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30 January 2019

A Sports Update

  • Sport and PE

Welcome or welcome back for the 2019 School Year. As many of you know sport is integral part of the life of the College and as we have seen in previous years the sports program continues to grow with more opportunities for all students with the intent to increase participation and the number of people living a healthy and active lifestyle.

With that in mind the school calendar is a place where we can all look upon for event dates, times and locations. Events that we have the opportunity to participate in are our annual House Athletic and Swimming Carnivals, Running Club, After School Sport House Competitions, SAPSASA, SSSA and SACSA sporting competitions and many more. Our fortnightly newsletter will also include relevant upcoming dates, but for those who would like to know in advance please look to the College calendar that can be found on our new College website.

Running Club

Running Club will recommence Week 3, Tuesday 12 February and will run each week from 7.30am to 8.10am. This club is open to all Emmaus students in Years 3 - 9, parents and staff. Last year we had strong support from the Emmaus community and hope that this will continue again. The purpose of this club is to get more students active before school, build relationships, start the day off on a good note and engage their brains before starting a day of learning. For parents it is an opportunity for them to also work with or compete against their children, feel a part of a small community and develop relationships. All you need to bring is a water bottle and wear clothing that will enable you to be active and comfortable. Any questions please speak to Mr Max Dal Santo or myself.

Table Tennis

This Term for Middle and Senior School students we will be intending to offer, for the first time, after school Table Tennis and Tennis competitions. The Table Tennis competition will be held each Tuesday and commence in Week 3, 13 February, 3.20pm - 4.30pm (approx.) and the Tennis competition will follow commencing on Tuesday 12 March Week 7 (after the long weekend). Students will compete as individuals and in doubles over the course of the four weeks. Students will compete against only those who have signed up in a round robin tournament earning points for their respective House. Students will be able to sign up via a Google Form that will be emailed to them directly prior to these competitions. Each week will be supervised by a member of staff and assisted by responsible student leaders. Each sport will run for 4 weeks and those who sign up will need to be present for those four weeks of competition. More specific information will be sent out to registered students.

Student Achievements

Those who are new to Emmaus, each fortnight we like to acknowledge student achievements to the wider Emmaus community. Student achievements such as making a development squad, state team, making qualifying for finals, winning a premiership, attending nationals or anything else sport related. Last year we had many student achievements and acknowledging them each fortnight was great enabling staff and other students to congratulate them on their efforts, further enhancing our College community.

Student Achievements for end of 2018:

  • Fraser (Year 10) won Gold in the Under 17 Boys 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 200m relay, Sienna (Year 8) won Silver in the Under 14 Girls 4 x 100m relay, Praiselyn (Year 5) won gold in the Under 10 Girls 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays and Miracle (Year 7) won Gold in the Under 13 Girls 4 x 100m relay at the Athletics State Relay Championships, held at Santos Stadium.
  • Scarlett (Year 10) has been recruited to the SANFL Next Generation Academy U16s Female Talent Squad for Port Adelaide Football Club (Port Power).


The ADELAIDE COBRAS would like to welcome any Emmaus soccer players to come and tryout for their club. For anyone that decides that Cobras is their home they are willing to discount the fees for any Emmaus Children by $100 per child, the fees for 2018/2019 season are as follows: Under 12 - Under 17 $745 will now be $645, Under 10 - Under 11 $645 will now be $545 and Under 6 – Under 9 $595 will now be $495. If you have any queries please contact ACAFC Football Director Nick Georgiou on 0411 181 234.

If you have any other questions or queries about H&PE/Sport matters please do not hesitate to contact myself via email or at the College on 8292 3888 and I will be happy to assist where possible. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your children over the coming year.

Daryl Porter
H&PE / Sports Coordinator (F-Year 12)