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Congratulations to Thomas Hurley on his 1st place in the U10’s Capricornia Cross Country. All the best at the Queensland Schools Championships in July.

Interhouse Athletics 2022

Our Interhouse Athletics is to be held across 3 days.

  • Thursday 9th June will be the Interhouse Field Events for 9,10,11 and 12 year old students (2013 – 2010) on St Mary’s oval.
  • Tuesday 14th June will be the Interhouse Track Events for years 3,4,5 and 6 at the Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Complex, Boundary Road, Ooralea.
  • The Prep- Year 2 Carnival will be held on Thursday 23rd June. Prep- year 2 will participate in a 65m sprint, 4 x 65m relay and rotate through modified field events and ball games. The junior carnival will be held on St Mary’s oval.

The Interhouse Field Event Day will be broken into two sessions, session 1 starting at 8:40 and session 2 staring at approximately 11:45. Students born 2013 and 2012 will rotate through Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump and High Jump during session 1. Students born in 2011 and 2010 will compete in the same events during session 2. Students should be wearing their sports uniform and remember their hats. Students born in 2014 in year 3 will stay in their classrooms for the day.

The Interhouse Track events will be at the Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Complex, Boundary Road, Ooralea. All students in years 3-6 will bus over to the venue first thing in the morning so please ensure your children arrive to school on time.  Snack, lunch, water bottles and hats will all need to be taken to the field with the students. Students are asked to wear running shoes and socks, HPE shorts and their house shirt.  Students will need to sit with their team rather than with family to ensure they do not miss their race. Events on this day include 800m (optional), 100m, 200m and relays. There is room for spectators if you would like to bring a chair or rug, but please take photos from behind the fence.  If you choose to take your child home early, please let one of the staff members know.

I am in need of volunteers to ensure our carnivals run smoothly. Helpers are needed for marshalling and ribbon writing. Please email with your preferences if you are able to help out. Thank you in advance for your support and to those who have already offered their time.

Simone Sibley
HPE Teacher

HPE Week
Last week St Mary's celebrated Qld HPE Week with special activities to promote the importance of HPE in the learning and development of children. We had a fun filled week with lots of lunch time activities which included Just Dance sessions, hula hoop, monkey bar, parachute and ninja warped wall challenges. As a school we attempted to run 1740km around our school oval which is the same as running from St Mary’s to Somerset (tip of Australia). We ran laps of our oval before school, during PE lessons and as brain breaks in class time but unfortunately did not quite make it. We managed to run 3665 laps of the oval which was about 1356km. This means we ran from Mackay to Archer River which is only 370km below Somerset (tip of Australia).

We have postponed the Staff vs Year 6 Dodgeball Game until we have more students and staff available.

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HPE Lessons Reminder - Please bring your hat!
Parents please note: HPE lessons for the remainder of term 2 will be held outdoors in the sun. Please remind your child to bring their hats to school & ensure they are labelled with their name.