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The St Albans East PS Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, August 3rd, on the school oval. The carnival is a great opportunity for our students to compete in sporting events and display their athletic skills. Year 3-6 students have been busy during PE lessons working on improving their athletics skills in readiness for the event. The students have had experience with high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and running. All students have been placed in Houses for the event. Students are encouraged to come to school wearing their house colour on this day.

Students who perform well will have the opportunity to represent our school at the St Albans District Schools Athletics Carnival to be held on Thursday, August 23rd at Keilor Athletic Field.

Parents are invited to attend on this day to watch and encourage the children as they compete. If you would like to know more about the event, contact me at school.

23/03/2018 Holy Eucharist

Hi my name is Lavina, this is  Sapa and Azaria. Our team mates were  Esther, Kuini, Jada, Haylee, Vy and Kaylee. We played for the girls basketball. Sadly this is our last game for the term. The scores were 4  East and 12  Eucharist. They were really good and competitive. Unfortunately we lost, but still tried our best. We want to give a big thanks to Mr Zaitzev for being our couch and putting up with us through this term, and another big thanks to Mr Sherwill for organizing our games and encouraging us to do our best and have fun. Another HUGE shout out is to all the girls that put their effort and hearts into the games this term, and trying their best everyday even if it doesnt include sports. This term with the girls was really good, we helped each other, tried our best

Hi my name is Deven Denkey and this is Nikhil M, andtoday we played for the boys basketball. The scores were 8 SAEPS and 1 Holy Eucharist. We came out winning like the Richmond Tigers. We tried our best to try and win.

Term 2 Week 6

Over the last 3 weeks the Year 5/6 children have been developing their understanding of the rules and necessary skills associated with softball. They have found striking the ball very difficult to master. However through lots of practice, many began to feel more confident when attempting to strike the ball. General ball-handling skills improved during the 3 weeks such as throwing(both overhead and underarm), catching and fielding, as well as general game sense.

During the same period the rest of the school have participated in a unit of work covering Gymnastics. The Preps started off learning how to perform a straddle roll and forward roll from a crouch position. After that they learnt how to perform a running forward roll. Most of the Preps really enjoyed rolling about on the large gym mats.

The Years 1/2s and 3/4s were engaged in refining their running forward and dive rolls. They enjoyed the challenge of performing these skills and worked with enthusiasm to complete set tasks.

On display was a wide range of abilities with children working hard developing basic skills, extending themselves by diving through and over objects, as well as performing synchronized rolls with partners. Some of the children were diving in groups of 4 or 5. What fantastic teamwork.

It has been a busy 3 weeks with report writing, but we have had a lot of fun, kept safe and worked hard with many successes.

Children Compete Against St Augustines

Hi my name is Lavina and I am Kuini, and we played against St Augustine’s Primary School. We played girls basketball, the scores were 2 East and 18 St Augustine. It took a lot of tears, pain and laughs to get through this game. We unfortunately lost but at least we tried our best.  Our team mates were Azaria, Esther, Kaylee, Haylee, Vy and Jada. Our captain was Haylee, she motivated us to become one as a team. We had a great time and we had fun. We also had fun practicing.   At the end of the day we realized this one quote… Success isn’t given. Its earned on the track, on the field, in the classroom-with blood, sweat and the occasional tear.

Hi my name is Deven and I am Nikihil and today we played against St. Augustine in boys basketball. The scores were 20 Augustine and 6 East. We tried our best but still lost. The best players were, Lefata because he tried to get a lot of goals and stayed calm, Brandyn because he helped us to score, Nikihil because he was a great captain. Written by Nikihil and Deven.

Hi my name is Charli  and I’m Shykeena. We played  against St Augustines in tennis. The score was 1/6 and sadly we lost. We are very proud since we all know that we tried our hardest and  improved our skills and did a awesome effort . Tu Van and Khang were really good sports and not only them but all the others too. We all had fun and that’s what matters Written by Shykeena and Charli

Hi, I’m Jordan  a Tee-Baller and here to report for duty. The scores for boys tee-ball are in. We got fourteen home runs and St Augustines with a whopping thirty home runs. As you can see we have lost but as our coach always says winning is NOT important but learning makes the difference. Our best player was Alfonso, he got two players out in a row. It was an intense game the ball flew right and left. We started off well but in the end we sadly lost.

Hey, hi and hello! My name is Sally and l’m here to report the girls tee-ball. I’m part of the team so it makes perfect sense that l’ll be reporting to you whatever happens behind the scenes [well most anyways]. Last week [16.3.18] was our 6th game of the term.We were all off to a great start, we were all very energetic and excited, as our previous game didn’t end as well (aka we lost).Which of course doesn’t absolutely matter, winning doesn’t, as long as we had fun and learn from it. We played against St. Augustines this week. The scores for girls tee-ball were, 16 Augustines and 21 East. We had loads of fun trying our best in both batting and fielding, as u can see our effort was worth it.

Welcome back to Physical Education at SAEPS

Welcome back to the SAEPS Physical Education blog for 2018.

