Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia


PE & Sport


Along with Ardrossan Area School and Maitland Lutheran School we hosted the SYP Primary Athletics day here on Thursday March 22nd.

Maitland area School students were selected to participate in the day due to their performance at our school’s sports carnival. Again, I would like to thank the wonderful parent support we received for this event.

The catering was superbly provided and organised by our Parent & Friends group and the Cougars Netball club. The SYP Health Promotion van was also on site and the staff of this recently sent me an email commenting on their enjoyment of the day and the great sporting behaviour and manners of the students. 

All our competitors represented the school proudly and certainly did their very best. Shai-Ann Campbell broke the 13 year old girls 800 metres record. Other medal winners were Montana Briggs for the 10 year old girls 100 metres and 800 metres and Tyson Frensch for the 12 year old boys high jump.

On the 8th of March Maitland Area School held their annual Twilight Sports day. The three teams Yorke, Spencer and Vincent all competed for the Barry Koch Cup. The teams dressed up in their team colours with coloured hairspray, Zinc and also decorated the team tent. I say Yorke's looked the best.

The official opening was done by Chirs Langford at 1pm. He got everyone pumped and then after that the events began.

We had to pick 6 events out of High Jump, Long Jump, Shot put, Discus, 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m.

I did High Jump, Discus, 100m, 200m 400m and 800m.

The under 6 – under 11 did tabloid events. Some of these activities included an obstacles course, bean bag throw, Goal throw and many more fun events. They also got the chance to do high jump, long jump, Shot put, discus, and the 100metre sprint.

After all the events finished, it was time for a bit of fun. Miss Koch organised for a mascot race and a parent, teacher, and student relay. The mascot for Yorke was Sonic the hedge hog, Spencers was a green ballerina and Vincent's was a Devil.

Once that finished it was time to present the winners of the age groups and the Barry Koch Cup. I won the under 12 cup and so did many other people in other age groups.

Spencer ended up winning the day with Yorke coming 2nd and Vincent came 3rd. The results were very close and everyone did really well and should all be proud of themselves.

Many Thanks go to Miss Koch for organising the day and to all her many helpers. Also many thanks must go to all the parents who helped out.

Thanks to Chris Langford for coming and doing the official opening and also to the Governing Council for cooking a yummy tea.

Well done to all the teams and everyone who helped made this day possible.


Aquatics CampAs part of their PE course, the Year 10/11 PE class spent two days at Port Vincent.

The Aquatic course has been a popular event on the student calendar in the past and this year was no different.

The weather was kind for both days (unlike last week!) meaning the fourteen students wewre able to fully enjoy the swimming, boating and other water-based activities.

The Year 10s had a real mixture of activities that included knee boarding, wind surfing, sailing, snorkelling and kayaking.

The Year 11s' time was more focused and intensive, with the five students completing a two-day course in Kayaking, an integral component of their SACE.

It was a great two days and I'd like to thank Secondary Coordinator Leigh Rothe for helping with supervision on the Monday night.

2012 Splash CarnivalSpencer were victorious in a very tight competition – final scores were Spencer 25 ½ , Yorke 24 ½ and Vincent 22.

House captains Ben Smart and Maddie Greenslade accepted the Julie Adams Cup on behalf of Spencer I would like to thank them, plus other house captains Connor Briggs, Brianna Schwartz [Yorke] and Henry Honner and Shai-ann Campbell [Vincent] for the wonderful work they did to encourage younger students and help with the organisation of the event – fantastic ambassadors for our school!

The Splash Carnival is held as a celebration of the confidence and skills students have learned during our school’s swimming lessons. For this we must also thank our swimming teachers Tara Segasa and Naomi Davey.

The crowd of family members supporting our students, along with the beautiful weather conditions and excellent sporting behaviour ensured a fun time was had by all.

Congratulations to all of the MAS students involved in SAPSASA sports and a big thank-you to the students and their families for their support and willingness to help out during trainings and carnivals - it’s been much appreciated. 

Read more: SAPSASA State Carnivals

The students and staff were very nervous about the lead up to the Aboriginal Power Cup Carnival as none of us had participated in it before. The carnival consisted of football matches, a formal dinner and career expos.
Our students found the Career Expo quiet useful as they learnt about a few different careers of interest and gave some students a bit of a clear idea of what they would like to do when they leave school.
The Formal dinner was exciting with four awards being presented on the night Our SAASTA group took out two of the awards for Best Team Song and Best Guernsey which Joel Lawrie designed. The students were thrilled to have won the awards. 

Read more: SAASTA: Power Cup

On Thursday 19th of May we had a visit from Paul Vandenburg, Wade Thompson, Byron Picket and Amy Rogerson, who work for the Port Adelaide Football Club.

They came to Maitland Area School and talked about careers, team goals, personal goals, team building and also ran through some football drills with the students, which they found useful.

We were also lucky enough to have the Para West Adult Campus SAASTA students visit us. They are the team that Maitland SAASTA students will be joining with for the Power Cup Carnival. This gave our students the opportunity to meet their new team mates.

On the training side of things the teams are starting to take shape as they are improving on their ball skills, fitness and working more as a team.

We played Mr Salmon's 6/7 Class at soccer this week. We divided into three teams of five and each had two games of five minutes. It was a very close game with only one goal scored. Unfortunately for us, it was scored by the other class.


Thankfully after a wet few days leading up to this event the rain held off on Thursday March 24th when we travelled to Yorketown Area School to participate in the SYP Primary Interschool Sports Day.

Teacher supervisors on the day were Miss Shepherd, Miss Koch and Mrs Hector who commented on the excellent behaviour and the skills students were able to display in the athletic events.

Our students were very competitive and represented Maitland Area School proudly. Individual medal winners on the day were Tyson Reid, Havanah Zilm- Smith, Jarrad Powell, Ashley Williams and Jorja Schilling.

A very special thank you to Julie Bagshaw, Ali Adams and Fiona-Lee Colliver who managed the U10 /U11 Long Jump pit and to parents, Naomi Davey, Julia Poole, Jacinta Oster and Keryl Schilling, who had official marshalling duties. As with many events, we both rely upon and truly appreciate, the support given to us by our school community.

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