Junior Sport

Junior Sport

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3-6 PLC Interhouse Cross Country Carnival

The Years 3-6 Interhouse Cross Country is fast approaching and will be held on Friday 31st March. Spectators are welcome to attend the carnival which will be held at the Meridan AFL and Soccer fields. First races of the day will begin at 11.00am with the Under 8 boys and girls.

Students over the next few weeks will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the course during Physical Education lessons.

Please find a map of the course below.

PLC Kayaking 2023

PLC is looking forward to another fantastic year of kayaking. The school has just purchased a brand-new fleet of kayaks and paddles. The kayaking program is a wonderful opportunity for students in Years 4-12 to develop their skills and fitness in a world class facility at Lake Kawana.

The PLC kayaking program has been running for over 20 years and caters for different skill levels and abilities. Students train after school and have the opportunity to compete in two major competitions throughout the year (School Marathon and Sprint Championships). Students can select which craft to compete in (TK1, K1 or C2) and can also compete in a doubles and K4 team boats.

In Term 2, students train for the School Marathon competition to develop technique and paddling fitness. Distances range from 1500m through to 10Km. In Term’s 2 and 3, students train to compete in the doubles and singles sprint distances of 200, 500 and 1000m.

This year, PLC have recruited the services of Charlene Kelly (Qld Development Officer) and Mark Rantel (who has competed at world championships) to work with our students. Training is free, however students are charged a small competition fee ($50) which includes the cost of a training shirt and kayaking cap.

In Term 2, training will also be available for any Year 4-12 student Monday afterschool (3.30 – 5.00pm). Students who are part of the kayaking program can train for kayaking in place of their normal SCISSA sport.

In Term 3 and 4 training will be offered each Monday and Thursday afterschool  (3.30pm – 5.00pm) leading up to the Sprint Championships.

Please contact Mr Graves (ggraves@pacluth.qld.edu.au) if you would like to participate in PLC kayaking in 2023.

Student Success

Well done to the following students who competed last week at the Sunshine Coast Regional Swimming Carnival at Morayfield.

• Gemma Bryce 11 Girls 50m Freestyle – 6th place

• Euan Lengenberg 12 Boys 50m Backstroke – 10th place

• Harlen Smith 12 Boys 50m Backstroke – 7th place, 12 Boys 100m Freestyle – 11th place, 12 Boys 50m Freestyle – 12th place

Congratulations to Lily Costa who has qualified for the Sunshine Coast Regional Team to compete at the Queensland State Titles. Lily finished with the following results:

• Lily Costa 10 Girls 200 Individual Medley – 1st place, 10 Girls 50m Backstroke – 4th place, 10 girls 100m Freestyle – 1st place, 10 Girls 50m Butterfly – 5th place, 10 Girls 100m Backstroke – 2nd place, 10 Girls 100m Butterfly – 1st place, 10 Girls 50m Freestyle – 1st place

Good luck to Lily at the upcoming Queensland State Titles to be held in Brisbane.

District Sport Trials

There are a number of Independent District sporting trials coming up. Below is the list of sports and the cut off dates. If your child has a suitable level of skill and experience in one of these sports and would like to trial, please email lmuir@pacluth.qld.edu.au to register their interest.

Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport P-6