On Monday the 7th of March all the students in Grades 3 to 6 went to Ringwood Athletics track to compete in our annual house athletics day.
Everyone had been practising for the different events during our PE lessons and many have been practising during recess and lunch times as well as in their own time.
The house captains arrived early at the athletics track at 8:30am to help Mr D with setting up.
Once everyone arrived we began our first event of the day which was the 800m (or two laps around the track). It was amazing how many students competed in this difficult event and there were some amazing achievements as the girls and boys competed against the other students in their year level.
After the 800m races students rotated around the different track and field events in their year level groups. The track and field events that the students competed in were shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, hurdles, 200m and 100 m sprint. As they competed in the different events they earned points for their house – Mackay (Blue), MacKillop (Green), Dominic (Red) and Bunurong (Gold).
After many amazing performances our overall age champions for the day were ……
Year 3 – Jackson R and Emily W
Year 4 – June B and Luke W
Year 5 – Darcy B and Elizabeth Y and Eden W
Year 6 – Abbey G and Nathan P
The winning house was Bunurong (Gold) House followed by Dominic (Red), MacKillop (Green) and Mackay (Blue).
Thank you to Mr. D, Mrs. Patmore and all of our fantastic parent and teacher helpers for helping to make this such a special day for the students.
Here are some pictures of our students in action during the day ……