On Wednesday, 8th of March, our school participated in the annual District Athletics Sports Carnival at Meadowglen Athletics Stadium. Thomastown Primary School was one of nine schools involved in 13 events, with categories for competitors aged 9 to 11 years old.
The day started early with field events kicking-off at 9am. The heat of the day tested the resilience of the all athletes as the day progressed, but did little to deter our student from performing at their very best.
The track events started soon after midday, with Thomastown experiencing lots of success – especially in the relay events.
Not surprisingly, Tunnel Ball and Cross Ball were a huge hit with competitors and spectators alike. Congratulations to Mr G and all his Tunnel Ball teams, who once again dominated the event, placing first in all age groups. Well done boys!
Training sessions were held before school, at recess and lunchtimes to help students prepare for their events. It was wonderful to see so many students, especially relay teams, train for their event without direct supervision.
The dedication, commitment and enthusiasm the children displayed in the time leading up to the Athletics Carnival, certainly paid off, as Thomastown Primary took the title of Champions of the District Athletics Carnival for 2017……making TPS back-to-back winners!
It was wonderful to see all the children so organised, well-behaved and respectful on the day. All competitors are to be commended for making us very proud.
A big thankyou to all the teachers who, each year, never fail to step-in when it counts and ensuring that everything falls into place. Staff work diligently by making sure that notes are returned; reminding children of deadlines and items to bring on the day. Without such support, this event would never run as smoothly as it does. Staff attending on the day, work tirelessly, to ensure that children are directed promptly to the correct event; supervising children who are either between events or have completed their events, and being on-hand to congratulate - or console -children returning from their event.
Let’s hope that the students of TPS can maintain this high standard in everything that they do!