Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

PE & Sport

I could not be prouder of our SAASTA team and we finished second over all -  a score based on sports, grades, attendance and behaviour. Well done!Some of the many highlights:

  • Kayla was  recognised as a nominee for SAASTA Student of the year as well as SAASTA academic of the year
  • All students completed their Senior First Aid.
  • We participated in a beach volleyball carnival, netball carnival, surf life saving and went bowling. Phew!
  • We saw Anthony Mundine and had a performance by the rapper Capper. Brilliant!

Our Year 3, 4 and 5 students enjoyed a morning of friendly rivalry last Friday playing in the annual Diamond Cricket competition against students from Ardrossan Area School. The oval was in pristine condition and the parents and friends who gathered to cheer on our four teams were treated to some great sporting behaviour and skill. Each of the four teams played four 20 minute games of cricket. Diamond Cricket is fast moving and requires excellent team cooperation and maximises the participation of all competitors. It was with bated breath that the final tally was counted, as after round 3 the scores were tied. In the final round both schools won 2 games each and so the result was a Draw. This seemed fitting as both schools played like winners!


On the 16th of May “The Screaming Eagles” went to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup. The team is a combined team and has students from four different schools that meet up at Maitland Area School every Tuesday. The team consist of Kirsty Weetra, Kiara Miller, Kiyanne Sansbury, Lynette Wilson, April Wilson and Nicole Walker from Maitland. Willis Daveson, Teekah Chantrill, Tianna Sansbury and myself (Kayla Masters) from Moonta. Stacey Pratt and Sam Power from Ardrossan and Mikey Aplin from Kadina. 

Read more: Aboriginal Power Cup

In P.E with Miss Koch we have been learning how to play European handball.

It’s a cross between netball, basketball and soccer.

We have learnt the rules of what to do and what not to do.  

Read more: European Handball

During last term Georgie, Bethany, Ezra and I all tried out for the SAPSASA netball team.

We went to three trials to impress Lucy Tilbrook (The Coach) she had three others to help her pick her 2 teams.

Georgie, Bethany, Ezra and I all made the team.

So in week 5 of this term we get to play in a carnival in Adelaide for the whole week with 20 other girls from SYP!

hokcey2Students from Years 3 - 7 were fortunate to participate in a Hockey Clinic on Wednesday April 4th .  Dale from Hockey SA conducted the “Hockey2Hockey” clinic, which is a fresh and fun way of introducing students to this sport.The students had a great time and displayed some excellent coordination skills. The sessions were held on our turf area which was perfect for the exercises undertaken. We would like to thank Melissa Moloney, Megan Falco and Julia Poole for their organisation and support of the programme. Maitland Hockey funded this clinic and we are grateful for their positive promotion of the game and encouragement of team work and healthy lifestyle choices.

Cross CountryOur school based Cross Country was run here last Friday.

The students did a mighty job with course lengths varying from 1000 metres for the 5, 6 & 7 year olds to 3000 metres for the 12 year olds and over. First, second and third place getters for both boys and girls received ribbons with all students who participated receiving a certificate of achievement.Miss Koch and I are in the process of choosing the school team to represent us at the YP Cross Country event which will be held in Kadina on Friday May 4th. Selection will be based on our school Cross Country results as well as long runs in PE lessons. In line with our Sports policy behaviour at school and attendance will also be taken into consideration. Letters of offer to participate will go out on the first day back next term.

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