Speical Events 2011
Clean Up Australia Day was held one day early in Maitland this year, with a keen and energetic group of nearly 30 adults and children combining forces with the Maitland Tidy Towns committee at the Retirement Village.
Groups worked along the cemetery road clearing fallen trees and rubbish then tidied the western fence line of the school and the adjoining path.
Organiser Mark Hector said he was pleased with the turnout and thanked volunteers and children for their times and effort.
The weather was kind to us and the crowd was as enthusiastic as the competitors. I must make special mention of the house captains who assisted very capably with the organisation and were extremely supportive of younger students in the pool.
Congratulations to Spencer House who won the day with a score of 33 points, followed by Yorke with 27 points and Vincent with 24 points.
Mrs Julie Adams, whom the cup is named after, was on hand for the presentation to captains Jackson Bruce and Georgie Robinson. Thank you to all parents and other family members who joined us on the day, creating a great atmosphere to accompany the excellent sporting behaviour displayed by the students.
Long-jump, javelin, discus, shot-put and long jump stations have been set up on the Secondary oval with students rotating between them.
Many students are already showing improvement and it's been terrific to see older students coaching and encouraging the younger ones.
Getting camera angles right from the top of the scaffolding was tricky but soon the most difficult shot of the day was done and the classes began coming through the new venue ready for individual and class photos.
Family photos were finished just after lunch and a big thank you must go to the office staff for their organisation, to SSO Helyn Southwood for her work and the efficient and professional approach of our photographers.