Last Friday the 24th of March we held our annual Oatlands cross country carnival for all students in Grades 3-6. We experienced a glorious, sunny March day (perhaps a tad warm for those running!!). It was fabulous to observe students dressing in house colours and everyone trying their best to earn their house some points. The competition was tough and the times recorded were of an exceptionally high standard. It was also great to see so many parents and staff out at the track cheering on students. Students placing in top 10 for their age group will receive a permission for this week as they will form our cross country squad for 2017. We wish them all the best in Term 2 (Wednesday 26th of April) when they compete against other schools within the Edwin Flack District at Sweeney Reserve. Here are some pictures of the day:
A huge congratulations to Sharni Martin in 5SM for her amazing effort winning the state mountain biking competition last weekend for her respective age group. I know that she puts a lot of effort into training and I’m sure that it’s a well-deserved victory. Keep up the great job Sharni!
On Monday the 24th of October, Harvey Anderson (5ED) and Jack Schneidereit (6TN) competed in the State Schools Athletics event held at the Albert Park Athletics complex. Both of the boys competed incredibly well against the best students in Victoria for their given events. Jack qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m sprint events. In the final for the 100m event he came 6th and for the 200m final he came so close to winning a medal finishing in 4th place. Harvey competed in the 800m event and ran his personal best time to come in at 3rd place. Both boys should be incredibly proud of their efforts. We sure are!! To top things off Harvey Anderson has been selected to represent Victoria in our National team which will compete at Sydney, Homebush on the 24th-29th of November against the best junior athletes from all over Australia. He is so excited to have this amazing opportunity. Way to go Harvey!
Last Thursday the following students competed in the Southern Metropolitan Athletics Carnival held at Casey Fields sporting complex:
Alyssa Brittain 3AM, Ebony Code 4JC, Josh Mammino 4PW, Michael Gubic 4FJ, Harvey Anderson 5ED, Ethan Kennedy 5ED, Alana Spiteri 6JR, Charlize Smallwood 6JR, Lana O’Brien 6JR, C.J Angus 6TN, and Jack Schneidereit 6TN.
The competition was fierce. There were hundreds of the best athletes competing from all around the Southern Region. Our 10 year old boys and 12/13 girls relay teams both came 7th in their respective heats. All of our individual event competitors also gave their best.
We are thrilled to have two students that will progress to the State Athletics carnival held next Monday at Albert Park. Jack Schneidereit came first in the 12/13 boys 100m AND 200m sprint events. What an amazing effort Jack! Harvey Anderson came 2nd in the 10 year old boys 800m race and has also qualified to State next week. Sensational effort boys and we hope that you run your best times next week.
Congratulations to the 24 students that represented Oatlands last Wednesday at the Casey North Division Athletics Carnival. The conditions were less than perfect to say the least but thankfully all of the scheduled events took place. We had outstanding success with two relay teams progressing through to the next level (Southern Metropolitan Region) and a further four students qualifying for individual events. We wish them the best of luck for the competition tomorrow at Casey Fields.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!! Is there a better way to commemorate and celebrate The Rio Olympic Games than hosting our very own ‘Oatlympics’ event? The sun was shining upon us, there was a sea of colour from students representing various countries colours from all around the world. We started with an opening ceremony and then students moved onto a series of carnival based activities such as the gumboot throw, the 3 legged race, egg & spoon races and many more fun activities. A big thank you to the parent helpers, the staff for their support and enthusiasm in encouraging their students to dress up in the countries colours and to the students who participated in a positive way in all activities. Looking forward to doing it all again in 4 years time!!!