- Year 7: Thursday 31st October
Please pay particular attention to the information in red as there have been some changes to the meeting times and year 7 schedule.
MEETING TIME & TRANSITIONING TO STAC
An earlier bell will sound at 8:30am. Students/teachers are to make their way to their Heaton classrooms for registration as quick as possible. As soon as the Linc-Ed roll has been marked, class teachers will accompany their class to the St Andrew’s field (via Circuit St). Please position your houses in the designated area close to the track. After an event briefing, the first events will commence at 9:00am (House 4 x 100m relays).
FINISHING TIME / LUNCH / ORGANISATION:
The day is scheduled to finish at 1:00pm. When classes return to Heaton after the conclusion of the event, students will have a lunch break from 1:00pm – 1:45pm. All students must eat their lunch, and stay in the grass area outside rooms 1-10 during this time. Specialist Teachers will supervise this lunch break as they will not have their afternoon tech classes. A reminder that you cannot order your lunch from the school canteen on your athletics day. You will need a packed lunch from home with plenty of healthy snacks to eat throughout the day.
The forecast for Thursday is still uncertain. Any changes or cancellations will be added to the school daily notices by Mr Evers in the morning and sent out via the Heaton app.
Students are to compete in their Heaton PE uniform (PE shorts please), with the option of wearing a house coloured t-shirt and accessories. The House Colours have been outlined below for your convenience.
- Elmwood = Green
- Rhodes = Black
- Otahuna = Yellow
- Tikao = Blue
- Purau = Purple
- Lansdowne = Red
Students must arrive at school in their PE Kit and colours so they are ready to compete. Please note that our Heaton Athletics day is not a mufti day, so jeans and non-athletic casual wear is not permitted. Students can transition home in their PE uniforms, so bringing full school uniform will not be required.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (WHAT TO BRING):
- Packed lunch with plenty of healthy healthy snacks (N.B. students cannot leave the venue to purchase or collect food from the school canteen so please be organised)
- Spikes can be worn during the track races, however are not required
- Water bottle
- Heaton hat
- Suitable PE footwear (no flip flops etc.)
- Sun protection
- All relevant personal medication e.g. Ventolin, epipen
- Students will NOT require their phones on athletics day so please do not bring them. Photos will be taken with the school cameras, and your class teachers will have access to these. Please ask a teacher if you want a photo with your friends
Parents/caregivers/family members are very welcome to come along to support your son/daughter. Please note, the following schedule may be subject to minor changes throughout the day so please consider this when planning arrival times. Track events (60m, 100m, 200m races) get priority over field events (jumping and throwing disciplines). If you are called to marshal for a track event, please let the teacher(s) in charge of your field event know that you will be leaving to run your race and that you will return to complete your field event asap.
Revised Year 7 Athletics Day Schedule and Timings 2019
STAFF & SPORT LEADER ORGANISATION & ROLES:
Our Heaton Sports Leaders will be helping set up, coordinate and pack up our school athletics days. Year 7 Sports Leaders will be helping on Thursday (Year 8 Event), and Year 8 Sports Leaders will be helping on Friday (Year 7 Event). Please check the document below so you are aware of your specific duties for the day:
Roles & Responsibilities
Sports leaders are required to meet Mr. Evers directly at the venue (St Andrew’s track), promptly at 7:45am so they can assist with set-up. Please ensure you bring everything you need with you e.g. packed lunch, as you will not be returning to school until the end of the athletics day. If you are unable to attend for any reason e.g. sickness, you must communicate this with Mr. Evers via email asap
The distance events (800m and 1500m events) will take place on seperate days then our scheduled athletics days. This is to prevent our competitive athletes from taking part in too many events throughout the day. When the dates and times of these events has been confirmed they will be shared with students who registered to take part