300m), 6&7 yr olds– 1 lap modified course (approx.600m), 8 & 9yr olds will complete 1 lap (approx. 1 km), 10yr olds will complete 2 laps (2km) and 11& 12yr olds will run 3 laps (3km).
Please ensure you child has a full water bottle and hat (and Ventolin if asthmatic)
Students born in 2010, 2011 and 2012 who wish to compete for a place on the School XC team/for Age Champion,2nd place and 3rd place, must compete in the competitive event in the morning session. All other students are invited to run in the Participation event at the end of the first session.
9 Yrs (born 2013) students in Yr 4 who wish to compete in a competitive event (for Age Champion, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon), need to return to the oval for the 11.50am race. Students in Yr 4 in this 9 Yr age group have already been asked to express their interest in the competitive event and PE staff and Yr 4 teachers have a list of interested students.
Due to time constraints we will not run a ‘Participation’ event in the middle session. We encourage all students to participate to the best of their ability with peers in their age group-whether they be trying to place or simply participating. The distances are reduced and as there are not multiple laps being run, students who walk will not be in the way of students who are running for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
Only students who bring a signed note will not be participating.
Ribbons will be issued to place getters after the events. Overall winners in the age groups of Prep, 6yrs, 7 yrs,8yrs, 9yrs, 10 yrs, 11 yrs and 12 yrs will receive a Medallion. Presentation for Age Champion and Champion House will take place at the event if time permits (otherwise on an available parade). The first 5 students finished will be recorded.
Encourage Children to wear/bring appropriate clothing/shoes for running. They can wear house colours. When competing, students are allowed to run without a hat or carry their hat in their hand if it is falling off. Hats must be worn at all other times.
Yr 3/4K class-Yr 4’s to attend morning session. Yr 3’s (and any 9 yr old students in Yr 4 who wish to compete in a competitive event) are to attend the middle session.
Megan & Braydan, HPE Teachers