What a magnificent spectacle our school put on for the 2016 Sportsday! Congratulations to the winners, the Spencer Sharks, who narrowly edged out the Vincent Eagles in a hard fought contest.
Students are to be congratulated for their efforts and attitude towards Sports Day. It was great to see so many students trying their hardest in both the individual and team events, supporting and cheering on their team, encouraging individuals and filling in wherever they could. What quality students we have!
A huge thank you to Chelsea Koch, Andrew Mills and the members of the Sports Committee for all they did to bring about sports day. The day ran very smoothly, and this is of course due to all the quality planning and preparation before the event.
Thank you to all the staff of Maitland Area School for all the hard work they put in prior to and on the day. Every single staff member had specific roles on the days and I publicly thank them for their efforts. I would also like to publicly acknowledge Little Athletics who provided the shed for our canteen, equipment and expertise.
A special mention to our House Captains, who showed our true R-12ness with their active encouragement of team spirit. Congratulations must go to the Sharks who won the inaugural Ali Adams cup. It was great to see and I had many positive comments from parents on the day.
To Fiona Hill (who opened the day), our parents, and the wider school community, a huge thank you for your support and encouragement; it's the best I’ve seen on the Yorke Peninsula. Our parents vest a lot of time and interest in our school and it reflects the strength of our school community. I am truly grateful to our parent body for their efforts to make our school the best it can be.
So, congratulations to all. Bring on the Interschools, which this year will be held at Kadina Memorial on Wednesday 30th March (secondary) and Minlaton on Thursday the 31st (primary). We are the defending champions of the Secondary Athletics shield on the Yorke Peninsula and I look forward to our students doing their best and winning again.
As part of our school journey to continually improve I am looking for feedback on how we can make our sports day better. I have set up a 'survey monkey' (online questionnaire) and would appreciate a couple minutes of your time to let me know what is good about sports day and how we can make it better. To share your thoughts and opinions can you please visit the following website and share your thoughts.