2019 has been a record breaker for Emmaus sporting programs. We have had a year of fantastic results at SACSA, SAPSASA and SSSSA competitions in a variety of sports and physical activity pursuits. We have had over one third of our school population involved in our representative, weekly sport teams or our after or before school sporting opportunities. There has been over 50 representative and 10 weekly sport teams, seven different sporting opportunities and our weekly Running Club offered to students and parents over the course of the year. A big thank you to staff and parents who have assisted with these teams and programs in 2019.
There is much planning already underway for 2020 and we look forward to seeing parents and students involved in our growing sports program. Information will be communicated to parents and students via email, Team App, newsletter and College website early in the new year.
When reflecting on the year it has been nice to see many members of the Emmaus community get involved through sport. The benefits that young and mature people get from being a part of a weekly team or competitions are endless. Being physically active is not all about winning or losing, it is about having fun, socialising with their peers making new and strengthening friendships, being challenged and persevering to achieve their best and developing resilience. These are all important life skills whether you are looking to become a Doctor, Teacher or Tradie. Our young people today have many barriers to being active, so during the holidays as a family make the most of this time and do something active together. Whether it is swimming at the beach, walking up Mount Lofty or Morialta, completing a Park Run or going for a family ride, these are times that are greatly beneficial and can be the start of a new passion.
On behalf of the Emmaus H&PE / Sports team staff we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and pray that the holiday period is enjoyable and safe for you all. See you all in 2020!
PE, Health and Sports Coordinator (F - Year 12)