Today, Mr Mathew and I launched the TPPS Table Tennis Club. The club will run every Friday during lunch time. During these sessions, students will have the opportunity to refine their table tennis skills, learn the rules and play matches against their friends. Every week, a different group of students will get the opportunity to participate, with Grade 6 starting us off this week. We look forward to hosting Grade 5 next week.
Over the past few weeks, students in Grades 5 and 6 have been participating in a Softball Unit. They have practised their pitching, catching and batting skills, as well as learnt the rules and strategies required to be successful in a game. I have observed plenty of improvement over the course of the unit and am looking forward to the upcoming Cricket Unit.
Today, 28 students from Grades 4-6 headed to Aquarena to participate in the Templestowe District Swimming Carnival. They impressed with their optimistic outlooks and school pride. Congratulations to all students on their fantastic attitudes and achievements in the pool, with many students walking away with ribbons.
The following students have been invited to participate in the Manningham Division Swimming Carnival on Monday 6th after winning their events:
Jack B (6L) - 50m butterfly, 4 x 50m freestyle relay and 4 x 50m medley relay
Cooper E (6L) - 50m backstroke, 4 x 50m freestyle relay and 4 x 50m medley relay
Jack M (6L) - 4 x 50m freestyle relay
Evan H (6L) - 4 x 50m freestyle relay
Olivia V (6M ) - 4 x 50m medley relay
Katie J (6M) - 4 x 50m medley relay
Davinia F (6T) - 4 x 50m medley relay
Sahra C (6L) - 4 x 50m medley relay
Alex C (5K) - 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 4 x 50m freestyle relay and 4 x 50m medley relay
Abraham L (5A) - 4 x 50m freestyle relay and 4 x 50m medley relay
Max V (5A) - 4 x 50m freestyle relay
Matt K (5Y) - 4 x 50m freestyle relay
Today, students in Grade 4-6 participated in the Templestowe Park Primary School House Swimming Carnival. They participated in a variety of events that tested their aquatic skills, including: 50m and 25m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly and a novelty race. All students had a fantastic day, trying to win the House Swimming Shield for their respective houses. In the end, there could only be one winner, with Chivers taking home the prize.
Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents for their support on the day and congratulations to those students who will be representing TPPS at the Templestowe District Swimming Carnival to be held on Friday 17th February.