Oatlands Athletics Trials 2016

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.

Oatlands Oatathon

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.

Walk to School Day

Last Friday was our annual Walk to School Day. It was terrific to once again have a fantastic turn out. Students, parents and teachers enjoyed the early morning exercise and it gave students a chance to meet other neighbouring students and hopefully they might form regular walking groups as a result of the day. Our aim is to see more students and families walking/riding bikes to school. Not only for the associated health benefits but also to ease the traffic congestion around our school and neighbouring streets.

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Casey North Division Cross Country 2016

On Monday the 23rd of May eleven students from our school competed against the top cross country runners from all around the Casey North Region. I have seen the dedication and commitment to training that these individuals have displayed over the past few months. Mrs Gamble has been conducting early morning training sessions and it has been wonderful to see these students eagerly gathering in the gymnasium ready to train. Their dedication well and truly paid off. We were overwhelmed with excitement after our students achieved such terrific results (see below). We also have 6 students that finished in the top 10 for their respective age groups and have now qualified to compete at a regional level. We wish them the best of luck for their next race later this term.

10 year old boys

Harvey Anderson 1st place

Ethan Kennedy 2nd place

Bailey Atkinson 8th place

10 year old girls

Ebony Code 1st

Elizabeth Eling 2nd

Tanaya Kumbara 10th

11 year old girls

Meg Roberston 12th

Zoe Papasavva 15th

Charlotte Code 16th

11 year old boys

James Rowe 12th

12 year old girls

Lana O’Brien 19th

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Active April 2016

A big thank you to all of the students, parents, grandparents and teachers that made Active April such a big success. It was so pleasing to observe the hundreds of people each morning getting active. We sent such a positive message to our students about how important physical activity is and how enjoyable it can be first thing in the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed the past month and being able to meet so many parents and relatives out on the track. We also experienced beautiful weather, only on the last Friday did Mother Nature unleash it’s fury! Congratulations to those students that achieved certificates for reaching 15, 30, 50,75 and 100 laps.

Edwin Flack District Cross Country 2016

On Thursday the 21st of April our Oatlands Cross Country team put in a stellar performance with 11 students qualifying to compete at the Casey North Division event held later this month. All students that participated should be commended for their best efforts and represented Oatlands in a commendable manner. Here are some of our fantastic results:

10 boys

1st place- Harvey Anderson

2nd place- Ethan Kennedy

6th place- Bailey Atkinson

10 girls

1st Place – Ebony Code

2nd place- Elizabeth Eling

4th place- Tanaya Kumbara

11 girls

2nd place- Zoe Papasavva

4th place- Meg Robertson

8th place- Charlotte Coad

11 boys

8th place- James Rowe

12 girls

4th place – Lana O’Brien

Oatlands Cross Country Carnival 2016

The Oatlands Primary School Cross Country trials/fun run was held last Thursday and we would like to congratulate each and every one of our grade 3-6 students who participated in this event. This fun run was used to promote our house system, physical activity and fitness. The Edwin Flack District Cross Country team will also be selected from this event. Selected students have received a permission form regarding details of the district cross country event. It will be held at the Sydney Pargeter Reserve, Endeavour Hills on Thursday the 21st of April.

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Casey North Division Swimming Carnival 2016

Congratulations to all of our students who competed at the Casey North Division Swimming trials last Wednesday. Once again our students performed exceptionally well and we are very proud of not only their efforts but the manner in which they behave and represent Oatlands. As a result of these trials we now have 7 students who will represent Oatlands at the Southern Metropolitan Region Swimming trials next Thursday at Melbourne sports and Aquatic Centre. We wish the following students all the best of luck and look forward to seeing them compete.

Lana O’Brien, Josh Carns, James Rowe, Jai Metcalfe, Jack Maio, Cameron Ford, Riley Burns.

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Run for the Kids 2016

Last Sunday the 20th of March a group of Oatlands Teachers participated in the annual Royal Children’s Hospital fun run called “Run for the Kids”. We had teachers competing in both the 5km and 16km events. It was a glorious morning for a run or a stroll. We all had a ball and were proud to be a part of such a meaningful charity event. You might have noticed a few teachers limping around on Monday (especially those that completed the 16km course)!! Congratulations to all involved. Looking forward to entering an even bigger team next year.

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