Primary schools from across the Manning Region came together to show off their athletic ability, including St Joseph’s, Bulahdelah; Holy Name, Forster; St Joseph’s, Gloucester; St Joseph’s, Taree; and St Joseph’s, Wingham.
Mrs Amy Arrow and staff from Holy Name Primary School, Forster, led the organisation of the carnival, with members of staff from each of the regional Catholic primary and high schools contributing in different ways to guarantee the success of the carnival.
Students from St Clare’s High School, Taree, were fantastic as our time keepers for the track events and Year 6 student volunteers from Holy Name Primary acted as helpers across both track and field events.
Although there were some hiccups behind the scenes at the start of the day - buses running late and gear vehicles breaking down - you would never have known as the day ran perfectly and ahead of schedule.
As with all successful school events, parent volunteers contributed specialist skills and a thank you goes to Mr Peter Fitzgerald, whose experience as the ‘starter' ensured competitors had a positive experience on the start line.
Holy Name Primary was the Champion School on the day, with four students also taking home Age Champion titles.
We are very proud of the students from Holy Name Primary who will now be representatives at the Diocesan Carnival.
Thank you to all involved, especially the Manning Region Sports Committee which meets each term to plan and make sure the sporting needs of students in the Manning Region are prioritised.
Our best wishes go to the Manning Region Athletics Team who will now head off to the diocesan event in Newcastle next term.