By Beth Hector ~ Deputy Principal
Our 2018 Splash Carnival was held on Tuesday February 20th in perfect conditions for enjoying the cool water of the pool. Principal, Mr Keleher, opened the proceedings and he and Mr Tuck kept the crowd entertained and informed commentating on the events and student nominated competitive races. Reception to Year 6 students from the Point Pearce and Maitland campuses cheered loudly and proudly for their teams.
As always students participated well with great sporting behaviour and encouraged each other to their very best.
The Julie Adams Cup the teams were vying for states participation as our major goal for this special day and it is also a wonderful celebration of the skills the students have learnt in formal swimming lessons and the progress they have all made. For this I wish to make a special mention of and thank you to our instructors, Mrs Jodie Ames and Mrs Shirley Lands, whose enthusiasm and ability to clearly teach the various strokes and safety measures was evident during the afternoon.
A new event this year was the Year 6 Rope Throw where “drowning” students were saved through the rope throwing skills of house captains Nicholas Heinrich and Jett Hasting. Nicholas and Jett, along with Ella Wheare and Taylor Davies were highly organised and assisted staff and students to ensure the smooth running of our Splash Carnival. The work they did prior to and on the day was commendable.
Two events were a draw, being the Year 2 Slam Dunk and the Year 3 Over and Under races. However, it truly was the year of the Eagles with a resounding 100 to 82 point win over the Sharks.
Mrs Julie Adams proudly presented Taylor Davies and Jett Hasting with the cup, named in her honour and they responded with comments of jubilation for their win and respect for the opposition.
A wonderful crowd of family and friends were present to support the students and at the end of the day their help with cleanup was very much appreciated.