Junior Sport


Term 3 Week 4

Learning to Win and Learning to Lose
Many Junior School students would have heard the saying ‘Win Well, Lose Well, Be Gracious”. It is the motto which underpins all the Junior TAS Sports and Physical Education classes.  I recently read an article from the Novak Djokovic Foundation titled ‘Why Winning and Losing is Important for Children’ which highlights the important attributes children gain from both winning and losing. Although there are many benefits children gain from winning, the life skills that children can develop from losing such as; resilience, empathy and identifying strengths and weaknesses within the individual are both valuable and important. I believe it is important that when parents and carers talk about sporting results with students, especially when the result is not in our favour, that that focus is on what was learnt, what can be done differently and what can be done for next time. 
‘Losing shows children that they need to work hard in order to have success, because good things are not just handed over to them. These situations also help children to lose with grace in front of others and to be seen as a fair loser’ (Steinhoff, 2016).

Kindy – Year 2 Interhouse Athletics Carnival
On Wednesday 14 August, students in Kindy – Year 2 will be competing in the Kindy – Year 2 Interhouse Athletics Carnival. The day will be action packed with all students being involved in different events. The emphasis of the carnival is that of participation, fun and trying one's best. The carnival will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 11:00am on Oval 1. Parents and spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will also be a coffee van on site. 

Please click here to view the Kindy – Year 2 Parent Information Letter. 

On Thursday night, the Canterbury Blue and Red Teams competed in the first debate of the season. The Canterbury Blue Team made up of Morgan Watt, Ashutosh Vaitha, Indigo Webb and Claire Plummer debated on the topic of ‘that you do not need money to be happy’ as the negative team. While the Canterbury Red Team made up of Lucas Noy, Melody Sayer, William White and Areen Lee had a challenging topic of ‘that we should change the Australian Flag’ as the affirmative team. All students did extremely well, presenting structured arguments that had the audience engaged. Congratulations must go to the Blue Team on winning their debate. A big thank you to Mr Luke van Luveren as well as the parents who attended.

Extracurricular Sport Activities – Week 5
Please note that due to the Public Holidays on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 August, there will be no extracurricular sport sessions scheduled. A make up session for the Prep and Year 1 Basketball will be scheduled. This information will be sent out via email in Week 6.

Wet Weather Information
In the event of wet weather please call the Wet Weather Line on 3299 0995 to find out if training sessions and/or games have been affected. Information will also be available on the Canterbury App. Please access this information after 6:20am on the morning of the event. 

Mr Arnie Marraiya
Director of Sport and Activities Kindergarten-Year 6