RSC Update - Term 1, Week 7
Unfortunately due to the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 and corresponding lack of entries, the Northern Schools Orienteering Championships scheduled fro 1-April have been cancelled.
There may be the possibility of holding it later in the year, so please register your interest with Donelda at email@example.com.
All ages are welcome to compete as individuals or in a team.
The new COVID-19 environment we've managed throughout Term 1 has thrown up a number of challenges. With staff and students away due to isolation and close contact rules, we've all had to be flexible to adapt to changing timetables, class responsibilities and learning at home.
Below is a selection of wellbeing, brain breaks and incidental physical activities that can be incorporated in the classroom, playground, backyard and in the home. They are a great way to break up the school day and help energise or calm children as needed.
1. A Recipe for an Active Day
During COVID-19 isolation and confinement, it can be challenging for families to get enough hours of physical activity each day.
Active for Life has an easy solution that you can stick on your fridge or pin to your family bulletin board - the Recipe for an Active Day.
If you or your kids are trying to figure out ways to be active each day, simply turn to the recipe for some quick, simple ideas that require little or no equipment.
The recipe has plenty of suggestions. Playing hopscotch, weeding the garden, going on bike rides, and climbing trees are all healthy ways to move. And these are just a few of the ideas.
Start by printing out the Recipe for an Active Day, then share it with your kids. Get them thinking about moving their bodies each day to ensure that they stay happy and healthy through this challenging time.
Visit the Active for Life website for more physical activity ideas.
2. Dragon Breath (to calm a stressed child...or adult!)
Dragon Breath is an empowering exercise, which:
- Helps us calm ourself down
- Releases negative energy, anger and tension
- The long exhale triggers our parasympathetic nervous system (our body's "rest and digest" system).
- Use Dragon Breath at times when you feel angry or feel like you are about to explode. It will help you to release that negative energy so you can feel calm and in control again.
- Breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth
- Shoulders kept down and back
The Dragon Breath student handout provides an explanation on how to perform the exercise correctly.
In the current COVID environment we suggest performing this exercise outside, or in a room where students are physically distanced with plenty of ventilation.
Schools who sign up to GymZOONasium get access to videos, handouts and extension tasks for a huge selection of brain breaks, meditations, yoga poses and other classroom-based physical activities. Your school can sign up for a free trial to review the activities and program before making any financial commitment.
KIDDO'S Top Three Brain Break Activities (K-2)
Try these brain break ideas in your classroom across the week. These activities are quick, easy and require no equipment.
Clicking on each link will take you to a page with a video, instructions and downloadable PDF for the activity.
Children becoming different types of beans on the spot, such as:
- Broad Bean - stretch out wide
- Jumping Bean - jump on the spot
- Jelly Bean - wobble your arms and legs
4. Wicked Witch
You are the wicked witch (or friendly fairy) and are casting spells on the children. Such as:
- Frog jumps
- Run on the spot
- Stand like a flamingo
5. Animal Walks
Explore moving like different animals:
- Bear crawls - crawling without knees touching the ground
- Kangaroo jumps - jump tall
- Giraffe walk - on tip toes with arm stretched tall
Visit the KIDDO website for more activities and resources focused on Fundamental Motor Skills, brain breaks and physical literacy. Teachers can sign up for free or paid accounts to access a suite of resources and accreditation opportunities.
The 2022 NBL1 Season is back, and the Hobart Chargers have an exciting opportunity available to primary school-aged students.
The Hobart Chargers have secured four exciting international talents for season 2022, and look set to make a big impact in the NBL1 competition. This is your chance to mix it up with the best basketballers in the land at your school.
Through the NBL1 in School Clinic, the Hobart Chargers are now taking bookings for complimentary primary school clinics for Term two and through to 12-August in Term three. Spots are filling up fast, so get in quick and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details to secure an amazing opportunity to play basketball in your school with elite-level global basketball talent:
- School Name
- Key contact and details
- Class & students numbers
- Preferred date/time for Term 2 or 3
Touch Football Tasmania's School Series for 2022 has been postponed due to ongoing issues with COVID. The new dates of the competition will be between 29th August and 13th September 2022.
More information will be communicated before the end of Term 1.
