2023 RSC Update - Term 1, Week 7
1. SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
- 2023 Tasmanian Schools Orienteering Championships
- Domain Tennis Centre Holiday Camps & Junior Series
- RACT Road Safe Program
- Rookie Rollers
2. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
- Sports Taping Course
- Bikes for Schools Program
4. COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
- JackJumpers Community Clinics
- Theatrical Dance Classes
- Register for The May 50K
5. DEADLINES & REMINDERS
- National Ride2School Day 2023 & Ride2School Workshops
- Eastside Squash Interschool Pennant
The 2023 Tasmanian Schools Orienteering Championships will be held on Sunday April 2 at Lower Marshes near Jericho.
This event provides a wonderful opportunity for school students to compete against their peers or simply enjoy the challenge of navigating outdoors in a fun and safe environment.
Participants in championship classes compete individually but all B class participants can take part in pairs.
Event entries are invited from schools using the bulk entry form (link below), with completed forms to be emailed back to the Orienteering Tasmania Coaching Coordinator (email@example.com).
Parents or students can enter individually online using Eventor (link below) and completing the entry form.
Every participant must have a timing stick (SI card or P card) and these can be borrowed for the event by checking the appropriate column in the entry form.
This event is the first selection trial for the Tasmanian Schools Orienteering team that will travel to Western Australia for the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in September this year.
More information on the team and eligibility is available on the Orienteering Tasmania website.
Students can nominate for selection in the Tasmanian team up until April 2 using the online nomination form (link below).
Please contact Orienteering Tasmania Coaching Coordinator Jon McComb if you have any questions or would like more information.
Jon McComb - Orienteering Tasmania
Phone: 0402 819 727
The Domain Tennis Centre has two exciting opportunities for students to get into tennis in April!
DTC's Term 1 School Holiday Camp is designed for every child at every age and ability, with a focus on fun. Our qualified coaches will conduct various fun learning activities, including on-court coaching, technique, motor skill development and physical training.
Camp 1: Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13
Camp 2: Wednesday April 19 and Thursday April 20.
The School Holiday Camp flyer (link below) contains additional information and a link to register.
For students keen to participate in tournament play, the DTC is also proud to be offering the DTC Junior Development Series.
The Junior Development Series will be staged at Domain Tennis Centre on Saturday April 22, with three different divisions offered for singles matches.
Dunlop prize packs will be distributed to lucky participants throughout the day!
The Junior Development Series flyer (link below) contains additional information and a link to register.
For more information on the School Holiday Camps or Junior Development Series please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in tennis for your Sporting Schools program?
The Domain Tennis Centre (DTC) has a wealth of qualified coaches to support the delivery of both the primary and secondary Sporting Schools Program, either at your school or at the Domain.
The Centre can also adapt and deliver tennis programs to suit each school's unique needs - contact Edward to make a booking or for more information (email@example.com).
Edward Bourchier - Domain Tennis Centre
Phone: 0448 158 898
Do your students know how to be road safe?
We have expert educators who travel statewide to deliver our free road safety educational program to primary schools.
RoadSafe is a fun, interactive resource designed for Grade 3 & 4 students. It has four learning modules including: how to be a safe pedestrian, passenger, when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard and what road safety signs are telling us. Our educators work through one of the four modules during the one hour session, using short educational videos, activities and finishing with a quiz.
Students and teachers can continue using the resource after we leave with their own unique login. It also provides teachers with data to identify knowledge gaps and areas for future learning activity.
We're currently taking bookings for Term 2 and Term 3, 2023.
If you would like to register your interest for this opportunity or to learn more, please visit www.ract.com.au/community/community-education
Hayley Brown - RACT
Bowls Australia has an exciting universal introductory product called Rookie Rollers, aimed at bringing the sport of bowls to audiences of varying ages and abilities, and has had considerable success with kids, elderly, people with a physical or mental impairment, and many beginners around the nation.
At its core, Rookie Rollers is designed to enable school children to participate in an engaging format, which is both fun and inclusive. Bowls is one of the most inclusive activities available in the sporting area.
There’s no advantage for being a particular gender, age or height as it is a non-physical sport that provides an even playing field for all.
Importantly, it can be conducted on a range of surfaces including greens, carpets, concrete, wooden floors and just about anything else that is flat, eliminating the restrictions of requiring a bowling green.
We have designed rubber bowls for children, as the full-sized bowls were a limitation. The Rookie Rollers initiative comes in the form of a kit that includes a carry bag, 32 light-weight rubber bowls, eight jacks, 50 cones, a target score mat, eight small target hurdles, eight stepping mats and 36 activity cards.
More information can be found at the link below or by contacting Rob directly. https://www.bowls.com.au/rookie-rollers/
Rob Soward - Bowls Tasmania
Phone: 0427 150 918
Clubs Tasmania has arranged free sports taping and education workshops across the state in April and May. These workshops are open to grassroots sports volunteers, and could also be valuable for teachers and school staff who work with school sporting teams.
See image and link below for more information and instructions for booking your place in one of these workshops.
Closing Date: 31 Dec 2023
Are you a teacher who knows that access to a bike can be life-changing for students?
