RSC Update - Term 2, week 5
1. SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
- All Schools PRIMARY Cross Country
- All Schools SECONDARY Cross Country
- Transform-Us! Tasmanian schools pilot
- GeckoSports: unavailable
- Ride Nation Schools: Bike Education presented by AusCycling
- Ride2School Program: FREE Bicycle Education
- TRYstars: Triathlon School Program
2. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
- CANCELLED - Dance Event (Southern Teacher Workshops)
- Coaching Leadership: Sports Community
- St George Footy Grants
4. COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
- Term 2 Aussie Hoops
5. DEADLINES & REMINDERS
- All Schools Cross Country: Primary
- All Schools Cross Country: Secondary & College
CLICK HERE for all information and the registration links.
CLICK HERE for all information and the registration links.
Reminder: EOI's now open for whole of school physical literacy TransformUs Program - valued up to $3000.
TransformUs Available now
We are offering Move Well Eat Well schools the opportunity to participate in the TransformUs pilot project in Tasmania free to your school(s).TransformUs provides schools and teachers with online training and resources to help students move more and sit less in the classroom. TransformUs involves providing a supportive physical activity environment and incorporating movement into everyday class lessons – the delivery of the lesson changes, not the content. This program has been used in Victorian schools for more than 12 years to support students to be more active, and so far has reached more than 904 teachers and 376 schools in Victoria.
Once you have registered, gained permission from your Principal and been accepted into the trial, your school will receive a support package worth up to $3,000 which can be used in program implementation. For example, funds can be used to purchase physical activity equipment for classrooms, standing desks and/or playground line markings. During this pilot we will be working with partners at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research to gather information on your thoughts about the program. We know your time is valuable and will be keeping this to a minimum. You can choose not to participate in the research, and it will not affect your place in the trail.
For further information contact Rebekah Harrison email@example.com
To register your school and secure your place please follow this link. Register | TransformUs
*Transform-Us! is an IPAN, Deakin University initiative
This study has been approved by the Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID: 24310).
Rebekah Harrison - Public Health Services
GeckoSports regret to inform schools that they are unable to provide coaches for Sporting Schools or other programs until further notice due to organisational change.
Thank you for your understanding.
Ride Nation Schools is a national junior bike education program developed and delivered by AusCycling. It is a fun and interactive learning experience that teaches young people to develop their riding skills and confidence – supporting kids in their independence and giving parents peace of mind.
Ride Nation Schools has an emphasis on fun activities that develop safe riding practices. Alongside a strong physical literacy application, each program builds outcomes of advanced bike control, road safety and active transport. While progressing through the three levels, the aim is to ensure participants will build an important lifestyle skill for the future. The Ride Nation Schools program has been innovatively linked to the national PDHPE curriculum which can extend the learnings from the sessions to the classroom.
We have three levels of bike education programs in schools:
Skills (Playground): Recommended for grades 2-3, this 4–6-week program focuses on developing the essential bike control skills braking, balancing and riding. The skills learnt in this program will allow them to ride around in traffic free environments (school yard, park and around the block).
Confidence (Pathways): Recommended for grades 3-5. Once grasping the essential bike control skills, participants are ready to develop their riding confidence. This 4-6-week program focuses on riding and situational awareness, providing students with the skills and competences to enable them to start riding on footpaths and shared pathway in low traffic environments. This program is ideal to start having students riding to and from school!
Explore (Places): Recommended for grades 5-6. Participating in life-long physical activity is essential to every child. Ride Nation - Explore looks at utilising all the skills learnt through previous programs and develop them in different cycling situations and explore their local area by developing road safety and situational awareness. The program consists of four weeks of practical skill development and learning and ends with two local community rides for children to understand what is in their community.
The program is delivered by AusCycling accredited instructors. Each level includes six hours of content and is generally delivered as 6 x one hour sessions (this may be adjusted to suit the needs of the schools). The sessions can be held in a school setting before, during or after school.
