Category Archives: athletics sports

Students compete at District Athletics

Last Friday, August 28th, approximately 50 students competed in the St Albans District Primary Schools Athletics Carnival held at the Keilor Athletics Track. They competed in a number of athletics events, including 100, 200 and 800 metres running, hurdles long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus, shot put and relay. The students had been preparing for the Carnival over the last few weeks practising for their events and were excited about competing against students from other schools. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, but this did not deter our students from having a fantastic day, and producing some excellent results.

Gloria was a star again this year winning 3 events. Others to gain a first place were Andrew, Jason, Anet, Leisha, Esera, Lance and the 12 yr old girls relay which consisted of Annie, Elleni, Lani and Gloria. Kathy, Rebecca, Jackson, Hannah, Nandana also performed well in their events. All these students have been chosen to represent our district at the Division finals which are being held next Tuesday, September 8th.

Last Friday, I loved competing with other schools and seeing how they good  were.I enjoyed competing and cooperating with children from other schools. I loved doing Long jump and Triple jump. Every one tried there best. Hannah.

The thing I loved about last Friday was the team work our school had,and the support we all had towards each other. Gloria.

Our school did well and we did our best.We competed with other schools. Rebecca.

I liked it when i was competing with the other school they were very nice. Anet.

We each competed in events, some of us winning and getting a place, some of us not, but we all tried our best. Now some of  us are going to the division finals,the next step.When ever there was an event, we always supported each other even the other schools.while other schools ran amok and misbehaved our school was on it best behavior! As the school captain was proud of our school.Even thought at the end of the day we were all exhausted we all had a great time and were proud of our school. Elleni.

 

 

 

Yellow takes first place

Yellow House wins Athletics Carnival

Last Friday, August 7th we held our Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival on the school oval with all students participating in a variety of athletic events. Students competed in sprints, 800 metres, hurdles, discus, shot put, high jump, long jump and triple jump. They had practised these skills during Physical Education lessons this term as well as at lunchtimes, and were excited about performing them in competitive situations.

All students assembled in their House groups in the hall for a meeting, before beginning a very busy day competing. There were many great performances during the day, with all students trying hard to do their best. Some students competed really well, displaying great talent by winning multiple events. Unfortunately there can be only one winner for the day and that was Yellow House. Well done.

Those students who performed well will have the opportunity to be selected in the School Athletics Team which will compete in the St Albans District Carnival on Friday, August 28th.

I loved the fact I tried hard, and I came 2nd for Hurdles and in 800 metres I came 1st .Wendy.

I thought it was amazing to see how fast people could run when they tried.Hannah.

I thought it was amazing.Lance

I enjoyed getting in the lead for 800 meters. Ariel.

I thought it awesome because you get to do sport for the whole day. Huy

It was amazing because I tried hard in 800 metres, I came 4th it was very fun. Rubal.

I thought it was an amazing day. I tried my best in Long jump and I.came 3rd. Cindy.

 

 

 

 

Athletics team performs well at District Athletics

Today, 50 keen and aspiring athletes competed in the St Albans District Primary Schools Athletics Carnival. The students were proud to represent our school in the event which was held at the Keilor Athletics Track. They competed in a number of athletics events, including 100, 200 and 800 metres running, long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus, shot put and relay. The students have been busy preparing for the Carnival over the last few weeks practising for their events and were excited about competing against students from other schools.

Our team was eager to do their best on the day and we saw many fantastic performances. 25 students gained places in their events, with some of them placing in more than one event. Gloria was a star winning all four of her events-100, 800, hurdles and 4×100 relay. Others to gain 1st places in their event included Elleni, Gift, Shalom, Lance, Austin, Kyle and Leisha. At the end of the day when all the points were tallied, we found that we were just 3 points behind the winning school, St Augustines, in 2nd place. This is our best performance for many years. All students who represented our school should be congratulated on their fantastic effort, as well as their behaviour during the day.

