Over the last couple of days it has been my privilege to witness a couple of wonderful, high quality events that have epitomised the drive, passion and expertise evident in our school community.
The Years 5 and 6 (Monday) and Years 3 and 4 (Tuesday) Sports Days have provided a platform on which our girls and boys have displayed skill, aptitude, perseverance and courage. Whether coming first, last, or somewhere in between, our students have been a great credit to the values that are promoted by their families and that we wholeheartedly reinforce and celebrate at school.
It is testament too, to the dedication of the PE team who have so ably organised and managed these Sports Days and to the support that they have received from class teachers and learning assistants, that the events have been so well-received.
I would like to single out one group for particular praise, however. Our student Sports Leaders have been a constant source of support and encouragement and have personified the sporting culture which we are trying to nurture at our school. To give one concrete example (among many that I could have chosen), Tomas Depose and Charlie Maslin-Fawcett spent the whole of the Year 3 and Year 4 events each two-hours long, running round the track with the primary school participants. I have no idea how far they ran today, but it made me tired just watching them!
Thanks to all involved, students, parents and staff for the inspiration you provide.
Still to come: Years 1 and 2, Foundation 1 and 2 and Secondary Sports Days!