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







Sports Day Programme Update

Hi All,

Please find below an updated copy of the 2018 Sports Day Programme. A correction has been made to the age groups in the afternoon sprint races at 4:30pm.


Please note that High Jump and Long Jump will still take place at Sports Day despite ‘Jump Offs’ happening this Friday. At Sports Day students attempts will receive points depending on the standard they achieve for their efforts.


Mr P


Sports Day

Hi All,

Sports Day

The 2018 school year is in full swing and in P.E we have started to prepare for sports day with the children practicing the various events they will be participating in on the day. A few events will be competed prior to sports day due to the time they take to determine a winner or a shortage of space on the day. The following events will be held early.

Long Jump – Friday 9th of March

High Jump– Friday 9th of March

Students will need to qualify for the above events by clearing certain Height/Lengths in their P.E lessons this week. A note will be sent home on Thursday if a students has been successful in qualifying for the Friday ‘Jump Offs’.  This is only applicable to students in years 2-6

Distance Run – Wednesday 14th of March @1:50pm on the Oval.

2018 Programme

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Please note that our Twilight sports day starts at 1:00pm. Students can start arriving at school at 12:30pm to be in class for roll call at 12:45. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the day to watch the kids participate in a wide range of sporting activities and I will again be looking for volunteers to assist on the day so don’t be shy in filling out the ‘Helper Notes’ that went out last Thursday.

See you all soon,

Mr P



Welcome to 2018

Hi All,

Welcome to a new year a St Michael’s. I am looking forward to seeing all the fresh faces around the school and catching up with those children who I have taught already.  I had a relaxing break spending time with family and friends in Adelaide, Goolwa Beach and doing numerous day trips to keep my girls occupied. One of my favourite trips was to Monarto Zoo where we explored walking trails and all the different animals the zoo keeps. I hope all the students had a relaxing break and are excited for a very busy 2018.

Family Trip to Monarto

Izzy @ Sellicks Beach

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 16th March).  BLC’s students will be developing their Fundamental Movement skills and practicing for their Sports Day tabloid events.

Courier Cup

On Thursday 1st of March the District Swimming Carnival will be taking place at Mountain Pool, Mt Barker. St Michael’s children born 2006-2008 who are proficient swimmers are invited to come to our first training session next Wednesday 7th of February at Woodside pool. Please see the document below for further details.

Courier Cup Trial Note 2018-25yyrvf

Good Luck Tanayah and Emily

Next week Tanayah and Emily are jetting off to Hawaii to compete at the ‘Hawaiian Athletic Cheerleading Championships’ in Honolulu. Their Cheer club ‘Rebel 4orce’ are sending two teams after receiving a ‘Hawaii bid’ last year.   The girls will be competing in the Junior level 3 section.

Good luck girls, we look forward to hearing about the trip!






What a Year!!

On our final day of the year I would just like to say a huge thanks to the St Michael’s school community for a fantastic year of sport and physical education.

During PE lessons students have been engaged risk taking learners willing to develop new skills and try different sports. My teaching highlights during lesson time included Gymnastics with the BLC, modified Invasion Games with the JLC, Golf with the MLC and Team Handball with the SLC.

Outside of the classroom St Michael’s has performed outstandingly at District SAPSASA championships coming fourth at the Courier Cup and winning the       Cross-Country event at Woodside and the adjusted trophy at the Athletics carnival held at Oakbank.


We also competed in a number of Knockout SAPSASA events including Netball, Football, Soccer, Interschool Gymkhana and Cricket. All these teams performed extremely well with a special mention to our Cricket team who made the State final finishing runners up to Angaston Primary.

This year we had 30 students represent the Barker SAPSASA District at State Carnivals in a range of sports including Golf, Softball, Athletics, Cross Country, Hockey, Netball, Football, Soccer and Swimming.  A special mention must go to Elle Rose Shearer who represented SA in Cross Country and Athletics and Archie King, Georgia King and Charlie Shearer who all competed for SA in softball at the recent Pacific Games.


Finally I would like to thank all the parent volunteers that help throughout the year. Without your help and support the extra curricular activities our students get to be involved in would not be possible.

May you all have a blessed and safe holiday and I look forward to doing it all again in 2018.

Thanks again,

Mick Phillips


Well Done Team!

Congratulations to all the St Michael’s students and parents who participated in the City to Bay this year. It was a fantastic day with beautiful weather and good company to celebrate our achievements with!

I would personally like to say a huge thanks to this amazing crew who provided me with the motivation to train for and run in the City to Bay this year. I am already looking forward to the 2018 run and I hope we can continue to grow the number of participants from our awesome school community.