How exciting it was this past Tuesday to stand on the edge of the pool and experience the atmosphere around us! Eager and excited students and parents sitting at our brand new grandstand, ready to watch and participate in the first Inter-House Carnival for 2016.
For the past four years, Starkey House had been victorious and they were keen to continue this tradition for yet another year; however, the other Houses had different ideas.
Each and every student who participated, from Years 3 to 6, did themselves and their House proud! 8 year olds swimming 50 meters is no easy feat and yet, they showed resilience and persistence in ensuring they did their best. I was so pleased to see the support that came from the crowd, whether it was from parents, other students or teachers. How nice it was to see House Captains jumping in to swim beside those students who were finding the swim a little more challenging than others. Then to hear the encouragement coming from the grandstand as these students finished their race was fantastic!
It is during these carnivals that I often feel the true sense of community here at Somerset College. To have the P&F running the canteen and supporting events such as this so well, parent volunteers coming in to assist with timekeeping and to give their time willingly and to see parents and grandparents arrive to support the students shows what a great community we are.
For the first time this year, we awarded Age Champion medals to our 8 year olds. Mr Michael has provided all the Age Champion 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the Junior School Sport section at this link here.
So the only question left to answer is, “Did Starkey make it five years in a row?” The results of the 2016 Year 3 to 6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival were:
I would like to congratulate all students for their efforts today and thank all the staff for their assistance. In particular, I would like to thank Mr Andrew Michael for his co-ordination of yet another superb carnival!