Sports Day FAQs

Download the Parent Information letter and Promotional Flier HERE

Download the Event Map HERE

Download Primary Program HERE


by 8.40am Students to be in Class or Home Group, roll taken, wrist bands applied.Parents to head straight to the oval for the Team Entrance Parade.
9.20-9.50am Opening Ceremony
10.00am-2.45pm Events
2.45-3.00pm Closing Ceremony
3.00pm Dismissal


Sports Day Photo Policy
All students with online photo consent will be issued with a wrist band for identification.

  • Official School photographers will verify consent by viewing bands. A selection of these photos will be used on schools Website and Facebook pages.
  • In the interest of safety, child protection and privacy, students and parents are welcome to take photographs of your own children. Parents and students are strictly instructed not to take photos or film footage of other children or load any such material online to social media sites.

Student Health Issues:

  • First Aid will be available from the First Aid  station.
  • Asthma: students who are able to manage their own Asthma with inhalers are expected to do so, with support from staff if needed.
    For others requiring assistance, Primary teachers will follow the same procedures as when on excursion and carry asthma puffers and epi-pens etc. as a precautionary measure.

Medication: Students who normally report to Student Services for 12 o’clock medication will report to Margo Leatch at the Student Services Tent on the oval at 12 o’clock, and will be escorted to the Student Services building to dispense medication. (A reminder announcement will be made over the PA).

Inclement Weather:

A determination will be made according to the 7am forecast on  Noarlunga Bureau of Meteorology

The event will be postponed if the weather is forecast at:

  • 34 degrees or over
  • Severe thunderstorms
  • Heavy rain

If Sports Day is cancelled, students will attend normal lessons. A back-up date has been set to the following Friday.

Closed School Services:
The Front Office, Finance Office and the Canteen will be closed for the day. Normal services to students will be available from the Service Tent..

Student Sign In/Out (Secondary):
Students will be signed in and out from the Service Tent if they arrive late or have to leave early.

Student Behaviour Management:
Assistant Principals and Learning Community Managers will be roaming and available to manage behaviour issues.  Parents/Carers will be requested to collect students from school as required.


Students are to use the Byards Gym, Fraser Gym or nearby primary unit toilets.

Visitors are to use the visitor’s toilet in either the Byards gym or the Library.

Sun protection:

  • All students are required to wear a hat
  • Sleeved tops/T-shirts only (no singlets – except secondary students during their athletic events)
  • Students are asked to fully apply 4hr+ sunscreen at home, before coming to school.
  • Sunscreen will be available at the Service Tent, at event locations, from primary class teachers and other roaming staff.
  • Reminder announcements will be made over the PA
  • Families are welcome to take advantage of any of the shaded areas around the perimeter of the ovals, and are welcome to bring along their own shade tents and chairs.

Dress code:
All students are encouraged to go crazy and dress-up in their House colours. (Sun-smart policy applies). Bonus points will be given for creative/colourful outfits. Appropriate sporting footware is required. No thongs allowed.

The College is taking advantage of a fundraising opportunity and providing a variety of food and fun activities, at a cost. Purchases can be made with coupons available from the Service Tent on the day, and prior from the Finance Office.

Spending Money:
Most ‘fun alley’ activities will be priced at $2
Some of the activities include:
• Face painting
• Jumping Castle
• Bungee Run

Some of the food stalls include:
• BBQ stall : Burgers, Bacon & Eggs, Snags
• Coffee/Cake stall
• Fruit stall
• Coffee/Cake stall
• Sweet Treats stall

Break times:

Primary students will have scheduled breaks as part of their program.

Secondary students will break according to their event schedule.


All students are to remain on the ovals/courts on the day. Internal areas of the school grounds are out of bounds, except when accessing toilets. (There will be no staff rostered on yard duty in these areas).

Car Parking:

No additional parking will be available on the ovals (due to the nature of the event). Ample parking is available in nearby streets.

The names behind the HOUSES

Catherine Helen SPENCE (31 October 1825 – 3 April 1910) was a Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist. She arrived in South Australia just aged 14. Catherine went on to become a journalist and wrote several novels and poetry. Catherine’s later life was devoted to improving the life of women and children. She was a significant figure in the women’s suffrage movement and worked tirelessly to better the lives of destitute children. She was also Australia’s first female political candidate. Her image appears on the commemorative Centenary of Federation Australian five-dollar note issued in 2001. There are numerous memorials to Spence around the Adelaide City Centre, including a bronze statue in Light Square.

Daisy BATES devoted 40 years of her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in a tent in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain, notably at Ooldea in South Australia, she researched and wrote millions of words on the subject. Daisy Bates also worked tirelessly for Aboriginal welfare, setting up camps to feed, clothe and nurse them. During her years at Ooldea she financed the supplies she bought for the Aborigines from the sale of her property. She was also famed for her strict lifelong adherence to Edwardian fashion, including boots, gloves and a veil.

Sir Douglas MAWSON OBE FRS FAA (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) was an Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer and academic. He became a lecturer in petrology and mineralogy at the University of Adelaide in 1905. Mawson is best known for the ill-fated Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Mawson led the expedition which set off in 1911 from Hobart. It would be 2 years before he returned home . The expedition was known as ‘The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration’. Mawson’s image appeared in 2012 on a $1 coin issued within the Inspirational Australians series

Howard FLOREY was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1898. Florey was educated at Kyre College Preparatory School (now Scotch College) and then St Peter’s College, Adelaide, where he was a brilliant academic and junior sportsman. He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide from 1917 to 1921. Florey shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the making of penicillin. Florey’s discoveries are estimated to have saved over 82 million lives, and he is consequently regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as one of its greatest figures. Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, said, “In terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia”.

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