Upcoming Athletics Carnival
Primary Athletics Carnival
Our K-6 Primary Athletics Carnival is Wednesday, 5th May, and will be held rain, hail or shine at the Hunter Sports Stadium, Glendale. The day will start at 8:30am. Events and activities will begin at 8:45am.
However, Kindergarten and Year 1 activities may be adversely affected by the weather.
Therefore, the carnival for those children in Kindergarten and Year 1 may be cancelled. If that occurs, these children ONLY should come to school for normal lessons. A decision will be made by 7:30am in regard to Kindergarten and Year 1. To access this information, you need to check the Skoolbag app or call the College AFTER 8am.
For Kindergarten and Year 1, students’ activities will conclude at approximately 12:00pm and parents are free to take their children home. There will be supervision by class teachers until the conclusion of the carnival if you are unable to take them home at 12:00pm.
For all other students (Yrs 2-6) the carnival will conclude at approximately 2:20pm.
OOSC will operate as normal and a College Bus is available for students who are not able to make their way to and from the carnival.
Further information has been distributed home this week.
Secondary Athletics Carnival
Our Secondary School Athletics Carnival (Years 7-12) will be held on Tuesday, 11th May at Hunter Sports Centre Glendale from 8:30am to 2:40pm. Students are to arrive from 8:20am, and events begin at 9am.
Attendance is compulsory for ALL STUDENTS. Carnival participation will be used as part of the Years 7 – 10 PDHPE Assessment. The greater the participation the higher the mark. If your child is absent they MUST provide a valid reason to the College Office.
We require student helpers, so if your child is not that fond of athletics they can assist with jobs on the day, and their non-participation in events will NOT affect their PDHPE Assessment.
College buses will be running from the College for those who cannot make their own way to and from Hunter Sports Centre. If you wish for your child to catch a College bus, have them place their name on the bus rolls at the Office. There are limited numbers available on the bus. These buses may arrive after the start of the carnival and will have to leave before the conclusion, so this may affect your child’s ability to compete in events in these time slots. Please consider this if your child is aiming for Age Champion.
Please also note that the finish time for the carnival is 2:30pm. Please arrange pick up by 2:40pm. If this isn’t possible, please have your child catch the bus back to the College to enable them to catch their normal school bus home. If your child has to leave early, they must have a valid note signed by their parent/caregiver and report to Mr Tidey and Mrs Evans at the recording desk near the exit.
Cancellation due to inclement weather will be advised through the Skoolbag app and possibly Rhema FM.
CSSA State Swimming
Last term 17 students missed the first day of camp to represent the College and Hunter/Central Coast Zone at the CSSA NSW State Swimming Championships. All students competed valiantly. Special mention goes to the following students for placing in the top 3 and advancing through to CIS NSW Swimming Championships.
12-14 Years 4x50m Freestyle Relay and 12-14 Years 4x50m Medley Relay Swimmers – Georgia Hall, Ellie-Sue Lusis, Abbey Hemsworth and Saibra Paterson.
Congratulations to Ellie-Sue Lusis who finished 3rd in the 14 Years Girls Age Champion points and qualifying through to CIS in nine events. Victoria Robinson also qualified through in four Multiclass athletes events.
Other students who also qualified through based on qualification times for events that weren’t held at the CSSA Championships include Estella Bonsor and William Neppl.
Secondary CIS Swimming
8 students travelled to Sydney Olympic Park for the NSW CIS Swimming and Diving Championships this week.
Victoria Robinson competed in 3 events, winning Gold in the Junior Multiclass 50m Backstroke, taking a massive 4 seconds off her Personal Best time. An astonishing achievement, especially with a disrupted preparation!
Dylan Thomas competed in the Springboard and 5m platform diving competitions , also with limited training time under his belt, and took Bronze in the Springboard. This is the first diving medal we have seen at Belmont CC!
Ellie-Sue Lusis did well, competing in a massive 8 events across the 2 days, and setting new PB’s in 200m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke. Estella Bonsor (3 events – 7 sec off her 200m ), Willam Neppl (equal PB in 100m Butterfly) also competed, along with our Junior Girls 4x50m Freestyle and Medley relay team (Ellie-Sue Lusis, Abbey Hemsworth, Saibra Paterson, Georgia Hall). The relay girls also set their fastest times in both events.
We now wait for the CIS team selections for NSW All Schools at the end of May. Well done to our swimmers!
Primary and Secondary Zone Cross Country
Primary and Secondary Zone Cross Country will be held on Tuesday, 18th May at Hylton Moore Oval, East Gosford. Parents are welcome to attend and transport their students and there will be a bus available leaving early from the College. Further information and permission notes will be distributed as soon as we received full event details.