On Friday 21st April students from years Year’s 3 to 6 participated in our annual House Cross Country. We had challenging weather for this event and the majority of students were very eager, excited and some even a little nervous to participate in this event.
The Years Foundation to Year 2 children had to wait until Monday to complete theirs due to the weather conditions, eventually actually having nice sunny conditions for their events. All students have been involved in training throughout term 1 to help with preparation and I’m sure all this additional training has seen a huge improvement in their fitness level.
It was very pleasing to see majority of the students finish the run, which is a real achievement within itself. Students who finished in the top of their age groups have been selected to represent St Mark’s in the District Cross Country on Wednesday 17th May. Congratulations to these students and we wish them all the best as they continue training for the District event.
It was fantastic to have so many parents there to support, this helped the children be very excited in competing for their events. The children performed very well with almost all managing to complete the challenges of cross country.
The following students finished in the top five of their age group:
Congratulations to all children on their fantastic participation and performance.
Training for these children and other selected children has begun for the District Cross Country at school at 8.10am (arrive at 8am). The training dates are as follows: Monday’s and Thursday’s 27th April, May 1st , 4th, 8th 11th and Monday 15th.
The District Cross Country Date will be held on Wednesday 17th May at Karkarook Park, Heatherton.
After Fridays events had taken place it was certainly a very even competition. The results are on the following table. The results for the other age groups have been collated, however they won’t be disclosed this newsletter as assembly for presentation of the winning team and for medal winners (1st-3rd in the U9-12 age groups).
As you can see it’s extremely close at the moment and each year level there’s a huge difference in scores, so watch this space, or be at assembly on Friday afternoon to see the winning house be announced.
I’d also personally like to thank the numerous parents for taking on roles to assist in the smoother running of the cross country, we had a record number of parents volunteer to assist this year, in the end not all were required on the days. Your help was greatly appreciated.
SSV State Trials- Football, Netball, Tennis and Hockey
Congratulations to the following children for being selected to represent St Mark’s in the SSV Division trials in their chosen sports:
Jackson Dance, Jack Ferraro & Cody Goonewardene - AFL
Bianca Anderson, Charlotte Fox & Georgie O’Brien- Netball
Luke Gough, Nick Holden, Thu Vu & Jacob Sands- Soccer
Seth Monahan- Tennis
Dante Quenette- Hockey
Grace Hong and Cody Goonewardene- Basketball
We wish them all the best for their trials throughout next 2 weeks.
AFL Football Tickets
Mr Snell has secured 40 tickets to an AFL match at the MCG. These tickets are complimentary and can be used by children or adults (because it is a Sunday game these tickets should be used for adults as children are free at these games). The game is between Richmond and Carlton.
Date: Sun June 25th Time: 3.20pm
Tickets are General Admission and are issued on a first come first served basis. Initially (first month) tickets being issued will be restricted to 4 per family, however after this more tickets can be issued! You can apply for the tickets now, however I won’t receive the tickets and they won’t be issued till about 2 weeks prior to the game!