Amesbury School Athletics Day

By Erin Upjohn Beatson | Posted: Monday September 18, 2017

Tuesday 17th October - Yr 3-6 students at Newtown Park, and Wednesday 25 October - Year 0-2 students at School

Our Year 3-6 Amesbury School Athletics day is coming up very early in Term 4 on Tuesday 17 October (Week 1). Students who are in Year 3-6 will travel to Newtown Park to use the track, while students who are in Year 0-2 will enjoy their athletics day back at Amesbury School on Wednesday 25th October.

Year 3-6 information

We will be leaving school by bus at 9:20am and returning just before 3pm. As this is part of our school sports program, all students are expected to participate unless they have a specific reason not to.

On the day, students will need:

  • plenty of food and water
  • sunblock
  • school sunhat and polar fleece (as it is a summer term, students need sunhats to participate in outside activities)
  • appropriate running clothes and footwear (bare feet are also fine)
  • warm clothing and wet weather gear (just in case it is blowing a gale or the rain sets in)

Students will be competing in a number of events between 10am and 2pm. We welcome family and friends to come and support them. If you are coming for the day or even part of the day, and you are able to help at an event, please e-mail Erin Upjohn Beatson ([email protected]). We do need parents to help with running the events.

For Year 4-6 students we use our athletics day to help us select the team to compete in Northern Zone Athletics. For the throwing and jumping events, there are qualifying marks that students must reach in order to be considered. Selection in running races will be based on whether students will be competitive at the Northern Zone event. If for any reason your child is not able to compete at our athletics day, they will still be taken into consideration when selecting the team. Harakeke Hub have been regularly practicing athletics during Term 3, so we have a fair idea of what each student is capable of.

Year 0-2 information

 The Year 0-2 students will enjoy a range of athletic activities at Amesbury School, in Week 3, on Wednesday 25th October from 10:00 - 12.30pm. Students will participate in 25 minute rotations at the following events: vortex, sprints, high jump and long jump.

On the day, students will need:

  • plenty of food and water
  • sunblock
  • school sunhat and polar fleece (as it is a summer term, students need sunhats to participate in outside activities)
  • appropriate running clothes and footwear (barefeet is also fine)
  • warm clothing and wet weather gear (just in case it is blowing a gale or the rain sets in)

We welcome family and friends to come and support their children as they participate in the different events.

If you require further information, please e-mail Gemma (if your child is in Te Rito), or Mike (if your child is in Koru).  [email protected], [email protected]