Want students at your school to share in these opportunities? Here's everything you need to know about Bikes for Schools.
Ride Nation's Bikes for Schools is entering its final year of being full-funded, and interested teachers are encouraged to get in touch while the program is still freely available.
What is bike education, and why is it important?
Bike riding is an important life skill that has benefits for health and wellbeing, independence, physical literacy, and most importantly of all, it's good fun?
What is Bikes for Schools?
We're on a mission to ensure every Australian child has access to bike education.
One of the key barriers to providing bike education in a school setting is equitable access to bikes for all students. To address this barrier, we are working with schools and communities to create libraries of donated bikes that are owned by schools and can be used by all students.
As part of the program, AusCycling will also provide Foundation Instructor training to teachers and parents, so bike education can be embedded as part of the day-to-day activities at the school.
How do I find out more?
If you are interested in receiving free accreditation and a donation of bikes, visit the Bikes for Schools website and/or refer to the information brochure below.
Susan Stewart - AusCycling
Phone: 0424 409 149
Hop, Skip and Jump into JackJumpers Clinics!
Catch! Shoot! Score!
Join us for fun basketball games and drills all whilst learning the game and improving your skills! Join Tasmania's cheekiest ant, Jack the Jumper, at basketball clinics designed to teach children the basics of basketball, in a fun and supportive environment.
These clinics include a JackJumpers basketball, plus tasty snacks and lunches provided by Banjo's - our proud community partner.
We've got 30+ clinics running all across Tassie over the next few months, which includes weekend clinics and school holiday camps for 5-8 and 9-12 year olds. Click here to visit our website for all the dates and information.
Clinic and camp places are selling fast - register today to ensure you don't miss out!
Clinic Coordinators - Tasmania JackJumpers
Phone: 03 6144 9200
Musical Theatre Crew offers theatrical dance classes in Hobart for primary school kids.
Classes are led by Georgina Taskunas, who has danced for over 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics...and she's just wonderful!
We are located at the Regatta Grandstand in McVilly Drive, Hobart.
- Sparkles Program: Tuesdays 3.30-4.10 pm, for Prep-Grade 2 students, cost is $100 per term (first trial class free).
- Take a Leap Program: Tuesdays 4.10-5.00 pm, for Grade 3-6 students, cost is $120 per term (first trial cass free).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Jaime Mollineaux - Musical Theatre Crew
Phone: 0467 878 643
MS Australia is inviting staff and students to participate in The May 50K, getting active while raising funds for research into Multiple Sclerosis.
With school cross country events held in Term 2, this is an opportunity for schools to promote physical activity while supporting a good cause.
Challenge yourself to walk, run or move 50 km throughout May to leave MS behind.
You can take part in your own time, at your own pace, and in your local area. Plus...
- You'll be getting active AND looking after your health and wellbeing.
- You'll go in the draw to WIN 1 of 20 JBL wireless in-ear headphones.
- And you'll be joining an AWESOME community.
Sign up now for FREE and join the movement to achieve your fitness goals and make MS a thing of the past.
But wait, there's more!
Here's some things you'll LOVE when you join The May 50K challenge:
- Loads of PRIZES on offer.
- Our EXCLUSIVE APP to log your KMs and track your progress.
- Special FITNESS TIPS and Motivation.
- Inspiring MS CHAMPIONS to lead the charge.
Register your organisation
Work mates who sweat together, stay together.
Sign up your school and challenge your colleagues to get active with some healthy competition.
- Build organisation morale with a fun and exciting challenge.
- Promote staff health and well-being across your organisation.
- Compete against other departments to heat up the competition.
- Team up and make your impact to leave MS behind.
Click here for more information on signing up your school, or email the MS organisation guru Kristin if you've got any questions.
Organisations Contact - MS Australia
Phone: 1300 733 690
National Ride2School Day is this Friday March 24!
Join Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and one of the best days on the school calendar. It is a day full of fun and colour where students, teachers and parents discover the joy of riding and kick-start healthy habits for the future!
To sign up for this free and fun event for your school, head to www.ride2school.com.au or email email@example.com.
The Ride2School Program's free Bicycle Education and ActiveMaps workshops are also free and available to all schools across Tasmania.
If you or your school have new bike riding infrastructure, want to get more students active in how they travel to school or want to ensure if student are riding they do it safely, please get in contact with Program Manager Shane Holland.
Shane Holland - Bicycle Network's Ride2School Program
Phone: 0417 316 971
Eastside Squash Centre is pleased to announce the return of the Interschool Squash Pennant for Grades 7-12 in Terms 2 and 3 2023
Located at 1 Alma Street, Bellerive, the Club has 8 courts and plenty of room for a great sporting and social activity.
Interschool pennant details:
- Teams of 3 players and an optional emergency (combined school teams allowed).
- Games played from 6pm Friday nights:
- 28-April - free team practice
- 5-May - grading and final registration
- 12-May to 30-June - pennant games played
Cost: Team registration fee of $20, plus $8 per player court fee each week (approx $87 per player for 10 weeks)
Phone: 0499 299 474