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!
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!!!
Just a reminder that students need to return their permission form and $10 (to cover costs of venue and bus hire) ASAP. Our carnival will be held for all students in Grades 3-6 on Wednesday the 3rd of August, 2016 at Casey Fields Athletics Complex. If parents are available to assist on the day, please contact Geraldine Gamble ASAP. Students are encouraged to attend training sessions before school and at recess for their selected events.
We’re looking forward to a fun day out, filled with lots of sunshine.
Yesterday we were lucky enough that the weather held off during both of our Oatathon events (prep-2 and 3-6). Students put so much effort into running as many laps as possible. There were lots of red faces, puffed out students and those nursing sore legs today!! Thank you to all of our sponsors for the day. We have raised thousands of dollars that we can out towards improving our facilities and resources within our terrific school. Please remember to follow up with your sponsors and return your money to your class teacher ASAP so we can tally up the final amount raised and award certificates to grades and individuals. Thank you for your support. And a huge thank you to the numerous parents and volunteers that helped with the sausage sizzle on the day. We couldn’t have run such a successful day without your support.