The start of the year has been extremely busy for the Health and Physical Education Department. With the age old saying “there’s no rest in PE” running fresh in the student’s minds, week five marked the first of the school sporting carnivals.
Friday 8 March marked the annual St Edmund’s College Swimming Carnival in which all students in Years 4-12 participated for house points, bragging rights and the opportunity to represent the College at an ACT level. With the Age Championship races taking place from 8.00am, students dived into the pool with a sense of enthusiasm, albeit a little tired. With a huge turnout from the senior cohorts, these races were fiercely competitive with a showdown between Ethan Ledbrook and Gus Sheppard looming as the highlight of the meet. Youngsters Ben Gow and Liam Guthrie showed impressive improvements from the High School ranks and showed that St Edmund’s swimming is in a strong position moving forward. When asked for her thoughts on the day Ms Manenica replied “It’s a great day, best day of the year. The community spirit, mateship and fun is second to none. The only disappointing thing was Mr Richardson was too scared to jump off the 10m diving platform”. A huge congratulations must be made to Ms Gair and Treacy House as they continue to dominate the event with back to back House Championships.
As we leave the Swimming Carnival behind us, we now look forward to the Junior and Senior School Athletics Carnivals that will be passionately contested in Week 8. Students in all year groups have started their athletics unit which will see them learn the essential skills for all events on the day.
This day is fast approaching so dust off the spikes, iron out the spandex and
get ready for the 2019 St Edmund’s College Athletics Carnival.
Joel Richardson (Coordinator of Health and PE)