Fri, 02 June|
SCAS Front Oval
Primary School Athletics Carnival
The SCAS Primary School Athletics Carnival is compulsory for all students in Years 3 to 6 and serves as a selection event for the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Primary Athletics Carnival which will be held on Friday 18 August 2023.
Date & Location
02 June 2023, 8:50 am – 3:15 pm
SCAS Front Oval, 3 Iona Ave, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Date: Friday 2 June, 2023
Time: 8.50am until 3.15pm
Location: SCAS Front Oval
Participants: Years 3 to 6 students, and Year 2 students* who turn 8 in 2023 and are interested in representing SCAS at the HRIS Primary Athletics Carnival.
*Year 2 students require representative history to express interest. Parents/caregivers of interested students must email email@example.com by 25 May 2023 to be considered.
You can view an Event Schedule at the bottom of the page or download a PDF version.
The SCAS Primary School Athletics Carnival is compulsory for all students in Years 3 to 6 and serves as a selection event for the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Primary Athletics Carnival which will be held on Friday 18 August 2023. Students who place first and second in their age group for each Track and Field event may be selected for the SCAS team to attend the HRIS Carnival. We request that students notify Mrs Johnson or Mr Offereins as early as possible if they do not wish to be eligible for selection in the SCAS team to attend the HRIS Carnival.
Event Day Procedures
The Carnival will commence with the 800m events from 8.15am. This is not a compulsory event although any students wishing to participate should meet Mr Offereins on the Front Oval at 7.50am.
At 8.50am sharp, all students will be required to meet their classroom teacher at their classroom to complete roll call. Students will then be accompanied to the Front Oval and placed into their age groups which they will stay with for the duration of the Carnival.
Students will move to each event in their respective age groups on a rotational basis (see the Event Schedule below for more information). All students will reassemble in House groups for the relays at the conclusion of the Carnival.
The Athletics Carnival is scheduled to finish at 3.15pm which will enable students to travel home as per their normal school day arrangements. We would discourage early departures prior to this time, and any student who does need to depart early will need to be signed out by a parent or caregiver at the School Front Reception. Please allow time (up to 15 minutes) for us to be able to locate your child if signing out early.
What to wear and bring
Please ensure that your child(ren) have the following items (with names clearly marked):
- SCAS Sports Uniform, including hat/cap, correct House shirt (where available) and suitable enclosed shoes;
- Sunscreen (coloured zinc is allowed for the face only);
- Good food for the day (or a canteen order – please pre-order if purchasing food from the canteen);
- Water bottle (not in glass please).
The School Canteen will also be available for lunches as normal, although pre-orders are requested to minimise waiting times.
We are pleased to advise that parents and caregivers are very welcome to attend this event. We would ask that parents be mindful of the pedestrian activity around SCAS at all times and please observe the designated speed limit if entering the school grounds. Parking along the Iona Avenue boundary is the preferred option. Please do not park in front of Columba Cottage.
800m Event – The Carnival will commence with the 800m events from 8.15am. This is not a compulsory event although any students wishing to participate should meet Mr Offereins on the Front Oval at 7.50am.
1500m Event – This event will be run on Wednesday, 24 May at Long Break. Please meet Mr Offereins at the Front Oval.
High Jump – as the High Jump can be a technically complex event, trials to participate in the Primary High Jump event will take place during Year 3/4 PE and Year 5/6 Sport in the weeks leading up to the Athletics Carnival.
Please remind students that, in addition to the items that are normally prohibited, they should not bring:
- Crepe paper
- Water bombs
- Mobile phones
- iPods/Music devices
- Laptops/iPads/Gaming devices
Contingency Plans for Wet Weather
If extreme weather conditions occur a cancellation notice will be issued to parents via SMS. If the carnival is cancelled students are required to wear their normal SCAS uniform and attend regular classes.
1 hour 5 minutes
Years 3 to 6 Boys and Girls 800m
8/9 Girls 200m, 10 Girls 200m, 11 Girls 200m, 12 Girls 200m