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Carnivals

CHAC students are provided the opportunity to participate in an Inter-House Carnival in Terms 1, 2 and 3. These carnivals are used to select students to compete for the College in The Associated Schools (TAS) Sport inter-school Carnivals.

Term 1 - Swimming

Years 3 to 6 students compete in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly (25m and 50m) at the Colmslie Pool. Secondary students complete in freestyle, backstoke, breastroke and butterfly (50m and 100m) at the Valley Pool. 

End Term 1/Term 2 - Cross Country

Primary students have the opportunity to run between 500m and 3kms (across the College Campus and surrounding Wetlands). Secondary students have the opportunity to run between 3kms and 5kms (across the College Campus and surrounding Wetlands). 

End Term 2/Term 3 - Athletics

Primary students have the opportunity to participate in a number of Athletic events across two days at the College, with Secondary students competing at both the College and the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC).

Schedule of Events

Once the program for each Carnival is finalised, race times and other information will be added below.

Primary Swimming Carnival

Information

CHAC’s annual Primary Swimming carnival will be held on Friday, 8 February at the Colsmlie Pool (Lytton Road, Morningside). 

Transport

All students are to report to their classroom in the morning and the buses will depart for the pool from 8.30am

Swimwear and Uniform Expectations

All students MUST wear their CHAC Sport Uniforms and CHAC hats to the Carnival. House shirts can be worn once at the Carnival. Students can wear their own swimming togs under their uniforms. Please pack underwear to change into after the Carnival.

No face or body paint, coloured ribbons or streamers are to be worn. 

All competitors are encouraged to wear CHAC swimming togs; however, plain coloured board shorts and one-piece suits are acceptable. All swimmers must bring their own towels to the pool and swim caps are recommended. Only students who are dressed in swimming attire will be permitted to take part.

Age Groups

Students compete in age groups rather than year levels. The age groups are:

  • 8 Years (born 2011)
  • 9 Years (born 2010)
  • 10 Years(born 2009)
  • 11 Years (born 2008)
  • 12 Years (born 2007)

Age Champion
Students who wish to compete for Age Champion must ensure they swim in the first of the 50m events.

Sun Safety

Students should wear sunscreen and apply it regularly throughout the day.

Food and Drinks

The Pool's canteen will not be available for students on the day. Please bring morning tea, lunch and water bottles.

Information for Parents

Parents, please come along! Please keep in mind there is limited seating and shade, therefore we recommend that you bring a chair and hat/umbrella.

Presentations

Ribbons for individual races will be presented throughout the day; however, House presentations will be conducted at an Assembly at a later date.

Schedule

Time

Event
8.30am Students depart school on bus
9.30am Breaststroke events
10.10am Backstroke events
10.50am Freestyle events
12.15pm Butterfly events- Age Championship races only
12.45pm Relays (time permitting)
2pm Clean up
2.15pm Bus departs pool

Please note:

  • 50m and 25m events will be held for each stroke other than butterfly which will be 50m races for age championships. Students wishing to go for age champion must swim in 50m events (times are not recorded for 25m events).
  • The announcer will call events over a loud speaker and students will move to the marshalling area if they wish to participate in that event.
  • Ribbons will be given to students after all races for that stroke are complete, with house presentations to occur at a later date.
  • Students will swim in events according to the age they are turning this year.
  • Students are to remain in their House area between events.
  • All students must remain at the Carnival until the end of the day. If parents wish to take their child home from the Carnival after the pretentions, the class teacher must be notified before the child leaves.

Secondary Swimming Carnival

Information

CHAC’s annual Inter-House Swimming carnival is being held on Wednesday, 13 February at the Valley Pool (423 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley). 

Students have nominated for the events they wish to enter in Homerooms and have been given all details regarding the day. 

Transport

Students competing in the 100m freestyle event must meet in the Tuggerah Centre at 7am to catch the early bus. All other students will attend morning Homerooms as normal then be directed onto buses.

Swimwear Expectations

All students MUST wear their CHAC sports uniforms (ie PE shirts or House shirts) and CHAC caps to the pool. No face or body paint, coloured ribbons or streamers to be worn. Please bring water bottles and sunscreen.

Swimmers can get changed on arrival at the pool. All competitors are encouraged to wear CHAC swimming togs; however, plain coloured board shorts and one-piece suits are acceptable. All swimmers must bring their own towels to the pool and swim caps are recommended. Only students who are dressed in swimming attire will be permitted to take part.

Sun Safety

Students should wear sunscreen and apply it regularly throughout the day.

Other Information

Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and enough food to last the day. A canteen is available at the venue.

Schedule

Program 

Time Event
7am Students in 100m Freestyle races to meet at Tuggerah Centre to board bus at 7.15am sharp!
8.15am 100m Freestyle events begin
8.25am Remaining students report to Homerooms for roll marking
8.40am Remaining students to board buses by House
9.30am 50m Breaststroke
10.20am 50m Backstroke
11.10am 50m Freestyle
12pm 50m Butterfly
12.50pm Relays
2pm Presentations
3pm Students arrive back to College
3.10pm Students dismissed.