Getting Active at SPW

24 November 2023

A day in the sun enjoying physical activity and team work.

ELC Sports Day
The sunny morning began with a Health Hustle led by Mrs Kerr and Mr Simmonds, who aptly dressed for the occasion in bright lycra attire. The energetic warm-up routine set the tone for a fun filled day of activities aimed at developing children’s fundamental motor skills. With the help of Year 5 students, each class was guided through the various activities, everything from throwing coloured beanbags into matching coloured hoops, balancing an egg on a spoon, kicking balls into soccer goals, crawling, jumping and weaving through the obstacle course, parachute games and super sprints. Parents were gathered on the sidelines cheering for their children and then joined in the Staff and Parents Chicken Relay, which always garners a roar of laughter from the children.

Whole School Relay
The Whole School Relay always attracts a large crowd, and this year was no different. Before the race began Head of Sports and PE, Alastair Dow, reminded us that St Peter’s Woodlands relays are designed slightly differently to most other schools. In a bid to always be inclusive, the relay teams are not made up of the fastest runners, but of participants who wish to give it a go. The central goal of these events is to encourage participation amongst all our students and inspire positive team culture.

At the sound of a whistle the crowd cheered loudly, watching as the lead changed hands several times, but ultimately it was Flinders who brought it home. Principal Helen Finlay and PFA President, Sharee Morley presented the Flinders House Captains with the Cup which was met with a tremendous cheer.

Junior Primary Sports Day
Following on from the relay was the Junior Primary Sports Day. Students moved around the school grounds to tackle different activities and obstacle courses. Dressed in their House colours, the children demonstrated great perseverance in giving every activity a go. Our Year 6 students did an amazing job helping the participants and cheering them on. Over the PA system, the older students could be heard interviewing the participants, giving details of the day in real time. Again we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day and it was so lovely to have such a large parent community along to watch and support.


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