Sport for 2017 has come to a grand conclusion with two exciting events in the one week!


Junior Sports Day

Tuesday 29 November saw the running of the much anticipated Junior School Sports Day. The Year 6 students spent three weeks in PE creating and modifying activities for this event. There were tennis balls being launched off the amphitheatre, a parachute, obstacles courses, relays and targets spread across the oval, basketball/netball rings, scooters and hockey sticks invading the asphalt and much more. The morning was a sea of colour and excitement.


Congratulations and a huge thanks to the Year 6 students who superbly coordinated all the activities; your efforts made this carnival a success.


After recess the Foundation, Year 1 and 2 students were invited to participate in a running race. The focus was on running for fun, not for prizes. It was wonderful to see the support from parents, teachers and other students encouraging all students regardless of their place. To finish the proceedings the teachers and parents were encouraged to participate in a race. Always a favourite for the children to watch and a favourite I am sure for the competitive people among us. Both the women’s and men’s races were a tight contest but I believe that everyone was able to walk away from the event without injury, which, if you are like me, is as good as a win.


Swimming Carnival

Year 3-6 students finished off their year of sport with the House Swimming Carnival on Friday 2 December. Gorgeous weather and two clear pools greeted the students at the Northcote Aquatic Centre and students responded with high numbers of participants in all events.


25m events were held in the shallow pool and allowed students of all swimming abilities to participate and earn points for their House. Students who participated in 50m events also earned House points and competed for the opportunity to represent the school at the 2017 Northcote District Swimming Carnival. With such high numbers of participants events were timed to decide the final winners for these races. There were some very close races and all students should be proud of their efforts, not just at the swimming carnival, but throughout the year earning points for their House. This year’s competition has been the closest ever. Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the children and a huge thank you to all those parents who volunteered to help out on the day. Without your support these carnivals would not be able to take place.


It has been a very successful year of Sport in 2016 at Fairfield Primary School and I look forward to what 2017 has to offer. Enjoy the break and swimmers be at the ready – the district carnival is always held early in term one.


~ Geoff McShane, Sport Coordinator