Thursday, 19 March 2015

Youthtown Sport

We are very fortunate here at Parkview to be involved with Youthtown Sport.  Every Thursday we have two very enthusiastic sports instructors coming to our school to take classes in physical activity lessons.  Our students get the chance to learn from qualified instructors, use different equipment and learn different activities.  All staff here at school have been very impressed with the organisation and teaching skills of Ginny and Jade, our two instructors, and the students love the activities. 
Below is more information from the website.

·         Delivered within primary and intermediate schools across NZ, each term, by highly qualified coaches.
·         Aligned with NZ curriculum and NZ Sport Coaching Strategy.
·         Strongly supported by Regional Sports Trust and regional sports organisations.
·         Sustainable: supports schools and up-skills teachers.
·         Focused primarily on fun, participation and skill development.
·         Aimed to increase the number of children involved in physical activity through a school-based sports development programme.
·         About working alongside teachers to assist their professional development.
·         Based on proven research which you can see in our "Proven Results" tab.
·         About introducing new physical activities/sports to schools.
·         Dedicated to increasing the resources available in our local schools to benefit children and support teachers.
·         Commited to the on-going development of students and teachers throughout the year.

East Zone Swimming 2015

East Zone Swimming Competition.

Yesterday a team of six swimmers travelled to Jellie Park pools to represent Parkview at the annual East Zone Primary Schools Swimming competition.  Our team consisted of Jennifer Haslett, Ruby Lewis, Hiromu Crosado, Manaaki Waretini-Beaumont, Brook Teear and Katy deThier-Pinker.  Up against some strong competition and a growing number of competitors, our team can be particularly proud of their efforts.  Ruby, Katy and Brooke all swam in finals with Brooke finishing first in the 12 year old girls 50m backstroke.  This qualifies her to go through to the Canterbury Primary Schools Swimming Sports to be held on Monday 30th March at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.  Awesome effort Brooke!  Well done to all the team and special thanks to Paula Burgess for her help with transport and supervision at the pool.