Faction Athletics Carnivals 2019

From Sue Kenny and Anita Putt

UPDATE – Due to the weather forecast for today (Monday 2 September) the distance events will start at 11.45am (not 1.15pm as originally programmed).
The morning program will run as planned.

The faction athletics carnival is fast approaching and all the students are busy practising. Keep up to date by checking this post for information.

Wet Weather – Parents will be informed ASAP via FlexiBuzz, Liaison Parents and this website if we need to postpone the carnival day. If the long term forecast is for inclement weather we will make the change early. Please do not call the school office. The backup date is Thursday 12 September.

Students are to wear shoes for all events both Monday and Thursday at our faction carnival. Athletic shoes with plastic or rubber spikes are permitted for events on both days. (No metal spikes are allowed).

MONDAY 2 September

Please find attached Monday`s program below for the finals of long jump, throws and distance events.

Please note that these events are for finalists only and these students will be notified by the end of Week 6.

We need 4 parent helpers to rake the long jump pit on Monday, 2 September

Timeslots -2 helpers per pit



Please email susan.kenny@education.wa.edu.au or anita.putt@education.wa.edu.au if you can help.

Monday Program of Events

THURSDAY 5 September

9.15am-2.40pm at Menzies Reserve

Backup date – Thursday 12 September

This year there will only be one track running, please be aware of spectator areas defined with bunting. It is important that parents are not in the bays to allow for the students to be marshalled by the bay teachers.

All students will be at the carnival for the full day Year 3-6.

Parents are welcome to bring a shared lunch to have with your children. Please be waste free where possible.

No Students are permitted to leave Menzies with their parents – all students must return to school to be dismissed.

Students wear their Faction Tshirts, they need sunscreen, a hat, water and health grazing food for the day as well as lunch.

Dogs are not permitted at this venue when it has been booked for the carnival, so please do not bring any dogs on or off leashes to the carnival.

Parents must adhere to parking rules around Menzies Park (i.e. no double parking) particularly because some of the surrounding streets are on Transperth bus routes. City of Vincent Rangers will be patrolling the area. We encourage you to walk to Menzies Park where possible.

The P&C will be running a cup cake stall for the spectators. Support your faction by bringing along homemade cupcakes (one batch per family) decorated in your faction colour to sell on the day. Bring gold coins to purchase cupcakes and drinks. There will also be a coffee van in attendance from 9.00am.

We need lots of helpers to set up on Thursday, 5 September from 7.30 – 8.30am at Menzies Park.

We are desperately also in need of a volunteer with a trailer or ute to transport hurdles and podium etc from school to Menzies Park on Thursday morning early.

Please email susan.kenny@education.wa.edu.au or anita.putt@education.wa.edu.au if you can help.

Thursday Program of Events



Selection Policy

School and Interschool Teams are selected by teachers on the basis of:

Results/performance at the school carnivals/events.

Training sessions associated with these carnivals/events.

Student’s ability to demonstrate responsible behaviour in line with the School Values Program.

If a student is absent due to injury or illness (not holidays) in the lead up to, or on the day of the carnival/event, and is recognised by the PE Specialists to be one of the top athletes, a re-run may be conducted at the request of the parents/carer or a recommendation by a staff member.

The parent/carer request or teacher recommendation must be made during the training period or within 2 days of the carnival/event and it is the PE Specialists decision to conduct the re-run.

The Interschool Carnival is for selected students in Year 1-6.

Monday 16 September 9.00am-1.20pm

Jumps, Throws and Distance Events

At Floreat Park Primary School

Wednesday 25 September 9:30am – 2:00pm

Full day Carnival

At McLean Oval Floreat


Champion boy and girl are awarded to students with the most points from Championship Events held in Athletics week. Champion events are Long Jump, Throws, Distance and Flat Race, A Division only (in line with Interschool).

Champion boy and girl are only awarded from Year 3-6 students. Year 1 and 2 students do not receive champion points.


In the spirit of sportsmanship and having participation as a priority of this carnival we will not consider any challenges or disputes via video or photographic evidence. We will rely on the judge`s decision. Please keep photos and videos as a celebration of the fun and achievements of the day.