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Tweed Heads South Public School

Tweed Heads South Public School

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Athletics Carnival


The school athletics carnival will be on Friday 28 June 2019 here at school and on Tweed River HS ovals behind our playground.

Our school P&C canteen will be having a special menu and a note will go home closer to the event regarding this. Extra volunteers are greatly appreciated to help with canteen. Please leave your name with our office staff or at the canteen if you are able to help on the day.

The program of events scheduled for the day will be on display at the carnival, and will run according to a sessional roster, which has an estimated time outline only. Please be aware that the times for these events may change.

As always, we appreciate parent helpers on the day to help run the carnival efficiently. Please fill in the attached slip indicating a time to suit if you can help on the day.

In preparation for the carnival, Mrs Madden will have training sessions during play breaks and Thursdays sport sessions. During these sessions, we teach students the rules and how to utilise the correct technique for greatest execution. Students will also have the opportunity to have their throw or jump measured. Results will be compiled to determine the finalists for each event. Finalists only will be competing on the day of the athletics carnival in the field events. This is done to ensure the carnival is completed within the time available on the day and is standard practice across most schools within our district and the PSSA.

Please remind your child that to be a qualifier for each event, they must ensure that they attend the above sessions. Without attending these sessions, they may miss the opportunity to qualify.

Students compete in the following age divisions for all field events and the 800m:

  • Turning 8-10 years in 2019

  • Turning 11 years in 2019

  • Turning 12 or 13 in 2019

Competitors with a time or measure that meets the required level may be eligible to represent our school at the District Athletics Carnival to be held on Friday 2 August (Week 2 Term 3).