AQUINAS COLLEGE ATHLETICS 2019
Tauranga Domain Friday 22nd February
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Friends and Supporters,
Welcome to the Aquinas College Athletics Championships for 2019. This is will outline the Athletics Day for parents. You can also follow the event on the AC Facebook Page.
All students are expected to participate fully in five events. These are the 100m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus. All students rotate around these events throughout the day in their respective Age Groups. In the Field Events the Boys compete in one pit or circle and the Girls in another.
To assist you in tracking your sons and daughters’ whereabouts throughout the day please refer to the Aquinas College Athletics Programme 2019.
There are five Age Groups or competitions running throughout the day. These are…
All students receive House Points for participation and gain more points for performing better than their peers in the various events. The top performing athletes in each of the Age Grades accumulate Championship Points (1st =10, 2nd = 7, 3rd = 6, 4th =5 and 5th =4, 6th = 3, 7th =2 and 8th =1) throughout the day in each of the events in the race to become the Athletic Champion for their Age Division.
From our school Championships approximately 50-60 athletes (Y9-Y13) will be selected to represent Aquinas at the BOPSS Athletics Championship to be held on Tuesday 5th March at the Tauranga Domain. The Y7/Y8 Zone Championships are held in December.
Students are encouraged to dress up in their house colours on the day. Please ensure that outfits are still appropriate for athletics events.
Browne House (Purple)
Cluny House (Blue)
Foy House (Gold)
Heni Pore House (Red)
Note: Longer races (200m,300m, 400m, 800m and 3000m) are held at school during lunchtimes, whilst the 1500m is held earlier on Friday morning 22nd February at the Tauranga Domain. As well, a Triple Jump is also completed prior to the athletics day. A large number of students choose to run and compete in these events, to gain valuable Championship points as well as House Points.
Marty Lee (T-I-C Athletics)
Note: We are currently working with the bus companies re transport. Drop off and pick up, at end of day. More details will follow re this.