Sports Day 2019

Hi all,

Can you believe that we are already five weeks through Term 1? I can’t! Things are flying by in 2019 and I’m having a great time in P.E lessons and enjoying the extra curricular activities like Courier Cup.

With Sports Day rapidly approaching, both the kids and myself are going to get very busy preparing for the big day. Below is a list of things that I will need help with and some events your child/children could be participating in over the next two weeks:

  • Parent Helpers – Parent helpers are crucial to our Sports Day running successfully. Please see the attached Parent Helper note for more information. Please note you will be able to follow your child as they rotate around the various stations.
  • High Jump – Next week some students in years 2-7 will participate in the High Jump ‘Jump Offs’. This is done to prevent the High Jump event from running over time on Sports Day. During this weeks lesson, students had 4 chances to jump a qualifying height. Students that cleared the qualifying height will be given some information today as to when they will be jumping next week.
  • Long Jump – Like with high jump, kids will compete for placings and bonus points in their P.E lessons next week. Again this is to ensure events and programs run on time on the day. Please ensure children are in P.E clothes on the day of their lesson.
  • War Cries – War Cry practice will start next Tuesday. Hopefully the kids come home chanting their teams song.
  • 600m – The 600m distance run for students in years 2-7 will be held on Wednesday 13th of March after lunch.

Please feel free to email if you have any questions. A program will be sent home early next week once it is finalised.


Mr Phillips


Some students in action this week


Go Tommy 

Congratulations to Tommy Shearer who came 3rd in the Distance Run at the 2019 State Surf Lifesaving Championships over the weekend. What a fantastic effort.

Courier Cup Trials

Hi All,

It was a warm but wet start to Courier Cup training this morning with 21 students attending selection trials. We had a large number of girls participate in the session with good numbers across the 2007, 2008 and 2009 age groups. Sadly, it was a different story for the boys with only 5 brave lads attending. It is not to late to trial and we will be having another session next Wednesday 13th of February at Woodside Pool. If you are a boy born in either 2007, 2008 and 2009 and are interested in trialing please come and see me.


Mr. Phillips

Welcome to 2019

Hi All,

Welcome to a new year a St Michael’s. I hope you all had a fantastic Summer holidays and are excited about the 2019 school year.  I am looking forward to meeting all the new students that are starting this year and catching up with those children who I have taught already.

I had a fantastic holiday that included a road trip to Brisbane to visit family, plenty of golf, surfing and time with the family.

Below are a few photos from my holidays with my girls Yasi, Matilda and Izzy.


PE Lessons

This Term in PE, students in Years 2-6 will be focusing on Striking and Fielding games and practice for Sports Day (Friday 15th March).  BLC’s students will be developing their Fundamental Movement skills and practicing for their Sports Day tabloid events.

Courier Cup

On Thursday 28th of February the District Swimming Carnival will be taking place at Mountain Pool, Mt Barker. St Michael’s children born 2006-2009 who are proficient swimmers are invited to come to our first training session next Wednesday 6th of February at Woodside pool. Please see the document below for further details.

Courier Cup Trial Note 2019-2dch0a8

Sporting success outside of School

At St Michael’s we have a large number of students who experience success in sporting pursuits outside of school hours. I like to use this blog as a way of celebrating these achievements so please feel free to email through any photos / results and I will do my best to share them with our community.

Congratulations Hudson Judd who was selected to represent the U12 Fleurieu District Cricket team. Maybe one day that baggy red cap will be a baggy green.

Congratulations also to Nari and Nixon Freckleton who’s teams won their respective age groups at the recent Australia Day STARplex Basketball Carnival.



The St Michael’s Kindergym is continuing to grow with new children enrolling every week. We recently had the very talented Briony Williams from Sundays Child Photography take some snaps of the kids in action. Please get in contact with the front office if you are interested in getting your pre-schoolers active on a Thursday morning.

