The school performs very well in sports and students are keen to participate. We have a specialist Physical Education teacher who co-ordinates the programme including inter-school competitions for the senior students. This includes:
- Athletics Carnival: School faction and inter-school
- Inter-school swimming
- Interschool football, netball and soccer.
- School faction and inter-school Cross country
- Specialist sports clinics
All students are expected to participate in all physical education activities unless injured or an exemption letter is received from parents. Should your child have a particular disability that prevents them from participating, please forward a note of explanation to the school. For long term conditions exemption notes must be reviewed each year.
The school is required to provide 2 hours of active physical exercise each week. This is provided through regular Friday senior sports for students in Years 3-6.
Pre-Primary and Years 1-2 run a separate Sports programme support by the PE teacher with skills lessons.
As part of the school sport programme, all students from P – 6 are expected to participate in 10 lessons of swimming.
This is a ‘user-pay’ programme and children are bussed to Belmont Oasis Pool for the lessons, with Years 2-6 going in Term 1 and Years P-1 in Term 4.
Interschool Cricket Carnival
The Interschool Cricket carnival was held at Kent St High School on the 6th April with 6 schools competing in four divisions. It was a very disjointed journey to the carnival this term for our students who were faced with periods of isolation and interruptions. Only last week were they able to train together in their teams. Despite this, our students put their best foot forward and represented Kewdale proudly. Unable to be there, I was lucky watch videos supplied by parents and I was so impressed with their straight arm bowling and supportive cheering for one another. I saw Dawn hit the wickets for a runout and congratulations to Fiona for getting a hat trick in the last game of the day. Mrs Dalton reported that the excitement and celebrations were very special for the Division B girls to be part of.
Once again, well done to our captains for their efforts with training and equipment. Thanks so much to Mr Kingston and Ms Dalton for training and looking after our students at the carnival. A huge thank you to Chris Prescott and Mel Pitcher for coaching and managing the Division A team. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all the parents that came to support and cheer on the students.
- A Division Boys – Samuel A and Corey S – 4th
- A Division Girls – Bailey E and Molly R – 3rd
- B Division Boys – Jack C and Kayden McG – 3rd
- B Division Girls – Chloe Mae L and Olivia W – 3rd
Interschool Swimming Carnival
A reduced number of schools participated in the Interschool Swim Carnival held at Aqualife on Tuesday March 22 this year due to COVID. It was still a great day out and we are pleased our students got to be involved. With an isolation interrupted training schedule, we still managed to have a great turnout. The commitment our students showed to their teammates and school should be commended. We took out champion school and had a number of individual winners.
- Year 3 Runner up Champion Boy – Taha Mirza
- Year 3 Runner Up Champion Girl – Isis Spence
- Year 4 Runner Up Champion Boy – Henry Dalton
- Year 4 Champion Girl – Lexi Waters
- Year 5 Champion Girl – Tara Sheridan
- Year 6 Runner Up Champion Girl – Molly Redmond
Thank you to Mrs Dalton and Mrs Langford for their assistance at training. Big thank you to a number of mums, Jess, Kayt, Jacki and Anita, for their help this year. Asha’s mum Amanda jumped in the pool to help our younger swimmers out with their strokes which was fantastic! Massive thanks to Jacki once again for helping out in a judging role at the carnival.