Details about Ride Nation Schools are available in the information booklet attatched. To enquire about a program please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your school may be eligible for Sporting Schools Funding to cover program delivery costs
For further imformation about access to Sporting Schools funding to assist with the delivery of a Ride Nation Schools program view the following link - https://www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/sports/cycling?utm_source=Sporting+Schools#products
Harrison Dines - AusCycling
The Ride2School Program is a FREE Bicycle Education with an ActiveMaps workshop available to all schools across Tasmania.
Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network, designed to support schools to encourage, empower and enable more students to get physically active on their journey to school.
Why not continue to promote a safe and active lifestyle following National Road Safety week by giving students the skills and confidence to ride to school as well?
If your school has new bike riding infrastructure or simply wants to get more students active and travelling to school safety contact Program Manager Shane to book your program now!
Shane Holland - Bicycle Network's Ride2School Program
Phone: 0417 316 971
With the excitement of the Schools Triathlon Challenge happening again later in the year, Triathlon Tasmania would like to offer your students the opportunity to prepare for the event by having an accredited coach visit your school to deliver the TRYstars program.
TRYstars is Triathlon Australia’s national participation which assists students to develop fundamental movement skills using a games-based sense approach. The program provides a great introduction to the sport and general knowledge about how to participate safely.
We have found that students that have participated in the program have a greater experience during the Triathlon Schools Challenge event, and leads to potential participation in future TRYstars – Club and Community programs.
Sporting Schools Program funding is open until Friday 3 June 2022, and I encourage your school to consider Triathlon APPLY HERE
If you would like more information about the funded program or would like to discuss how your school can be involved if you are not eligible for the funding please contact Shellie to discuss further.
Shellie Wakefield - Triathlon Tasmania
Phone: 03 6240 5421
- 29 Jun 2022
- TBC - Southern Venue
Unfortunately the Dance Event and associated PL has been cancelled for 2022
Contact Steve Ray: email@example.com or 0408 752 450
Want to learn more strategies and methods to apply for building a meaningful sporting team and/or club?
Sport is the perfect environment for individuals to develop their leadership skills, and practice and refine them for both team and personal gain.
Every team and club needs a capable leader with the required skills to support competition and bring out the best in participants.
This seminar is specifically aimed at current and future captains looking to improve their leadership skills.
This Sports Community Webinar Series will provide you with the strategies and methods that captains can apply to help build a meaningful team and clubs. It will also ensure you understand what completely entails the title of being a leader and a club captain by discussing aspects such as communication, trust and accountability.
St.George Footy Grants are back in 2022! Working together with our footy partners, there's over $150,000 in funding available for local clubs– whether it’s support to recover from floods, buying new equipment, facility improvements, establishing a new team or anything else – just tell St George how they can help your community grow and thrive through footy.
Entry is open to all Australian residents aged 13 years or over if applying in the Individual Category, and open to all registered Rugby League, Australian Rules, Rugby Union and Australian Football Associations, if applying in the Club Category. For applicants aged 16 years or less, the application must be completed by the applicant’s parent/guardian. Recipients of a St.George Footy Grant during 2019, 2020, or 2021 are not eligible to enter.
Visit the St.George Footy Grants website for full details and to apply.
Applications close Friday 1 July 2022.
Hobart Phoenix Basketball Association is pleased to announce that it's Term 2 Aussie Hoops program is now open for registrations and begins Tuesday 31 May (late registrations accepted!)
See flyer for details.
Dwain Davie - Hobart Phoenix Basketball Association
- 21 Jun 2022
- Closing Date - 15 Jun 2022
- Symmons Plains
ENTRIES CLOSE: Noon, Wed 15-June
Visit the 2022 Primary All Schools Cross Country State Championships | Athletics Tasmania Website
- 28 Jun 2022
- Closing Date - 22 Jun 2022
- Symmons Plains
ENTRIES CLOSE: Noon, Wed 22-June
Visit the 2022 Secondary All Schools Cross Country State Championships | Athletics Tasmania website.