NOTE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE - REGISTRATION & COMPETITION GUIDELINES
Team registrations are done through touchfootball.com.au - just click "Register", then "Register a Team" and enter "School Series" in the search bar to find relevant divisions.
FYI - In the Northern High Schools section, TFT has expanded to two days of competition to give participants more game time, although schools only need to attend one - just select whichever day is most convenient.
Touch Football Tasmania is also inviting Primary Schools to participate this year, although only in the regional rounds, there will be no the State Finals in the Primary Divisions.
Please review the Competition Guidelines for more information.
School entries for the upcoming Water Polo Tasmania College, Secondary & Primary Schools competition are due 11-April.
The ten week competition for all divisions will be conducted at the Doone Kennedy Aquatics Centre on Friday evenings during Term 2, commencing Friday 6-May.
FREE player skills and coaching clinics are schedueld for Friday 8 April and Tuesday 12 April (pending adequate attendance numbers) - please register your teams intent to attend by TUESDAY 5 APRIL to email@example.com.
Download all the details by clicking the link below, or contact Rachel at Water Polo Tasmania with any queries.
Should you need to purchase competition caps for your team, please see the details of three supliers below which offer both plain and customised sets from from approx $500-$950 per set.
STEAMDANCE uses a dance-education approach to learning about STEAM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The FREE program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum and delivered by The Australian Ballet Dance Education Team who are specialist educators and professional dancers. Each visit can include a series of workshops and a performance in your school.
This year's first visits are earmarked for the North West region from May 2 to 6, with workshops and performances suitable for primary and secondary students.
HOW IT WORKS
During the workshops, students learn practical dance and choreographic skills based on the chosen theme. Included in the visit is a 30-minute performance of The Story of Pomi & Gobba in your school, with professional dancers from The Australian Ballet Education and Outreach team. Workshops are conducted for a maximum of 30 students at a time, but the whole school is invited to view the performance.
- Up to 6 x 1 hour workshops (conducted in one or two spaces at a time)
- Maximum 30 students per workshop (depending on space)
- Each workshop is usually delivered by a male and a female dance presenter
- A venue with a wooden floor, carpet or lino is required for the workshops and performance.
For more information or bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9669 2525.
Note: The STEAMDANCE team will return and offer the program to schools in the Northern and Southern regions from July 25-29, 2022. More information will be provided in Term 2.
Primary school students at schools between Ulverstone and Smithton are invited to register for the 2022 J-League season.
Boys and girls in the Under-6, Under-8, Under-10 and Under-12 divisions are welcome to participate.
The season will commence with a Come & Try Day at McKenna Park, Burnie on Saturday April 9.
Rosters will commence on Saturday May 7.
Visit the JSSA Facebook page for more information on the competition and registration process.
The Tasmanian 2022 School Futsal Titles are now open for registrations in the primary, secondary and college divisions.
Futsal Tasmania's most exciting event of the year is back for 2022!
Below are the dates for each region around Tasmania.
NORTH WEST REGION - DEVONPORT
Venue: Devonport Recreation Centre, 34 Forbes Street, Devonport.
- Primary School (boys and girls aged 8-12)- Thursday 5th May
- High School (boys and girls aged 13-16) - Friday 6th May
NORTHERN REGION - LAUNCESTON
Venue: Elphin Sports Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Launceston.
- Primary School (boys and girls aged 8-12) - Tuesday 24th May
- College (boys and girls under 19) - Wednesday 25th May
- High School (boys and girls aged 13-16) - Thursday 26th May
SOUTHERN REGION - HOBART
Venue: Futsal Institute Tasmania, 2 Hornby Road, Goodwood.
Note date changes from those previously communicated to schools.
- Primary School - (boys and girls aged 8 - 12 years) - Tuesday 31st May
- High School 7/8 (boys and girls aged 13 & 14) - Wednesday 1st of June
- High School 9/10 (boys and girls aged 15 & 16) - Thursday 2nd June
- College (boys and girls under 19) - Monday 6th June
Match times are generally within school hours, approximately 8.30am - 2.45pm.
All players must be from the same school as they are representing their school. Each team must have either a parent or teacher as team contact to organise the team.
Payment is made online by the team organiser when they register the team. Cost is $165.00 per team entry.
To register - click on the link below:
Teams must be formed according to student age/grades. Players can play up but not down or across groups. Teams can be mixed.
