Swimming Carnival Wrap-up

It was a spectacular day at the Fitzroy Pool on Friday February 28th. Not too hot, not too cold – just perfect for a swimming carnival. The day started out with a fashion parade at Fitzroy High (Blue most orderly, Green most chanting, Red best banners, Gold most sporty/best conga line) then we walked down to the pool in our houses. Feverish competition separated by fun novelty events was the story of the day. We had many great individual performances – year winners will be recognised at the next school assembly at the end of March.

New teachers to the school got right into the spirit dressing in their colours and cheering on their houses. Building on some initial success last year, we have tried to have more student directed leadership with house leaders from Junior (year 7 and 8), Intermediate (year 9 and 10) and Senior (year 11 and 12).

For the second consecutive year, Green house dominated showing spirit and skill to earn the bragging rights from the Swimming Carnival. Excellent leadership combined with superior numbers of swimmers pushed them well past the competition. Congratulations on a well earned victory.

On a personal note, it was really great for me to see some students who want to jump in the pool for their house or have a go just for the sake of having fun and being active. It is what the day is all about and the best way to have fun.

Athletics Carnival is set for Thursday April 24th – be ready Green. We are coming to get you.

Neil McLean