RSC Update - Term 3, Week 7
1. SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
- Little Athletics Tasmania LAPS
- Ride2School App Updates, HandsUP and Bike Ed Workshops
- Ultimate Frisbee Sporting Schools Program: Now Available in the South!
2. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
- Development Instructor Mountain Bike Course (Launceston)
- Active Kids Grants Opens Tomorrow!
4. COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
- Get Involved in Para-Sport this October with Paralympics Australia
- Port Sorell Golf Club: Women and Girls Come & Try Sessions
- Healthy George Town Spring Program
- Back On Your Bike Program
5. DEADLINES & REMINDERS
- Basketball Tasmania Primary School Championships
- Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyle Program: Expression of Interest
- National HPE Day Tomorrow!
As Term 3 is coming to an end and Term 4 is just around the corner, many schools are conducting their school athletics carnivals.
This means it's a perfect time to get LATas into your school to help!
Inviting us along to your school allows us to not only assist in developing the skills of your students, but enables us to help connect you with the closest of our 19 centres statewide.
Availability for Term 3 and Term 4 is filling up fast so don't miss out on this great opportunity for your school - contact us now!
Zane Patmore - Little Athletics Tasmania
Phone: 0407 056 128
Want to make your students and school community more healthy and active, all whilst reducing congestion around your school pick-up/drop-off zones?
The Ride2School Program is here to help!
The newly updated Ride2School App features our HandsUP data collection to allow your school to encourage active travel and keep track of how students travel to school. The latest update takes the process out of teachers' hands with 'Kiosk Mode' allowing students to input their travel interactively on a tablet device as they enter the classroom.
Classes can enter this information as often as they like throughout the school year, with one day per term designated as a 'HandsUP Count Day' as a minimum to keep your data up to date. Results of this data collection can make for a great class inquiry project, be used to promote your school's Active Travel Rates or boost applications for installations such as bike parking or a school pump track.
With the weather clearing up as we say goodbye to another Tasmanian winter, Ride2School's Bike Ed workshops are ramping up and would love to come to your school. Ride2School will bring bikes and helmets for students from Grades 2 to 6 to practice basic riding skills, road safety and prepare them to ride confidently to school.
- For more information on what's involved or to book your school in for a day of workshops, please call Shane using the details below.
Shane Holland - Bicycle Network's Ride2School Program
Phone: 0417 316 971
The Australian Flying Disc Association (Ultimate Australia) has now hired a coach based in Hobart to service Sporting Schools bookings in Southern Tasmania.
Bookings can be fulfilled this term if needed!
With the recent launch of the Ulti-Mates and Fly programs, there's now Sporting Schools options for both primary and secondary students.
Visit the Ultimate Frisbee Sporting Schools Website for more details on both programs.
Any schools wishing to book an Ultimate Frisbee program are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com.
- 17 Sep 2022 - 18 Sep 2022
Development Instructor Mountain Bike Course - Launceston
- Dates: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022
- Time: Sat - Arrival at 8.45am for a prompt 9am start until approx. 6pm Sun - 9am start until approx. 4pm.
- Venue: St Patrick's College and Kate Reed National Park, Launceston, TAS
- Cost: $495 per person.
- Sign up for the course now! http://thq.fyi/se/2f9cb265e9e9
Participants will be required to cover their own food, travel and accommodation. To register and attend the course participants must be a current AusCycling financial Members. Free Trial or Day Licences are not accepted.
The AusCycling Development Instructor - MTB course (Level 1 MTB Skills Instructor Course) is a two-day theory and trail intensive aimed at MTB Foundation Instructors wanting to accelerate their instructing to the next level. The Development Instructor - MTB course will feature an emphasis on the instructors ability to demonstrate trail riding skills to best industry standard as well as consolidation of Foundation Instructing methods.
Accreditation will involve a pre-course trail audit, instructing on blue trail, risk management documentation and trail side mechanical repairs. Upon completion participants will be equipped to teach Cyclo-Cross style mounts and dismounts, cornering, pumping the trail, track stands, riding rock gardens, small step ups, small drop offs steep climbs and switch backs on blue trails.
All Assessments are done during the course with no post-course requirements.
Please Note: There is a pre-requisite documents that MUST be completed and provided to AC prior to the course, failure to do so will have you withdrawn from the course.
- Minimum age for attendance is 18 years. Hold a Foundation Instructor MTB or Level O MTB Instructor accrediation.
