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Athletics carnival

26/03/2019

​Throughout the coming weeks, all of our students will be encouraged to represent their house in the annual Inter House Athletics Carnival.  Pre-Carnival events will begin in Week 9 of this term during lunchtimes and will culminate with a half and full day of competition on Thursday and Friday in Week 3 of Term 2.  All events will be conducted on school grounds.  Some of the field events and the associated equipment have an inherent risk level of ‘High’ and, as such, we are writing to inform you of the ‘High’ risk level field events that your child may nominate to participate in to gain valuable house points.

The following field events according to the Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) activity guidelines are classified as ‘High; risk activities:

  • Discus
  • High Jump (Fosbury Flop-competency certificate is required from HPE staff)
  • Javelin

All students will be provided with a comprehensive safe operation demonstration prior to the commencement of the activity under Teacher supervision.  All equipment (including required protective equipment) will be suitable for the activity, properly maintained, appropriately used and will comply with the relevant safety standards. 

Should you have any concerns or do not give permission for your child to participate in the ‘High’ risk field events mentioned above, please contact Mr Marcus Weller to further discuss this matter.

Fosbury Flop Competency Certificate Required

Please note that competitors in the High Jump (using Fosbury Flop) events at the Chinchilla State High School Track and Field Carnival, are required to produce a certificate signed by a registered teacher with competence (knowledge and skills) in the teaching of high jump or an accredited coach in these events (minimum Level Two ATFCA qualification), stating that the athlete is competent in the execution of the event. Competency for the purposes of this certification means that the student can execute the technique at a standard which is not likely to cause an unreasonable risk to the safety of themselves, other competitors, or officials. A parent/carer is also required to give consent and sign a medical declaration confirming the athlete’s suitability to compete in the High Jump using the Fosbury Flop. Students must pick up an athletics training note from M Block staffroom to take part in training sessions to work towards gaining a certificate of competency. Students who do not gain certification will still be able to compete performing the scissors technique during the carnival.