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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!


Sports Day Preparation 

  • Students are to wear their sports uniform, but they can wear a T-shirt in their house colour if they chose. 
  • School hats must be worn and sunscreen applied prior to coming to school. 
  • Coloured hairspray is optional, but this must be applied at home. 
  • All students are to come to school at the normal time – 8:45am and will have recess at school at 9:45am. 
  • Students will need to carry their water bottles with them throughout the day. 

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 

  • Nives Grgic (Canteen Manageress) is providing a BBQ lunch for interested parents and students, but all students will need to bring snacks.
  • The P&F has organised coffee vans for interested adults. Cans of drink and bottled water will be sold on the day. 
  • Water refill stations are also being set-up around the oval for the students to refill their drink bottles. 

Conclusion of the day 

  • Normal supervision will be provided until the usual school dismissal time, however if you wish to take your child home from Greenacres Reserve at the conclusion of their sport activities, PLEASE ADVISE their class teacher. 

Parent Volunteers Required 

  • All classes will require parent volunteers to assist with walking students to the Reserve and for scoring on the day. If you can assist, please complete the tear-off slip previously distributed via your child’s class teacher, OR complete the form on the QKR App.

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      

The Teams

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:

  • Fair play
  • Cooperation with officials and each other
  • Team-work
  • Participating and placing in events

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

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:


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