GK runs a wide variety of sporting events throughout the school year, including the GK Fun Run, House Athletics Carnival and Inter-school Sports Competitions.
Students will be given the opportunity to contribute to their house team score by participating in at least four of the following athletic events: high jump, long jump, sprints, 800m, discus, shot put and hurdles.
The sports will be scored using a standardised point system in which children score points for their house according to the set standards for each particular event. These standards will vary for each age group – 9/10 year boys and girls, 11 year boys and girls and 12/13 year boys and girls. The sports will commence at 9.30 AM with the 800m and conclude with the final presentation of the House Shield at 2.40 PM. All grade 3-6 students are expected to attend.
From these sports a squad will be formed in which a final team will be selected to represent the school at the Interschool Athletic Sports to be held in term 3 at Meadowglen Athletic track.
The Cross-Country program involves all students at the school from Grade Prep to six. Students have the opportunity to represent their House either Grevillea, Acacia, Eucalypt and Correa and complete set courses around the school. The students complete laps of the running track in their grades to improve their fitness level and prepare for the cross - country. The emphasis is on fun, participation and giving one’s personal best effort. All students receive a participation certificate
Students in Grade 3/4, 5 and 6 which finish in the top 10 placegetters in the House Cross - Country in their respective age group are given the opportunity to represent the school at this level. The District Cross - Country is held at Bundoora Park. The PE staff train the Glen Katherine team three mornings per week so that they are well prepared for their events. Glen Katherine has won the team award 15 times. Glen Katherine has been well represented at these levels with many State representatives.
DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS!
The GK Cross Country team were successful in winning the Diamond Valley District primary Schools Cross Country that was held at Bundoora Park last Thursday 22nd May. GK won the overall school title by 18 pts from Diamond Creek East PS. It was a great team performance and the students are to be congratulated on their commitment to training and outstanding efforts on the day.
A big thank you to Mary Green, Jai Lincoln, Sharyn Mackay and Shannon Whelan for their terrific support with the training of the students. The preparation shone through with many students performing personal bests. Thank you to Gail Elliott, Jane Byrne and Sherryn Owen for their assistance on the day. Thank you to the GK parents who supported their children with the early morning and after school training.
Summer and Winter sport is held in first and fourth term from 9.00-10.45am on Friday’s in adherence to Glen Katherine’s Sun smart policy. Gr 5 and 6 students participate in either a Darks(A) team or Lights(B) or intra -school sport team. Winter sports - are netball, softball, football and soccer. Summer sports include cricket, basketball, rounders, volleyball and bat tennis
All Gr 5 and 6 students participate in practice sessions which focus upon technique development, rules, team work and strategy. Glen Katherine has achieved many outstanding results with the Darks Football Team winning the State Primary Schools' Title in 2010.