We are hoping for sunny spring weather for our Faction Athletic events next week. These are  major events on our school calendar. Parents and friends are invited to join us to support and cheer on the students.

Tuesday, 4th September – Jumps, Throws and 400m Finals
Please note that not all children will participate in these events, only the top two competitors from each faction, but all students are encouraged to wear faction t-shirts as they will have time to cheer on their factions.
The schedule below is  approximate, as we  aim to move steadily through the events. Events may extend after lunch, if necessary.

8:45am Years 5 & 6
10:15am Years 1 & 2
11:30am Years 3 & 4

Friday, 7th September  Faction Athletics Carnival – Kindy to Year 6 Running Events, 200m Finals and Team Games

The Faction Opening Parade will start at 8:50am sharp, (the school day starts for students as normal in classrooms at 8:40am).  A program of events will be sent home next week; we will progress through the events as quickly as possible.  Please note that times are estimates, we can only guarantee that the events will take place in order.

Students will need to wear their hats, sunscreen, faction T-shirt, suitable shoes to run in (no spikes), bring a water bottle filled with water, energy snack food and have lunch organised.

A picnic lunch will take place on Purley Park from approximately 12:50 to 1:25pm.  Students and parents have the option of a pre-ordered lunch (sausage sizzle or selected canteen items), menus were sent home last week.  Sausage sizzles, food and drinks will also be on sale.  Students will not be allowed to leave their bay to visit parents until the picnic lunch.


7:00am  Set-up, parent help would be appreciated 11:05am Team Games/Tabloids
8:40am Students report to classrooms, as usual 12:50pm Picnic Lunch on Purley Park
8:50am Faction March 1:25pm Students return to Faction Bays
9:00am 200m Finals Years 3-6 1:30pm Champion’s Relays (selected children)
9:15am Kindy & Pre-Primary Races 1:50pm Parent Baton Relay Race
9:30am Year 1 to 6 Races 2:00pm Presentations
10:40am Toddler Race 2:30pm Pack up, parent help appreciated
10:45am Recess