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Co-Curricular News - Article 1

Written on the 2 February 2017 by Jeff Fischer

 

Co-Curricular 2017

Welcome back to all students, parents and staff to the start of another year of Co-Curricular Activities. Rostrevor enjoys a strong co-curricular tradition and a proud reputation in the SAAS competition. The boys are provided with an excellent range of activities to be involved in, and I would encourage all boys to take advantage of these opportunities.

I would like to outline a number of the expectations of the College in regards to the co-curricular program.

Sport Program: Middle and Senior Years sporting competitions begin in Week 2. The program will be made available to coaches and posted onto the Rostrevor College Website under Co-Curricular. As many schools have not yet finalised their teams for the season, a final draw for the whole term cannot yet be provided.

Away venues: When your son has a scheduled away match, he is required to seek a map to the ground which will be available on-line from the College website under Co-Curricular. 


 

Schools do not always play on their actual grounds; therefore, it is important to check where the match is being played. Maps are usually available by Wednesday of the upcoming weekend at the latest but I am reliant upon the opposing school to forward this information.

Activities Expectations: The College continues to adopt the policy that students play for the school as their first priority, if the activity is offered by the school. Students are free to participate in activities outside of the College, as long as they do not interfere with their involvement in the College Co-curricular Program. Students who have nominated for an activity are expected to attend all training sessions and games. Our nominations to SAAS are based on the number of students who select each activity; therefore, it is inappropriate for a student to decide that he no longer wishes to do the activity or would prefer to do another, without the approval of the Head of Co-curricular.

Student Availability: Students are expected to make themselves available for all matches indicated in the program. Where a student does require exemption from a weekend fixture, he should ask his coach as early as possible and by the Wednesday preceding the game at the latest. If an unexpected illness or problem occurs on Friday night or Saturday morning, students must get a message to their coach to avoid consequences. All teachers are contactable via email and contact with outside coaches such as old scholars and parents should be discussed at training or games.

Uniforms: The College expects all students to be dressed appropriately for the activity they are undertaking. It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that their son/s have and wear the correct uniform for both practice and matches. If you have any questions about what is expected, please contact the Uniform Shop.

Communication: Our Co-Curricular Program is very extensive and occasionally things will not go entirely to plan. Please contact me if a problem arises and we can work to resolve the issue before it becomes a major concern (jfischer@rostrevor.sa.edu.au). I will be equally happy to hear from you when things go well. I look forward to meeting many parents at Rostrevor on Saturday and I hope that you enjoy watching your son's team play and take the opportunity to meet his coach and other parents. Good luck to all students involved in co-curricular activities this year. Always give your best effort, and enjoy your involvement in the program.

Cancellations: Middle and Senior Years training will be cancelled if the forecast temperature is 38 degrees or greater. Junior Years training will be cancelled if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or greater. Weekend games will be cancelled on the Friday if the forecast temperature is 38 degrees or greater. Please check the Rostrevor website under Co-Curricular Late Cancellations if you are unsure about a change in the program due to weather.

In other Co-curricular News:

  • Congratulations to Year 11 Moses Nuangki who was selected to represent SA in the upcoming U18 National Basketball competition to be held in Townsville from the 8th to 15th of April
  • Year 6 Colby Mercer recently travelled to Melbourne over the Australia Day Weekend to participate in the Eltham-Dandeong Junior Basketball Tournament to represent Norwood Flames. His Under 12 Division 1 team played against teams from across the country and New Zealand, finishing a credible 4th after reaching the semi-finals and eventually went down in a close game to the eventual Grand Final winners.
  • Year 9 Matthew Dnistriansky, Jake Slivak and Sam Rahaley were selected to play for Eastern Edge (a selection of the best players from district teams Tea Tree Gully, East Torrens and Kensington) in the Under 14 Redbacks Junior Cricket Competition. Matthew continued his good form with the bat at Tea Tree Gully where he is averaging 51 in the Under 14 Reds including 3 half centuries in his last 3 games by finishing amongst the best bowling performers. Jake also finished with impressive bowling figures placing him amongst the players with the best average in bowling figures.

 

Yeasr 6 Colby Mercer Playing for Norwood Flames Under in Melbourne

 

If your son, be he a current or old scholar, has made any significant achievement in an activity outside of the College, please pass this on to me via email to jfischer@rostrevor.sa.edu.au or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.

 

Jeff Fischer
Head of Co-Curricular

 

 


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