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Inter-House Swimming Carnival - Friday 8 March

Our annual Swimming Carnival for Years 3 – 6 will be held on Friday 8 March. The aim of this is participation, fun, sharing of talents and an opportunity to pick our inter-school swimming team. It encourages a sense of loyalty, team spirit and friendly rivalry between the factions.

Important Note

This year we have a couple of changes from previous years:

  • Students will travel to the pool by bus.
  • Year 3 students will be transported to the pool later than Year 4 – 6 children (see info below).
  • Parent permissions are required for this event.
  • Parents will be collecting children from the pool at the end of the day.

What:

Inter-house Swimming Carnival

When:

Friday 8 March 2019

Where:

Kalamunda Water Park, Cnr Collins and Canning Road, Kalamunda

Who:

Year 3 – 6 students

Wear:

Bathers and rashie (one piece bathers only for girls), hat, thongs. Children may wear house colours if they wish to. Please send your child wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen will be available at the pool to reapply.

Bring:

Sports jacket, towel, goggles, water bottle, morning tea, lunch (lunch orders will not be available from Yvette’s Place on this date). Please ensure that all personal items are clearly labelled.

Times

Please note that times are approximate and may vary.

9:30am

Year 4 – 6 students transported to the pool by bus

9:45am

Year 4 – 6 events start

10:45am

Year 3 students transported to the pool by bus

11:00am

Year 3 arrive at the pool and their events will start after the Year 4 – 6 events are finished

3:00pm

Parents pick up children from the pool.
Please notify your child’s teacher if another parent will be transporting your child, or if you are unable to pick up from the pool (after the carnival any remaining children will be accompanied by teachers walking back to school).

Permissions

Parent permissions are recorded through our online Parent Lounge portal. Please click here to provide permission for your child.

Parent Help Needed

All parents and friends are very welcome and encouraged to attend. The Kalamunda Water Park charges a small spectator fee upon entry.

An event such as this cannot be run without our wonderful parent volunteers. We also need parents that hold a current bronze medallion to act as lifesavers.

To volunteer for parent help please tick the box in the permission form.

Events

We would like to encourage maximum participation and will cater for all swimming abilities. The carnival events are as follows:

  • All Year 3 students: 25m freestyle, 25m breastroke, 25m backstroke.
  • Fun/novelty events such as noodle races and lilo relays.
  • All Year 4-6 students: 50m freestyle, 50m breastroke, 50m backstroke.
  • Open event: 100m freestyle (optional), 50 m butterfly (optional).

Please note that children who are unable to swim races will participate in the fun novelty events. Students are still expected to attend the carnival if they are unable to participate.

Kiosk Note

The students will not be permitted to go to the kiosk, however the facilities will be available for parents.

Other Information

The aim of the carnival is to encourage participation and sharing of talents in a fun environment.

We will also select our inter-school swimming team from the times recorded on the day. The WACSSA inter-school swimming carnival is for students from Years 4-6 and selection will be based on 50m and 100m events only. House champions will also be selected from these events.

Sports Factions

We have three sports factions at Kalamunda Christian School: Taylor (Green), Wesley (Red) and Morgan (Blue). Families with more than one child in the school will have all children in the same faction.

The sports faction for your family can be found on your Parent Lounge Portal, under General Details.

Championship Points

Year 3: A potential champion boy or girl in Year 3 must be in the following championship events: 25m freestyle, 25m breaststroke and 25m backstroke.

Year 4: A potential champion boy or girl in Year 4 must be in the following championship events: 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

Year 5: A potential champion boy or girl in Year 5 must be in the following championship events: 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

Year 6: A potential champion boy or girl in Year 6 must be in the following championship events: 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

The points from these 3 or 4 events will be added to determine a gold and silver medallist from each year level. Champions will receive a trophy and the runner up will receive a medallion.

We are looking forward to a great day at the pool.