District Swimming 2017
Congratulations to the swimming squad who performed incredibly well at last week’s District Swimming Carnival. Nine students qualified to represent our District at the Regional Finals at Werribee Outdoor Olympic Pool on Thursday, 16th March, 2017. Abbey, Quinn, Kane, Jazmin, Angus L, Will L, Will T, Darcy, and Lulu will all compete at the Regional Final. Well done on your achievements so far.
A big thankyou to Mick Campbell, Bron Slater and Simon Shaw for sharing the role of place giver for our school on the day. A huge thankyou to Phil Barnett who was the official starter for the entire program.
Last but not least, thank you to Narelle Sutton for all your help on the day, and Miss Wencel for all of her patience and guidance throughout the program.
Nominations for trials for the School Sport Victorian teams will open soon. The nominations are for year five and six students only. Refer to a previous blog for information relating to the process. One thing that has changed is that all sports need to be registered (by parents) online. Go to the School Sport Victoria Website for all relevant information. The trials are not ‘come and try’ days, they are for students who have demonstrated talent in a particular sport and are competing at a high level of competition. Please come and see me, if you have any questions regarding this process.
Good Luck to our Swimming team who will be participating in Werribee today as part of the Division Finals. Fourteen students qualified for today’s event. Stay tuned for their results…..
A big Congratulations to Finn, Ella, Kai and Ruby who all participated in the District Tennis competition yesterday. All four students made it through the preliminary rounds of their sections to advance to the Semi-finals. Finn made it through to the final and eventually took out the Boys section of the event. He will now have the opportunity to represent our school at the Division Final.
Below is an explanation of the new SSV nomination process for year 5 and 6 students. The nomination process is designed to identify talented students in specific sports with a view of selecting these students to try out for the 12 and under School Sport Victoria teams. As it stipulates in the video, the trials are not ‘come and try days’. Please see me if you require additional information. The online registration process opened on the 25th of January, and closes on March 16th, 2016.
Boys/Mixed Division Softball Thursday, 8th October
Boys/Mixed Division Basketball Friday, 9th October
Girls Division Basketball Friday, 9th October
Girls Division Softball Wednesday, 14th October
New Gisborne P.S P.E Week Monday 12th October –Friday, 17th October
Regional Athletics (Students who have advanced through to Division Level) Tuesday, 13th October
Coach Approach (Years 3-6) Friday, 16th of October
Orienteering (years 3-6) Wednesday, 21st October
T20 Blast Cricket (year 6 students and a selected group of year 5 students) Friday, 13th November
Prep, Year One and Two Athletics Day Friday, 4th December
School Sport Victoria- State Nominations Grade 5 & 6
Each year, talented Victorian school students have the opportunity to trial for a place in the School Sport Victoria (SSV) Team Vic state team and participate in annual School Sport Australia (SSA) Championships. Sixty two teams are selected across twenty one sports, involving over nine hundred primary and secondary school students representing ‘Team Vic’. The sports include Australian Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Football (Soccer), Golf, Hockey, Netball, Orienteering, Rugby League, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Touch, Track and Field, Triathlon, Volleyball and Water Polo.
Although this will only impact on a selected few, it’s important that every parent understands the process that needs to be followed to nominate your child for State trials. For sports other than Australian Rules, Soccer, Netball or Soccer, parents are responsible for registering their child and for downloading all details relating to trial dates, times, venues and costs. The website you will need to go to find all the information is https://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/TeamVic
The nomination form must be signed by me before I send it to the appropriate organistaion.
Due to the high number of participants’ trialling for Australian rules, Soccer, Netball and Basketball, the existing process of schools nominating players to attend district trials, followed by progression to division, region and state trials will continue. If you have a child that is excelling in any of these sports and they have represented the sport at a high level, please see me so I can determine whether they are a suitable candidate or not.
A high level is defined by your child having played at representative or Interleague level. This is a minimum requirement and doesn’t mean the school will nominate your child. I will then need to obtain additional information from coaches, clubs, teachers and you before I decide whether it’s appropriate to nominate your child. It is worth noting that we have a restricted number of students that we can send from our district (eight schools), so we can only send the best candidates. Any queries, don’t hesitate to see me.
Cricket nominations close on the 22nd of February.
Organisation for the 2013 Swimming is well and truly underway. Students who were interested in trying out for this year’s squad met with me yesterday and were given permission notices with all the necessary information. The first trail is on next Wednesday 6th Of February at the Sunbury Aquatic Centre from 12.30pm to approximately 2.30pm. All parents are welcome to attend!
Good luck to all students who are trying out-Do your best and enjoy the afternoon!
Mr Goodyear (Sports Coordinator)
Orienteering Wednesday 31st October (grades 3-6)
Kanga Cricket tournament Friday, 9th November (Grade 6 and some grade 5s)
P.A School Fun Run Wednesday, 14th November (All School)
Modified Athletics Day Monday, 26th November (Grades Prep, 1 & 2)