Term 3 News

Hi All,

P.E Lessons

Welcome back to another exciting Term of P.E at St Michael’s. This term, students in Years 2-6 will be participating in ‘Invasion Games’ for the first four weeks. For those of you who are wondering, an invasion game is any game or sport that involves attacking an oppositions territory while defending your own. Games such as Netball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Capture the Flag etc are all types on invasion games. Foundations and Year 1’s will continue to develop their Fundamental Movement Skills and participation in small games. The second half of the term will see all student from F – 6 participating in Gymnastics.

SAPSASA Basketball

On Thursday the 26th of July, 10 enthusiastic Year 6 St Michael’s boys competed in the Year 6/7 State SAPSASA Basketball Championships at Wayville basketball stadium. Playing against opposition that were a year older, our boys fought hard but struggled to score against the taller players from the other teams. Despite not winning a game on the day the St Michael’s players effort could not be questioned and every match they improved, reducing the opposition scores with persistent defence while increasing our scoring opportunities. A huge thanks to Justin Bubner who coached the boys on the day and helped develop their knowledge of the game.

Knockout Football

An impressive victory over Plympton Primary School on Friday 27th of July sees our Knockout Football team through to the semi finals of the State Small Schools SAPSASA competition. We now are taking on Happy Valley this Friday. Best of luck boys!!

City to Bay

The City to Bay is happening again this year on the 16th of September. Last year St Michael’s had roughly 30 students and parents participate in the event. This year we would like to increase that number again. What a great opportunity to get out and get fit by walking, jogging or running in the 3km, 6km or 12km events. I along with Mrs Taylor will be holding some training sessions on Thursday after school to help prepare for the event. So register now and feel free to chat to me if you have any questions.






Term 2 news and Term 1 Highlights

Hi All,

Welcome back to another exciting term of P.E at St Michael’s. The calendar is already filling up with many exciting activities and carnivals with Knockout sports and the District Cross Country all happening in the first four weeks of term.

In P.E lessons students in the BLC will continue to develop and refine their fundamental movement skills through a variety of activities that allow them to throw, catch, hit, kick, control objects and move in space. The other learning communities will be focusing on Net and Wall games including HandBall and  Tennis (JLC), Volleyball (MLC +SLC),  Table Tennis (SLC) and Badminton (MLC).

I hope that Term 2 can be as rewarding as Term 1. Below are a few highlights from our students performances this last term.

Courier Cup

We placed 3rd overall and had 6 students selected to represent the Barker SAPSASA District at the State Swimming Championships. The students below were selected to represent the Barker district at the SAPSASA State Championships following their outstanding performances at the Courier Cup event.


Sports Day

Despite unfavourable conditions, the weather didn’t dampen the students spirit or performances. The day allowed the students to display their skills in the different events that they had been training for in P.E.  I was very proud of their efforts and behaviour on the day.  Once all the races had been run and won it was Zebra well on top, followed by Bengalee then Prince George.  A huge thanks to Novalene for all the work and assistance in the lead up to and the day, Lee-Anne in the scoring tent and to all the students, teachers, parent volunteers and spectators who helped in the 2018 St Michael’s Sports Day.



Barker SAPSASA Athletics Day

This year St Michael’s successfully defended the adjusted trophy title at the Barker SAPSASA Athletics carnival and came third overall.  Our team preformed extremely well.  A number of our competitors won their events and earned themselves spots in the District team that will be competing at Santos Stadium later in the year at the State Championships.  A special mention to Elle-Rose Shearer who won the trophy for best female athlete.

Knockout Sports

We entered two Knockout teams in Term 1 (cricket and softball) but unfortunately  were unable to make it through the first rounds of competition.

Our cricket team lost to Aldgate primary who had great depth in their batting and bowling line up and were two strong for the St Michael’s team.


In softball we played Woodcroft Primary School and unfortunately ran out of time in the final innings going down by 3 runs in a nail biting finish. Apologies for no team photo.


I look forward to sharing the Term 2 action with you shortly.

Mr P