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PE Swimming Term 1
Please be advised that if there are no parent/adult helpers with any class, students may miss their swim lesson. There are Queensland Government ratios that we need to adhere to for duty of care reasons. Although I am confident in what I try to teach our students in this sport, these are the requirements in order to have swim lessons at our school. We finish swimming at the end of Week 7.
Here are the ratios in a primary school setting that we have to adhere to:
For children less than 5 years old 1:5 §
This is ‘in the water supervision’, i.e. one adult in the water for every 5 students
For beginners, with little or no swimming experience 1:10 §
This is ‘in the water supervision’, i.e. one adult in the water for every 10 students
For intermediate swimmers, who have basic skills and can swim 25m 1:12
Advance learn to swim, students who can swim 50m 1:15
Cross Country Carnivals Week 9
Junior Prep - 3 (Tuesday March 22) and Senior Years 4 – 6 (Wednesday March 23)
Both of these carnivals will occur in the morning session (8.50 – 10.50) of their respective days.
Distances that each age will be running are as follows:
Prep: 800m YR 1: 1000m YR 2: 1200m YR 3: 1600m
YR 4/5 (9/10yrs): 2000m YR 5/6 (11/12yrs): 3000m
Feel free to start getting used to these distances with your kids.
All students will complete orientation of their course and older students will complete their beep tests prior to Wk 9.
Bayside District Swimming Trials 10 – 19yrs & Metropolitan East Region Swimming Trials 10 -19yrs
Of our 14 students that competed at the Bayside Trials, 5 gained selection in the Bayside team and we as a school finished 6th out of 36 schools in our district. I am very proud of our swimmers and the PBs they achieved and how well they represented our school. We were the 1st state school in our district and continue to build our reputation as a strong swimming school. Special mention to Indiana K., who has gained selection in multiple events, in the Metropolitan East Team, to compete at the School State Championships later this month.
Wondall Rd Swim Challenge Friday March 11
A team of 40 students have been selected to represent Wondall at the first Wondall Rd Swim Challenge Carnival next Friday at MBC. Students will train Wednesday mornings from 7.30 – 8.30am prior to the carnival.
Friday Afternoon Sport Trials Begin this Week
Students have chosen their sports to trial in beginning this Friday. Please be advised this does not mean they are in team for the sport they have chosen. Certain sports will need to make cuts in order to maintain manageable supervision ratios come Interschool Sport Season starting in Term 2, Week 2. Teachers will try to manage transition for these students to another sport if possible. Sports payments are due by the end of this term for the entire year. This one off payment covers both this semester and next semester sport. Failure to pay or organise a payment plan by this date may mean exclusion from Interschool Sport until funds are received. All interschool sports, regardless of location, pay the same rate.
Sporting Schools Volleyball Wks 6-9 Term 1 and Wks 1-2 Term 2
There are still several spaces available for students in Years 2 – 6 for this program run after school on our multi-courts. Students will learn Volleyball from 3.15 – 4.15pm and are accompanied by a teacher. If interested in joining the group, complete the permission slip and return to the office ASAP.
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