Developing local education, St Doms host first-ever athletics day

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In local schools news, St Dominics Newcastle kicked off the week by introducing its students to a more competitive era of athletics. This follows the Curro school’s first formal athletics day on Monday, 24 January 2022, at Amajuba School, Newcastle.

Giving us a rundown of the day’s significance, St Dominics Newcastle’s Executive Head, Chad Moses, explains, “While we have always held fun athletics days at the school, this is the first time we have officially hosted an actual athletics day after we formally introduced athletics to St Dominics in 2021. The aim is to get our students not only involved in the various sports codes in athletics but hopefully participate in the Curro Cup for Athletics.”

To keep you in the loop, the Curro Cup hosts thousands of students from various Curro schools who compete in National Inter-School events for rugby sevens, soccer, netball, hockey, tennis, athletics, swimming, golf, and mountain biking.

Furthermore, Moses says the introduction of athletics to St Dominics Newcastle learners exposes them to entirely new sporting codes, never offered before.

“While the athletics day involves inter-house teams, athletics is an individual sport which sees participants giving it their all. Because of this, we have seen some of our students showing immense talent in sporting codes such as high jump and javelin. It also gets team spirit going with the children.”

Keeping this in mind, he stated that over 200 of St Dominics Newcastle’s high school students took part in the day on Monday. “We are extremely pleased with the response from the learners, and we look forward to participating in future events.”

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