Welcome back to a new year, even though we’ve only just finished week 4 it already feels like the term is flying by. A lot happening in term 1 in the PE department.
Week 4: End of week 4 nomination forms for Interschool Swimming trials are due back.
Week 6/7: Interschool trials at CSHS (Times to be confirmed).
Week 9: Wednesday 31 March- Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium
Term 2 Week 1: Thursday 22 April – CPS Swimming Carnival at CSHS.
Please be advised that there is a slight change in the running of our interschool swimming and Churchlands faction carnivals due to unavailability of facilities and swimming lessons at certain times. If you have any concerns about this please contact Mr Marshall directly.
The Churchlands PS swimming carnival is always held after our in-term swimming lessons which this year are in weeks 8 and 9 meaning the earliest we could host our swimming event would be at the start of term 2. This allows those low level swimmers the ability to get their confidence in the water before the carnival. In the past, we have used our swimming carnival as a basis to pick our interschool team of year 4-6 swimmers. However, this year we will be running time trials at CSHS in week 6/7 to pick our team. All students in years 4-6 can nominate for which event they would like to trial for. Nominations were sent out via classroom SeeSaw at the end of week 2.
All events at the CPS carnival will be timed and performance on the day will determine the points for each faction and individual performance. If you have any concerns/question about this, please directly contact Mr Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to those students who will be leading their factions this year;
Cowan – Jessica M and Tom W
Curtin – Mio B and Joseph B
Forrest – Arnie D and Evan K
Stirling – Daniel G and Izzie H
Before and After School Activities
During the school term, there will be activities happening every day of the week to keep your kids active before and after school. Over the next few weeks you will see flyers promoting various activities, if you are interested please contact those organisations directly. There are a couple of school-run activities that all kids are encouraged to attend; running club and student circuit training.
Running club is on Tuesday mornings starting at 8 am from week 4. For new families to Churchlands PS, the running club is where students run laps around the school earning points for their faction. Exercising in the mornings has many health benefits and is a great way to start the day.
Some benefits include:
· improved physical and mental energy,
· a better night’s sleep,
· help maintain a healthy weight
· reach your fitness goals,
· enhance your metabolism.
A reminder that mugs for Milo need to be placed on the table outside the undercover area before 8.15 am. Milo is a reward for the effort put in during the running club.
It is encouraged that students need to run at least 3 laps to get a Milo. Turning up late won’t allow enough time to 3 laps done in.
Can you please click on the link and fill in the attached form, so Mr Marshall can organise your QR code card before your first running club. Kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, that is running club. Remember to bring your QR code to every running club.
Student Circuit Training
On Wednesday at 8 am (starting week 4) our Faction Captains will be running circuit training for all students at CPS. This is a great opportunity to get our bodies moving in the morning, work hard together to support each other to reach some personal goals all the while listening to some great music and have heaps of fun. We encourage all parents and family members to join in. No sign-up required just turn up on the day. We hope to see heaps of happy and smiley faces on Wednesday (starting week 4).