- MTB logbook showing 20+ hours needs to be submitted to AusCycling prior to course. A logbook sample via the link on the rego page is an example template, though any format (e.g. legibly handwritten, excel, word doc, etc.) can be used, ensuring it includes the required information
- Current First Aid Certificate (Provide First Aid - HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 as a minimum)
- Valid Working with Children Check relevant to the State/Territory you will be instructing in
- There is a pre-course worksheet that MUST be completed prior to the course. This worksheet must be brought to the course for assessment.
If you have any questions or require additional information, reach out to Cearna (CC) Mckenzie.
This date doesn't work for you? Enter your details into our Expression of Interest list to be kept in the loop as courses are released in the future.
Cearna (CC) Mckenzie - AusCycling
Phone: 07 5628 0116
Australian Sports Foundation’s (ASF) Active Kids Grants opens tomorrow, Wednesday 7-September 2022.
Volunteer-run community clubs and organisations with junior members (under 20yrs old) can apply for equipment or uniforms to kick off the season.
Successful applicants will receive free sports equipment and uniforms, to be supplied by ASF partners HART Sport and ISC Sport.
Applications are open 9am Wed 7-Sept to 5pm Fri 7-Oct 2022.
For more information or to apply click here.
Reminder that Registrations are now open for Paralympics Australia’s Multi-Sport Days across Tasmania on 8 & 9 October!
It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the programs on offer in your local area, meet new friends and have fun! The event is suitable for participants with physical, intellectual and vision impairments.
Following our successful events in 2021, there will be three events run in each region of the state:
- Ulverstone (Ulverstone Sport & Leisure Centre) on Saturday 8 October 2022, 9:30am to 11:30am
- Launceston (St. Patrick's College) on Saturday 8 October 2022, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Hobart (Moonah Sport Centre) on Sunday 9 October 2022, 9:30am to 11:30am
For more information about the events, please contact Scott Nicholas - Participation & Pathways Coordinator - VIC/TAS.
Scott Nicholas - Paralympics Australia
Phone: 0403 238 494
Port Sorell Golf Club invites all women and girls to attend a free Get into Golf Come & Try session on Sat 17-Sept or Sun 18-Sept from 2:00-3:00pm both days.
Women and girls of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend and enjoy the sport of golf in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
Participants also go into the draw for a mystery prize!
For more information, contact Simon Weston - Development Manager (Tas).
Simon Weston - Golf Australia
Phone: 03 6246 7001
Healthy George Town has released its spring program for 2022.
The program runs from the start of September through to the end of November with a range of activities including:
- armchair exercises
- aqua Fitness
- kids cardio boxing
- laser tag
There is something for everyone - kids, teenagers, adults and seniors. Get involved!
All activities are free, but bookings are essential.
Click on the link below for more information, or to book activities.
The Back on your Bike program is being rolled out in partnership with local councils across Tasmania.
Sessions run for 90 minutes for small groups, or 60 minutes for one-on-one. With a focus on:
- skill-building activities
- navigating your area by bike
- a ride to put your new skills into practice
- basic bike maintenance
- on-road or off-road setting to suit your riding style
All sessions are free – you simply need to bring your bike, your helmet, and yourself.
With the development of so many new cycle paths, MTB trails and pump tracks around Tasmania, now is the time to get back on your bike!
For more information, and to register, please visit the Bicycle Network Tasmania website.
Primary school entries close this coming Sunday 11-Sept!
Basketball Tasmania's Regional Primary events are played in the North, North West and South of Tasmania before the top three from each region come together for the State finals which are held in Launceston.
Teams must supply their own referee and fill out the referee form.
- Cost - $275 per team
- For more information and conditions, please head to BTas School Championships website or view the flyer below.
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 of October
- North – Grades 5/6
- South – Grades 5/6
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 of October
- North West – Grades 3/4 & 5/6
- North – Grades 3/4
- South – Grades 3/4
State Primary School Championships will be held in Launceston, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December (Top 3 Division 1 teams)
Please contact Marnie Stephenson - Events and Marketing Coordinator at Basketball Tasmania with any questions regarding the College Championships.
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.
Hollie French - Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
Phone: 0476 012 865
- 07 Sep 2022
Help celebrate the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum and the health and well-being of our future generations on HPE Day.
When it comes to how to get involved, the only limit is imagination – so get moving, because every step counts! Register your school now!
Why not take your class outside for a lesson or organise a PE-related excursion? Schools, why not plan a fun run or walk for your students? If you are a parent, why not walk home with the kids or take them to a nearby park for some play time after school?
Australian school children rank among the worst in the world when it comes to their physical activity levels. To tackle this problem, they need to be taught skills and have better knowledge and understanding of how to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
That’s why National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been designed to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools.
The theme of HPE Day 2022 is Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities.