School on a sporting roll

Drawing towards the end of the term, students from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are out and about representing the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School just about every day.

“These children are great sports people and do an incredible job representing our school, but also seem to be working hard to  keep their school work and homework up to date,” class teacher Jacqui Wait said.

Cross-country runners represented the school well at Coolah last Friday, June 16.

Cross-country runners represented the school well at Coolah last Friday, June 16.

A total of 14 students from The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School cross country team travelled almost five hours from Tenterfield to compete at the beautiful Coolah Golf Course.

The Zone cross country event was held on Friday, June 16 with Zali, Bonnie, Elsie, Bella and Zephyr competing in the 12/13 year event. Luci and Thomas competed in the 11 year event with Oska, Jessika, Sahri, Ellie and Lucy competing in the 10 year race.

Competing in the 8/9 years section were Beth and Seth.

Whilst none of the students made it through to the next stage, they certainly did a fabulous job, leaving a great impression as to the competiveness of children from Tenterfield. - Emily Ryan

“There are approximately 60 competitors in each age group and whilst none of the students made it through to the next stage, they certainly did a fabulous job, leaving a great impression as to the competitiveness of children from Tenterfield,” their teacher/coach Emily Ryan said.

“It was great to cheer them all across the finish line.

“They represented our school and their region with a great deal of pride with many parents, carers and grandparents also in Coolah to cheer them on.”

These girls have made it to round three of  the PSSA soccer knockout competition.

These girls have made it to round three of the PSSA soccer knockout competition.

The school’s girls soccer team is travelling to Warialda Public School on Friday, June 34 in the PSSA soccer knockout competition for the region. This will be the third round for the team.

The first round was a bye however the second round saw them compete against Glen Innes defeating them 2/1 with Elly and Mia scoring goals.

Teacher/coach Mel Bridge said the team’s sportsmanship and encouragement amongst themselves was outstanding.

The school’s football team has also seen some very impressive results this term and next week will be travelling to Newling Public School advancing to the fourth round of the PSSA Rugby League Knockout.

The football team has advanced to the fourth round of the PSSA Knockout.

The football team has advanced to the fourth round of the PSSA Knockout.

Geoff Swan has put a lot of work into coaching this team and at this stage they seem to working well together and providing some excellent competition for the other teams in the region.

Meanwhile the girls touch football team is also playing very well this term and will compete at Federation Park against Guyra Public School this Thursday, June 22.

Their coach Vicki Zappa reminded the girls that playing touch is about showcasing their skills and making connections with other students within the region.

These touch football girls know it's all about making connections.

These touch football girls know it's all about making connections.

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