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.
As part of the SAASTA program students were required to plan and prepare a healthy meal suitable for an athlete and serve to an invited guest. The meal chosen was a chicken chilli wrap. Each student was given a job involving the preparation of the meal. The jobs they were given were purchasing ingredients, setting the table, preparation of the meal - and cleaning up of course!
Students had a special visit from Toni Howard, head office of SAASTA and Andrew Gravestocks, Principal of Maitland Area School who both dined and enjoyed the meal. Toni was really impressed and would like to congratulate everyone on the event. Her feedback to the team was glowing! She was particularly taken with the numbers of community members present. One of the SAASTA students Dylan Walker said “the meal was enjoyable, and it was good to have the community members there supporting us”.
In the end it was a big success and all the students had a great day. We look forward to the students achieving their assessments and goals.