RSC Update - Term 3, Week 3
BTas's school championships are on again soon - visit the Basketball Tasmania website for all competition conditions and details.
College State Championships
High School Championships
- Grades 7/8 & 9/10
- 12 & 13 November, Hobart
- Grades 7/8 & 9/10
- 12 & 13 November, Launceston
- Grades 7/8 & 9/10
- 12 & 13 November, North West
State High School Championships Year 7/8 & 9/10 - 26 & 27 November, Launceston
Primary School Championships
State Primary School Championships: Year 3/4 & 5/6 - 3 & 4 December, Launceston
Do your students know what to do in an emergency?
St John Ambulance Tasmania is committed to promoting the importance of first aid in the community and believes that there is no better place to start than in our schools. Every child, should have access to vital first aid knowledge and with the First Aid in Schools program, this is possible.
In 2021, we delivered 12,992 students the lifesaving skills of first aid.
With our fun, engaging, and informative activities, your students will gain the knowledge of the vital skills of First Aid. Your students will be encouraged to act with confidence, recognise and take action in an emergency. Our lessons are designed to really stick, and that is not just the Band-Aids!
Not only will your students be a part of a more resilient community, they will have learned valuable life skills that will help not only themselves but have the potential to help countless others later in life.
To be invloved, email us today.
Entries due by Wed, Week 1, Term 4 (19-Oct)!
The STC is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle choices to school students from grades 3–12, regardless of ability, sporting background or current lifestyle. Participation and enjoyment are at the foundation of this event.
- Wed 23-Nov: Grades 7-12
- Thurs 24-Nov: Grades 3-6
- Thurs 1-Dec: Grades 7-12
- Fri 2-Dec: Grades 3-6
Note: It would be greatly appreciated if entries are in by the end of Term 3 or through the school holidays if possible as there is one week less for preparation this year as well as Hobart Show Day and scheduled PL days early Term 4 which impact.
Key documents to download:
See the Schools Triathlon Challenge for all details including:
- Promo Posters (A3 colour looks best!)
- Entry Forms
- Course & transition maps
- Participation certificates
- Traffic management (Hobart) and much more information!
Football clubs are privileged to be able to engage children in a way that many authority figures cannot. Hawthorn wants to leverage this advantage to kick-start conversations with children around the themes of nutrition, wellbeing, inclusion and the benefits of being physically active.
The Happy Healthy Hawks school program is a short, sharp in-class program that uses fun, interactive content that is aligned with the Australian primary school HPE curriculum for Grades 3-6.
Delivered by a UTAS teaching graduate, this 30-minute session is a valuable conversation starter that uses behavioural modelling and real-life scenarios to encourage positive personal development.
Book a program for Term 3 or 4 now!
Below is a PDF flyer with full details on the program and don't be afraid to contact me with any questions you have about the program or to book in a time for me to come out to your school.
Southern High Schools & Colleges - final reminder to submit your Expression of Interest for Deadly Choices amazing Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP) for 2023!
The HLP is a health education and capacity development program aimed at supporting First Nations students to be positive role models and mentors for their peer groups, family, and community by leading a healthy lifestyle.
It is delivered over eight sessions in a flexible manner to suit each school's environment and timetable, and covers a range of healthy lifestyle education and behaviour change topics including:
- Chronic disease
- Tobacco cessation
- Physical activity
- Harmful substances
- Healthy relationships
- Access and health checks
- Reward for completion: Education Program shirt
- Develop links with your local Community Controlled Health Service, which provide a range of supports including Social Health Teams, Aboriginal Health Workers, Allied Health professionals etc.
- Pre- and post-program evaluation conducted each term (note: to analyse the program and support ongoing improvements, ethics approval to conduct research will be sought as part of the program consent process)
The HLP has been running with great success for the past two years and has seen the Deadly Choices team visit 17 different schools across southern Tasmania. From those schools, almost 400 students have completed the program.
Due to continued growth of the HLP and the small Deadly Choices Team, a limited number of programs are avaible so priority will go to:
- Schools that are yet to have the Healthy Lifestyle Program
- Schools that have a high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified population
All schools will be considered, and if your school isn’t booked in for 2023, the school will be placed on a cancellation list and given priority for 2024.
Please contact Hollie French, Deadly Choices Project Officer at Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, if you require more details or have further queries.
In late Term 2 the North West Thunder advertised free basketball clinics for the region's primary schools. The clinics were to be delivered by North West Thunder imports and Tasmania JackJumpers-aligned players throughout Term 3.
The Thunder are pleased to report they had an overwhelming response to this opportunity, with 108 clinics booked across 21 schools, filling all available timeslots for Term 3.
As a result, the Thunder are no longer accepting bookings.
The clinics have been underway for a couple of weeks, and the Thunder hopes all students have had a positive experience. Participating schools will receive a post-visit feedback form seeking input on how the clinics were received by students and staff, and suggestions for future visits.
Thanks to our North West primary schools for supporting this initiative providing students with an in-school basketball opportunity.
The Huddle, the community arm of the North Melbourne Football Club, invites you to an afternoon of sport and education.
Hear from special guests, including Tasmanian Tigers and Melbourne Stars player Sasha Moloney, AFL Tasmania Coaching Development Manager and former AFL player Jay Schulz and Cricket Tasmania Head Coach Female Pathway Programs Natalie Schilov on how the lessons of elite sport can be applied in the classroom. Afterwards, hear from The Huddle’s expert educators on how we use the power of sport to engage students in education.
When - Saturday, August 27
Time • "The Lessons from Elite Sport in the Classroom" session from 12pm to 1pm.
• Kangaroos vs Gold Coast SUNS from 1:10pm
Where - Century Room, Blundstone Arena 15 Derwent St, Bellerive TAS 7018
Includes • Free reserved seat ticket/s to the match
• Finger food and refreshments
While the ‘Lessons from Elite Sport in the Classroom’ session is provided to educators only, you can register for a FREE ticket for friends and/or family to join you for the match.
Get your Ticket to Play and join in - The 2022-23 Ticket to Play program is now open!
Ticket to Play provides two vouchers up to $100 each towards club membership for children aged 5 - 18 years and listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or in Out of Home Care.
Vouchers can be used at two different activity providers, or can both be used at one activity provider.
Sporting clubs, Learn to Swim providers, Dance schools, Scouts, Girl Guides and Cadet organisations are eligible to be activity providers where they meet certain eligibility criteria.
The Ticket to Play program has helped offset the cost of joining sport and recreation clubs and trying new activities for thousands of Tasmanian children. More than 14,000 vouchers were issued in 2021-22 financial year.
For more information and to apply for a voucher click here.
The Sports Access Foundation offer a number of grants each year to help Aussie kids with a disability to play and participate in sport.
Each year a variety of grants are availble to 7-17year olds with a physical or intellectual disability to cover costs such as:
- travel costs to and from sporting events and training
- participation, competition or enrolment fees
- specialist sport equipment or clothing
- the costs of consulting with health professionals to develop an appropriate sporting program for that child
Applications close Friday 12 August, 2022 for the following grants:
- Kick Start Grant: $250 for 7-13 year olds to help reconnect with sport following COVID-19 isolation restrictions lifting.
- No Barriers Grant: $500 for 7-12 year olds towards new and upgraded equipment, club and competition fees, cost of travel and accommodation to over come initial start-up costs to participate in sport.
- Pathway to Paralympic Grant: for aspiring Paralympians to help with Paralympic-level performance and assist in additional costs incurred.
- BlueScope Sporting Club Grant: awarded to sporting clubs for specific programs to include children with a disability and/or enable children with a disability to be members of their clubs