Hi, my name is Graham Sherwill and I teach Physical Education. The aim of Physical Education is to develop children’s knowledge, movement skills and motivation to lay the foundations for a lifelong involvement in physical activity. Physical Education seeks to promote healthy lifestyles among children.

Many of the activities that the children will be involved in are based around developing their fundamental motor skills such as hopping, jumping, balancing, skipping, kicking, throwing, catching and striking. Most skills used in sport and movement activities are advanced versions of fundamental motor skills. Other areas that will be covered during the year include sport and sport education, gymnastics, dance, cooperative activities, athletics and swimming. The children will also be involved in regular fitness activities. I look forward to working with your children. If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can help your children at home, please come and see me in the hall.

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Hi, my name is Graham Sherwill and l am the  Physical Education teacher. The aim of Physical Education is to develop children’s knowledge, movement skills and motivation to lay the foundations for a lifelong    involvement in physical activity. The children will be involved in many activities based around  developing their fundamental motor skills including running, throwing, catching, kicking, striking,  balancing, jumping and skipping. Children will have opportunities to apply these skills in a variety of   minor and major games. Other areas covered  include gymnastics, cooperative activities, athletics sport education and swimming.


SAEPS Students Preparing Camp Woorabinda

31 Year 5 students from our school are preparing to attend Camp Woorabinda later this month. Camp Woorabinda  is a government residential school located on the shores of Lake Narracan in the LaTrobe Valley. It is situated on 100 Hectares of native bush, open paddocks, hidden wetlands and temperate rain forest.

The camp offers programs in environmental studies, sustainable practice, team building initiatives and challenging adventure activities. The activities are mainly physical and outdoor, all which require a reasonable level of physical fitness. These include bushwalking, canoeing, high and low ropes course and night hiking.  Other activities include bush cooking, archery, art, drama and nature studies.(see below)

Vy: I’m excited about the Low and High rope course.

Cohen: I’m pretty excited to go to the camp and meet new friends, go on fun activities (E.g: Canoeing), I’m very excited.

Duyen: l am excited to go to camp to experience new things and to try out the activities. to learn more and interact with new people.

Vanessa: lam excited to experience the wild life and socialize with the other schools.(crazy legs)

Henry: I’m exited to experience how it’s like in the world and I’m pretty excited for the canoeing.

Tracy:l want to experience how hard it will be in the bush.

Catherine: l am excited to go and  experience camp.

Sally:I’m excited to experience 5 days being independent away from my loving family

SAEPS travel to St Albans PS for Interschool Sport

Last Friday, May 12th we travelled to St Albans Primary School for Interschool Sport. We unfortunately did not win any of the matches, although the boy’s softball tied their match. If success is measured by winning and losing alone, then we are not doing very well. But if you consider how much the children have learnt about their respective sports through participation in Interschool Sport(skills, rules and tactical awareness) then it is evident that there has been success. Add to this the growth in confidence, self-esteem, social skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others in teams. Need l say more?

I would like to mention the efforts of one of our girls in the softball team. Tiffany volunteered to be the pitcher for the team, not having ever done it before. She began with quite a few loose balls, but did not give up and began to pitch a few good ones. However not too many though. She was having trouble with her technique. At the end of 1st innings the coach asked Tiffany if she wanted to stop pitching. There was a quick “No”- she wanted to continue. Walking out to pitch in the 2nd innings Tiffany began with similar results to the 1st innings. Some good ones and some not so good ones. However there was some improvement as the match continued. What was constant during all of this was the confidence Tiffany displayed in her skills, the way she never gave up, never worried about her poor pitches and the huge smile that was always on her face. Great effort Tiffany.

Today the girls’ softball team played with St Albans Primary School. The scores were St Albans 12 to St Albans East 7. Unfortunately, we lost but we had an amazing game and we learnt lots and also taught the other team some things as well. All our players were champions and we worked co-operatively. We were not expecting to play on a different field away from the school, but it seemed better since their oval was quite small. Written by Rebecca

Today, the tchoukball team played against St Albans Primary School. Even though we unfortunately lost with the scores 27 – 22, we tried our best to play on an unfamiliar court. We all played our best and scored many goals. Some outstanding players were Sa, Brian, Levi and Thinh who had great throws, strong catches and powerful goals. St Albans Primary School’s court had some things similar to ours such as a large D, but their rebounding nets that were stronger than ours. The whole team would like to thank Mr Mussel for being a great coach. Written by Kathleen and Kathy

My name is Anna and on Friday, we played netball against St Albans at their school. The scores were St Albans East 0 to St Albans 7. Even though we lost the game, it was fun playing and we are learning more about netball. Everyone tried their best and had a great time.

Today we played softball against St Albans Primary School. It was a very challenging game. They were a good side to play against. The scores turned out to be a tie. The scores were four all. Our best players were Ethan, Adrian and Leo. It was a fun game.  Written by Adrian and Khen

Hi, my name is Rohilh and today we played boys netball against St Albans Primary School. The scores were 4 to 0 St Albans Primary School’s way. We lost, but everyone had fun. They were great players and were victorious. It was a great game.