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Green House wins Athletics Carnival

We held our Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival on the school oval today with all students participating in a variety of athletic events. Students competed in sprints, 800 metres, hurdles, discus, shot put, high jump, long jump and triple jump. They had practised these skills during Physical Education lessons this term as well as at lunchtimes, and were excited about performing them in competitive situations. Many were training at home to prepare for today.

The day began early with the need to set up a lot of equipment on the oval in readiness for the different events. Many students arrived early to assist with the setting up and thanks to them, they helped to get the job done quickly. That’s one of the great qualities of our kids- their willingness to help others. All students assembled in their House groups in the hall for a meeting, before beginning a very busy day competing. There were many great performances during the day, with all students trying hard to do their best. Some students competed really well today, displaying great talent by winning multiple events. Unfortunately there can be only one winner for the day and that was Green House. Well done.

Those students who went well today will have the opportunity to be selected in the School Athletics Team which will compete in the District Carnival in a few weeks time. After watching some of the talent on display today, I predict that St Albans East will go well at the Districts.

 

 

2014 – A Year of Opportunities

Welcome

2014 promises to be another exciting year at SAEPS with many opportunities for the children to learn and participate in games and other physical activities. I look forward to introducing the children to new games and activities throughout the year, and further developing their knowledge, understanding and skills. Not only will their physical skills, such as running, throwing, catching, jumping, striking, …etc be developed, but the children’s social, emotional, cooperative and leadership skills will also be enhanced as a result of their participation in physical activities.

The weekly one hour Physical Education lesson provides the children with the opportunity to learn and improve their competency in a range of physical skills. Involvement in competitive and non-competitive games allows them to practise and refine these skills, as well as providing opportunities to develop teamwork, collaboration, cooperation and leadership skills. Prep children will also participate in a Perceptual Motor Program which aims to develop language, motor, visual, auditory, social and memory space  such as the ability to remember instructions and recall information.

Our participation in the Active After School Communities program is continuing this year. The program is funded by the Australian Sports Commission which allows us to provide qualified coaches and a healthy snack for the children. In Term One we are running a girls Soccer session on Monday night, and Karate on Thursday night. The children are enthusiastic about participating in the program and look forward to improving their skills, as well as improving their fitness and having some fun after school.

Interschool sport is another opportunity for our Year Six children. In Term One and Two they participate in a competitive sporting program, competing against children from other local schools in the St Albans area. We have already commenced the program with our first games held last week. This term we are playing basketball and tee ball. We were not very successful, winning one of the matches and losing two, but the children developed their knowledge of the games they were playing. This was a new experience for many of the children – playing in a competitive team sport. The children had a great time and displayed a positive attitude to playing in their school team.

The School and District Athletics Carnivals will be held early in Term Three and the Whole School Swimming program is booked in at Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre for December. More opportunities…….

Student Compete in Athletics Carnival

On Friday, August 23rd approximately 200 Yr 3-6 students competed in the annual St Albans East Athletics Carnival. The Carnival was held on the school oval with children competing in a variety of athletic events. Despite the weather being inclement, the children competed with enthusiasm and many great efforts were  achieved. The carnival was won by Green house. Those children who performed well on the day have been invited to attend the District Sports which will be held on Thursday, September 5th.

Students preparing for School Athletics Day

The St Albans East PS Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, August 23rd. The carnival is a great opportunity for our students to compete in sporting events and show off their athletic skills. Year 3-6 students have been working in Phys Ed 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. Students who perform well will have the opportunity to represent St Albans East at the District Athletics Carnival to be held on Thursday, September 5th.

Year 3-6 students also participated in a mini unit on cooperative games. Students enjoyed these activities and displayed good problem solving skills, teamwork and cooperation.

Prep students have been working on improving the fundamental motor skills of running and catching.

Year 1-2 students have been working hard to improve their skipping skills this term, with almost all students successfully displaying this skill. They have also participated in a unit on kicking.