PE Update Week 5

Key Dates: 

Week 8: Wednesday 22 March CPS Swimming Carnival at CSHS (Year 3-6 ONLY) 

Week 10: Wednesday 5 April – Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium (Year 4-6 ONLY) 

Swimming Carnival 2023 – Wednesday 22 Marchfrom 9:30am at Churchlands Senior High School. 

Thank-you to all those parents who have contacted me regarding their child’s swimming levels.  There is an expectation for all our year 3-6 students to participate in the swimming carnival, but if you have any concerns, please contact me at .  It is a fun-filled day where the kids challenge themselves and they come away from the event having heaps of fun.  Please read the information below regarding the structure of the swimming carnival for 2023. 

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 number 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.  

Regarding swimming abilities, it is very important that the safety of all kids is 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 get in touch with Mr Marshall at   

Those swimmers who are in level 5 and below will participate in some novelty events such as kick board 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.  

The program of events and the timing of each race will be distributed at the end of week 7. 

Running Club 

Running club has started off with a bang, with a total of 145km run over the last two weeks.  Seeing so many kids out is fantastic, getting their bodies moving early in the morning before a full day of learning.  Just a reminder of our new start time of 8:10 am and running through until 8:40 am. 

For new families to Churchlands PS, running club is where students run laps around the oval 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 and
  • enhance your metabolism.   

This a reminder that mugs for Milo need to be placed on the table outside the undercover area before 8.25 am.  Milo is an acknowledgement of the effort put in during running club.  

It is encouraged that students need to run at least 5 laps to get a Milo. Turning up late won’t allow enough time to get 5 laps done.    

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.