Boys Basketball Team Reach Finals

Last Friday, March 17th SAEPS children participated in the last round of Summer Interschool Sport against St Albans Meadows at home. Over the last few weeks it has been wonderful to witness our children confidently applying their vastly improved skills in a competitive situations. They have displayed fairness and sportsmanship at all times when competing. I have heard many positive comments from visiting teachers about the children and they should be proud of what they have achieved this term. Congratulations to the Boys Basketball who went through the season undefeated. They will be playing against St Augustines PS later this term. You will find details of last Friday’s action in the match reports below.

Today we played against St. Albans Meadows at home and it was perfect weather for a great game of T-ball. St. Albans Meadows is the best team we have played so far and we learnt a lot from them. We learnt how to tag and to pass the ball to the best person. Ethan was our best player and he was the only one to make two home runs. Khen, Kordan, Steven Stephen, Mohammed and Leo made single home runs. Unfortunately we lost the game, but we still had fun. The scores were 35 to 8.     Written by Stephen

Today we played tennis against St Ajbans Meadows. Unfortunately we lost. The scores were 6 to Meadows and 0 to SAEPS. But we still felt like champions and we had a lot of fun these last few weeks. We have learnt a lot and have improved our tennis skills. We have met many new people and even though we didn’t win many games we still tried our best. If you are thinking of getting into tennis we recommend you should as you will improve your skills and really enjoy it.         Written by Doan and Yeeva

Today was our last game of Girls basketball. Like always we had fun and continued to improve our skills. We played against St Albans Meadows. The scores were East 8 and Meadows 14. It was a good game. Their team was very cooperative. Even though we lost, we all felt that this was our best game so far.    Written by Rebecca

Today we played Meadows in Boys basketball. The scores were Meadows 3 and SAEPS 15. We all played well. We have been undefeated all season. Thanks to Mr Z and Mr S for coaching us and well done to the whole team.    Written by Neli and Brian



Rd 3 Interschool match reports University Park Feb 24th

We were on the road again for Interschool Sport on Friday competing against University Park PS at their school. The children have been working really hard to develop their skills and  understanding of how to play their sport. The boys’ basketball team appears to be setting the standard for others to follow as they remain undefeated. Well done boys. It was fantastic to see the tennis team have their first win for the season. Great work.

Last Friday we played against Uni Park in girls’ teeball. Both teams played outstandingly, but unfortunately we lost by 2 runs. The score was East 15 to UPPS 17. Our best players were Kathy for encouraging others and Julie for displaying good sportsmanship. Everyone tried their best and we all had fun.    By Truc and Julie

On Friday, the girls’ basketball team played against Uni Park PS. It was a very good game and we had lots of fun. Uni Park were friendly and good to play against. The Scores were East 4 and UPPS 20. Although we lost, this was our best game we have played so far. The best players for East were Rebecca, Vyvyan, Mimi and Kathleen. Uni Park were friendly and good to play against.  By Vyvyan and Rebecca

On Friday, the boys had a game of basketball against Uni Park. We had a good game and the scores were close. The scores were East 14 to Uni Park 12. The best players were Prince, Levi and Brian. They were a good team to play against and l hope we can play against them again.   By Brian

We played University Park PS on Friday in boys’ teeball. It was a good game and our players displayed some good skills during the game. Best players for us were Ethan, Mohammad and Thinh. It was fun playing and everyone enjoyed themselves.   By Steven

On Friday, the tennis team played against University Park. It was a sunny day and the bus was not late this time. We all played really well and fortunately we won. East 4 –Uni Park 0. Everyone tried their best and we played some great games. We had a good bus trip and the bus driver let us listen to music.    By Doan

SAEPS vs North -Interschool Sport Week 2

This week we played against St Albans North in Interschool Sport at home. The children appeared to have overcome the nervousness they displayed before last week games and were showing some signs of confidence. They had some time to practise their skills before North arrived and I’m sure that helped them in their games. We had some success winning 2 games and 1 game tied.

Boys Basketball-written by Neli and Sa

We had a great time playing basketball against North. It was a clean game and we won. The score was SAEPS 12 and North 11. It was a close game. Levi, Brian and Prince played really well, scoring all the goals.

Tennis-written by Garang

Hi, my name is Garang and we played tennis against St Albans North Primary School. They played well and so did we. The score was SAEPS 0 to North 6. We had lots of fun and we were all nice to each other.

Girls Teeball-written by Truc and Himanot

This morning we played against St Albans North. Our best players were Hope, Lavonia, and Himanot. Our game was a draw-24 to 24. We felt proud of our team because we tied the game and we had lots of fun.

Girls Basketball-written by Rebecca and Mimi

Today the girls basketball team played against St Albans North PS. The score was SAEPS 0 and North 20. We lost but we had lots of fun and are determined to improve for future games. Their school had some outstanding players and we learnt lots from them.

Boys Teeball-written by Ethan and Christian

We played against St Albans North in teeball. Even though we were short a few players we still played well. We were much better at checking whether it was safe to run or not. It was a good match and they were a really good school to play against. We won the match by 6 runs. The score was 16 to 10. Yeah!!