School Swimming Program 2017
All students will be participating in a eight day Swimming Program run by Don Tatnell Leisure Centre this term. The program, conducted by professional swimming instructors, is designed to develop the confidence and skills of all children, catering for non-swimmers through to those of squad level.
Swimming lessons will be held from Monday 11 September to Wednesday 20 September at the following times:
|Session Time/s||9:30 - 10:00||10:00 - 10:30||10:30 - 11:00||11:00 - 11:45||12:15 - 1:00||1:00 - 1:45||1:45 - 2:30|
|Bus pick-up from school (time)||8:55||9:25||9:55||10:25||11:25||12:25||1:10|
|Bus pick-up from Don Tatnell (time)||10:20||10:50||11:20||12:00||1:25||1:50||2:35|
|Class||Foundation||Gr 2||Gr 1||Gr 3||Gr 6||Gr 5||Gr 4|
All children will travel to and from the Swimming Centre by bus and will need to wear their bathers to school, underneath their uniform. Children will also need to bring spare underwear and a towel for changing afterwards and they must bring a swimming cap which should be clearly named. Swimming caps will be available from the Swimming Centre on the first day for those without one and a limited number will be available from the school office from Monday 4 September for $8.00 each. We encourage you to purchase these before swimming begins. For safety reasons, no aerosol deodorants are to be brought to the pool.
Swimming lessons are an integral part of our Physical Education Program and all children are expected to attend. We do understand that there are some circumstances that prevent your child from swimming. If this is the case, then please send notification in writing as soon as you know they won't be participating, so we can provide the Swimming Centre with an accurate number of participants.
Thank you to those of you who have already paid for this program. For those who have not yet paid, would you please make your payment as soon as possible (payment using QKR is preferred). You can pay in installments if you wish as long as all money is paid by Thursday 31 August. If you are not sure whether or not you have paid, please check the statement which was emailed to you on Friday 11 August (where an email address has been supplied) or ask at the office.
The total cost of the program is $90.00 per child for Years 3 to 6 and $75.00 per child for Foundation to Year 2. This amount covers the cost of transport, pool admission and expert swimming instruction. This price is for the whole program and unfortunately, there are no refunds for missed lessons. If you have difficulty in affording this program, please feel free to speak confidentially with James Whitla.
Parents wishing to use any CSEF credit on their account (if applicable) or who pay by BPay will need to tick the appropriate box on the permission slip sent home in your child's purple pocket. BPay codes are included on your account statement.
All parents, please fill in the permission slip and return it to your child's classroom teacher, along with your payment by Thursday 31 August.
Scott Chalwell - PE Co-ordinator