Welcome to the Sports Department 2020
Term 1 is a busy term for the TCAS Sports Department. Please find information regarding PE lessons, timetables and who to contact right here.
Fiona Wilkinson (Term 1) - Sport HOD, PE/Health Teacher for Year 8-13 Students
email: [email protected] Cellphone: 027 416 1380
Tania Barr - Sport Coordinator
email: [email protected] Phone: 4158 036 then select 2 for Student Office or cellphone: 027 220 2673
Year 1-10 students will have two PE lessons per week. We begin our year training for TCAS Athletics Day to be held on Friday 21st February. After that we will focus on Swimming, with our Swimming Sports to be held on Friday 27th March.
Students in Room 19 and above are expected to wear TCAS PE top with shorts or tights at each lesson including appropriate sporting footwear, for junior students this is optional.
Year 1-7 students are part of the South West Otago Sports Activator programme with Shae Robertson coming to school three times per term.
|Class/Year||Teacher||Day of the week|
|Room 2||Miss Pennell||Tuesday & Thursday|
|Room 3||Ms McLaughlin||Tuesday & Wednesday|
|Room 19||Mrs Bopp||Wednesday & Thursday|
|Year 7||Mr Bloxham||Wednesday & Friday|
|Year 8/9||Miss Currall||Thursday|
|Year 10||Miss Currall||Wednesday|
|Senior PE||Mrs Wilkinson||Friday|
When classes move over to the pool, Junior teachers may request parent help to supervise the students.
While representing TCAS at sporting events students are to wear a TCAS PE top with either plain black or blue shorts or tights. When attending ‘sporting events’ students will be issued a numbered tracksuit which incurs a $2 hire fee. This covers wear and tear. Any lost items or major repairs may incur a replacement fee.
PE tops can be purchased from the Office at $40. The Sports Department has a small selection of sizes that can be issued with the tracksuit for ‘one-off sporting events’ for younger students. Year 5 and above students are required to wear one for PE classes
Optional TCAS Sports Hoodies are available. These are something students can wear to attend sporting events but ARE NOT part of the daily school uniform. Sample sizes are at the Students Centre with orders placed when there is enough demand.
Google Forms and communication
When sporting opportunities are available, details are added to the ‘daily notices’ informing the students of how to sign up. These details are also included in the newsletter for parents to read.
Parents of those students who have shown interest will then receive a Google Form email with all details about the activity including time, place, cost, transport required etc.
Most communication will be via email, as we have found this is the quickest and most effective way to communicate with parents.
Fees - Costs
The majority of sporting activities will incur a fee and are required to be paid prior to the date set out in the Google Form. If payment is a concern, smaller frequent payments can be made. Call in to see the Principal to discuss other support we can put in place to ensure your child stays engaged in Sport.
Payments can be made by Cash or Cheque at the Office or by Direct Credit into Bank Account No. 03-1734-0006633-00 with Particulars - ‘Activity' i.e Netball, Reference - Family name.
Sporting Calendar for Term 1
|Hockey (7 weeks)||Balclutha||Monday - start 17th February||Year 1 - 6 students|
|Turf Hockey (7 weeks)||Balclutha||Monday - start 17th February||Year 7 - 8 students|
|Touch (8 weeks)||Balclutha||Wednesday - start 19th February||Year 1 - Adults|
|TCAS Athletics Day||School||Friday 21st February||Whole School|
|Papatowai Challenge||Papatowai||Saturday 29th February||13 years-old & above|
|SOPSSA||Balclutha||Monday 2nd March||Selected 7 - 13 year-olds|
|Clutha Swim Champs||Balclutha||Tuesday 3rd March||Interested Primary students|
|Clutha Triathlon||Balclutha||Tuesday 17th March||Interested Year 5-8 students|
|TCAS Swim Sports||Owaka||Friday 27th March||Whole School|
|Southland Athletics||Invercargill||Saturday 28th March||Selected SOPSSA students|
|Top Team (once a term)||Balclutha||Tuesday 31st March||Interested Year 7-8 students|
|Otago primary Triathlon||Balclutha||Thursday 2nd April||Selected Year 5-8 students|
|Otago Swim champs||Dunedin||Saturday 4th April||Selected primary students|
|Football Tournament||Balclutha||Tuesday 7th April||Year 3 - 6 students|
|Splash 'n' Dash||School||Thursday 9th April||Whole School|
Any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to contact Fiona or Tania.
Fiona Wilkinson and Tania Barr