Up-Coming Sporting Events
19 July - 13 September, Interschool Sport every Friday, 9:00-11:00am
20 August - SSV REGIONAL Final, Teeball (Mixed)
3 September - DISTRICT Athletics Competition @ Meadowglen Athletics Track
12 September - DIVISION Athletics Competition @ Meadowglen Athletics Track
9-20 September - Intensive Swimming Program (Years Prep-4)
ST FRANCIS XAVIER PREP to YEAR FOUR
SWIMMING PROGRAM 2019
Dear Parents of Prep – Four Children
In weeks Nine and Ten of Term Three, the Prep to Year Four children will be participating in a Water Safety & Intensive Swimming program as a part of the Victorian Physical Education Curriculum. This program will take place at WaterMarc, in Greensborough. The lessons will commence on Monday 9th September and conclude on Friday 20nd September 2019.
The cost of this program has already been included in the Student Levy paid by each family at the commencement of the school year. Each child will participate in eight forty-five minute practical lessons, one theory (dry land session) and one fun session (to conclude the program), over the two week period.
Where: WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough
When: Week Nine (Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September) EVERY DAY
Week Ten (Monday 16th , Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19st, Friday 20th September)
WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER @ SFX (theory day)
Transport: Classes will be transported to and from WaterMarc Centre by bus under appropriate staff supervision.
WaterMarc runs the Swim and Survive Water Safety School Program. It is a comprehensive swimming and water safety program in alignment with the aquatic requirements within the Victorian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. In working towards the achievement of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate, this certificate reflects the minimum level of skill recommended by the swimming and water safety industry for students exiting primary school.
The skills and knowledge learnt in the Aquatic Program provides children with a solid foundation in swimming and water safety. The program will focus on the following:
understanding of water environments
water safety strategies
understanding of how and why we swim
development of skills, strength, endurance and fitness
During the Swimming Program, the children in Years Prep to Four will be required to wear their Sports Uniform on every swimming day. Each child will need to bring all their swimming requirements in a clearly labelled bag. Please also ensure that each article of clothing is clearly labelled with their name. If your child has shoulder length hair, please ensure that it is tied back. We highly recommend that children with long hair wear a swim cap if they have one for health reasons and to save on the number of children returning to school with very wet hair. Please note, there is not the time or facility for children to blow dry their hair. Parents may wish to provide their child with a beanie to wear after swimming.
Where it is comfortable and practical, children may wear their bathers to school underneath their Sports Uniform however please keep in mind that children may experience some difficulty if they need to go to the toilet at school before the lesson.
EACH CHILD WILL REQUIRE:
earplugs/headband if required
brush or comb, spare hair elastic
change of underwear
plastic bag for wet clothes
a water bottle
extra food in their lunchbox (they get hungry afterwards!)
We do expect all children to participate enthusiastically in this program, as we are all aware of the importance of water safety and becoming a confident swimmer.
Shortly, you will receive a Care Monkey Permission notification and/or a Flexibuzz message with a link to WaterMarc's new online system. This will enable parents to provide instant and accurate feedback regarding their children's water safely and swimming ability directly to WaterMarc.
Thank you for your co-operation and continued support of our dynamic swimming program.
Charlotte Hunter Nicholas Boyhan
PE/Sports Co-ordinator Acting Principal