PE News and Updates Week 7

Swimming Carnival 2022 – Wednesday 23 March 

The structure of this year’s swimming carnival is as follows;  

In each race, there will be TWO swimmers per faction 

  • Each race is allocated the same amount of points for the overall team totals 
  • Each race is timed and overall individual standards for champion girls and boys will be determined on their time on the day. 
  • Each race is 25m so all times are consistent. 
  • Just think of each race being like a heat at a swim meet: it does not matter what race you are in, as you have a chance to be the OVERALL CHAMPION. 

In regards to swimming abilities, it is very important that the safety of all kids are put first.  With this in mind, all swimmers need to have passed level 5 to participate in the stroke events.  To pass level 5 you need to be able to swim 25m.  If you feel your child is capable but is in level 5 or below please contact Mr Marshall at  

Those swimmers who are in level 5 and below will participate in some novelty events such as; the kickboard race and noodle race.  As this will be the first swimming carnival for a lot of our students it is important that we make them feel comfortable in the water and make it as fun as possible. 

Things of note for 2022 Churchlands Primary School Swimming Carnival 

These decisions have been made in line with the Health Department COVID -19 Directions, consultation with the CPS Administration and schools who have recently completed their swimming carnivals 

  • All children will be seated in their year groups, and not in their factions. 
  • Each year group will be positioned in different parts of the seating areas (both sides of the pool) 
  • Each year group will participate in all their races, one after each other (i.e. Year 6 students, will compete in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, with no other age races in between). 
  • Students must wear a mask when they are not competing in the pool. Except for those students with an exemption.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided for students and staff 
  • No parents can be in attendance  

If for any reason we have to postpone, we will look to run the carnival in Term 4. 

If you have any questions, regarding the swimming carnival, can you please contact Mr Marshall at   

Running Club 


What a great start to running club for 2022, with so many new families joining us.  Come join us, as we try and virtually run as far around Australia as we can. The CPS students left Perth four weeks ago, and our combined total has us 343km north of Perth.  

For new families to Churchlands PS, Running Club is where students run laps around the school earning points for their faction. Exercising in the mornings has many health benefits and is a great way to start the day.  Some benefits include:  

  • improved physical and mental energy,   
  • a better night’s sleep,   
  • help maintain a healthy weight  
  • reach your fitness goals,  
  • enhance your metabolism.    

A reminder that mugs for Milo need to be placed on the table outside the undercover area before 8.15 am.  Milo is a reward for the effort put in during running club.   

It is encouraged that students need to run at least 4 laps to get a Milo. Turning up late won’t allow enough time to 4 laps done in.     

Can you please click on the link and fill in the attached form, so Mr Marshall can organise your QR code card before your first running club. Kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, that is running club.  Remember to bring your QR code to every running club.