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Fri, 26 May


SCAS Front Oval

Secondary School Athletics Carnival

The SCAS Secondary Athletics Carnival is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 12 and serves as a selection event for the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Athletics Carnival which will be held on Friday 28 July 2023.

Secondary School Athletics Carnival
Secondary School Athletics Carnival

Date & Location

26 May 2023, 8:50 am – 3:15 pm

SCAS Front Oval, 3 Iona Ave, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

More Information

Date: Friday 26 May

Time: 8.50am until 3.15pm

Location: SCAS Front Oval

Participants: Years 7 to 12 students

Event Schedule

You can view an Event Schedule at the bottom of the page or download a PDF version.

The SCAS Secondary Athletics Carnival is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 12 and serves as a selection event for the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Athletics Carnival which will be held on Friday 28 July 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 

Students are to assemble in the Iona Sports Stadium in their respective House groups from 8.30am to 8.50am, and a roll call will take place at 8.50am.

The first event will commence at 9.10am following a Carnival briefing at 9.00am.

Students will move to each event in their respective age groups on a rotational basis. 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/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 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 your child will be 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.

Year 12 students 

Senior students may wear House colour costume/dress which follows the school mufti clothing guidelines. However, correct and appropriate sporting attire is a requirement to compete in races. Alternatively, students must adhere to the uniform guidelines above.

Students who wish to wear specific running attire MUST wear navy blue or black pants and only SCAS running singlets are permitted. Students should see Mrs Johnson or Mr Offereins prior to the carnival if they wish to borrow a singlet.


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 the school campus, and please observe the designated speed limit on school grounds. Parking along the Iona Avenue boundary is the preferred option. Please do not park on the Front Oval, in front of Columba Cottage or in the ‘Kiss and Drop’ area.

Prohibited Items 

Please remind students that, in addition to the items that are normally prohibited, they should not bring:

  • Crepe paper
  • Streamers
  • Water bombs
  • Mobile phones
  • iPods/Music devices
  • Laptops/iPads/Gaming devices

SCAS Athletics events during Elective Sport

In addition to the main carnival day, the 400m, 800m, Discus, High Jump and Triple Jump will be completed at school in Weeks 4 and 5 in place of Elective Sport, as follows:

Year 7 and 8 – Monday 22 May 

Year 9 and 10 (also optional for Years 11/12) – Friday 19 May

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.

Event Schedule

  • 50 minutes

    12 Girls 200m/13 Girls 200m/14 Girls 200m/15 Girls 200m/16 Girls 200m/17 Girls 200m/18 Girls 200m

  • 50 minutes

    12 Boys Long Jump/13 Boys Long Jump/14 Boys Shot Put/15 Boys Shot Put/16 Boys Javelin/17 Boys Javelin/18 Boys Long Jump

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