Thursday, 5 November 2020

4. Athletics Notice

 Final Athletics Day Notice for Seniors and Juniors 2020

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Dear Parents/Caregivers

This is a reminder about our combined  school athletics being held at Centennial Park, Taward Street, Oamaru next Tuesday.

  • Children do not come to school first apart from bus children.  

  • All children will be at Centennial Park during the day and will not return to school.

  • The children are to meet at Centennial Park no later than 8.45 am in the grandstand in their classes so the roll can be taken and information about the day will be explained. We will not be waiting for late children.

  • Bus children to come to school first where they will be transported to the grounds by shuttle bus

  • The first rotation will start after the briefing, welcome and prayer.

  • Junior children will finish approximately 1.15 - 1.30 pm ish and can go home with a parent at that time, otherwise they will be there till 3.00 pm.  

  • Junior parents to notify their teachers if they are taking a child home early otherwise they will be supervised till 3.00 pm.

  • Senior children finish at 3.00 pm. 

  • Bus children will go on the town and country bus outside Centennial Park.  

  • Children will not be allowed to leave the grounds at any stage until it is time for them to go.

  • Parents please ensure the children have sunscreen on them before they leave home

  • Helpers will receive a separate notice about their jobs.


Children are to wear their school PE gear including sport shoes and bring the following items:


  • SUN HAT – very important

  • Track pants, school jacket, school polar fleece, thermal, warm clothes (if cold) and school bag

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottles x 2 in named plastic containers

  • Enough food and snacks to last the whole day

  • Please do not bring any glassware, energy or fizzy drinks.

  • The junior and senior children will be running their events simultaneously apart from the sprints and distance run which will be run at the same time.  

  • A bell will indicate the change of events and to move on to the next rotation.  

  • Relays will be run separately this year

  • Senior children will run in their age groups from 8 years old as of 1st October 2020

  • Junior children from 5-7 years will run in their colour groups. Teachers will let the children know what colour they are in.

  • Postponement day is Tuesday 17th November for St Joseph’s.  You will be notified by 7.30 am if it is postponed by Facebook and email and it will be school as usual.

  • Students from both schools that qualify for North Otago Athletics on Monday 23rd November will receive information about this.  


Any questions about this day, please contact me.

Thanks Paula Brien, Sports Co-ordinator, Email: sport@stjoseph.school.nz


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