Coolbinia Primary School
Cross Country and Sprint Training
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am

Cross Country and Sprint Training is on!

In the lead up to the Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals we would like to offer some before school training with the focus on running!

This will help kids build healthy muscles, joints, and bones. They can improve endurance, total fitness level, and sports performance. Training can even help prevent injuries and speed up recovery.

We are delighted to have secured the expertise of Level 2 coach Ross Pedlow. Ross is a highly regarded coach of some of Australia’s best triathletes.


Sunshine – Coolbinia School Oval
Rain– Undercover Area


7:30am – 8:15am Wednesday Weeks 2-9


$3 per child


Year 6 Fete
Sep 19 @ 8:55 am – 12:35 pm

Bring along a little a bag / purse with your child’s name on it with small denominations of coins and no notes. Gold coins and 50c pieces are ideal. Parents’ it’s up to you how much you send but as a guide between $10 and $20 would give them a great run at a range of activities which have all been adapted to suit all ages.

8:55am – 10:35am: PP- Year 2 classes

11:00am – 12:35pm: Year 3 – Year 5 classes

Design Technologies Year 5 Incursion
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Faction Athletics Carnival Year 1-6
Sep 20 @ 8:40 am – 2:50 pm

This year sees a change to the dynamics of the Athletics Carnival. We will be adding a rotational team game component to the day, which will see each student participate in a total of 6 team games as well as their traditional age races. The idea behind the change is to see the active time of each student increase significantly from previous years and to instil a greater sense of inclusion.

The day’s schedule is outlined below.

9.00am – 10.15am – SPRINTS

  • Pre Primary races
  • 200m races
  • Sprints Year 1 to 6

10.00am – 10.15am – RECESS

 10.15am – 12.20pm – TEAM GAMES

12.20pm – 1.00pm – LUNCH

 1.00pm – 2.20pm – RELAYS

  • Year 1 – Year 6
  • Grand Relay
  • Parent Teacher Relay


Champions: All PP students will participate in an age race and a range of team games. As such, there will be no championship boy or girl awards for Pre-Primary students, as we would be judging this purely on one age race. Year 1-6 students will have a Champion and R/Up Champion for each gender. Championship events for Year 1-6 include jumps, throws and flat races (‘A’ Divisions only). In the event that there is more than one runner up-identified, a countback system will be used to determine the recipient of the award. If two students have the same score then two championship medallions will be awarded rather than a champion and a runner-up.

Parent involvement: We recognise that faction carnivals can be a time to shine for some children and event placing can become very serious. I would like to respectfully request that parents do not engage judges, whether they are staff or parent helpers, in debates about where students have been placed in specific races. We will endeavour to get all decisions correct and we will have a Chief Judge who will adjudicate where necessary. Video recordings on mobile phones and or other devices will not be used to judge events. Thank you in anticipation of your support with this request.

Safety: As per our community rules pets, even on leads will not be allowed on the oval for the day. Students are encouraged to colour their hair or bring streamers to support their faction, but should apply their colour at home and leave their spray cans at home. The school will have asthma and epipen requirements at the event.

Ordering Lunches and Faction Bays: On the day there will be no lunches available for order at the canteen; however, there will be a sausage sizzle running, including burgers. Students therefore should still bring a packed Recess at the very least. Students will be leaving all bags locked in their classrooms and be dismissed to retrieve their food at Recess and Lunch breaks. This will avoid any food and rubbish being left in the Faction Bays.

Recess and Lunch: As we will be having ample break times for Recess and Lunch, we respectfully ask that parents don’t enter the bays during race times. Throughout Recess and Lunch, parents are welcome to collect students from their classroom teachers and take students to sit with them during these break periods.

We hope you are able to join us on the day and we look forward to your positive support. Please remember the day is about participation and enjoyment for all our students.

Printable Program – Faction Athletics – 2018

Last Day of Term 3
Sep 21 all-day
Assembly – ELC3 PP/Year 1
Sep 21 @ 8:35 am – 9:35 am

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Welcome to Coolbinia Primary School. We cater for students from 4 years of age (Kindergarten) through to those who are completing their primary education (Year 6).

We look forward to your involvement with Coolbinia Primary School and trust that a close and effective working relationship between the school and home will be established in order to ensure the optimum climate for the education of your child/children. The school regards parents as partners in education.

  • Coolbinia Primary School opened in 1955
  • Children come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds
  • The school has a history of outstanding academic achievement.

All enrolments, mail, general enquiries and financial transactions are completed through the school office (8:30am-3:00pm each school day).

The school Executive Team comprises:

  • Principal – Paul Westcott
  • Associate Principal – Debra Holland
  • Corporate Services Manager – Christine Rowett

Regular bulletins inform parents/guardians of any necessary changes to information and serves to keep the community informed of school activities, organisation and procedures.  We encourage the community to regularly check the school website for information.

We look forward to working with you to attain the best educational outcomes for your child.

Paul Westcott