Clapham Primary Sports Day is on Tuesday October 20th. We are looking forward to a great day. If you wish to attend please refer to the Sports Day Visitor Guidelines and follow the online booking process to register your attendance. Visitors are expected to adhere to social distancing requirements at all times while on site.
This year at Sports Day “Chocolate Box” (a favourite game) will be included as well as 100m sprints for ALL ages and years. If the day is postponed for bad weather, the back-up day will be Tuesday 3rd November. We hope students dress in their team colours to show their support for their team! Reigning champions Waite are…waiting.
Sports Day Medals
This year’s Sports Day again sees the award of two medals aimed at rewarding some of Clapham aspiring athletes of the future. The students from Year 4 through to 7s have already competed for their SAPSASA athletics recognition, winning their new Clapham SASPSASA ribbons along the way. Now is the time for a bit of sporting fun! The two medals are to be awarded at the end of Sports Day after speaking to teachers about which students have displayed the following:
*A positive attitude
*A willingness to learn and/or improve on a skill
The students’ performance on Sports Day will be considered along with their efforts in Physical Education lessons throughout the year so far. Neither award can be won by the same person twice.
The awards are named:
For Reception to Year 3
The Clapham Primary Tania Gooley award.
Tania finished at Clapham Primary in 1985 and went on to represent Australia at the Sydney Olympics in Beach Volleyball. Tania visited Sports Day to present the medal and talk about her Olympic experience in 2019. She remains a fantastic role model for young people wanting to develop as an athlete.
2019: Ollie B
2020: Milton P
For Year 4 to Year 7s
The Clapham Primary Laura Hodges award.
Laura finished her schooling at Clapham Primary in the 90s and went on to represent Australia at three different Olympics, winning a silver and bronze medal. She also represented Australia for basketball at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships! Laura says the important qualities of an athlete are 1) being a great teammate 2) making an outstanding contribution to the team and their performance 3) having a positive attitude to team members 3) being able to display unselfish play during games and 4) demonstrating a high work rate. That looks like a great list for our students to be aiming for!
2019: Cassie H
2020: Kalani Mc
It will be an exciting day.