I am sure you will agree that this is a wonderful arena and a wholly appropriate setting for us to hold the first of our ‘larger scale’ sports days as we grow up to Year 6.
All children, from First Steps to our current Year 3 children will be competing in a variety of age appropriate athletic events. First and Second Steps children will be taking part in a series of relay style events in the centre of the track. Children in Reception to Year 3 will be representing and competing for their houses in a variety of track and field events that will contribute towards their overall team totals. We shall be recording and measuring each performance to enable us to begin compiling school records for each year group. We would like to encourage you to support your children and either follow them as they take part in the relay style events or to cheer the older children on from track side. You may also want to wear/bring appropriate footwear for the re
Immediately prior to the start of Sports Day, we will be holding our Prize Giving presentation, taking place by the side of the running track. The Prize Giving will take place at 1.45pm and the Sports Day itself will begin immediately at the conclusion of the awards. We anticipate the whole event (Prize Giving and Sports Day) being completed by 3.15pm.
I do hope that the adjustment in time does not cause too much inconvenience. It has been quite a logistical challenge. I did feel that being able to use such a superb venue for our Sports Day would provide us all with quite an outstanding opportunity.
There are changing and toilet facilities at the venue and a cafeteria that overlooks the track. I would strongly recommend that you bring with you refreshments and a picnic or camping chair for the afternoon.
Children in First and Second Steps should arrive wearing their normal maroon school uniform (shorts/running bottoms/sweatshirt) and running shoes. Children in Reception to Year 3 should arrive wearing school uniform (including blazer) and then change into their PE kit immediately at the conclusion of the Prize Giving.
My colleagues and I have given considerable thought to the awards that are to be presented at Prize Giving, with all members of staff having been involved in the lengthy process. I would like to stress that the majority of awards are for the whole school, regardless of age. We are seeking to recognise those children who have impressed us with their abilities and strengths across every year group.
The following prizes will be presented -
Mastroianni Trophy (Park Hillian Award for the child who embodies the school values)
Headmaster’s Service to School Award
Adams Personal Development Cup (Early Years)
Metcalf Progress Cup (Year 1 and above)
Cusack Citizenship Cup (School Council Member)
Kadhim Cup for Reading
Kingsley Cup for Maths
Blake Science Cup
Freeman Cup for Sporting Potential (Male and Female)
McCartney History Cup
Lusty Geography Cup
Natalie Crozier Computing Cup
Roy Art Cup
Cirillo Cup for Languages
Anker Cup for Design and Technology
Shirley Spoonley Music Cup
Cooke Ballet Cup
Thompson Singing Cup
Melina Amin Performing Arts Cup
Form Prizes -
One child from each class will receive a Class Achievement Award and one child will receive a Class Values Award.
First Steps -
Each child attending First Steps will receive an award for their considerable efforts and to celebrate their progress this academic year.
Without wishing to tempt fate, we are hopeful that the skies will be blue and we shall enjoy a perfect afternoon. We do have a contingency plan in place should the weather not permit us to hold the event outside. In the lead up to the 24th June, if the forecast is set for wet weather then we have access to the Mayo Hall in Kingston town centre, starting at 2pm. If this is needed, I will contact you with details towards the middle of next week. Sports Day would then be held on the following Tuesday at Ditton Field.
I am pleased to confirm that the summer performance will take place at St.Paul's Church on the final day of term, Thursday 6th July at 10am. It promises to be a performance to be remembered and a little different....
Immediately following the performance at 11am, the children will then return to school. I would like to invite you to then join us for tea/coffee and cake at school before then collecting your children at 12.30pm.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
P.S. - We will be holding a Summer Camp thanks to our friends at Premier Sport. Please look out for the information via email on Monday.