On Friday 23 February we are holding our annual WHS Athletics Carnival Day at Newtown Park.
This year we are expecting all year 9 and 10 students to be competing. At years 11 to 13 the event will be for competitors only. Other students in years 11 to 13 will have a Home Learning Day and I encourage students to make good use of their time on that day if they are not going to attend the athletics. Teachers will talk to senior students about their expectations for this day. We encourage any year 11 to 13 students to come along and support their peers and the junior students. Senior students who have committed to running a stall on the day are also expected to attend.
Students need to make their way to Newtown Park and have their name marked on the roll by 8.45am. The athletics programme will start at 8.45am with the 1500 metres, these athletes will need to be at the track at 8.30am to warm-up and get ready, the day should conclude by 3.30pm. Entries for all events are taken on the day and students are encouraged to actively participate and to support their whanau group by wearing their colours, Riley – red, Kelly – yellow, Howell – green, Royal – blue.
We look forward to seeing who our top athletes will be as they will go on to represent WHS at the Western Zone Athletics Championships on Tuesday 7 March.
Please note that although bikes, skateboards and scooters might be used as transport to arrive at the park, they must not be ridden at all inside Newtown Park. Shoes and appropriate attire must be worn whilst competing.
Students should bring water, wear a hat and have sunscreen. Food should also be brought for the day and students may like to bring cash to purchase food from the stalls run by senior students.
Newtown Park is an all-weather track, however should we need to cancel this will be communicated through the School App, Twitter, Facebook page and the school Website