The intensive swimming program for Year Three to Six (in 2022) will be conducted at WynActive Aquapulse (Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing) from
Wednesday 2nd February 2021 – Friday11th February 2022, inclusively.
All children are required to participate as this is part of the School Curriculum and part of the Victorian Government Initiative which details the water skills that children should be able to achieve by the end of primary school. The program focuses highly on fundamental motor skills and water safety which are important skills that children must develop.
The children will travel by bus to the pool and the swimming timetable will be released in the next few weeks. The children will return to school approximately 30 minutes after the lesson concludes.
St Peter Apostle Primary School will be following the Victorian Health Guidelines in regards to COVID-19. If there are any changes to the guidelines which may affect the swimming program, parents and guardians will be informed immediately.
The swim trials for those students who qualify will be held on
Friday 18th February, 2022.
A week after the swimming program.
PARENT ASSESSMENT LETTER
A ‘Parent Assessment letter’ has been sent home with your child. These are to assist the swim school with their initial planning of the program and to give them a general indication of swim levels. This is a guide only as they will be assessing students in their first lesson.
This form must be returned to the school by:
Friday 3rd December, 2021
During the Swimming Program, the children are expected to wear their Sports Uniform every day.
It is a good idea to wear bathers underneath the Sports Uniform and to bring a labelled bag (a supermarket bag is fine!) for towel, goggles, underwear etc.
It is important for parents to LABEL EVERY ITEM of their child’s clothing as this may save the frustration of searching the Lost Property Box later on.
Children with long hair are advised to have it tied off the face and to wear a swimming cap if possible.
It is each child’s responsibility to come prepared for swimming lessons each day. Any children who forget their swimming bag will not be permitted to swim that day.
Please note that, in the past, there has been a great deal of inconvenience in the office caused by children wishing to contact their parents because they have forgotten their swimming gear. Consequently we are unable to do this, so to avoid disappointment, please encourage your child to be organised.
If your child is unable to swim on any given day during the program, he/she will still travel to the pool with the class to be supervised by the class teacher.
We will require parental assistance throughout the program to travel on the bus with students and supervise in open public places. All parent helpers must hold a valid Working With Children Check and have been through the St Peter’s Volunteer Interview process. Parent Volunteers may be subject to being fully COVID-19 vaccinated.