Friday 21st February at the Tauranga Domain
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Friends and Supporters,
Welcome to the Aquinas College Athletics Championships for 2020. Here is an outline of 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 2020
Students who wish to compete in the 1500m need to sign up in the Gym Foyer so we know to expect you.
There are five Age Groups or competitions running throughout the day. These are as follows
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 3rd March at the Tauranga Domain. The Y7/Y8 Zone Championships are held in December.
Year 7 -10 students are to wear their PE Gear. Students from years 11-13 are encouraged to dress up in their house colours on the day. Please ensure that outfits are 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 21st 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.
AQUINAS COLLEGE ATHLETIC EXTRA EVENTS:
Monday 10th Feb 300m Year 8 Boys and Girls
Tuesday 11th Feb 300m Year 7 Boys and Girls
Wednesday 12th Feb Open 3000m Boys and Girls
Thursday 13th Feb 800m U14, U16, U19 Boys and Girls
Friday 14th Feb Year 7 200m Boys and Girls
Friday 14th Feb Year 7 & 8 800m (P6 Sport)
Monday 17th Feb U14 300m Boys and Girls
Tuesday 18th Feb Year 8 200m Boys and Girls
Wednesday 19th Feb U16 and U19 400m Boys and Girls
Thursday 20th U14, U16, U19 Triple Jump Boys and Girls
Friday 21 Feb Athletics Day Tauranga Domain
Note: We are currently working with bus companies re transport. Drop off and pick up, at the end of the day. More details will follow re this.