Last week we had 10 children travel to Sydney to compete in the Armidale Diocesan swim squad at the Polding Carnival at SOPAC. The children competed against children from other Catholic schools from across the northern half of the state, so the competition was very tough. The team managers noted the commendable sportsmanship of the children on the day. Below are the results for our swimmers.

Girls 8yrs 50m FreestyleIsabella Harding-Brown 10th & Georgia King 18th
Boys 9yrs 50m FreestyleThomas McDougall 11th
Boys 10yrs 50m FreestyleEdward McCann 16th
Boys 11yrs 50m FreestyleHugh Mitchell 6th
Junior 50m Backstroke BoysXavier Parris 10th 
11 yrs 50m Backstroke BoysHugh Mitchell 10th
Junior 50m Butterfly BoysThomas McDougall 5th
Junior Boys IMThomas McDougall 11th
Junior Boys RelaySt Nicholas Tamworth - Oliver Riley, Xavier Parris, Thomas McDougall & Edward McCann - 7th
Senior Boys RelaySt Nicholas Tamworth - Nathaniel Stimson, Hugh Mitchell, Mason Hill & Otto Atkinson - 5th


The school cross country will be held on Friday 30th of April at Powerhouse Park. Students will walk to and from the park. Parents are welcome to come and watch. A timetable of the day will be included in the newsletter in the coming weeks.


The Diocesan Cross Country will be held in Barraba on Friday 7th May 2021. The children will be given the opportunity to catch the bus to Barraba.


Often I get emails from parents sharing successes that children have had in their chosen sports outside of school. Due to the fact that there are so many different sports and so many children competing in these it is difficult to publish these successes for fear of missing out on acknowledging a sport or an achievement. I do love hearing about these though and try to speak to the children individually about this. I especially love hearing the sportsmanship stories

Touch Football

Touch Football will have a break over the holiday period and resume on MONDAY 26TH APRIL 2021. Parents, if you are ever in doubt as to whether the game is on or cancelled due to inclement weather or closed fields, please check the Tamworth Touch Association Facebook page. This page will have the most up to date information for the day.  Thankyou for your understanding with this matter.


On Friday 23rd April we have 16 children travelling to Bathurst to try out for the Polding teams in Netball, Rugby League, Hockey and Soccer. Good luck to the following children 


Rugby League Opens - Parker O'Neile, Sully Butler and Kurtis Laidlaw 

Rugby League 11 years - Kobi Hamlin and Jace Single.

Soccer - Thomas Mahony.

Hockey - Oliver Traill, Xavier Wakely, Elliott Rodda, Blake Judd, Molly Klasen and Macy Marshall.


Notes were given out this week to children who play touch football in Year 5 and 6 to nominate for the Diocesan Touch Trials in Tamworth on Friday 26th March 2021. These trials will now be on Thursday 1st April  due to the rain last week. Good luck to Callum Anderson, Kobi Hamlin, Tom Holland, Angus Davidson, Thomas Gillies, Cooper Jones and Jamie McGregor. 


Dear Netball Families, 


All uniforms have been given out, all coach packs have been given out and all team gear bags have been handed out. Your coaches should be getting in touch with you before the end of the holidays. 


Please note that due to some of our teams (especially in Year 4 & 5) being low in numbers, your child may be invited to play up to help out. Of course you can say no, but I urge you to consider to help out these teams. Usually one coach will contact the other coach and you will be asked in advance. 


Netball begins on Saturday 24th April 2021 at the Dome. Please keep an eye out for court allocations. We will also be given one or two duties to help out. I'll inform you of them as I'm advised of times and dates. 


All the best for the coming Easter break!


Emma Elliott