Who Sank The Boat ... The Radford Regatta

Who Sank The Boat is the theme for the Junior School Radford Regatta

Who Sank The Boat is the theme for the Junior School Radford Regatta

By Paul Southwell

Dear Parents and Carers,

As recently promised, I write to you to share and clarify the ?outcomes? of me losing yet another Reading Challenge.

Many of our families who have been with us for a while are aware that the outcome of me losing has tended to be all about ? ME.

This year for a change, as we seek to celebrate a very rewarding achievement, reading for over one million minutes, our celebration should focus upon ? US.

Jaida Vaughan Y4 is very pleased to share some of the Sink the Boat supplies her grandfather Rob Elder sent to Mr Southwell.  Thanks Jaida and Rob!

Jaida Vaughan Y4 is very pleased to share some of the Sink the Boat supplies her grandfather Rob Elder sent to Mr Southwell. Thanks Jaida and Rob!


As a result I seek your support and input for a Radford Regatta built upon the book Who Sank The Boat. We are looking to hold several ?boat races? through an obstacle course on our JA Mackinnon Oval on 1 April 2015 and need your help:

  • We would love as many K?Y6 students who would enjoy this celebration to participate. Boat crews may consist of one or two, or three or four, or even five students, dressed as characters from the Who Sank the Boat book. Students will need to travel through the course, in their ?boat?. Boats may include: decorated cardboard boxes; rubber boats with the base removed; even floaties, for instance.
  • Help us and cheer us on! This is by no way a compulsory event and I'm aware that many boys and girls will also enjoy cheering everyone on in the Radford Regatta.
  • Watch the staff race on a course designed by Mr O' Brien! This race may include the famous Mouse character from our targeted book. Year 12 will also be involved on the day.

We are also looking forward to talks around taking on challenges and Growth Mindsets, from Brumbies and Capitals representatives. Media organisations may also be in attendance.

If you are able to pop in (11.15am till 12.30pm on 1 April 2015), we would be thrilled to see you - particularly given your tremendous effort in supporting us this year. If not, we look forward to your involvement in ?boat building?, or like our brilliant Grandad, Rob Elder, a survival kit he and his Granddaughter Jaida put together to ?help me?.

Warm regards

Paul Southwell

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