Junior School Athletics Carnival

On Thursday, 2 March, the Junior School celebrated and participated in throwing, jumping and running at the Australian Institute of Sport’s Athletics Track for the yearly Athletics Carnival and community celebration. On a glorious day, the heat and energy provided in sunshine were equally matched by the vigour and determination demonstrated by all our students from Year 2-6. Each student represented their House with pride, donning their House colours and collecting House points throughout the day.

It was a big effort by all the students who participated. All the students completed numerous running events, discus and shot-put throws, as well as the long jump and high-jump events. The atmosphere was bubbly and thrilling, with students cheering one another on and showing great character strengths, such as courage, perseverance and fairness. The day culminated in the heavily anticipated Golden Slipper - both the girls' and boys' races were greatly contested.

Congratulations to Eva Dixon and Lachlan Stevens who were the triumphant winners of the girls and boys Golden Slipper races.

The Age Champions were:

  • 8 Years Boys – Elliott Griffiths
  • 8 Years Girls – Billie Zeng
  • 9 Years Boys – Archie Moss
  • 9 Years Girls – Loretta Dal Bon
  • 10 Years Boys – Oscar Eyers
  • 10 Years Girls – Faye Sun
  • 11 Years Boys – Patrick Maundrell
  • 11 Years Girls – Elsie Osborne
  • 12 Years Boys – Lachlan Stevens
  • 12 Years Girls – Eva Dixon

The Junior School Athletics House Cup was tightly contested between Jarrah, Banksia and Kurrajong. However, the mighty green machine that is Kurrajong was the triumphant House, winning by just three points over Banksia.

A special commendation to Lachlan Stevens who took out the double, winning both the Golden Slipper at the Athletics Carnival and the Golden Flipper at the recent Swimming Carnival. A mighty effort and accomplishment to be crowned the fastest Junior School boy on track and in the water.

See more photos of the day below.