Minimum Games: Each team will play a minimum of 4 games in a straight 20 minute format (no half time).
Winning and runner up teams receive medals, with winners receiving a plaque for the school.
Pathway: Each player from winning teams receive an invite to the National Schools Tournament September/October 2022 in Brisbane to represent Tasmania. Other players selected on performance during the competition will also be invited.
Note: Players and winning teams are selected to represent Futsal Tasmania from the schools tournament and maybe made up with selected players from different schools.
Spaces are limited so get in early.
Don’t hesitate to contact Australian Futsal if you have any questions.
Note for Teachers & Parents: These events will be added individually to the Regional Sport Coordinator calendar, providing you with the ability to add specific event information to your own calendar.
Guilford Young College are conducting a Snorkel Instructor course on the last two days of this term.
With such a short turnaround, please make contact with Tom ASAP to indicate your intent to attend.
Course plan will consist of the following (TBC upon enrolment numbers):
Wednesday 13 April
- 9.00am start – Guilford Young College, Hobart Campus
- Theory component and assessment (Tea, Coffee and snacks provided)
- Sharing lesson ideas, venues or resources (please bring ideas to share if you currently run sessions)
- Basic swim test and pool skills session
- Aiming to finish approximately 2.30pm
Thursday 14 April
- 9.00am start
- Ocean session
- Final paperwork wrap up
- Aiming to finish around midday
The assessed competencies will be:
- SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
- SISOSNK001 Snorkel
- SISOSNK002 Lead Snorkelling activities
Please bring your snorkel, mask, fins, swimmers, wetsuit, food, water, warm clothes and a pen. If you need borrow any snorkelling equipment or a wetsuit, just let Tom know and this can easily be arranged.
To enrol, please complete the enrolment form below and return it to Tom Calderwood ASAP. If you want your employer to pay then please write this somewhere on the enrolment form as an invoice for the course will be raised after your enrolment arrives and can be addressed specifically to your workplace.
Get your Ticket to Play and join in!
Ticket to Play provides two vouchers up to $100 each towards club membership or registration for children aged 5-18 years who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession card or in Out of Home Care.
What can the vouchers be used for?
- Vouchers can be used towards the cost of sporting club membership, as well as for Learn to Swim, Scouts, Guides and Cadets.
- Vouchers can be used at two different activity providers or both can be used at one activity provider.
Ticket to Play voucher applications are open until 31 May 2022.
Vouchers must be given to an Approved Activity Provider by 6 June 2022.
Sport Australia's Local Para Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships for athletes with a disability.
If successful, applicants will receive $750-$1000 towards the cost of attending their championships, consisting of:
- Base Grant: $750
- Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: +$100
- Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: +$200
- Applicants residing in a rural electorate: +$50
Applications for Round 1 funding are currently being accepted and will close on May 31, 2022.
Please refer to the program guidelines for eligibility criteria, information on the application process and answers to frequently asked questions.
Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) scholarships are for families and students who demonstrate the need for financial support to attend national and international events.
What is the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF)?
The SESF is a registered charity. It supports primary, secondary and college students aged 10 to 18 years old, whose financial circumstances would preclude them from otherwise participation at representative level for their state or Australia.
Valued at up to $1,000 per scholarship.
Successful scholarship recipients will be required to submit photos, videos and a testimonial documenting their story at their National or International Championship.
Who can apply and what are the criteria?
- State or national team representative students who are enrolled in an Australian school. This includes government and non-government schools and multi-class athletes.
- Students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
- Families or students who demonstrate financial need.
- Families and students can re-apply each year, regardless of the outcome of the application the previous year.
When can I apply?
You can apply at any stage of the school year, as long as it is at least one week before your departure to the event.
Note: Applicants will be required to supply additional documentation, including endorsement from the School Principal and State/National sporting organisation you are representing.
For more information, please read the Terms and Conditions available on the SESF website.
The Burnie Emus Rugby Union Club is seeking to recruit new players for the 2022 season.
The club provides opportunities for juniors (12+) and adult males and females to participate in the game in a family-friendly environment. High school and college students, staff and families are all welcome!
No prior experience is necessary.
View or download the attached flyer for more information, along with the Burnie Emus Rugby Union Club Facebook page.