Sports Day, Friday September 13 (10.30am – 2.30pm) Greenacres Reserve
Details: Students are to wear a plain coloured T-shirt in their house (team) colour.
Students will walk to the reserve in class groups, leaving school at 10:10am. Sports Day will officially start at 10:30am.
Sports Day activities will conclude with presentation of awards at 2:30pm.
BBQ throughout the day - ALL MOST WELCOME!
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Sports Day Preparation
Note: Sports Day will be cancelled by Thursday afternoon if there is a strong likelihood of extreme weather. Parents will be notified via the Skoolbag app to advise that we will then have a normal school day (i.e. 8:45am through until 3:00pm) on Sports Day.
During the day
Conclusion of the day
Parent Volunteers Required
Congratulations to this year’s Sports Day Team Captains!
Red (Chevalier) Mary-Jo and Tom
Blue (Hartzer) Adit and Clement
Green (MacKillop) Keyu and Georgia
Yellow (Sweeney) Max and James
Previous to 2012 Sports Day teams were known as Blue, Green, Red and Gold. Since 2012 Sports Day Teams / Houses have adopted the name of significant historical members of the sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).
CHEVALIER (RED) - Named after Father Jules Chevalier who founded the missionaries of the religious congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. These were the founding Sisters of St Martin’s and administered the school until 1984.
HARTZER (BLUE) – Named after Mother Marie Louise Hartzer who was the First Superior General of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Mother Marie Louise Hartzer was the first Superior General of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at the time the first five Sisters landed in Sydney from France in 1885.
MACKILLOP (GREEN) – Named after Mary MacKillop, also known as Saint Mary of the Cross, was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. Mary MacKillop was Canonised on October 17 at St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Mary's sainthood during the Canonisation Mass.
SWEENEY (YELLOW) - Named after Margaret Sweeney, from Ryde, who became the first Australian Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. She was the pioneer of 600 Australian women who became part of the congregation.
At Sports Day…
Every participant will be able to contribute to their house’s points. Points will be awarded for:
Tennis Hotshots Carnival for Year 3-4
A small group of interested Year 3 and 4 Tennis players attended this week’s Catholic School’s Tennis Carnival at Playford Tennis Centre. All players received instruction through last term’s Be Active sessions and performed well at this participation based event.
Congratulations Tayrn and Tyson who won awards for their sportsmanship at Monday’s carnival.
Thank you Greenacres Tennis Club for your valued support of Tennis at St Martin’s.
For more information contact; Greenacres Tennis Club on 0418 807 120 or https://www.facebook.com/GreenacresTennisClub
SACPSSA Touch Carnival for Year 3-6
Based on QKR App registrations, St Martin’s has nominated 3 teams for this event. The carnival will be held at Touch SA (Greenhill Road) on Wednesday, 4th September (Week 7 this term).
SAPSASA Boys and Girls Tennis and Cricket
Interested Year 6 students are encouraged to make themselves known to Mr. Woods so they can be nominated for district teams. Trial information and dates will be distributed to nominated players!
Borrowed Clothes Reminder:
Can all borrowed, Basketball tops, Athletics tops and Netball dresses be returned as soon as possible in a washed and clean condition. Thank you!
Jump Rope for Heart
An introductory letter and sponsorship information sheet has been distributed to your child.
Your child's Jump Rope for Heart program will run during PE lessons and is a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs.
Be a part of this great participation based programme!
Sign up here today: https://www.jumprope.org.au/parents
St Martin’s has Basketball teams that compete on Saturday mornings. There are teams in a range of age groups. Interested players are asked to contact Rebecca – 0412 876 448 for all the details